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Erica Edwards

Teaching Associate

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Contact Erica Edwards
843-349-2450 eedward1@coastal.edu

Kimbel Library 221

Office Hours: Wednesday: 1:00PM - 2:00PM or by appointment

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

Biography

Erica Edwards is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, earning her B.A. in Journalism from Duquesne University. She has more than a decade of professional experience in broadcast news, working in markets in New York, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Kansas, Florida, and most recently in Myrtle Beach at WBTW News 13. She has filled roles in front of, and behind the camera as a producer, reporter, and anchor. Working for local affiliates, she’s covered stories ranging from light-hearted feature stories to breaking, national news and natural disasters. During her time at CBS News, she aided in the production of a two-hour documentary for A&E, called Mediums,” and in the live production of The Food Network series, “The Next Food Network Star.”

In addition to her time in news, she has an M.A. in Communication from Pittsburg State University, where she also taught Broadcast Journalism, helping her students to produce award-winning, live newscasts and original content. While teaching at PSU, she also presented some of her work regarding the evolution of broadcast news and standards of student newscasts and at the National Broadcasters Association in Las Vegas.

Erica lives in Myrtle Beach with her husband, Tyler. Her husband is a pastor at a local church, at which she is also actively involved.

Interesting Facts

Erica is also a REALTOR® and fitness instructor. You can find her regularly teaching group exercise classes such as Les Mills BODYPUMP, BODYJAM, BODYFLOW and BODYSTEP at Fitness Edge.

Expertise

Journalism, specializing in broadcast news

Reseach Interests

Media Effects