Sr. Director of Development, High Noon Latino
Erika Navarrete is a bilingual millennial who was raised in Miami, FL with strong Cuban and Puerto Rican roots. In this position, Erika is thrilled to combine her passion for storytelling, and that of her culture. Erika writes, produces, and sells sizzles in English and in Spanish and has a knack for finding and managing extraordinary talent. She most recently co-created and developed TLC’s Sweet 15: Quinceañera, Discovery en Español’s hit show Mexicánicos, now in its second season, and Divas del Azúcar and Familia de Circo for MTV’s Tr3s. As the head of the Latin division, she oversees a diverse development slate of both domestic and international projects that cater to the U.S., U.S. Hispanic, and Latin American markets. Erika’s show credits include Discovery’s Mobster Confessions, DIY’s Worst Kitchen in America, and HGTV’s My First Sale among others.
Before joining High Noon in 2009, Erika was a general assignment news reporter at NBC affiliate KOMU in Columbia, Missouri. Prior, she was a radio news reporter for KMOX News Radio. In college Erika gained international news experience at the Associated Press Television News Bureau in Brussels, Belgium and she earned her Bachelor in Broadcast Journalism from The University of Missouri.