Erica Olsen

Headshot_2016Erica Olsen is an Emmy-nominated On-air Host for CBS Local and has been the Station Host for CBS2/KCAL9 since 2009. Her credits include hosting Music Minute – weekday series featuring emerging bands performing in LA, Inside SoCal – guide to what’s new and notable in LA, Night at the Sayers Club – music series, Lexus: Music Uncovered and Lexus Night Out – music specials surrounding the GRAMMYs, Level 8 at The Grove – summer concert series, Inside the LA Auto Show – yearly event special, AussieWeek – travel special on Australia. Plus, she’s served as a reporter for the Doctors On Call Phone Bank series and Emmy-winning special Tutankhamen & the Golden Age of the Pharaohs. She also appears on camera on behalf of numerous clients.

Erica is the Past President of Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) SoCal Affiliate, and is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Business Administration and emphasis in Information Systems, and completed a study-abroad session in the Veneto region of Italy through the Consortium Institute of Management and Business Analysis (CIMBA). She has been an active member of P.E.O (Philanthropic Educational Organization) since 1996, and alumni of the Delta Gamma Sorority.

In her spare time, she can be found scoping out new restaurants, hiking with her dog Caesar, and listening to live music.

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Ask the Expert: KYLE OKURA

Erica Olsen interviews expert, Kyle Okura from Juan Pollo, about easy holiday catering options. This Ask the Expert is sponsored by The Original Juan Pollo. The BEST Tasting Chicken.



Jack in the Box Music Minute: NAO

This week’s Jack in the Box Music Minute is by artist NAO performing “DYWM.” Erica Olsen goes in-depth with NAO about her new album “All I want is you”



Nancy Rubin’s act of humankindness

Nancy Rubin founded Hems of Hope, a charitable organization that sews clothes and accessories for children living in transitional shelters. Use #Hellohumankidness to share your act of humankindness BIG or small.



Jack in the Box Music Minute: MARIAN HILL

This week’s Jack in the Box Music Minute performance is by the band Marian Hill as they perform “I want you.” Jeremy (production artist) and Samantha (vocals) interview with Host Erica Olsen to uncover the meaning behind the band name and some insight on their album Sway.



Jack in the Box Music Minute: QUAKER CITY NIGHT HAWKS

This week’s Jack in the Box Music Minute features the Quaker City Night Hawks as they perform “Beat the Machine.” Erica Olsen Reports.



The Summer Rehab Games – Dignity Health Northridge Hospital

Patients from the Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center recently participated in the Summer Rehab Games hosted by the Center for Rehabilitation Medicine. Erica Olsen reports.



Jack in the Box Music Minute: THE MYSTERY LIGHTS

The Mystery Lights performs “Follow me home” at the Bootleg Theater on this week’s Jack in the Box Music Minute.



Jack in the Box Music Minute: JOSPEH

Watch as Erica Olsen interviews Portland based sister trio, Joseph, as they perform “White Flag” on this week’s Jack in the Box Music Minute.



Dr. William Sloan’s Act of humankindness

Dr. William Sloan from Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital shares his inspiring act of humankindness about how he helped his patient overcome his fear of surgery.



Jack in the Box Music Minute: CLEOPOLD

Erica Olsen interviews Cleopold about his new EP Altitude and Oxygen. Cleopold performs “Down in Flames” on this week’s Jack in the Box Music Minute.



Erica’s Picks: Beauty Travel Essentials

The summer is flying by, but for those of you with a vacation still on the horizon, here is a must-have list of beauty travel essentials for summer! My makeup artist, Amy Weissenberg and I […]



Jack in the Box Music Minute: MAGGIE ROSE

Erica Olsen interviews musician Maggie Rose as she performs “Love me more” on this week’s Jack in the Box Music Minute. Maggie explains how “Love Me More” is a song written about her journey to discover her own self-worth.



Angeleno’s Live & Dine LA

Erica Olsen goes behind the scenes of Angeleno’s Live & Dine LA event held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. With an exclusive interview with Chef Yousef Ghalaini from FIG Restaurant in Santa Monica. For more information visit



Sawdust Art Festival

Jay Grant, President of the Sawdust Art Festival talks with Station Host Erica Olsen about this year’s 50th Anniversary in Laguna Beach. For more information visit



Jack in the Box Music Minute: HAILEY KNOX

Hailey Knox, Singer/Songwriter, performs “Geeks” on this week’s Jack in the Box Music Minute. This September Knox is going on her first tour ever with American Singer/Songwriter Charlie Puth.



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