With the flurry of internet news and the ability to have news at the tip of our fingers, a local TV reporter’s got to have a big mix of ability ,intelligence, personality and wit. Being the best local TV reporter on Long Island means beating out not just the LI competition but the big guys in Manhattan as well, and that takes something extra special. We bring you this year’s winners for Best Local TV Reporter on Long Island.
Long Islanders Voted Erin Colton of News 12 Long Island Best TV Reporter on Long Island!
1 Erin Colton, News 12 Long Island
When she isn’t doing the morning newscast, Colton is on the front lines chasing the big news du jour. Her biggest recent moment came while reporting live from Long Beach when Tropical Storm Irene hit. While standing just north of the boardwalk, she fell in the storm surge as it flooded the streets. The only part of her that wasn’t fully submerged was her hand, holding her microphone in the air to keep it from getting wet.
2 Carol Silva, News 12 Long Island
3 Kurt Semder, WLNY-TV 10/TV 55