Esther reports for the 4 and 5 p.m. news at FOX61. Esther is very active on social media and loves connecting with viewers there, where she has developed and broken many stories.
Esther comes from 5NEWS, a sister station in Fayetteville, Arkansas. During her year there, Esther was a field reporter and fill-in anchor. She covered several prominent events like the LPGA Tournament, the Walmart Shareholders Meeting, and The Bentonville Film Festival. She covered a plane crash carrying a former Walmart CEO and dug into documents of a historical home of a famous aviator, set to be demolished. Her coverage was able to help save the house. She also covered many presidential candidate visits like Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.
Esther is a graduate of Temple University, in Philadelphia where she calls home. She studied Journalism, and is the self-proclaimed, Intern Queen, graduating with 15 competitive internships across New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. Some of those internships include NBC10 and FOX29 in Philadelphia, News 8 in Lancaster, PA, and Time Inc., Hearst magazines, and NBC News in New York City.
During her NBC News internship, she had the opportunity to help cover the election of Pope Francis and The Boston Marathon Bombings, which won the NBC News Specials team an Emmy Award during her time there. Also as an intern, Esther has online articles appear on Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Day, Country Living and Philadelphia magazine.
Esther was inspired to become a journalist after watching Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, which was the longest-running kids’ news show in television history. Years later, as a sophomore in college, Esther was able to intern for the news show that motivated her career, working under one of her biggest mentors, Linda Ellerbee. While at Nick News, Esther assisted on-set at interviews with Seth Myers and at HBO Studios with Gloria Steinem.
Esther is a strong believer in gaining internship experiences, and loves giving back by now helping student journalists get their start in the field. She is on the communications advisory board at Manchester Community College, and frequently speaks to their communications classes. She also loves emceeing different events in the community.
In her free time you can find Esther cheering on Philadelphia sports teams, especially The Philadelphia Eagles.