Erika Wachter currently serves as a host for New Jersey Devils telecasts on MSG Networks. A New Jersey native, Wachter joined MSG Networks in 2018 after two years working as a sports reporter and host for FOX 5 New York.
Wachter has been recognized for her work over the years, receiving a New York Emmy nomination for best sports anchor in 2022. While at FOX 5, she won a 2018 New York Emmy Award in the category of Health/Science: Program/Special.
Previously, Wachter held on-air positions for various local stations including NESN in Boston and CPTV in Connecticut. From 2014-2015, she served as the sports reporter for the University of Connecticut covering Huskies football, men’s hockey and men/women’s basketball. She began her career as a production assistant at ESPN.
Wachter is from Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey and attributes her success to her education at the prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. She graduated Summa cum laude, with a major in Broadcast Journalism and a double minor in Marketing Management and Psychology.
While at Syracuse, Wachter played four years on the varsity field hockey team.