Erica Cobb • Television Host & Comeback Kid
Erica Cobb moved to Denver from Chicago 10 years ago. Today, after 15 years in broadcast radio, she is a co-host on Daily Blast Live, a nationally syndicated talk show produced out of the Mile High City. Here’s what Erica shared with me about her experience in Denver.
What does it mean to you to be Black in Denver?
When I moved to Denver from Chicago a decade ago to host a morning radio show, being black in Denver meant being a prominent voice in a minority position. Today, I continue to strive to find a unique way to be a voice and a face of representation in an ever-changing landscape. I feel today being black in Denver means helping to carve out a narrative of inclusivity and representation, so we have our piece of the history pie during this Great Denver Migration.
What do you love most about living in Denver?
I love the growth of Denver. Most people don’t get the opportunity even to see the tastemaking of a major metropolitan city, nevertheless be a part of it.
How have your experiences in Denver shaped you?
I had to come to Denver to lose and find myself in a way that birthed Comeback: with Erica Cobb. Denver has challenged me in a way that has forced me to grow. I have had very public triumphs and public disappointments in Denver media. But it sharpened my teeth because I also found myself landing my dream job in a city I call home. All signs pointed to Denver being a blessing for me, and it truly has been.