Laurel Erickson appears in Night Stalker but where is the journalist now? Let’s explore the Netflix documentary series on Richard Ramirez.
Netflix offered audiences a wide range of documentary efforts in 2020, from the insanity of Tiger King to the tragedy of American Murder: The Family Next Door.
Continuing to dive into the world of true crime, they recently rolled out Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer, which is a four-part mini-series delving into the horrific crimes and convictions of American serial killer, Richard Ramirez.
Dubbed the “Night Stalker” by the media, Ramirez orchestrated a string of murders from 1984 and throughout 1985, eventually being found guilty of 13 murders in 1989. He was charged with 43 counts, including attempted murder, sexual assault, and burglary, and was connected with the 1984 death of a 9-year-old girl in 2009.
Officials provide insight into the case in the 2021 documentary, with former journalist and reporter Laurel Erickson being interviewed…
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The journalist built up a significant reputation in Los Angeles as part of KNBC, the NBC television network. She rose through the ranks and became the face of NewsRaw, as well as a co-host on NewsConference.
As highlighted by The Cinemaholic, a KNBC statement said Laurel was “known as a specialist on California politics and a journalist who relentlessly pursued the facts on behalf of ordinary citizens caught up in the machinations of the powerful. Among her awards is a 1988 Peabody for her touching and powerful portrait of life and death in an AIDS hospice.”
She provided extensive coverage on the Night Stalker murders at the time, accessing court hearings and ensuring aspects of the trial and so forth were broadcast.
Her presence in the documentary is very informative, so let’s consider where she is now.
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Night Stalker: Where is Laurel Erickson now?
- Laurel Erickson is now a Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Agent.
The 73-year-old University of Minnesota and USC graduate worked for KNBC for roughly 33 years before retiring in January 2009.
As noted by The Cinemaholic, she was absent for a number of weeks before the announcement was made, after she was involved in a confrontation during her hosting duties on NewsRaw.
The statement from KNBC included: “Ms. Erickson has not announced her [future] plans. KNBC wishes her success in her… endeavours.”
In the wake of her departure from the network, she established CrisisMediaCoaches and would later transition into real estate.
Audiences react to Night Stalker on Twitter
A number of audiences have already watched all four episodes of the documentary and offered their thoughts over on Twitter.
Check out a selection of tweets:
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