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Ms. Erin Colton


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Erin Colton is a New York Emmy Award-winning reporter for News 12 Long Island. She joined the team in 2004 after graduating with a degree in Sports Broadcast Journalism from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. Erin began her career as a production assistant and rose up the ladder, becoming a writer, a producer, a sports anchor, and reporter. A native Long Islander, Erin is a tremendous sports fan and 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. She followed his journey up to Lake Placid, where he achieved his goal of finishing an Ironman competition. Her favorite thing to hear from people when she's covering stories in the field is "Hey! I wake up to you every morning!" When Erin 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.

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