News Anchor/ Producer
Amanda Decker decided early on that she wanted to be a journalist. But, it wasn’t until she went to college and stepped into the newsroom that she was positive that’s where she wanted to be.
Amanda was born in Canton, Ohio and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana at a very young age. She graduated from Ball State University with degrees in broadcast journalism, journalism writing and political science. She also studied musical theatre and performed in a few musicals in college. She began her career in broadcasting at WIPB, the PBS affiliate in East Central Indiana, then became the morning and noon anchor at WCJB in Gainesville, Florida. Amanda enjoys working inside and outside the newsroom. She enjoys volunteering and giving back to her community. Outside the newsroom, Amanda especially enjoys sports. She started playing tennis and began dancing at just five years old. She is also a huge fan of college football, especially the Crimson Tide. Amanda also loves to travel. Her favorite place in the world is Sydney, Australia. Watch Amanda weeknights at 6 and 10 during ABC 31 News on KLAX TV.
Eric was born and raised in the Great Lakes State. Through all the snow storms he grew up watching in the Midwest, he developed his love for weather. He decided to pursue this love at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, MI.
While attending Central Michigan University he interned at WXMI in Grand Rapids, MI. He Graduated in 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Meteorology and a Minor in Mathematics. During High School Eric was a three sport athlete, he was part of the Football, Wrestling, and Baseball Teams. During his senior season, in 2006, he was a co-captain and helped lead his Wrestling team to a State Championship. When Eric is not busy keeping up with the weather in Central Louisiana, he loves to spend his time outdoors hunting and fishing. Watch Eric weeknights at 6 and 10 during ABC 31 News on KLAX TV.
Babs Zimmerman has been in news just about as long as she can remember–in newspapers, wire service and later television.
She is a graduate of LSU and completed graduate work there, too. Babs is a native of North Louisiana but has lived all over the state, including New Orleans and Baton Rouge. She is an avid reader on every subject, likes to cook for friends and family and spends time with her husband Jim and their dog plus two cats.
News Photojournalist/Editor/IT Tech
Jerry wears lots of hats at KLAX-TV where he is a photojournalist, news editor and computer technician/engineer.
Jerry spends a portion of his day zipping around Central Louisiana shooting stories for news, then back to the station for editing; you can also see Jerry occasionally on-air reporting the news. He is an Operation Desert Storm veteran and is fast becoming a veteran actor around town. His work in radio gave him an excellent voice which he now projects on the stage. He and his wife have three active boys, and most of his spare time is spent with his family.