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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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Much of the history of postwar presidential politics has revolved around the South’s attempts to get presidential nominees of its liking. 2016 is the region’s greatest and most overlooked success. The frontloaded primary calendar is a pattern begun by South Carolina Republicans...
Attorney General Greg Zoeller (right) with U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) State and federal authorities want businesses on their guard for forced prostitution as race fans pour into Indianapolis for the 500. IndyGo buses and billboards around Speedway...
Sue Ellspermann (wibc.com photo: Eric Berman) As expected, former Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann will be Ivy Tech's new president. Ivy Tech's board approved Ellspermann's selection unanimously, two months after she resigned as lieutenant governor to seek the job. She calls...
The world's largest pharmaceutical company is blocking the use of its drugs for executions. But it's unclear how that will affect Indiana. Pfizer was the last FDA-approved drugmaker which still sold the chemicals used for lethal injection. That's the only execution method...
A new directive to schools from the Obama Administration to accommodate transgender students isn't actually all that new. Indiana School Boards Association attorney Lisa Tanselle says the government told schools two years ago to honor the bathroom and locker room preferences of...
(WIBC.com file photo: RTV6) Marion County's sheriff is endorsing Mayor Joe Hogsett's call for a new jail. John Layton says the county needs a new jail not only to relieve overcrowding, but to allow more program space for inmates. He says the jail has 84 separate programs aimed...
Two Indiana representatives' bills to fight opioid drug addiction have passed the House and are headed for the Senate. The House expects to finish work this week on 18 bills tackling different aspects of the opioid epidemic. It's already approved on a voice vote Congressman...
Environmental advocates outside Sen. Joe Donnelly's Indianapolis office. (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Environmental groups are rallying to defend a two-year-old federal rule for the disposal of coal ash. Senators John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia)...
Governor Pence is kicking off his reelection campaign with a four-day bus tour of Indiana, and a direct attack on Democratic nominee John Gregg. Pence told Republicans last year he was prepared to fight for a second term, after refusing to run negative ads four years ago. In...