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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 the 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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The State Board of Accounts is seeking a legislative fix for a funding crunch that's prompted the agency to put off audits of smaller governmental units. The state's external audit agency has seen a 20% cut in its budget from peak levels. But State Examiner Paul Joyce says a...
Governor Pence says he expects the lease of the Indiana Toll Road to a private operator to continue, even if the identity of that operator changes. The 75-year lease of the Toll Road to a Spanish-Australian consortium allows the state to reclaim control of the road if the...
Gov. Mike Pence (WIBC.com file photo) Governor Pence says he'll roll out his legislative agenda sometime between Election Day and New Year's. But he's praising the priorities laid out by fellow Republicans in the House. Pence says advisers are still crafting his proposed two-...
House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) (WIBC.com file photo: Eric Berman) House Republicans say they'll seek to beef up education funding while maintaining a balanced budget in next year's legislative session. Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) says final funding proposals...
(WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) State and federal offices are closed today for Columbus Day -- one of the few visible reminders of what used to be a more prominent holiday. Christopher Columbus has faced a backlash over the last 20 years, with Native American groups and others...
Former Pacers All-Star Detlef Schrempf (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) The seafood industry and health researchers are launching a monthlong push to get Indianapolis to eat more fish. The USDA says you should eat two servings of fish a week, but eight out of 10 people don't --...
Gov. Mike Pence (center) and First Lady Karen Pence receive their flu shots at the Indiana Government Center. (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Health officials say Indiana is prepared for the possibility of a case of Ebola virus. Indiana State Department of Health chief medical...
Indiana farmers' biggest cash crops now include not just corn and soybeans, but energy. Indiana Farm Bureau president Don Villwock says ethanol now accounts for 40-percent of Hoosier farmers' corn production. And he says other forms of renewable energy benefit farmers as well...
Gary's riverboat casinos are scaling back their longstanding plea to move to the city's downtown. The Majestic Star casinos have argued for years for legislators to relax the requirement that casinos be on Lake Michigan or the Ohio River, and allow them to move to a busier...