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Erica V. Riggins

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Phone: (727) ***-****  
Email: e***@***.com
Local Address:  St. Petersburg , Florida , United States
Bay News 9
700 Carillon Parkway Suite 9
St Petersburg , Florida 33716
United States

Company Description: Bay News 9 is a 24-hour local news channel serving over 1 million cable households in the Tampa Bay area. The channel is based in Pinellas County with newsrooms in...   more

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  • degree , mechanical engineering
    University of Texas
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News doesn't stop on weekends, and neither does Bay News 9's commitment to covering Bay area news 24 hours a day.Keeping viewers informed weekends on Bay News 9's Your Morning News is the job of anchor Erica Riggins.
Erica's broadcasting career had an unusual beginning.After earning her degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas, Erica went to work for Motorola as an equipment engineer.Her desire to affect people's lives for the better drove her to return to school to pursue a job in communications and television journalism.
The Austin, Texas, native then moved on to be a weekend anchor and reporter at KXII-TV in Sherman, Texas.From there, she returned to her hometown to report for 24-hour local news Channel News 8 Austin.She became the channel's evening anchor in 2003.Two years later, Erica moved to the Bay area as weekend morning anchor for Bay News 9.
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E-mail Erica Erica won an Emmy award in 2003 for Outstanding Live Report on students protesting the Iraq war.She also won the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award for best documentary for a series of reports detailing the growing and disturbing trends of child abuse in central Texas.Other awards and recognition Erica has garnered include first place for spot news coverage and second place for best documentary from the Texas Associated Press; and Outstanding Service in the Field of Communications from the national sorority of Phi Delta Kappa.
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Says Erica Riggins, Motorola workforce development manager, "A diverse team of engineers, bringing multiple backgrounds and experiences to a problem-solving process, is more likely to come to a better solution than a team that thinks and acts alike, and women are an integral part of the team."
The WITI Scholarship Fund is being introduced at a time when the percentage of women earning technical degrees has remained relatively flat for the last decade. (For details about WITI, link to
In 1996, only 21 percent of degrees in technical fields were earned by women.Only 2 percent of working women over 20 are in the technology industry.
A recent study conducted by the American Association of University Women's Educational Foundation revealed that "girls are avoiding high tech careers, not because they fear failing, but because they believe computer jobs to be boring and lonely."
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