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Eric Eckstrom

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For me, the field of journalism is a sanctuary for that curiosity, and a place to explore it while serving others.

Curiosity is the engine that has driven my personal and professional identity for the better part of my life. For me, the field of journalism is a sanctuary for that curiosity, and a place to explore it while serving others.

Prior to joining WYMT, I reported for a television station in Nairobi, Kenya, during the country’s 2013 presidential election. During that time, I filmed a documentary with the National Museum of Kenya on a nearly extinct ethnic community in east Africa.

I have a Master’s of Science in Journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University, with an emphasis on broadcast media and videography .

Before becoming a journalist, I was a practicing entertainment and media attorney, with my own firm in Royal Oak, Michigan. My interest in American jurisprudence serves me every day as a reporter, and I continue to be an active member of the State bar of Michigan.

I studied law at the City University of New York and philosophy at Syracuse University, where I earned a Juris Doctorate and a Bachelor of Arts, respectively. I’ll admit to being a bit of a nerd when it comes to philosophy, but examining questions concerning our very existence has always been a source of wonderment and fascination.

I was born and raised near Detroit, Michigan. Having also lived and worked across the United States and overseas, I have learned to appreciate the vast diversity of our world and see beauty everywhere I go.

It is my honor to serve as a reporter for WYMT. Eastern Kentucky is an area rich in stories, with a culture and attitude that makes me proud to live here.

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