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Eric Berman

Eric Berman has been WIBC and Network Indiana's political reporter and statehouse bureau chief for two decades, and has covered the administrations of six governors. Eric began his radio career at WIOU in Kokomo, and worked at WOWO in Fort Wayne before joining WIBC in 1994. His work has earned numerous awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Indiana Broadcasters Association, United Press International, and the Associated Press, including the AP's Indiana Reporter of the Year award. He has been cited by Howey Politics Indiana as one of Indiana's most trusted political reporters. Eric was a semifinalist in the "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions in 1987, and has co-authored five trivia books with Lou Harry, including "Biggest Trivia Book Ever -- and That's a Fact!"

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The Indiana Supreme Court will issue the final word on whether school systems can legally discontinue bus service. Indy's Franklin Township Schools abandoned a short-lived attempt in 2011 to make parents pay for bus service after parents sued. A Marion Superior Court judge ruled...
Expect some extra security measures when you flock to the stores on Black Friday. The Indiana Department of Labor is reminding retailers to prepare in advance to make sure Friday's onslaught of shoppers doesn't turn into a stampede. Spokesman Bob Dittmer recommends putting up...
Senate President Pro Tem David Long is warning of far-reaching consequences if the government rejects Indiana's request to expand the Healthy Indiana Plan. Long and House Speaker Brian Bosma both accuse the Obama Administration of politicizing the debate over Indiana's proposal...
William Gholston (photo courtesy IMPD) The suspect in the August murder of a Ben Davis High School freshman could face the death penalty. William Gholston, 46, is accused of strangling 15-year-old Dominique Allen. The aspiring model's burned body was found August 31, hours after...
While Republicans denounce President Obama's planned executive order on immigration as a power grab, there's disagreement among legal experts on whether it's legal. Supporters argue Obama's plan to defer the possible deportation of five-million illegal immigrants falls within...
A daylong business conference in Fishers is celebrating failure. The first-ever Fail Fest gathered about 200 entrepreneurs and business leaders to urge them to forget Apollo 13: failure is an option. Better Retail LLC CEO Gerry Hays says what's not an option is to treat it as a...
House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis, center), wife Cheryl, and House Minority Leader Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City) kick off a donation drive for Indiana domestic-violence shelters. (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Indiana House members are collecting bedding and other...
Former State Senator Murray Clark has ruled out a run for mayor of Indianapolis next year. Clark says he got out of town after Greg Ballard's announcement he wouldn't seek reelection to discuss a possible campaign with his wife. He says he basically decided against it then, and...
Indiana Chamber president Kevin Brinegar (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Property taxes, highway funding and education top the Indiana Chamber's lobbying agenda for the upcoming legislative session. President Kevin Brinegar says abolishing the business personal property tax...