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Erika Gonzalez joined the Channel 2  and FOX31 team in September 2015. She’s thrilled to call Denver her new home.

You can watch Erika weeknights on Channel 2 News at 11 p.m., Colorado’s only late news at 11:00.

Erika is a Florida International University graduate. She started her career working for a public relations firm in Miami, her hometown. She broke into TV news as an assignment editor for the CBS affiliate in Miami, WFOR.

In the winter of 2011 she moved to Myrtle Beach, SC where she accepted a job with WMBF. There she reported the traffic in the mornings and covered news stories throughout the Grand Strand. In 2013 she moved to Birmingham, AL where she reported for Fox 6 WBRC.

Erika loves to spend time with her husband and dog and lives for making memories with her friends and family. She enjoys cooking, reading, running, and learning. If you see her out and about, she hopes you’ll stop her for a friendly hello. Erika’s passion for her work and never-ending curiosity about the world around her means no story is too big or too small to cover.

If you want to contact Erika, email Erika.Gonzalez@KDVR.com.

Recent Articles
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    LA PLATA COUNTY, Colo. — Two dogs rescued from a property in La Plata County last week are in better condition after receiving some much-needed grooming. Nicole Ferguson, who own The Dapper Dog grooming services, offered to help clean up the two dogs after being contacted by the La Plata County Humane Society. Ferguson, who volunteers to the humane society for dogs that are in need of grooming before going up for adoption, said this is the worst case she’s […]

  • New apps allow parents to monitor teens’ internet, phones

    DENVER — Programs give parents the power to monitor what’s happening on their kid’s phone. There are several options and each program offers unique features. Circle is a 3-inch box that connects to a Wi-Fi network. It gives parents the ability to closely watch what kids are up to on their devices. It allows parents to block mature content such as gambling and dating sites, and limit the amount of time spent on each app. Circle can block specific apps […]

  • New app predicts possible traits of unborn babies

    DENVER — If you could know the color of your baby’s eyes before they’re even conceived, would you want to know? What about if your newborn will sleep through the night? Those questions and more might be accurately predicted by a Colorado company, and it’s now letting soon-to-be parents find out, all through and app.

  • Students in Arvada host breakfast for veterans

    ARVADA, Colo. — Students at Excel Academy in Arvada gave Veterans the kind of warm welcome they deserve. The school  invited friends and family members who are vets to breakfast Friday morning. It’s part of a new tradition at the school where vets get to share their stories and students get to show how much they care. Principal Lisa Gjellum started the veterans day breakfast because she remembered how much her father loved it back in their home state of […]

  • Family members affected by Aurora theater shooting now helping in Texas

    AURORA, Colo. — Families touched by the Aurora theater shooting are turning to help those impacted by the latest massacre that happened in Texas. Anita Bush recently was in Las Vegas to help families suffering from familiar devastation. Bush’s cousin Micayla Medek was killed in the Aurora theater shooting in 2012. Fifty-six people were killed during an outdoor concert on the Las Vegas Strip. One month later, it happened again, this time at a church in a small town outside […]

  • Mother raises concerns about elementary school’s use of small ‘timeout’ room

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — A viral picture shows a third-grader serving detention at a local school. The image, taken at Rock Ridge Elementary School in Castle Rock, raised a serious question: Did the school take “timeout” too far? The girl’s mother said putting her daughter in a small room as punishment left the 8-year-old traumatized. Meanwhile, the school’s principal said the room is a place where students learn. Connie Ramstad said she was overcome with shock when she picked up […]

  • Teen injured in high school football practice faces uncertain road to recovery

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Cameron Shelly of Legacy High School took a hit in practice three weeks ago that left him paralyzed from the neck down. The sophomore is showing signs of progress but is facing a long and uncertain road to recovery. Doctors say Shelly suffered a serious injury to his spinal cord. The 16-year-old can’t feel parts of his body from the neck down. It’s not clear if he will ever fully regain strength and movement to his arms […]

  • Castle View High School students travel to Ghana, help educate kids rescued from slavery

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Castle View High School students took the trip of a lifetime to Ghana during fall break. They hoped to make an impact. A group of 10 students and four teachers signed on to help Challenging Heights, an organization that runs schools and shelters for kids rescued from slavery. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the country is known to have some of the worst forms of child labor. Castle View helped raise money as a […]

  • Connecting 2 Colorado: Family Homestead helps families when they need it most

    DENVER — For too many Denver families, the experience of homelessness is a reality. “They are in circumstances that most of us cannot imagine,” explained Shalene Onyango with Family Homestead. Since 1978 the non-profit has offered homes and hope to families when they need it most. “Helping parents so that they don’t have to make the hard choice about which parent goes to which shelter with which kids. That we are able to keep that family unit together,” added Onyango. […]

  • Colorado Gold Star family shares how Obama White House responded to military son’s death

    DENVER — The heart-wrenching moment of a widow saying goodbye to her husband Sgt. La David T. Johnson gripped the nation. Johnson was killed earlier this month while serving in Niger. The pain the Johnson family is feeling is one many know well. “It hurts. It hurts, it brings back a lot of memories,” said Kevin Sonka of Strasburg. He lost his son David, a Marine corporal serving in Afghanistan, in 2013. “I’m not sure we will ever heal. I’m […]

  • New kidney on the way for 10-year-old girl suffering aggressive disease

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — Delylah Garrison soon might undergo life-changing surgery. The 10-year-old is living with no kidneys after having to have both surgically removed. But thanks to her father Brycen, Delylah has a shot at feeling like a kid once again. “I guess just being normal, really,” Delylah said. When she was just 8 months old, doctors removed one of her kidneys that never fully developed. Then at the age of 9, she was sick again. “One day she was […]

  • 2 Aurora officers sued, accused of racial discrimination against a black man in a coffee shop

    AURORA, Colo. — Two Aurora police officers face a federal lawsuit. It accuses them of racial profiling and violating one man’s rights. The ACLU claims the officers kicked a black Ethiopian man out of a coffee shop for no good or lawful reason. The police department disputes that. It happened March 16, 2016. Omar Hassan said he walked into a coffee shop in Aurora for breakfast. The lawsuit the ACLU filed on his behalf says what happened next was not […]