Erin Hawksworth is an anchor and reporter. She is a former sports anchor CNN in Atlanta.
Hawksworth worked for KCPQ, the Fox affiliate in her hometown of Seattle as both a sports and morning news anchor and reporter. She also worked for WFXT, the Fox affiliate in Boston, WFAA in Dallas, Texas and KJCT in Grand Junction, Colorado. Hawksworth got her start as an intern for NBC, covering the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Hawksworth was also an intern in the sports department at KPNX in Phoenix, Arizona.
On August 20, 2015, Erin Hawksworth joined Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate WJLA-TV in Washington, DC as its new sports anchor.
Hawksworth grew up in Sammamish, Washington. Her younger brother Blake was a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Her grandfather Jack Poole, was the head of the VANOC bid committee that brought 2010 Winter Olympics to Vancouver, British Columbia. Bleacher Report named Erin Hawksworth among the 40 Most Popular Sports Reporters of 2013. Erin Hawksworth is a proud Metis member of Cree descent through her grandfather Jack Poole.
Hawksworth graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication where she earned an academic scholarship at Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. She attended both Skyline High School and Eastlake High School in Sammamish.