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Erin Breen is an Emmy award-winning journalist, columnist and writer for television, radio and print who has put 25 years of experience to work honing a true talent for storytelling. Her weekly observations of family life and her personal takes on universal issues, make for touching stories that have appeared weekly in the Reno Gazette Journal as Erin Breen's Family File since 2000. 

She spent 18 years reporting and anchoring evening newscasts and five years writing documentaries for public television and contributing to National Public Radio. She spent the last 10 years reporting and anchoring on the Emmy award-winning Channel 2 News in Reno, Nevada. She also taught broadcast writing at the University of Nevada Reno. 


Erin Meehan Breen was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame in August of 2011. She began her broadcasting career as a weathergirl in Eureka, California and over nearly three decades has worked in radio and television, public and commercial. She was honored in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Erin Breen was awarded an Emmy for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/Northern California Region for Outstanding Achievement in Daytime News for smaller markets in 2008-2009. She received the award as an anchor/reporter and writer for KTVN, Channel 2 in Reno, Nevada. 


"Erin Breen writes powerfully about tender things - and tenderly about powerful things. She brings insight and joy to the reader through her fine writing."                                         - -

 - Warren Lerude, Pullitzer Prize-winning journalist

"I can't say enough about Erin Breen and her signature style of storytelling. Through her writing, we are transported into the adventures of family life - often humorous and always with a lesson to be learned. 

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval

"Erin Breen is a gifted writer whose storytelling abilities are truly unique. She can take the everyday occurrence and transform it into an insightful and enjoyable reading experience. What's more, Breen's stories always contain important lessons - big and small - that would be well for us all to heed!"

- U.S. Senator, Paul Laxalt