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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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(WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Indiana politicians past and present have said their final goodbyes to former Governor Edgar Whitcomb at a statehouse memorial service. Governor Pence says Whitcomb lived "a life of courage, service and adventure." The future governor left Indiana...
House Minority Leader Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City) (WIBC,com file photo: Eric Berman) House Democrats say the closing of Carrier plants in Indy and Huntington shows Republicans have gotten the economy wrong. Minority Leader Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City) argues the move of 2,...
As legislators tinker with road funding plans, mass transit advocates say not to forget them. Kim Irwin with the Indiana Citizens' Alliance for Transit says buses, rail and even bike trails and greenways are part of infrastructure too -- and they're the kind of infrastructure...
Supporters of a tax hike on gas and cigarettes to pay for road repairs have a sales job ahead in the Senate. House Republicans acknowledge skepticism within the GOP about tax hikes. Leaders told a Senate committee their bill follows conservative principles by paying for services...
The dispute over Congressman Todd Young's petition signatures could lead to a change in Indiana's ballot access laws. Since at least 1986, candidates for U.S. Senate, governor, or president must collect 500 signatures in each of Indiana's nine congressional districts. Senate...
The lobbying battle over Sudafed is now pitting drugstores against individual pharmacists. CVS sat out the Senate debate over a bill requiring pharmacists to quiz Sudafed buyers before giving them the drug. But with the bill advancing to the House, lobbyist Heather Willey told...
Eric Holcomb's nomination as lieutenant governor shakes up both the governor's race and the U.S. Senate race. Holcomb was campaigning for the Senate nomination is late as Saturday. But he accepted Governor Pence's offer of the lieutenant governorship on Sunday, and withdrew from...
Legislators are trying to set rules for who can view dashboard and body camera videos of police. The House approved Hartford City Republican Kevin Mahan's bill requiring people to show why dash-cam videos should be released. But Mahan says he's fine with a Senate proposal to...
Democrats are trying to end Republican Congressman Todd Young's Senate campaign before it begins. Senate candidates must gather 500 signatures in each of Indiana's nine congressional districts. Democrats contend Young miscounted signatures in the First District in northwest...