Erica Byfield is an Emmy® Award-winning reporter for NBC 4 New York, appearing weekdays at 4 PM, 5 PM and 6 PM.
Byfield’s commitment to journalistic excellence has been recognized with three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for investigative reporting and team coverage of the 2017 Tribeca terrorist attack. Additionally, Byfield was awarded an Emmy as part of NBC 4 New York’s team coverage of the 2016 Chelsea bombing investigation. She was also named an IRE medal finalist.
Prior to joining NBC 4 New York in 2016, Byfield spent six years with WSB-TV in Atlanta where she served as an investigative reporter. She joined WSB-TV following service at CBS affiliate KMOV-TV, where she won a Mid America Emmy for her coverage of local crime. Byfield also spent two years as a general assignment reporter with KFVS-TV in Southwest Missouri.
Byfield is a 2005 graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia, where she received a Bachelor's of Journalism degree. She also worked at KOMU as a reporter and fill-in anchor during her time at MIZZOU. Byfield later earned a Master's Degree in Communications and Leadership from Gonzaga University.
An active runner, Byfield completed her first New York City Marathon in 2017. She also loves to travel and speaks fluent Spanish.
Byfield is married and lives in Manhattan.