Erica Olsen

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Erica Olsen (CBS)

Erica 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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Monster Jam Triple Threat

Monster Jam is the world’s most adrenaline-charged motor sports family experience on the planet! Don’t miss five huge shows coming to STAPLES Center this August.


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!


Utah Tourism: Southwest Dinos & Goblins

We’re on the Road to Mighty with a fun-filled trip that will make everyone feel like a kid again on Utah’s Southwest Dinos & Goblins Trip.


Utah Tourism: Southwest Silver Screen

Check out Utah’s movie magic, the Southwest Silver Screen lays out an action packed trip on the Road to Mighty.


Utah Tourism: Away From It All

Utah’s Road to Mighty has the ultimate 2-day “away from it all” trip starting at Cedar Breaks National Monument and ending at Capitol Reef National Park.


Make March Matter! Drybar partnering with Children’s Hospital LA

Alli Webb, Founder of Drybar tell us about “Make March Matter!” Drybar is partnering with Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles to donate $1 of all blowouts sold in March at LA area Drybars with the proceeds going directly to CHLA.


SeaWorld Christmastown

With Shamu®, Santa, sea lions and snow, SeaWorld is THE place to be this holiday season! Come join us where the season meets the sea, during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration®, kicking off Nov. 19, 2016 and continuing through Jan. 1, 2017.


Gentle Giants

Burt Ward, Robin the Boy Wonder from the BATMAN TV series, and his wife Tracy, have rescued more that 14,000 dogs in the last 18 years through their charitable non-profit Gentle Giants Rescue.


Entertainment Calendar: Monster Jam

Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Now at Angel Stadium of Anaheim!


Entertainment Calendar: Monster Energy Supercross

Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is the world’s premier stadium motorcycle circuit, comprised of 17 races of heart-stopping racing action in some of the largest venues in North America.


Six Flags Holiday in the Park



Holiday’s at Smart & Final

Smart & Final brings you real holiday savings, up to 25% lower than supermarkets! Erica Olsen goes inside Smart & Final to show you how you can get more in your cart & more in your wallet.


Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment

Rev up for non-stop fun with four favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment! Playing the Los Angeles Area December 15th – January 8th. Get your tickets today at


Ask the Expert: KYLE OKURA

Erica Olsen interviews expert, Kyle Okura from Juan Pollo, about food and football. 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”


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 collaborated on our favorite products for hydration on international flights, protection on the beach, hair glistening in the sun, and packing minimal […]


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


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

Feld Entertainment has the ultimate circus experience right here in Los Angeles! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Out of This World playing the Los Angeles area July 14th thru August 17th.


Jack in the Box Music Minute: T.O.L.D.

This week’s Jack in the Box Music Minute features “T.O.L.D” as they perform “Master of the Species.”


Jerome’s Fountain Valley

Check out Jerome’s Furniture’s newest location in Fountain Valley! Erica Olsen speaks with Jerry Navarra – get the details here.


Legoland Ninjago

Ninjago The Ride is now open! With Cutting edge technology, you’ll be able to throw fireballs, shoot lightening, and create ice blasts!


Inside Closet World

Erica Olsen talks with Closet World Designer, Helen, to see just how easy it is to re-design and organize your new closet. Call 1-888-45CLOSET to get started now!


Jerome’s Dream Shop

Erica Olsen talks with Jerry Navarra from Jerome’s Furniture in the Dream Shop at their newest Anaheim location.


Reagan Library Vatican Splendors

The Vatican Splendors A Journey Through Faith and Art exhibit is now open at the Reagan Library! With one of the largest Vatican collections you won’t want to miss. Get your tickets online at


Feld Entertainment Calendar: ARENACROSS

AMSOIL Arenacross is the most intense racing on the planet! Coming to the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario April 1st and 2nd. Get your tickets at