Erin Billups has been NY1's Health Reporter since February 2013. She was previously the first reporter in Time Warner Cable's Washington D.C. Bureau, which launched in July 2011. In her time in D.C., she covered President Obama's announcement of the end of the Iraq War and U.S. Supreme Court arguments on cases ranging from immigration reform to health care reform.
Prior to working in Washington, Billups kept tabs on the ups and downs of the David Paterson administration and the transition to the Andrew Cuomo administration as NY1’s Albany Bureau Reporter. The end of her stint in Albany coincided with the historic passage of the controversial same-sex marriage bill in 2011.
Before working for NY1, Billups was the political reporter for Time Warner Cable's YNN news channels in upstate New York, and the YNN political show Capital Tonight. On her first day on the job, news broke of the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal. Throughout her tenure with YNN she covered the ins and outs of state government from the budget process, to the Senate Coup in the summer of 2009, to happenings on the campaign trail.
Billups began her career with Time Warner Cable as YNN Albany's morning reporter. Prior to that she was a general assignment reporter in Elmira-Corning at the ABC affiliate WENY-TV, where she covered the health beat.
Her broadcasting career began with an internship at YNN's Albany station. Her interest in politics grew following an internship with the New York Network, where she covered numerous state government stories in the capitol.
Originally from Hollis, Queens, Billups moved to Albany to attend the State University at Albany where she received her Bachelor of Arts.