Erica J. Edwards is a multimedia reporter for the New York City News Service at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She enjoys covering urban social issues, youth and culture.

Before enrolling at CUNY, she served as WNYC Radio’s first Community Ambassador within the Community Engagement & Audience Development department. In this role, she built the stations Volunteer Ambassador Program that trained volunteers to speak with the public in order to identify story leads, community concerns, and trends at events throughout New York City. Edwards is also an alumna from the Emma Bowen Foundation for Minorities in Communications.