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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.

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Recent Articles
  • Local jazz, blues musicians to host benefit concert for victims of Australian wildfires

    DENVER — Dozens of local jazz and blues artist are coming together to hold the “Australian Wildfire Benefit Concert.” The event takes place next month in Lower Downtown Denver. The idea came from Colorado native and local Jazz musician James Speiser. He had plans to travel to Australia to tour with a musician friend. Those plans changed as the wildfires continued to rage. Speiser says he has put on several benefit concerts in the past for homelessness and muscular dystrophy. […]

  • Colorado family returns home from Puerto Rico after powerful earthquake

    DENVER — A picture-perfect trip on the island of Puerto Rico took a terrifying turn for one Colorado family. They were on the southern city of Salinas when an earthquake struck Tuesday morning. “It was about 4:20 a.m. I was in the shower. I was just getting out and all of a sudden the light went (out) and then you can hear the house just moving,” recalled Evelyn Cartagena-Meyer. She was born and raised on the island but now calls […]

  • Littleton residents worry for sister-city friends impacted by wildfires in Australia

    LITTLETON, Colo. — A park in downtown Littleton represents the decades-long friendship with the small Australian town called Bega, located about 5 hours south of Sydney. The sister city agreement between Littleton and Bega began in 1961. “The people are just amazing. They are the warmest people you would ever meet,” said Mary Recht. She’s the president for the Bega Littleton Sister City Exchange. Jan Brosseau is the former program president. For both Coloradans, seeing the fires ruin a place […]

  • Advocacy group pushing for IVF insurance coverage in Colorado

    DENVER — Infertility impacts millions of couples in the U.S. according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The cost of treating the problem and starting a family is too high for too many. At least that’s what a new, local women’s advocacy group argues. A group of women recently launched Colorado Fertility Advocates (CFA). They are hoping to raise awareness about struggles related to infertility and promote insurance coverage for treatment. According to a 2016 study, on average, one […]

  • Douglas County principal speaks out on often-overlooked homelessness problem

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — The holiday season can be rough for those without a home, especially for a child. It’s especially true for a homeless child living in one of the country’s most affluent areas. A principal at a Douglas County school hopes the spirit of giving doesn’t end the day after Christmas. “You have to look at student in the eyes and you know they need a lot of help,” said Sedalia Elementary School principal Jeff Johnson. He says […]

  • Parents of Micah Tice, who died at Rocky Mountain National Park, push for military rescues on federal lands

    The Las Vegas parents of a U.S. Air Force Academy cadet candidate who died while hiking at Rocky Mountain National Park are working with lawmakers to change existing search and rescue laws. Since the death of their 20-year-old son, Micah, Benjamin and Janice Tice say they want to change the way search and rescues are carried out — “that the military become the first point of contact for search and rescue for federally managed land,” Benjamin Tice said. In an […]

  • 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 […]

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