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

Recent Articles
  • Man sentenced to 16 years in prison for stalking, attacking local woman

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Jason Cameron Stiles was sentenced on Friday to 16 years in prison for burglary and stalking a 20-year-old woman. In a statement, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office revealed chilling details about the case. DA Dave Young said the case should serve as a safety reminder. “You never know who is watching you. And you should always be aware of your surroundings,” said Young. According to the press release, on Nov. 12, 2018, the now 30-year-old attacked […]

  • Experts say seeing family at holidays may be opportunity to spot signs of Alzheimer’s

    DENVER — Spotting the signs of Alzheimer’s could be especially important during the holidays. The Alzheimer’s Association says seeing family members for the first time in months or even a year can make the changes that come with the brain disease more obvious. Jim Herlihy with the Alzheimer’s Association in Denver says changes linked to Alzheimer’s happen incrementally. In fact, the disease can take up to 20 years to progress before it’s diagnosed. At a certain point those changes become […]

  • Food sensitivity tests: Legitimate investment or waste of money?

    DENVER — A simple test can pinpoint foods that could be causing fatigue, bloating and other annoying symptoms. At least that’s what some online companies claim about their food sensitivity tests. But some medical experts and groups have serious questions about the tests’ legitimacy. Online startup EverlyWell sells an at-home food sensitivity test for $160. The test shows how an individual’s body reacts to the food people eat every day. We asked our FOX31 and Channel 2 News producer Morgan Pawl to […]

  • Local family accuses Aurora police of beating man

    AURORA, Colo. — A local family accused the Aurora Police Department of going too far during a weekend incident. According to a press release from APD, police say it happened Saturday night on Billings Street near East Colfax Avenue. A call came in about a suspicious person who was wearing a ski mask and waving his arms. Police say when officers arrived, they made contact with the suspect. The release goes on to say he resisted, they struggled, and then […]

  • Do not buy pig ear treats or feed them to your dog, FDA and CDC warn

    ATLANTA – Consumers and retailers are being advised to avoid any pig ear treats, which authorities say could sicken people and their pets. The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control are working with state agencies to investigate 127 human cases of salmonellosis related to several types of salmonella with a suspected link to the pet treats, some of which originated from Argentina and Brazil. The CDC says people can get sick after handling the treats or caring for dogs that ate […]

  • CU study suggests women living near oil and gas wells are more likely to have children with heart defects

    DENVER — A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus hits on a heated debate in Colorado over oil and gas production. The highlights suggest mothers living in areas with the most intense levels of oil and gas well activity were about 40-70% more likely to have children with congenital heart defects. “This may be something people may want to consider in the decisions they are making,” said the study’s senior author Lisa McKenzie, PhD, MPH, of […]

  • Baby in good condition after being dropped off at Cañon City fire station

    CAÑON CITY, Colo. — A southern Colorado father dropped  off his newborn baby at a fire station Tuesday morning. The moment was a first for Cañon City and the 65th case in Colorado history. Lt.  Shane Roberts with the Cañon City Fire Department says a days-old baby boy was dropped off by a young man at one of the fire stations. “He said he had found the baby outside of his doorstep — just outside of his house — and […]

  • Aurora police chief speaks on operation targeting online child sex predators

    AURORA, Colo. — Thirty-eight alleged child sex predators were arrested in Aurora as part of a nationwide operation, the Aurora Police Department said Tuesday. The two-month operation called Operation Broken Heart was led by the U.S. Department of Justice and in Colorado by the Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The operation targeted people suspected of committing the following crimes: Producing, distributing, receiving or possessing child pornography Enticing children online for sex Sex trafficking of children Traveling across […]

  • Local chefs reflect on culinary icon’s life for Bourdain Day

    DENVER — June 25 would have been Anthony Bourdain’s 63rd birthday. Celebrity chefs Eric Ripert and José Andrés invited the world to share how they are celebrating Bourdain’s memory by sharing a post on social media and using the hashtag #BourdainDay. Bourdain was the host of “Parts Unknown” after a long career in the restaurant industry, a popular book and several other hit culinary shows. He took his own life last June after suffering with depression for years. John Hinman […]

  • 36 neglected horses arrive at Harmony Equine Center in Franktown

    FRANKTOWN, Colo. — Dozens of horses will get a second chance at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center. The horse rehab center in Franktown recently received 36 neglected horses from the Custer County Sheriff’s Office. The organization says it has received a total of 85 starved horses in the last two months. A spokeswoman for the organization, Maia Brusseau, calls the sudden influx unprecedented and says it is a reflection of the public’s intolerance and recognition of neglected horses. The […]

  • Restaurant Report Card: Food being held at unsafe temperatures a common problem

    DENVER — Each week, FOX31 and Channel 2 report on recent health inspections for restaurants in the Denver area. This week, we featured three locations in Denver. Two failed and one is a winner. Little India (Alamo Placita location) The restaurant failed with nine critical health code violation in April. The mistakes include: Inspector ordered food safety training for the operators and staff A large container blocked the hand sink Preparation hand sink did not have soap Inspector ordered 10 […]

  • Brighton man finds suspect after watching robbery on security camera

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — A high-definition security system helped one business owner in Brighton avoid a financial nightmare. The business and building owner says he took matters into his own hands after catching a suspected thief in the act. Mike Teater is the owner of an office building off of Highway 85 on Kuner Road. He says last week, he noticed a man on his security camera who appeared to be casing his building. He found it odd enough that it […]

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