about

I’m a multiplatform journalist & producer often covering work, business and how the economy impacts us, though I’m at home chasing stories wherever the road leads.

That’s meant wildfires in Colorado, blizzards in New Mexico, flooding in South Texas, detention facilities near the US-Mexico border, the Olympics in Vancouver, a cruise ship in Cozumel, dance halls in the Hill Country and a lot of living rooms- learning the impact of issues firsthand. “On the road” feels natural; I grew up in Ohio, Mississippi, Georgia and Illinois and I’ve lived in Missouri, New York, New Mexico and Texas since. 

I’ve covered DOJ-mandated police reform, the striking down of bans on same-sex marriage, government shutdowns, military deployment ceremonies and training exercises – and far too many mass shootings, missing loved ones and first responder funerals. I’ve pitched and produced longform series on the school to prison pipeline and opioid abuse prevention, and I piloted a podcast on business and technology.

Before my time as a TV reporter/anchor and digital journalist, I worked as a researcher for NBC News/Weekend TODAY. I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and cut my teeth at the student newspaper- “The Maneater”- while reporting for the local NPR and NBC affiliates. During that time, I also I tested mobile reporting techniques at the Vancouver Olympics and presented findings at the annual RTDNA Convention.

I’m grateful for fellowships from the International Radio-Television Society, Peter Jennings Project and Association of Healthcare Journalists and education and public service reporting awards from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association.

You can email me at erica.zucco@gmail.com or find me on InstagramTwitter  or Facebook.