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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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Picketers outside the Marion VA hospital (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Workers at Marion's VA hospital are on their guard against a possible attempt to phase out those centers. A 15-member commission assigned to recommend ways to improve the VA doesn't even submit its report...
Gov. Mike Pence (WIBC.com file photo: Eric Berman) Governor Pence says the arrest of a Brownsburg teenager on terror charges ia a reminder no place is immune. Federal authorities arrested 18-year-old Akram Musleh on Tuesday as he was about to board a bus for New York -- the FBI...
Indiana's been pushing high school students to plan on going to college. But that's not the group that most needs convincing. The Commission for Higher Education has frequently trumpeted a goal of raising the percentage of Hoosiers with college degrees to 60% by 2020. The...
(WIBC.com file photo: RTV6) An Indianapolis Democrat is challenging fellow legislators to tighten Indiana's gun laws -- though he's already predicting they won't. Representative Ed DeLaney says the Charlestown man arrested with three guns on his way to a Los Angeles gay pride...
An annual study of children's well-being shows Indiana moving up a couple of notches, but still in the bottom half of states. The Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks the 50 states based on 16 measures of health, education, economics, and family and community. Indiana moved up two...
EmployIndy CEO Angie Carr Klitsch (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Indy is shifting the focus of the nonprofit agency which coordinates job training efforts. EmployIndy plans to concentrate on the hardcore unemployed -- those who are still out of work even with the jobless rate...
Indiana's education and workforce leaders say the state's making progress in lining up what students study in school with where the best jobs will be when they're through. Workforce Development Commissioner Steven Braun says his department has projections for what the demand...
Democratic governor nominee John Gregg and state school superintendent Glenda Ritz are proposing to narrow Indiana's school voucher program, and use the savings to help fund universal preschool. Gregg and Ritz separately announced in the last several days they'll push for state-...
Indy Metro Police are moving to a year-round policing strategy instead of shifting gears for summer. Normally, IMPD realigns its resources in summer in anticipation of the rise in crime which accompanies the rise in temperatures. Chief Troy Riggs says the department's move to...