🌐 Belleville, Illinois
Fort Collins, Colorado
Eric Schmid has interned for Fox News Channel, AccuWeather as a Dow Jones News Fund Digital Media Intern and WSHU Public Radio. He covered governments in Nassau and Suffolk counties, environmental issues and other general assignments as a News Fellow at WSHU’s Long Island News Bureau. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stony Brook University last May as one of the journalism school co-valedictorians.
Community reporting in the Metro East area in Illinois
Eric will cover the Metro East area in Illinois to develop strong insights and knowledge about issues specific to the area, including economics, education and politics. He will produce radio reports, web features and multimedia reports specific to Metro East issues and news. For example, while St. Louis Public Radio has developed a strong reputation for providing important information about ballot issues in Missouri, it has never been able to develop a similar depth of coverage and knowledge for our Illinois constituents. This could be an area of focus. St. Louis Public Radio will provide training about news, production and relevant issues the reporter might be asked to cover.