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
  • Dumb Friends League offering adoption discounts after rescuing cats, dogs from Pueblo

    DENVER — Dozens of cats and dogs are sleeping at the Dumb Friends League Wednesday night. They are getting another chance at a good home. The trouble started shortly after Paws for Life took over the Pueblo Community Animal Shelter at the beginning of the year. But in a matter of months, a state investigation shows not only were animals dying, the situation wasn’t improving. City and county leaders cite a lack of proper veterinarian care, poor cleaning and maintenance, […]

  • More animals rescued from Pueblo shelter arrive in Denver

    DENVER — Dozens of additional animals made their way to Denver from  the embattled animal shelter in Pueblo Thursday night. MaxFund Animal Adoption Center’s manager says they did not leave a single pet behind. The animals are the latest rescued from the Pueblo Community Animal Shelter. On Wednesday, the shelter’s new operators, Paws for Life, gave up their license after only taking over in January of this year. City leaders slammed the shelter for several serious violations, including poor vet […]

  • Oregon teen with rare cancer comes to Denver to meet sports heroes

    DENVER — A Portland, Oregon teenager is visiting Denver to meet members of his favorite sports teams. Martin Howe, 18, has Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma. He was recently released from the hospital after doctors said they did not believe they could do anything else to help, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Howe is estimated to have about three weeks to live. When people in Denver heard Howe is a huge Broncos fan, they made things happen for the […]

  • Community collecting donations for Aurora homicide victim’s family

    AURORA, Colo. — Police are asking for the public’s help in a homicide investigation after a body was found last Wednesday during the blizzard. Police say the body was found just east of the Fitzsimons light rail station parking lot. On Tuesday, Aurora police identified the victim as 24-year-old Martin Galdamez. Police have not released a cause of death or any further details on the case. Members of the local El Salvadorian community say Galdamez was from the Central American […]

  • Increased detainees, virus outbreaks found at Aurora ICE Detention Center

    AURORA, Colo. — You wouldn’t know it from the outside but in just the last two-and-a-half months, the number of detainees inside the Aurora Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center has jumped by more than 60 percent. During a media tour of the facility on Monday, the Denver acting field director said the recent spike stems from a wave of asylum seekers at the border. Cameras were not allowed inside, but several top officials with the Geo Group and […]

  • Time winding down as Highlands Ranch teacher fights deportation

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — An emotional plea from a local school employee fighting deportation and running out of time. Anthony Wanjiru moved to the United States from Nairobi, Kenya in 2011. Earlier this month he learned his temporary work visa was not renewed and would have 30 days to leave the country. Last week we spoke with students at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch. That is where Wanjiru has been with the IT department for years. It’s where […]

  • Longmont teacher makes return trip as part of ‘Jeopardy!’ all-stars

    LONGMONT, Colo. — A Longmont teacher returned to “Jeopardy!” on Wednesday night. In early 2015, Jennifer Giles competed on the “Jeopardy!” teachers tournament and walked away the champion. “It was just very overwhelming. It was amazing,” she said. Four years later, the show recruited the third-grade teacher to compete in another major matchup: the All Star Games. It’s a first for the show in its 35-year history. In all, $1 million are up for grabs with six teams made up […]

  • Student journalist claims pushback after teacher strike coverage

    DENVER — Allegations of backlash coming from a Denver Public Schools student journalist. The high school senior says school leaders asked him to stop snapping photos from inside of his school during the teacher strike. Thomas Jefferson High student Joe McComb says he felt push back from substitute teachers and school administrators. He is part of the student journalism program. DPS limited access inside of schools during the teacher strike. Photos and videos form students were some of the only […]

  • Aurora woman discovers father is not related to her through DNA test

    AURORA, Colo. — Commercial DNA tests can open the window to a world of new information about family history. But that information isn’t always welcome and can have the potential to upend one’s life. Amber Malin of Aurora knows the power one test can have. About one year ago, she set out in search of answers after years of questions she could not ignore. “My dad has dark skin. My tias have dark skin and all my cousins the same. […]

  • Representative’s comments about lynching on MLK day raising questions

    A moment meant to highlight the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. raised questions Monday night. The controversy centered around what Republican Rep. Lori Saine said about the history lynching in America. On Friday, she spoke on the floor about a resolution commemorating MLK. “We are standing in the moral arc of history as we celebrate a reverend that changed history for all Americans. We have come a long way on that arc since that reconstruction when whites and […]

  • Women’s March returning to downtown Denver for third year

    DENVER — Less than one week from Sunday, a large crowd will gather for the third annual Women’s March in downtown Denver. The theme for this year’s march in Denver is “Listen, unite, act.” The first Women’s March happened on the same day of President Donald Trump’s first full day in office in January 2017. The event in Denver was one of dozens that took place around the world that day. The turnout stunned onlookers, including Regan Byrd from Denver. […]

  • ‘Christmas Mitzvah’ event contributes to 16 charities

    DENVER — To some, giving and faith intersect this time of year. Hundreds of people in Denver are celebrating ‘Christmas Mitzvah’. It’s a special tradition in the local Jewish community that uses this time of year to give back. The event is organized by Jewish Colorado. Volunteers helped 16 different organizations through their work today.  FOX31’s Erika Gonzales reports.

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