Erika Bratten, KION, Salinas/ Monterey
I would like to represent the small stations in the area. I currently work at KION – CBS in Salinas/ Monterey as an MMJ and weekend weather forecaster. Previous, I was the creative services director/ promotions manager at the same station. I have lived and worked on the Central Coast for over six and half years. Prior to moving to California, I worked at two different small stations in Grand Junction, Colorado. I have been in the broadcast industry for almost 10 years. Before my professional start, I was a weather intern at KMGH Denver’s Channel 7 and was a volunteer for the 2009 Heartland EMMY Chapter. Working in small markets throughout my career, such as Salinas/ Monterey, I feel it’s my duty to be a voice for small markets and the work being done at our level.