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Erica Proffer

Journalist / Documentarian 


Erica Proffer is an Emmy-award winning investigative reporter in Austin, Texas.


She shoots, writes and edits her own news stories. Her work spans affordability, the Texas power grid, human trafficking and smuggling, international cartels and the environment. She empowered a community to push for changes to the international fire code for pet boarding facilities. 


Erica loves researching and diving into complicated data to give viewers an easy-to-digest way to know what’s happening around them.  Part of that process includes graphic animation.  However, she strives to have her investigations do more than give facts.  The goal is to tell a story in which we can relate. She has worked with national investigative partners with TEGNA and ABC News to gain access to public records and produce collaborative on-air reports. 


Prior to Austin, Erica worked in Dothan, Alabama and the Rio Grande Valley, TX.  She grew her investigative skills on stories from the U.S. and Mexico international boundary line.  Erica’s awards include the Society of Professional Journalism Award for Public Service in Television Journalism, a Headliners Foundation Award for Enterprise and Innovation, several Associated Press awards, two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and an Emmy.


On the personal side of her life, you can find Erica on a trail or playing with her two pups.  She loves to hike, participate in trail runs and ride her mountain bike. 

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