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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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Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness will seek a council resolution affirming the city's commitment to diversity as the statehouse "religious freedom" controversy heats up. The Republican mayor says he hopes legislators won't just clarify but repeal the religious-freedom law, which...
Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne, left) and House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Republican legislative leaders are vowing to push through a bill clarifying that the newly-passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act will not...
House Republicans are still pondering whether to plunge ahead with a bill to replace the ISTEP exam. The Senate voted 46-3 for a bill which would abolish ISTEP after next year's test and replace it with something shorter and easier to grade in 2017. Speaker Brian Bosma (R-...
106 Hoosier students are competing at IUPUI today to represent Indiana at the National Geographic Bee. Students had to win the bee at their own school, then make the cut on a written test to reach the state final. At IUPUI, the fourth-through-eighth-graders answered eight...
Indiana's two racetrack casinos could hire live dealers to operate table games under a Senate proposal -- but not for six years. A Senate committee is expected to vote Monday on an attempt to finesse Governor Pence's reported opposition to live dealers at the racinos. By...
Gov. Mike Pence (WIBC.com file photo) Governor Pence is authorizing a needle exchange program in Scott County as part of an emergency declaration to control an outbreak of the virus that causes AIDS. Scott County has 79 HiV cases -- 16 times its usual total for a full year, and...
Small Claims Judges Bob Spear of Perry Township (left) and Myron Hockman of Decatur Township listen to testimony in a House committee hearing. (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) The clock is suddenly ticking on changes to Marion County's small claims courts. A Wall Street Journal...
Monica Kelsey (left) with Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Indiana fire stations and hospitals may implement drop boxes for abandoned newborns. A law passed in 2000 established hospitals and fire stations as "safe havens" where mothers could leave...
Indiana is on the brink of enacting a new energy efficiency plan to replace one repealed last year. The House has approved a bill requiring electric companies to submit plans every three years for how they'll encourage more efficient energy consumption. Utilities and Energy...