Erica Francis


West Michigan native, Erica Francis graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree, spending a semester at Nanyang Technological  University in Singapore studying journalism and film.  

Following graduation, she was hired as a full-time general assignment reporter in Grand Rapids, MI and would soon be promoted to morning and midday anchor.  

During her time in The Mitten, Erica did just about everything from traveling to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, to reporting live at her Alma Mater after a student shot and killed his parents. But the stories Erica enjoys most are the one’s that highlight individuals beating the odds.  

The one’s that make people smile and give them hope, even if it’s just a glimmer.  

Erica is an Emmy-nominated writer; she’s received a Michigan Association of Broadcasters award, a Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and was named Best TV Personality by the Holland Sentinel.  

Erica joined the WKRN news team in June of 2019 and will be focusing on Nashville’s growth and the growing pains that come along with it.  

When Erica isn’t chasing down a story, she enjoys traveling, singing, getting involved in her community, golfing, watching football, and listening to some good ole’ country music. 

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