Erika Tarantal is joining WCVB, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Boston, as an anchor and reporter. She joins the station after six years at WNBC, the NBC owned station in New York, where she anchored the weekend evening newscasts.
“Erika is an exceptional journalist and we are excited that she is making Boston and WCVB her home,” WCVB news director Andrew Vrees said in a statement. “Her professionalism and ability to connect to her audience will make her a great asset to our NewsCenter 5 team for years to come.”
Tarantal will take over as the station’s noon anchor after Susan Wornick retires at the end of February. She will also play “a significant role” on the morning newscast, according to WCVB.
Before joining WNBC, Tarantal was a reporter at WVIT in Hartford. She has previously worked as a production assistant at WHDH, the NBC affiliate in Boston.
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