Erika Grace Powell is a Vocal Performance graduate of Furman University, Greenville, SC, with musical interests including opera, classical crossover, jazz, theatre, and pop.
Erika was crowned Miss South Carolina 2005 and advanced to the 2006 Miss America Pageant, where she won the Bernie Wayne overall talent award and placed as a Top-10 finalist.
In November 2011, Erika was crowned Miss South Carolina USA; a rare occurrence that a woman should win both the Miss America and Miss Universe state titles in her lifetime. She was thrilled to place in the Top-15 at The Miss USA Pageant in June 2012.
November 2013 launched Erika into the role of Entertainment Correspondent at America’s Morning Show with Cumulus Media. She loves working with radio and music aficionados Blair Garner, Terri Clark, and Chuck Wicks and can be heard daily on NASH FM.