Erika Tarantal Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 29 Nov, 2019
Facts of Erika Tarantal
Date of Birth: 1979 , September-8
Age: 42 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Name Erika Tarantal
Birth Name Erika Tarantal
Nick Name Erika
Father Stephen M. Tarantula
Mother Elsa Johnson
Nationality American
Birth Place/City United States
Ethnicity White
Profession Anchor/Reporter at WCVB
Net Worth $0.5 million
Salary $101 k
Eye Color Brown eyes
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Famous for WNBC's News 4
Married Yes
Married to Lucas Nathan (m. 2010)
Children Yes
Education Connecticut College
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Emmy Award-winning journalist Erika Tarantal is widely popular for her work in Boston-based television station WCVB Channel 5. She has been working as an anchor and reporter for NewsCenter 5 since Feb 2014. Furthermore, the media personality also works as a contributing reporter for WCVB’s award-winning local news magazine, The Chronicle.

Early Life

Erika Tarantal was born in the United States on September 8, 1979. She was raised in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, the US. Tarantal is a daughter of Stephen M. Tarantula and Elsa Johnson.

Her father was a painter and later became the Dean of the College of Art and Design at the University of Arts, Philadelphia. And her mother is a sculptor and works in the same college where her fathers work.

Tarantal holds US citizenship and her nationality is American. Her ethnicity is White as she belongs to Native descent. Tarantal birth sign is Virgo. She attended Connecticut College and earned her bachelor's degree.


Erika Tarantal was a paralegal for the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General in Boston before starting her career journalism. And her early career wish was to be a marine biologist and she did an internship on whales in the seas. But later she chooses journalism instead.

Erika Tarantal started her career from WHDH-TV as a production assistant. Tarantal joined WVIT in Hartford, Connecticut in October 2005 as weekday General Assignment Reporter and a weekend evening anchor. In December 2007, she joined WNBC as a general assignment reporter.

In February 2014, Tarantal joined WCVB-TV for NewsCenter 5 there she worked as reporter and anchor replacing Susan Wornick. She is currently working as lead reporter and anchor at Boston's news channel WCVB. Tarantal has honored and has won many awards including Emmy Award for her hard works.

What is Her Net Worth?

Lucas Nathan is one of the recognized faces in the field of media. From her decade long career as a journalist, Nathan also has made a certain agreeable amount of money. Her net worth is believed to be $0.5 million, in 2019. 

The 5ft 3 inches tall Nathan has been working for WCVB for a long time now. She is paid over $101k as an annual salary. 

Married Life With Her Husband Lucas Nathan

Erika Tarantal's current relational status is married and her sexual orientation is straight. She is married to her boyfriend Lucas Nathan and were known since their childhood. The couple could not get together as Erika had a boyfriend but later during their college life, she was hugely impressed by him and fell in love with him.

Erika and Lucas married at the University of Arts in a ceremony hall on January 9, 2010. Tarantal gave birth to their first child in March 2012. Tarantal currently lives with her husband and son in Boston, United States of America.

Erika Tarantal is vegetarian. And she is active in several charity organizations and active in several social welfare organizations. She along with her husband is spotted in many awards functions and programs.