Ericka Flye

Q: What was your first job?
A: I was a babysitter

Q: What is on your DVR?
A: Mostly shows that make me laugh, but also shows that inspire me

Q: What is favorite way to spend a day off?
A: Shopping and then indulging in a delicious meal at one of the numerous fabulous local restaurants

Q: Favorite restaurant in Indy?
A: I have too many favorites to name

Q: Most memorable story you ever covered?
A: I called it "Twins x 2." It's the story of a couple who struggled to get pregnant. So, the woman's best friend offered to be their gestational surrogate. Through IVF, she got pregnant with their twins. And turns out, the first woman got pregnant at the same time through IVF with twins. So the hopeful parents were blessed with 4 children, two sets of twins. There's more to the story, but I was honored to be the first reporter to share their story, from when the babies were in the womb, to the day they were born, and I still do follow up stories today. It's a story I will follow up on my entire career.

Q: What’s on your iPod?
A: A wide variety of all types of music

Q: What is something that would surprise people about you?
A: I worked at Universal Studios Hollywood as a ride operator on the Back to the Future ride.

Q: Best advice you ever got?
A: Everything my mom and dad ever told me. They are the smartest and wisest people I know.

Q: Proudest career moment?
A:- Working my way up from a part-time TV production assistant behind the scenes to an on-air TV news anchor

Q: Do you have any pets?
A: Growing up, we always had dogs as pets, but I haven't had any pets since then.

Q: When I am not at work I am:
A: Catching up on housework, running errands, spending time with family and friends

Q: What advice would you give someone to get into business?
A: Be involved in the Broadcasting/Journalism program at your college and do an internship at a TV station.

Q: Favorite childhood memory?
A: Waking up Christmas morning and peeking down the staircase with my sister and getting a glimpse of toys under the Christmas tree, elated to discover Santa had paid a visit to our house.

Q: What is the scariest thing you have ever done?
A: Skydiving. It was fun, exciting and scary all at the same time.

Q: Did you have a mentor in your career?
A: My first TV News Director, John Butte. He believed in me and took a chance on me. He was the first person to put me on TV. He's still my mentor and good friend.

Q: If you weren't in your current profession, what would you be doing?
A: A mentor, an educator or an interior designer. I have a genuine passion for each.

Q: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
A: Take care of the wants and needs of my immediate family

Q: What is your proudest achievement?
A: Founding my own mentoring program
 

Ericka Flye anchors the 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.

She's an Emmy-nominated reporter and an Emmy-nominated host of "Indianapolis This Week," RTV6’s weekly political and community affairs show.

Ericka is also proud to present the prestigious Jefferson Award to Hoosiers for their public service.

After residing in Chicago, Los Angeles and Columbus, Ohio, Ericka returned to her home state of Indiana and joined the RTV6 team in March of 2000.

She calls it a blessing to be close to her family. Ericka is a native of Anderson, Ind.

She is a graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, and also attended Purdue University in West Lafayette.

Prior to joining RTV6, Ericka was an anchor/reporter at The Ohio News Network/WBNS in Columbus, Ohio.

Her career in television news began behind the scenes, where she performed several production duties and worked her way up to be a reporter and news anchor.

Ericka is actively involved in several community associations and especially enjoys working with youth. Ericka founded a mentoring group aimed at teaching girls the life skills needed to develop into successful women.

She says she is proud to be a role model and inspiration, to help young people reach their highest potential.

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