Born and raised right here in Birmingham, the daughter of a phenomenal and nationally recognized artist (mother) and a Frogman that later became one of our country's very first Navy SEALs (father).
Studied Mass Comm/ Journalism @ Jacksonville State University.
The Wife of one very brave Birmingham Fire Fighter.
The Mama of one very strong willed 4 year old.
Started her radio career as an intern at the rock station across the street.
Landed her first job on a local morning show and (literally) got the call from Magic (on the request line) and the rest is history!Click on Ericka's pic for more ofthe craziness that is her life as a Mother, wife, daughter, friend, etc... Ya' know, just like you!
This is the best sleep I've had in years. Love her so!
Getting ready for the FOX 6 News, shot...
Dressing as a flight attendant from the '60's, was not in the job description, but I must admit...it sure was fun!!
Wait, you want me to say WHAT??!
An online magazine tried their best to put together a list of "Sassy Southern Belles", but fell short. Why? Well for starters, their based out of LA, and I don't mean: Lower Alabama", and NYC. What in the WORLD would they know?
It's the very same as when actors try to pull off a true Southern dialect, it's absolutely horrendous. The closest I've heard are the actors from the show, True Blood. Irony? Most of the actors are from DIFFERENT COUNTRIES! HA! The actor that plays, Lafayette Reynolds, (My favorite character on the show.) was raised right here in BESSEMER, ALABAMA! He attended Jess Lanier and then McAdory High School. So take that, you yankess. ;)
On with a short list of, SOUTHERN SASS.
Suzanne Sugarbaker: "You know, I'm sorry, but I don't think we like your tone of voice. Who do think you're talking to? For your information, we are the Sugarbaker sisters of Atlanta. We had people living here long before it burned. Our great great grandfather was Robert E Lee's roommate in college. Our other grandfather helped write the Georgia constitution. I, myself, have stood in the rose garden with Jimmy Carter. So, even if we do, on the particular day, happen to have our head temporarily stuck in a fence, we are not going to take any crap off some 2-bit low level bureaucratic usherette."
Blanche Devereaux: "Ah! Look at the shameless way she's flirtin' with him... Dis-gustin'!"
Rose Nylund: "You flirted with him."
Blanche Devereaux: "I'm from the South. Flirting is part of my heritage."
Rose Nylund: "What do you mean?"
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: "Her mother was a sl*t too."
Carlene Cockburn: "Cleavage makes your cross hang straight."
and my all time favorite...
Scarlett O'Hara: "Great balls of fire. Don't bother me anymore, and don't call me sugar."
and just because it's so stinkin' funny...
Starlet O'Hara: What brings you to Tara?
Rat Butler: You, you vixen, you. Starlet, I love you. That-that-that gown is gorgeous!
Starlet O'Hara: Thank you. I saw it in the window, and I just couldn't resist it.