Eric joined WBBJ as a multimedia journalist in June 2016. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, where he attended a performing arts high school. At an early age, Eric found a love for storytelling and talking. He found journalism to be his avenue to express that.
Eric PerryEric graduated from Hampton University in 2016 with a major in broadcast journalism and a minor in theater performance.
At Hampton, Eric was a producer, anchor and reporter for the student-run WHOV-TV News. Eric was also the executive producer for the daily news radio segment that aired on 88.1 WHOV-FM.
Eric has interned at several places including WMAR in Baltimore, Md., WTKR in Norfolk, Va., and in Washington at the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire.
Eric is excited to call Tennessee his new home!
If you have any story ideas for Eric, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with him on twitter @WBBJ7EricP.
JACKSON, Tenn. -- After two homicides in the Hub City within two days, there so far have been no arrests. Thursday marks one week since 21-year-old Michael Harris was gunned down… continue reading ›
HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- An overturned delivery truck had traffic backed up for miles and miles Wednesday morning as the Tennessee Highway Patrol worked to clean up the wreckage. The crash brought… continue reading ›
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Officials say Madison County has not raised taxes since 1992. That changed on Monday. In a 17-7 vote, the Madison County Commission voted to raise property taxes 30… continue reading ›
TRENTON, Tenn. -- Braxton Edwards appeared Wednesday before a Gibson County judge, not in person but via Skype. Edwards, 21, is charged with murder in the 2016 death of 5-month-old Maxyn Killingsworth. "Mr. Edwards, you… continue reading ›
JACKSON, Tenn. -- The third and final vote needed to seal the deal between Madison County and the city of Jackson has been made. "We felt like we did the right thing, and… continue reading ›
JACKSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Jackson County rescue teams are still searching for a 73-year-old grandmother after 40 people were trapped Wednesday at Cummins Falls State Park. It happened around 1 p.m. after… continue reading ›
CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. -- Residents in Carroll County along Highway 70 woke up to damages Thursday morning after a powerful storm ripped through the Cedar Grove community Wednesday evening. Residents believed… continue reading ›
MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Madison County Budget Committee met once again Wednesday trying desperately to find $6 million. "The city tried to make this about school funding — it's not about school funding," County… continue reading ›