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. -- They're making a list and checking it twice. "In Jackson there are around 170 high risk sex offenders." Director Jeremy Buckelew said. The Tennessee Department of Corrections can conduct surprise… continue reading ›
JACKSON, Tenn. -- It is not a thief in the night, but one during the day. "It helps protect your property and helps catch the criminals," Lt. Mike Johnson with… continue reading ›
HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- Tragedy stuck Wednesday afternoon at a popular spot many people go to find peace. "I would not advise anyone to put a boat in there at all. It is very,… continue reading ›
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Four months after a Pre-K learning program was forced out of its original building, a final decision is made on where it will be located permanently. "Basically what… continue reading ›
PARIS, Tenn.-- A town with big fish to fry. "The World's Biggest Fish Fry," Josh Taylor said. Monday kicked off a week-long festival in Henry County bringing people from all over the… continue reading ›
DECATUR Co., Tenn -- Decatur County Schools will be closed Monday. School officials say flooding has caused electrical outages at Parson Elementary School and across the district. The aftercare program will also be closed as well. Stay with WBBJ for… continue reading ›
JACKSON, Tenn -- Generations of west Tennessee women came together Sunday to empower one another at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson. "We just want women to understand the power of connection… continue reading ›
JACKSON, Tenn-- Two Madison Academic High School students are out of class after a startling discovery in a car on campus. The Madison County Sheriff's Department confirms two juveniles at the school were… continue reading ›
JACKSON, Tenn -- Chick-fil-A hopes a new addition will soon have people pecking around. "This is really new for Chick-fil-A's in the mall because it's what we call an additional distribution… continue reading ›