Delia Gonçalves is a 3-time Emmy award winning reporter and anchor. A powerful storyteller and change-maker, Delia is passionate about telling stories at the heart of the community, uncovering inequities and holding the powerful accountable. Her reporting has sparked action by elected leaders and agencies and change in legislation.
Delia first joined the WUSA9 team in June 2010. She got her first break in the business right here in Washington at the U.S. Senate Radio-TV Gallery and at NBC Network News. She then left D.C. to pursue her on-camera reporting endeavors which took her back to her native New England.
Delia spent five years crisscrossing the region, working at several stations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. During that time, she had the privilege of covering several national stories including the Station Nightclub fire in Rhode Island and the historic vote on gay marriage in Boston – the first vote of its kind in the country.
Before returning to the nation's capital, Delia spent four years in Baltimore where she was named Baltimore's Best Reporter in 2009. Among her most memorable stories in Charm City, Delia's profile of a woman and her daughter living in a home with no electricity or running water got them in a safe shelter.
Her reporting on the homeless in DC has helped people get off the streets and reunite families. A 3-year investigation into the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs led to legislation that broke up the agency. Her reporting on dangerous conditions in a DC public housing complex led to corrective action from city agencies.
Delia is a first-generation Cape Verdean-American born in New Bedford, Massachusetts to immigrant parents who taught her the invaluable lessons of faith, hard work and perseverance. She now lives in D.C. with her husband and three daughters.