Eric English joined the ABC15 News team in the fall of 2008 as a multimedia journalist.
He came to KNXV from our West Palm Beach sister station, WPTV. Eric graduated from the University of Florida in 1998, and went to work for Florida's News Channel in Orlando, quickly setting himself apart as a premier news photographer.
He joined WPTV in 1999, where he covered some of the nation’s biggest news stories, from the elections problems of 2000 to the international custody battle over young Elian Gonzalez, to extensive hurricane coverage.
In 2003, Eric became an embedded videojournalist with the US Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was there as troops advanced into Iraq. He shot video and reported his own stories from the warzone for the Scripps networks. Eric was the first to broadcast images of captured Iraqi prisoners of war. For his work there, he won an Emmy Award for broadcasting excellence.
Eric was awarded another Emmy the same year for his work on a piece taking an in depth look at how families can prevent injury or even death by preparing and planning for a house fire. By having a plan of escape, and practicing that plan, fire officials say there’s and increased chance of escaping house and apartment fires unharmed.
Eric shoots, writes, edits and presents his own stories. He believes the future of news will involve a keyboard and a mouse instead of a remote control.
When not working, Eric enjoys training and participating in Triathlon events, landscape photography and long car rides with his dog, Mr. Charlie.