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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.


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