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Erin HawleyNews Anchor

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Erin co-anchors the 5:00 p.m. newscast and MidDay Arkansas. She joined Channel 7 in 2013.

From Oxford, Mississippi, Erin attended the University of Mississippi where she majored in journalism. Prior to joining KATV, Erin worked in Florida where she anchored and reported at WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville and WMBB in Panama City. She started, as most reporters do, as an MMJ or multi-media journalist, shooting and editing her stories. This gave her a keen eye for detail and a love for the artistic side of creating a story. As the weekend anchor for WMBB, she not only anchored the newscasts but also produced them. "It was stressful, knowing there was no one to fall back on," Erin said, "But it helped me grow quickly as a journalist."

Erin is an Emmy-winning journalist who has been recognized for her reporting by multiple organizations. Most notably, her series on Arkansans helping widows and orphans in Africa earned not only an Emmy, but also three first place awards from the Arkansas Associated Press.

Little Rock is now home for Erin, who is dedicated to giving back to her community. From a family of teachers, she believes early education and reading are incredibly important. She serves on the board of directors for AR Kids Read and volunteers as a reading tutor. She her rescue dog are also a certified Able Paws therapy dog team, which visit local hospitals, schools and nursing homes.

In her free time, Erin and her husband enjoy traveling, volunteering, eating out, going to football games and exploring the great hiking trails in the Natural State.