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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Jaw-dropping displays at Monster Jam!

Monster Jam is the world’s most adrenaline-charged motor sports family experience on the planet! It’s fun for the whole family and features some of the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-DTM, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt® and more! Coming to Angel Stadium of Anaheim in 2018!


Monster Energy Supercross returns to Angel Stadium of Anaheim!

Monster Energy Supercross returns to Angel Stadium of Anaheim for two huge races in 2018: Jan. 6 and Jan. 20. Don’t miss the world’s top Supercross riders – Ken Roczen, Eli Tomac and more – battle it out for the esteemed 450SX Class Crown.


Winter Getaway to Utah

Make more mountain time in Utah! The home to the greatest snow on Earth is much closer than you think! Find out how much MORE you could be doing this winter.


LA Zoo Lights This Holiday!

LA Zoo Lights is back and brighter than ever! See what’s in store this Holiday season. Going on now through Jan 7th.


Erica’s Picks: New things to try in LA!

This week it’s all about new music – specifically Billie Eilish and Daniel Caesar; plus some Beyoncé girl power news.


Erica’s Picks: New things to try in LA!

Jonesing for something new to check out? This week I’m rolling out some hot new restaurants, new music and events to cure your FOMO. Today, it’s all about food. New Restaurant: MERCADO TAQUERIA In my Labor Day article, you heard about the summer corn recipe from Chef Jose Acevedo which happens to be one of […]


Erica’s Picks: How LA’s Best Do Labor Day!

Hosting a Labor Day party and feeling indecisive about what serve? I’ve tapped some of LA’s best when it comes to eating and drinking to help inspire you and your menu. Thanks to Curtis Stone, Helen’s Wines, Black Market and other tastemakers, you can take your party to the next level. Cheers and bon appétit! […]


Legoland Surfers Cove

The LEGOLAND® Water Park is bigger, wetter and faster with new Surfers’ Cove! Race everyone at Riptide Racers timed water slides. For information visit


Inside Smart & Final

It’s summer and that means it’s time to get out and celebrate! Find everything you need at your local Smart & Final!


Ask the Expert: SoCalGas

Erica Olsen interviews experts Ted Bavin and Krystal Dry about solar water heating for businesses. Sponsored by SoCalGas.


Ask the Expert: SoCalGas

Erica Olsen interviews contractor and solar expert Ted Bavin from All Valley Solar. Sponsored by SoCalGas.


Inside Ronald Reagan Library

Catch “Titanic at the Reagan Library” for a limited time only! In this first-of-its-kind exhibition, come face to face with real artifacts and real stories about real people on board the Titanic.


Disney On Ice presents Dream Big

Enter a world where adventure is waiting at “Disney On Ice presents Dream Big”! Playing Long Beach Arena APRIL 20-23 and Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario APRIL 27-30!


Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Knott’s Berry Farm is the birthplace of THE Boysenberry and each spring, Knott’s celebrates the flavorful berry and it historic roots during the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, April 1 – April 23.


Koala’s March Cookies

Easter is right around the corner and we’ve got something fun to add to your Easter baskets: Koala’s March Cookies!



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