Emmy-award winning journalist Erika Tarantal has departed WNBC for Boston's WCVB-TV Channel 5, as an anchor and reporter for NewsCenter 5. Tarantal will be replacing longtime anchor Susan Wornick who retires at the end of the month.
Tarantal was at News 4 New York, NBC’s flagship station in New York City for six years as anchor of the weekend newscast and also was a primary fill-in co-anchor for WNBC’s weekday morning newscast, “Today in New York.”
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.
Tarantal joined News 4 New York as a general assignment reporter in December 2007. Prior to joining NBC4, Tarantal served as a general assignment reporter at WVIT-TV in Hartford, CT beginning in October 2005. Prior to that, Tarantal rose through the ranks 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. Tarantal also served as a production assistant at WHDH-TV in Boston.
“I began my television career in Boston and am thrilled to return. New England is home to me, with my husband’s family in Vermont and my family on Cape Cod. Being able to now call WCVB my home as well is truly an honor. I couldn’t ask to be joining a better team,” said Tarantal.