Howard University Class of 2016 graduate Erin A. Winters is excited to be closer to her dreams, and one of her next steps is joining Kelly Ripa!

Selected from a pool of applicants across the country, Erin has made the list of top 20 finalists all aiming at the chance to join nationally syndicated broadcast “Live With Kelly,” and host a show with Kelly Ripa:

This is an opportunity of a lifetime. Literally. These types of chances don’t just come. As a recent Howard University graduate from the School of Communications, I’ve had the opportunity to do some amazing screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-4-25-21-pmthings from reporting at the White House State Visit, moderating a live interview with the President of Howard University, and talking to amazing Black students and entrepreneurs. But once you graduate things change. The comfort of school is no longer there and you’re in the real world where opportunities aren’t posted on a bulletin board.

Winters shares that the communications field is very competitive and that she is merely one of the thousands who want to be on television to use their skills to inspire people all over the world. Like many, she has envisioned pursuing this career path since she was a young child.


Vote for Erin!

Voting ends Sunday, October 9th at midnight and you can vote once a day. Winters has made it to Phase 4 and looks forward to going all the way. VOTE NOW