Wendy Erikson Media Coordinator
Wendy Erikson Anstine is a Chicago native and Michigan State graduate who enjoyed a 25-year career as an Emmy Award-winning journalist. She left her most recent position as host of KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis in 2013 to spend more time with her family and pursue other interests. In 2015 she joined the Chad Slagle Show team, which has been great opportunity to contribute her TV skills as well as learn from the experts how to plot her own successful retirement.
In her spare time, Wendy handles digital media for WomenAndDrones.com. A photography hobby led to her interest in flying drones. She has co-authored books for children as part of the Drone Girls series and often speaks on the topic of drones and opportunities for women in the industry.
Wendy and her husband Todd live in St. Albans, Missouri. They have three daughters ages 20, 24 and 27.
Fun Facts about Wendy
Favorite quote? Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller
Hidden talent: I can sing several songs in Swedish, even though I don’t speak the language.
Favorite holiday? July 4th - I’m a big fan of fireworks and summertime.
Best piece of financial advice you’ve ever received? Work to learn, do not work for money.