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Erika Tarantal

Erika Tarantal

Erika Tarantal (born September 8, 1979) is a principal anchor/reporter for WCVB in Boston. She can be seen weekdays anchoring the midday news at noon. Tarantal additionally reports for NewsCenter 5 Eyeopener.

Erika Tarantal
Born8 September 1979
OccupationAnchor/Reporter at WCVB


Tarantal was raised in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.

As mentioned on Sunday Today in New York on April 3, 2011, she's a vegetarian. Married to Lucas Nathan, [1] Tarantal gave birth to her first child in the Spring of 2012.


She obtained her bachelor's degree in government from Connecticut College. [-1]


Prior to joining WCVB in February 2014; Tarantal served as co-anchor for WNBC's News 4 New York at 6pm and 11pm on weekends and as a General Assignment Reporter filing storeys for various News 4 New York newscasts throughout the week. Tarantal left WNBC in January, 2014.

Tarantal joined WNBC as a general assignment reporter in December 2007.

In October 2005, she was employed at WVIT in Hartford, Connecticut, where she served as a weekend evening anchor and weekday General Assignment Reporter. Before her career in broadcast journalism, she worked as a paralegal for the Office of the Attorney General in Boston. [-1]


Tarantal is the daughter of Stephen M. Tarantal, a painter and dean of the College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her mother, Elsa Johnson, is a sculptor and a professor at the same university. [1]


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