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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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