Erica Gonzalez is a Senior Advisor at the New York City Council. Gonzalez works to find new and innovative ways for the Council to interact with the public and to enhance overall engagement with New Yorkers.

For seven years, Gonzalez served at El Diario/La Prensa, first as its Opinion Page Editor, then as Executive Editor. While there, she wrote hundreds of hard-hitting editorials on policy issues such as criminal justice and immigration reform, and led the paper’s groundbreaking multimedia project, “Sept. 11 – the Latino Experience.” Gonzalez has received two awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications.

Her professional experience includes working as Director of Communications for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs under the Bloomberg Administration and a stint reporting at the New York Post.  

Gonzalez regularly represented El Diario-la Prensa on media panels and has appeared on CNN and Fox 5’s Good Day Street Talk.

Erica is the daughter of a retired NYPD lieutenant, and a caregiver. She graduated from Brooklyn Tech H.S. and earned her degrees in political science and journalism from Syracuse University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Erica Gonzalez is on the board of the Women's Media Center.  

Follow Gonzalez on Twitter @EG10029