Erika Abe is the co-anchor of the Fox 56 Ten O' Clock News alongside Marvin Bartlett. The Wooster, Ohio native has worked as a videographer, reporter and anchor at television stations in Ohio (WMFD-TV), South Carolina (WCSC-TV) and Lexington, Kentucky (WTVQ-TV) since 2003. Her very first on-air job was as a college senior, when she became a reporter at WMFD-TV in Mansfield, Ohio. She graduated from Ashland University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Electronic Media Production.
Her passion for journalism began as a young girl who loved writing. Decades later, she's living her dream as the anchor of a television newscast in a place she calls home. Abe has resided in Richmond since 2006, when she began reporting and anchoring for WTVQ.
"I love this community. I have friends here, my children go to school here and I care about the families in Kentucky. I want to represent what matters most to them in our newscasts," Abe says of being part of the Fox 56 team.
Abe stepped away from the news business in 2008 to start a family. "I feel like I can relate to viewers even better now as a mom," she said. She and her husband, a physician at St. Joseph London, have busy four-year old twins! Her parents and siblings reside in her hometown of Wooster, Ohio.
Erika is passionate about health care stories. She has a Master of Science in Health Communication from Boston University. Her passion has turned into an opportunity to serve the local community. Erika is on the board of Health, Now! Clinic, a free charitable clinic in Madison County.
Erika is a member of Crossroads Christian Church in Richmond. She enjoys volunteering at Grace Now- a food pantry that offers free groceries to those most in need in Madison County.
Erika is eager to hear viewer's stories and suggestions.
Email Erika: firstname.lastname@example.org