Erin Colton is a New York Emmy Award-winning reporter for News 12 Long Island. She joined the team in in May of 2004 after graduating from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. Colton began her career as a production assistant and progressed up the ladder, becoming a writer, a producer and then a sports anchor and reporter.
A native Long Islander, Colton 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, Colton coaches a girls’ youth basketball team.
Colton 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. Colton followed his journey up to Lake Placid, where he achieved his goal by finishing an Ironman competition.
Colton's favorite thing to hear when she's covering stories in the field is "Hey! I wake up to you every morning!"
When Colton isn't waking up at 2 a.m. to tell Long Islanders the news, she enjoys coaching, sports, eating Fruit Loops and going to Fire Island.