Erin Maxson

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Name: Erin Maxson
Date registered: May 4, 2012


Erin Maxson co-anchors Newswatch 12 This Morning with Ron Brown. Erin was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota but later moved to a small town in Iowa. While in high school there, she fell in love with journalism. As a proud Panther at the University of Northern Iowa, Erin received her Degree in Electronic Media. Along the way she joined the Alpha Delta Pi sorority and served as their chapter president. College also provided Erin with a chance to work with Mark Stines at Entertainment Tonight in Los Angeles after graduation. After a short run as assistant editor for a small town newspaper in Iowa, Erin landed her first T.V. job at KIMT News 3. There she served the people of North Iowa and Southern Minnesota as weekend anchor and weekday reporter for two years. A special piece on taser guns won Erin an Eric Sevareid Award. In March of 2009, Erin drove the three day trek to Oregon. Although the vast golden corn fields are gone, Erin is excited about the mountain scapes that surround the area. If you have a story you’d like Erin to cover or just want to say hi, send her an email, she’d love to hear from the people of Southern Oregon and Northern California.

Latest posts

  1. Fire at Knife River Asphalt Plant — January 29, 2015
  2. Conference Highlights So. Oregon Edge — January 29, 2015
  3. State of Oregon v. VA: Vending Violation — January 28, 2015
  4. In The Kitchen: Lobster Shooters — January 27, 2015
  5. Hungry Kids Fueled by Rogue Powerpacks — January 22, 2015

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Local Events Honor Veterans in Many Ways

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore., — A Veterans Day parade celebrated and honored the veterans from Southern Oregon. The parade in Medford has been going on for nearly a decade. Central Point’s Fallen Heros War Memorial was home to the community’s annual ceremony. The VA Domiciliary in White City and the Rogue Valley Manor each held a … Continue reading »

Iconic Signs Salvaged Before Demolition

MEDFORD, Ore., — A classic Medford restaurant is days away from disappearing. Kim’s Restaurant was once a thriving eatery and well known throughout the Rogue Valley. The restaurant closed for good in the spring of 2005. Recently, the property was purchased by the Coquille Tribe of Indians. Demolition is planned for this week but the … Continue reading »

Scientists Explain Earthquake “Swarm”

LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — A string of earthquakes near the Oregon border has seismologists paying attention. The phenomenon known as an “earthquake swarm” is something scientists don’t fully understand but are concerned about. An interagency alert came out today, warning of the intensity and frequency of these earthquakes. It comes on the same day the … Continue reading »

Oak Knoll Civil Suits Settled

ASHLAND, Ore., — The Oak Knoll fire destroyed homes in August of 2010. John Thiry, a transient man, was charged with two dozen counts of reckless endangerment and reckless burning. A judge dismissed the charges ending the criminal proceedings. Several insurance companies involved decided to bring a civil suit against the property owner claiming the … Continue reading »

WEB EXTRA: Behind the Ballot

MEDFORD, Ore., — In this NewsWatch 12 Web Extra, Jackson County Clerk Chris Walker explains what happens between the ballot leaving your hand and the results at 8:00 on election night.

Oregon’s “Aid in Dying” Law One of Five

MEDFORD, Ore., — Oregon is one of just five states which have a “Death with Dignity” law. The law which was established in 1997 legally protects a patient’s right to end their own life.  However, the process to get to that point is purposely very specific and includes several qualifications.  A doctor must determine the … Continue reading »

OSF: 2015 Sneak Preview

ASHLAND, Ore., — The behind the scenes talent at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival specialize in multitasking. As they close the 2014 season, sets and costumes are already in the works for the 2015 season. OSF’s directors are also choosing scripts for the 2016 season. While they won’t yet divulge what’s in store for the future … Continue reading »

2014 Comeback Season at OSF

ASHLAND, Ore. – Allen Elizabethan Theatre has bounced back from 2013’s smoky season in a big way, hosting some of the best returns out of the 11 plays and 3 theatres. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is finally seeing overall financial recovery after the Bowmer beam break in 2011. This year’s shows averaged a ticket price … Continue reading »

High Demand for OSF Plays

ASHLAND, Ore. — “All the world’s a stage” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The plays produced on OSF’s stages are captivating audiences across the country, and while the demand is increasing, it really comes as no surprise to the cast and crews who call OSF home. “Really exciting time for the work that we’re doing. … Continue reading »

WEB EXTRA: Before & After KDRV’s New Set

MEDFORD, Ore., –Notice something different on NewsWatch 12? Wednesday night we debuted a brand new set. It’s the same number one news team, just a better view! Take a look inside the making of NewsWatch 12′s first new set in 17 years and the third in the history of KDRV.  NewsWatch 12 moved from a … Continue reading »

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