Erika Tarantal Biography
Erika Tarantal is an American Emmy award-winning journalist who currently serves as the co-anchor of WCVB’s NewsCenter 5 at 5 PM and 5:30 PM in Boston, MA since July 2021. Prior to WCVB, Erika served as the weekend anchor and main fill-in co-anchor at WNBC News 4 New York, NBC’s flagship station in New York City.
Erika Tarantal Age
Erika is 43 years old as of the year 2022, she was born on 8 September 1979, in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Her birthday is on September 8th every year. She is an American by nationality and she belongs to the white ethnicity.
Erika Tarantal Height
Erika stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m). She has blonde hair and a pair of blue eyes in color. She weighs 52 kg (115 lbs). She is of slim build and she looks elegant in her appearance.
Erika Tarantal Education
After her elementary and high school education, Erika attended Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Government.
Erika Tarantal Family
Erika was born and raised by her parents Elsa Johnson (mother) and her father Stephen M. Tarantal in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Her father was a painter and the dean of the College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia while her mother, a sculptor and a professor at the university. However, details regarding her siblings are not known to the public if there are any. This section will be updated as soon as the information is available.
Erika Tarantal Wedding
Erika is married to Lucas Nathan. The couple married on January 9, 2010, at the University of the Arts, in a simple Quaker ceremony in the great hall in a spectacular wedding attended by a few guests and family members. Together the duo shares two adorable children. Erika and her family reside in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States.
The two new each other since childhood. Lucas used to be Erika’s cousin’s best friend and they were neighbors. However, the couple met for the first time in 2002 while they were both in college but Erika was in the company of her then-boyfriend. From there, they met for the second time in 2006 at a Nathan family party in Philadelphia.
Erika was then a reporter for a television station in Hartford. It was during this time that they began dating. In 2007, after she was hired by WNBC, Erika moved into Mr. Nathan’s apartment in Manhattan.
Erika Tarantal Children
Erika together with her husband are blessed with two children; she gave birth to her first baby boy in March of 2012 and a baby girl, Grace Victoria, (born on 24, March 2015).
Erika Tarantal Salary
Erika earns an average annual salary of $77,203. This is according to WCVB anchor/reporter salaries in Boston, Massachusetts. However, their salaries vary mainly according to the level of seniority of the journalist in question. We will keep tabs and update her exact salary once it is available.
Erika Tarantal Net Worth
Erika’s net worth is estimated to be $1 Million as of 2022. She has accumulated her fortunes through her primary source of income as a broadcast journalist and in the other businesses she has invested in.
Erika Tarantal WCVB
Erika serves as the co-anchor of WCVB’s NewsCenter 5 at 5 PM and 5:30 PM in Boston, MA since July 2021. She joined the station in February 2014. She is also a contributing reporter for WCVB’s iconic local news magazine, Chronicle, and champions WCVB’s recurring “5 For Good” stories, the station’s ongoing effort to highlight people helping others in communities across Massachusetts.
The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) honored Erika’s “5 for Good” story entitled, “Food Truck Fighting Hunger,” with a top national Gracie Award in 2017. The story featured a local couple who use the profits from their café to feed thousands of people each week through their food truck, Daniel’s Table, in an effort to end hunger in their hometown.
Prior to WCVB, Erika served as the weekend anchor and main fill-in co-anchor at WNBC News 4 New York, NBC’s flagship station in New York City. She served as the primary fill-in co-anchor for “Today in New York,” WNBC’s weekday morning newscast, as well as the weekend newscast. In December 2007, Erika began working as a general assignment reporter for News 4 New York.
Before News 4, Erika served as a general assignment reporter at WVIT-TV in Hartford, CT beginning in October 2005. Prior to that, Erika worked her way up at News 12 in the Bronx, where she first held the position of general assignment reporter before being given the opportunity to serve as the anchor of the station’s weekday morning newscast. She worked as a production assistant at Boston’s WHDH-TV as well. Erika worked as a paralegal for the Boston Office of the Attorney General before starting her career in television.
Erika Tarantal Leaves WCVB
We have no news nor rumors of Erika leaving WCVB, however; as of now, she is the co-anchor of WCVB’s NewsCenter 5 at 5 PM and 5:30 PM. We are keeping tabs and will update you once this information is available.
Erika Tarantal Body Measurements and Facts
- Full Names: Erika Tarantal
- Career / Profession: Journalist
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Age: 43 years old as of the year 2022
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Date of Birth: 8 September 1979
- Place of Birth: Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
- Birthday: September 8th
- Body Measurements: Under Review
- Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m)
- Weight: 52 kg (115 lbs)
- Marital Status: Married
- Husband/Spouse: Lucas Nathan
- Children: Two
- Net Worth: Estimated to be $1 Million as of 2022
- Salary: Average annual salary of $77,203
Erika Tarantal House
Erika resides in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of America.
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