Erin Hawksworth has always loved sports. She grew up playing basketball, softball, volleyball, track and was a competitive swimmer. Sports are in her blood.
Hawksworth comes from a family with five professional athletes either by blood or marriage. She also comes from a family with a strong baseball background. Her brother, Blake Hawksworth, was a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers. Blake now works for agent Scott Boras as a baseball scout. Her youngest brother, Quinn Hawksworth, is a grad assistant baseball coach for Oregon State University. Her father, Mark Hawksworth, was awarded the 2014 Assistant High School Baseball Coach of the Year and honored at Safeco Field for his contributions to youth baseball in the Seattle Area.
In addition, Erin’s grandfather, Jack Poole, was the Chairman of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Erin Hawksworth has interviewed some of the most famous athletes and coaches including: Phil Jackson, Bill Parcells, Charles Barkley, Kobe Bryant, Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Mark Cuban, Jerry Jones, Dirk Nowitzki, Michael Irvin, Tony Romo, Drew Bledsoe, Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll, Steve Sarkisian, Buck Showalter, Mark Teixeira to name a few.
She has worked as a reporter and anchor on a global, national and local level. Including networks such as: CNN, NBC Sports, Rogers Sportsnet, WFAA-TV in Dallas, WFXT-TV in Boston and KCPQ-TV in Seattle.
When Erin was a little girl she had a dream of becoming the best journalist, so she drew up a plan. Hawksworth is grateful for her many mentors throughout the years who are some of the best in the broadcasting business and taught her what it takes to be great. Early on, she was told to go to a small market and learn how to do every job in the newsroom. Hawksworth started at KCPQ-TV in Grand Junction, Colorado and has worked her way up to pursue her dreams.
Erin says she always wanted to be able to touch people’s lives and make a difference. That is why she finds her work so rewarding. She hopes to continue to connect with people all over the world.