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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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Indiana economic development officials aren't saying much about the decision to end a national public relations contract ahead of schedule. When Indiana hired Washington-based Porter Novelli to assess and repair damage from the religious-freedom debate, the five-month contract...
Indiana drivers are discovering legislators were serious about a new law ordering you not to block the left lane. State Police spokesman Todd Ringle estimates troopers have handed out more than 100 warnings in six days for staying in the left lane with other cars behind you. He...
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INDOT is experimenting with speed limits which vary depending on the traffic. INDOT is patching and resurfacing a 10-mile stretch of I-65 between Edinburgh and Franklin. It's putting in new digital speed limit signs starting a few miles ahead of the work zone on either side, and...
Indianapolis will find out by next week whether it's choosing from two candidates for mayor or three. Supporters filed more than enough signatures last week to put Ten Point Coalition founder Charles Harrison on the ballot as an independent. But there's a two-step process to...
Wayne Townsend, the Democratic nominee for governor in 1984, has died at age 89. Townsend was elected to the state Senate in 1976 and served two terms -- in his first year in the Senate, he cast the deciding vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The Hartford City Democrat...
Indiana's Supreme Court is considering whether Indiana's attempt to ban synthetic drugs like Spice is specific enough. Legislators have tried to keep pace with ever-shifting formulas for bath salts by letting the Board of Pharmacy pass emergency rules adding drugs to the list...
220 new laws took effect in Indiana at the stroke of midnight. Today marks the first day for the new state budget, and for Indiana's controversial religious-freedom law, as well as the companion law declaring it doesn't authorize discrimination. But it's also the effective date...
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