Erica Simon
Erica Simon is the weekend morning anchor, a native Texan and couldn't be happier to call H-Town home. She came to ABC13 from WJAX-WFOX in Jacksonville, Florida where she received two Emmy nominations -- one for team coverage spot news and one for team coverage during Hurricane Matthew.

Erica first got her journalism start in her hometown of Dallas, winning numerous Young Authors Contests and showcasing her charisma in plays at Duncanville High School.

After high school, she went off to the Midwest and graduated with a major in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sociology from the University of Missouri. From there, she anchored and reported for KOMU-TV in Columbia, then spent two years at KTAL in Shreveport, Louisiana. While in the Bayou State, Erica covered Hurricanes Gustav and Isaac and reported on the front lines of a national police-involved shooting in the town of Homer.

Some of Erica's most memorable interviews include NFL wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Civil Rights icon Andrew Young.

One of Erica's biggest passions outside of work is service. She's mentored teen girls for years and gone on three international mission trips. In Costa Rica, she helped feed an entire village and take care of the Sunday school kids at their sister congregation. In the Dominican Republic, her team threw a Christmas party at a special-needs orphanage, washed children's hair in a Haitian village and visited widows.

Erica serves as VP of Multimedia for the Houston Association of Black Journalists and is part of the Missouri Alumni Association. She's also a mentor for Houston ISD's ROSES program, which helps girls of color navigate their educational and personal lives. She loves traveling, seafood, taking trips to HomeGoods and hanging with her husband, two year-old daughter and Dalmatian named Sampson.

If you have a story you'd like to share or advice on a fun place to check out, she'd love to hear from you!

Erica's Stories
Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan could replace 70-year-old bridge in Louisiana
While promoting his plan, he highlighted the aging of a bridge in dire need of repair. This is something he says could lead to more jobs.
Man shot on feeder road during possible road rage shooting in Spring, authorities say
The shooting is potentially the third road rage shooting just this week in the Houston area.
Family of Houston man shot and killed by officers seek more movement in case 1 year later
Nicolas Chavez was killed in April 2020 when four officers fired 21 shots at him during a standoff.
Video shows moments deputy shoots and kills armed man in mental health crisis
The surveillance video was provided by a neighbor. After his body hits the ground, his young children are seen running up to him, screaming.
Family of woman killed by Baytown officer in 2019 files federal civil rights lawsuit
With Breonna Taylor's mom right beside them, Pamela Turner's loved ones filed suit on what would have been the Baytown woman's 46th birthday.
Shelter order lifted after massive fire at K-Solv facility in Channelview
A massive fire burned for hours Wednesday afternoon at an industrial facility on Lakeside Drive in the Channelview area.
Residents say industrial facility fire in Channelview sounded like explosion
"It was pretty loud," said one ABC13 viewer. "It, like, vibrated in the house."
League City crash victim grateful to rescuers who helped him and his family
"It's really nice that people were able to do this favor for me. I hope that if I'm ever in the same situation, I'm able to return the favor."
Prairie View A&M launches center for race and justice
Students and alum at Prairie View A&M University are coming together to create a building on campus dedicated specifically to race and culture.
Derek Chauvin trial: Some Black Houstonians skeptical of former officer's conviction for George Floyd's murder
After several days of emotional testimony, there's skepticism on whether a former officer will be convicted of George Floyd's murder.