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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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The growing use of body cameras to record police activity is creating new legal questions of how much of that video should be released to the public. Indiana public access counselor Luke Britt says police now have discretion whether to release video footage. Hoosier State Press...
Indy Metro Police say warnings of counterfeit tickets for Notre Dame's football season opener next week are a break from the norm. Notre Dame's athletic department says phony tickets for the Fighting Irish aren't uncommon, but says this year's reports have been earlier and more...
A weekend celebration in Iran of the country's latest generation of missiles is further enraging opponents of a nuclear deal with Iran. The short-range ballistic missiles aren't covered by the proposed deal, though they do violate a United Nations resolution. Iran's president...
Indiana prosecutors are urging legislators to dial back a two-year-old loosening of drug sentences. Until 2013, drug dealing in Indiana carried six-to-20 years in prison, and under some circumstances could carry as much as 50. A top-to-bottom revision of the criminal code rolled...
Wendell Willkie (photo: The Indiana Historical Society) Donald Trump would be the first presidential nominee with no political or military experience since the last Hoosier nominee. Elwood native Wendell Willkie was a utility executive who'd gained national prominence through...
The Indiana State Fair has wrapped up its 17-day run, with a 5% drop in attendance. The fair drew about 907,000 visitors, about 7% below the record set in 2013. It's the third-lowest figure since the fair expanded to 17 days in 2009. One of the two lower years was 2011, when the...
The chairman of one of the most powerful committees at the statehouse won't run for a sixth term next year. House Public Policy Chairman Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) says Republicans have talked to him about other offices, and doesn't rule it out in the future. But he says it's time...
Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's sentencing date on child porn charges hasn't been set yet, but the sentence he receives will be largely dictated by federal sentencing guidelines. Federal courts use a grid to determine sentences. Each crime is assigned a level, and the sentencing...
In the space of 10 days this month, Democrats went from a three-way battle for the nomination for governor to a single candidate. The withdrawals of state school superintendent Glenda Ritz and Portage Senator Karen Tallian leave 2012 nominee John Gregg as last Democrat standing...