Brissa Bradfield has been reporting and anchoring for Pennsylvania residents for over three years. And Erie News Now viewers like to start their day with her smile and upbeat personality. Naturally, they were saddened when they learned Brissa Bradfield was leaving WICU-TV’s 12News. Since her departure announcement, Erie residents have been curious to know where she is headed and if she will stay in Pennsylvania. Find out what Brissa Bradfield said about her departure from the news station.
Brissa Bradfield’s Education and Career
Brissa Bradfield was born and raised in northwest Ohio. She received a BA in Communications (with a focus on media studies and a minor in consumer marketing) from the University of Akron in May 2019.
During her time at the university, Bradfield served at the campus news station, ZTV Akron, as a reporter and producer for three years and won her first Emmy Award. She spent her summer interning at WFMJ 21 News in Youngstown, Ohio.
Bradfield launched her professional career in Erie, Pennsylvania, with WICU-TV as 12News’ multimedia journalist. In September 2019, she also joined One Caribbean Television, where she simultaneously works as a news anchor.
Brissa Bradfield to Leave WICU-TV
In March 2021, Bradfield became the station’s morning news anchor, earning a massive following on Erie News Now Sunrise. Viewers enjoy how Bradfield and co-anchor Mark Soliday complement one another behind the news desk. However, their collaboration will soon end as Brissa Bradfield is leaving WICU-TV.
Recently, she announced on her social media, “It’s hard to believe I’ve been at Erie News Now for three and a half years! I’ve been SO FORTUNATE to not only meet and tell the stories of so many incredible people here in Erie, but also work with the best of the best. As my eyes water writing this…my last day on air will be next Friday March 3rd.”
As for what is next, Bradfield hasn’t stated where she is going and if she is staying in Pennsylvania. So, stay tuned to see where this industry takes her next.