Erika Tarantal Bio, Wiki, WCVB-TV, Age, Education, Height, Family, Husband, Children, and Career

Erika Tarantal Biography/Profile

Erika Tarantal is a skilled American journalist currently working at WCVB-TV. The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined Channel 5 as an anchor and reporter for NewsCenter 5 in February 2014. She co-anchors WCVB’s NewsCenter 5 at 5 PM and 5:30 PM.

Erika Tarantal Age| Birthday

How old is Tarantal? She is 44 years old as of 2023. Tarantal was born on September 8, 1979, in the United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 8th of September every year.

Erika Tarantal Education

Tarantal graduated with a bachelor’s degree in government from Connecticut College.

Erika Tarantal Height|Weight

She stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 60kgs.

Erika Tarantal Family

Tarantal was born in the united state. She is the daughter of Stephen M.Tarantal and Elsa johnson. Her father is a painter and Dean of Art and Design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her mother works as a sculptor and a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Erika Tarantal
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Erika Tarantal Husband|Married

She is happily married to her beloved husband called Lucas Nathan. They celebrated their wedding on January 9, 2010, at the University of Arts in a ceremony. Tarantal her husband from her childhood days.

Erika Tarantal Children| kids

The couple is blessed with a wonderful son who was born in March 2012.

Erika Tarantal Career

Tarantal is 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. Her “5 for Good” story entitled “Food Truck Fighting Hunger” was awarded a prestigious national Gracie Award by The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) in 2017. Her story profiled a local couple whose food truck, Daniel’s Table, serves up thousands of meals each week using proceeds from the cafe that they own in order to stamp out hunger in their hometown.

Moreover, Tarantal joined WCVB from News 4 New York, NBC’s flagship station in New York City. While there, she anchored the weekend newscast and was also a primary fill-in co-anchor for WNBC’s weekday morning newscast, “Today in New York.” In addition, she has reported on major stories ranging from the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict to hours of coverage during Superstorm Sandy and the tragic shootings in Newtown, CT.

Notably, Tarantal joined News 4 New York as a general assignment reporter in December 2007. Before joining NBC4, she worked as a general assignment reporter at WVIT-TV in Hartford, CT starting in October 2005. Before that, she rose progressed at News 12 in the Bronx where she started as a general assignment reporter before being promoted to anchor of the station’s weekday morning newscast. On top of that, she served as a production assistant at WHDH-TV in Boston. Tarantal was a paralegal for the Office of the Attorney General in Boston before beginning her career in broadcasting.

Erika Tarantal WCVB-TV

WCVB-TV, also known as channel 5 is a television station in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The station is affiliated with ABC and owned by Hearst Television. Its studios are located on TV Place in Needham, Massachusetts, and its transmitter is located on Cedar Street, as well as in Needham, on a tower that is shared with several other television and radio stations. The nearby Manchester, New Hampshire, is considered part of the Boston media market, making WCVB-TV part of a nominal duopoly with WMUR-TV or channel 9, that city’s ABC affiliate; however, the two stations maintain separate operations.

WCVB currently broadcasts 43 hours, and 55 minutes of locally produced newscasts each week; with 6 hours, and 35 minutes each weekday, five hours on Saturdays, and six hours on Sundays. It operates an Aérospatiale AS350B helicopter entitled “Sky 5” that is live broadcast capable. In addition, the station shares resources with the two other ABC affiliates in the state for statewide news coverage throughout Massachusetts: WLNE-TV in New Bedford and WGGB-TV in Springfield. Notably, WCAP in Lowell runs audio simulcasts of portions of WCVB’s morning and evening newscasts on weekdays.

Moreover, WCVB’s newscasts are titled NewsCenter 5, and the station’s sports segments are likewise branded as SportsCenter 5. The weather segments were similarly branded as WeatherCenter 5 before 2001. The station is believed to be the only local station permitted to use the SportsCenter name, owned by ESPN, for its sportscasts, owing to its ownership by Hearst and affiliation with ABC, along with its use predating ESPN’s 1979 existence.

Erika Tarantal Salary|Net Worth

Tarantal has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earns from her broadcasting career.

Erika Tarantal Social Media Platforms

She is active on all social media accounts and often posts on her platforms. She has over 9.9k followers on Twitter, 6.7k followers on Facebook and 3.1k followers on Instagram.

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Frequently asked questions about Erika Tarantal

Who is Erika Tarantal?

Erika Tarantal is a skilled American journalist currently working at WCVB-TV. The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined Channel 5 as an anchor and reporter for NewsCenter 5 in February 2014. She co-anchors WCVB’s NewsCenter 5 at 5 PM and 5:30 PM.

Is Erika Tarantal Married?

She is happily married to her beloved husband called Lucas Nathan. They celebrated their wedding on January 9, 2010, at the University of Arts in a ceremony. Tarantal her husband from her childhood days.

Where does Erika Tarantal Live?

Tarantal has not revealed information regarding her current residence. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.

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