Eriketa Cost

Eriketa Cost is no stranger to the Rochester news scene. From Penfield, she grew up in a household where news was on every night.

She joins News10NBC after nearly three years at News8WROC. At WROC, she gained valuable experience on the morning shift for quite some time. This introduced her a to spot news, live interviews, and feature stories.

She also spent several months as the lead reporter for early evening newscasts. This opened her up to some of the biggest stories in town, ranging from investigating a local homeless shelter after a deadly machete attack to sitting in on several prominent trials. You can even catch her for a brief moment in the CBS 48Hours report on the Brighton ax murder of 1982.

Eriketa graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a degree in journalism and a minor in music. Much of her time was spent interning and working alongside advisor Elmer Ploetz, former journalist with The Buffalo News. She credits Mike Igoe and Jeff Woodard, formerly at WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo, for showing her the world of TV news and production. The first half of her time at Fredonia was spent in its School of Music, where she studied voice.

Some hobbies and interests of hers include music, thrifting, working out, and yoga.

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