American television personality Ereka Vetrini came to prominence in 2004 as a contestant on the first season of “The Apprentice.” Following this, she became the sidekick of Tony Danza in “The Tony Danza Show” during 2004-2005 and co-hosted the NBC talk show “In the Loop with iVillage” from 2007 to 2008. She has become the spokesperson for the Tria Laser Hair Removal system and the Skin Clarifying system.
Vetrini is married to Randy Burkholder and has a young daughter named Jocelyn.
Childhood and Family:
Ereka Vetrini was born in New York City, New York, in 1977. She attended Eastchester High School and graduated with honors from Boston College.
At age 29, on July 28, 2006, Ereka married her long time boyfriend Randy Burkholder at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in New York. The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Jocelyn, in 2008.
Tony Danza's Sidekick
After college, Ereka Vetrini landed work at the financial management program of
General Electric. She went on to work as an internal operations consultant for Estée Lauder, for which she has been sent in various countries such as Spain, Switzerland, Greece, England, Australia and Hong Kong. She later worked as a global promotional marketing manager for Clinique, in which she managed all promotional programs worldwide.
Vetrini's career on television began in 2004 when she became a contestant in the first season of “The Apprentice,” the reality show hosted by real estate magnate, businessman and television personality Donald Trump. The first season was a ratings smash, and went on to emerge as the most popular news show of 2004. She was roommates with Heidi Bressler during filming of “The Apprentice.”
Following her appearance in “The Apprentice,” Vetrini appeared in television shows like “The View,” “10 Things Every Guy Should Experience” and “Howard Stern” (all 2004), and between 2004 and 2005, she served as an announcer on the first season of “The Tony Danza Show.” She continued to appear in the television shows “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch” and “Party Planner with David Tutera” (both 2005). In 2006, she hosted the HGTV reality TV series “Kidspace,” which ran until 2008. In 2007, she was a hostess on the TV miniseries “Gigs.” Along with actress and comedian Kim Coles, and Bill Rancic, the winner of season one “The Apprentice,” Vetrini hosted the NBC daytime talk show “In the Loop with iVillage,” from 2007 to 2008.
In 2010, Vetrini was featured alongside Richard Blakeley, Patrick Carone and Rachel Coleman in “25 Most Hilarious Holiday TV Moments.” The same year, she also became a hostess of an infomercial for the “Tria” skin clarifying system as well as for the laser hair removal system.