Ilana Gold joined the news team as a general assignment reporter in December 2011. Her main emphasis is covering public safety across the state and the City of Waterbury.
Prior to her position at NBC Connecticut, she worked for KOAT in Albuquerque, New Mexico for four years, where she focused on crime issues. She was the lead reporter on many stories that garnered national attention, from workplace shootings, to wildfires. Before New Mexico, Ilana was a general assignment reporter in Spokane, Washington and received an Emmy nomination for storm coverage.
She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a bachelor's degree in economics from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. While in Missouri, she helped oversee undergraduate broadcast journalism classes, and developed her fact-finding and research skills by working as a research assistant for Investigative Reporter and Editors (IRE).
Ilana is a native of Denver, Colorado, and this is her first time living on the East Coast.
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