New York Emmy Award-winning reporter Erin Colton joined News 12 Long Island in May of 2004 after graduating from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. Erin began her career as a production assistant and progressed up the ladder, becoming a writer, a producer and then a sports anchor and reporter. Erin is now the Morning Reporter at News 12 Long Island.
A native Long Islander, Erin is a tremendous sports fan as well as a dedicated athlete herself, having played on the varsity basketball, tennis and lacrosse teams for the Wantagh Warriors of Wantagh High School. Currently, Erin coaches a girls youth basketball team.
Erin won a 2010 New York Emmy Award in the category of Sports Coverage: Series, for her series entitled Iron Inspiration, which told the story of a Long Island man who overcame drug and alcohol addiction by training for triathlons. Erin followed his journey up to Lake Placid, where he achieved his goal by finishing an Ironman competition.
Erin's favorite thing to hear when she's covering stories in the field is "Hey! I wake up to you every morning!"
When Erin isn't waking up at 3 o'clock in the morning to tell Long Islanders the news, she enjoys coaching, sports, reading and spending time outdoors.