Erica Wells-Cox is a communications and media professional with more than 20 years’ experience working across print, broadcast, digital and online platforms.

Erica began her career as a reporter at The Tribune newspaper and has served in senior editorial positions at The Tribune and Nassau Guardian, as news editor and managing editor respectively. Most recently she served as managing editor of the Bahamas Handbook. 

In addition to a strong background in news reporting and production, Erica writes regularly about Bahamian history, culture and heritage. She started the arts and culture sections in both The Tribune and Nassau Guardian, and continues to contribute features focused on Bahamian history and profiles of notable Bahamians to the Bahamas Handbook.

Erica has also written for the New York Times and The Associated Press, and has contributed to BBC Caribbean and The Times of London newspaper, among other international news agencies.

Erica earned a BA in English from the University of Western Ontario in Canada, in 1995, and a master’s in international journalism from City University in London, England, in 1999.

She is the current president of the Board of Directors for the Hands for Hunger organization.

Erica is married to artist John Cox. They have two children, Shelter and Story.