West Hartford resident and TV anchor Erika Arias was named to Connecticut Magazine's "Top 40 Under 40" list for 2014.
Each year, the magazine recognizes young artists, community leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes and artists, among others, based on nominations and the magazine's editors.
Arias, 36, is an anchor on FOX CT’s morning news.
Here's what Connecticut Magazine had to say about her:
“Weekday mornings, residents around the state can wake up to Erika Arias anchoring the morning news for Fox CT. A mom who has had her fair share of TV news gigs through the country, she wasn't always content reporting from a news desk. Arias was nominated for an Emmy when she covered the historic nightclub fire in Rhode Island for a CBS affiliate there. Prior to Fox CT she worked for WFSB; before that she had trotted the country doing different kinds of news and freelance work. Though she was raised on the West Coast and attended college in Boston, Arias has always had ties to the Connecticut area through her grandparents, and spent time during her childhood here.”View the full list at connecticutmag.com.