Erin La Row joined FOX 43 in the spring of 2019 as anchor and producer of the new FOX 43 AM Live show. Erin is a Kansas girl at heart. She was born and raised in Topeka and graduated from Seaman High School. Erin attended both Emporia State and Kansas State universities while working on her undergraduate degree; she ultimately graduated from ESU with a bachelor degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in journalism. While at Emporia State, she focused on print journalism, serving as the editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Bulletin. She later earned a master of business administration from Baker University.
Erin began her broadcasting career with KAKE-TV as the bureau chief at its KUPK-KLBY station in Garden City. There she covered the entire western third of the state, providing reports for KAKE while anchoring a nightly western Kansas segment for KUPK-KLBY. She was a one-woman-band, doing her own shooting, editing and producing — not the norm back then, but common today. While working at KUPK-KLBY, she earned first place from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for non-metro television station newscast.
Then came her break from broadcast journalism. Erin spent nearly 10 years working in corporate communications/public relations as well as a couple years in the financial planning industry. She’s happy that her leap back into broadcasting is at FOX 43. In its first year, FOX 43 AM Live was named best morning newscast by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters.
Erin, her husband, Steve, and sons, Ty and Trace, live north of Topeka not far from her parents and siblings. If she had spare time, she’d enjoy watching a movie with her cat on her lap while sipping chocolate wine. But, she’s usually at a practice or game, a scout meeting or just serving as a taxi driver for her boys. She enjoys volunteering at her kids’ schools and at her church, as well as serving as the chair of CASA of Shawnee County’s Homes for the Holidays committee. She previously served two terms on CASA’s board of directors.