Erin O'Hearn
Erin O'Hearn joined the Action News team in January of 2006. Since that time, Erin has spent time both in the field and on the anchor desk.

Among the highlights of her time with 6ABC was traveling to Egypt to prepare for the King Tut exhibit at the Franklin Institute. She also visited Los Angeles several times to cover the lighter side of news with updates on Dancing with the Stars and other ABC shows. In 2016, Erin was the only on-air journalist to go live from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, as Pope Francis delivered a mass and was serenaded before his departure from Philadelphia.

Before arriving in the city of Brotherly Love, she worked for 6abc's sister station, WTVD, the ABC-owned station in Durham, North Carolina. There, she covered everything from breaking news to UNC pep rallies, to hurricanes ripping through the Tar Heel State.

Erin also has a strong background covering politics, as she began her broadcasting career at Capital News 9 in her hometown of Albany, New York. Before diving into news, Erin spent time producing episodes of an MTV documentary called True Life. While working for MTV, Erin spent most of her time in New York City, but also traveled all over the country, following teens and young adults as they grappled with issues like bipolar disorder and drug addiction.

Erin graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority and the Ivory Tower Honor Society. Erin serves on the board of Montgomery Child Advocacy Project. She also donates her time to the foundation, Help Us Adopt. Erin enjoys yoga, running and traveling, but her true joy comes from spending time with her husband and three amazing children who love playing soccer, lacrosse and basketball and cheering on the Philadelphia 76ers and the Eagles.

Erin's Stories
DJ Jazzy Jeff will wrap up Live-in Drive-in series with special guest
On Labor Day, Citizens Bank Park will wrap up its Live-in Drive-in series with a big comedy bash. The ballpark has hosted a variety of socially distanced events for a few weeks now and this weekend's lineup features two special guests.
After young mom killed in hit-and-run, Cobbs Creek community calls for change
Residents along Cobbs Creek Parkway say they have been demanding significant safety changes for far too long.
Pandemic brings unique struggles to parents of children with special needs
When you're a parent of a special needs child, you work hard to get them the appropriate assistance - whether that is a therapist, an individualized education program, or simply a tutor to assist with learning disabilities.  
Person of interest wanted after 2 arsons in Delaware
While investigators are still connecting the dots between two Newark, Delaware arsons, authorities are hoping a $5,000 reward will help find the person responsible.
Local twins start 3 Dollar Challenge for COVID-19 relief
Some local twins from Villanova are attracting some major social media attention with the 3 Dollar Challenge they started on Instagram two weeks ago. 
Pandemic not slowing down teen's mission to bring joy of reading to kids
A teen who founded a non-profit to deliver books to underserved children continues her mission even amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Confinement During Coronavirus Pandemic a Challenge for Families Affected by Autism
Data has indicated that parents of children with special needs, specifically autism, have stress levels similar to soldiers in battle.
Teen brings gift of books to Camden, New Jersey school
A local teen is on a mission to bring books to children all over the area. Now, she has a new set of wheels to help her get it done.
FYI Philly: Fresh fashion and furniture trends
Spring has arrived, and this year the style experts at Philadelphia Magazine say citrus packs a real punch and bright primary colors are definitely on trend when it comes to both fashion and home décor.
Young lacrosse star balances Type 1 diabetes with his sport
Managing type 1 diabetes can be challenging for both a child and family. Add in sports, and the balancing act gets more complicated.