Eric Weisfeld

Packing up and moving to Myrtle Beach in March of 2016 was a short trip for Eric Weisfeld. Having previously spent five years as the weeknight Anchor at a station in Columbia, SC, Eric felt it was time to head to the beach and the professional team at WMBF News provided the logical fit. Eric’s career began about 25 years ago in the small town of Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He was hired as a producer at WWAG (TV-43) and ultimately became the station’s main evening anchor. It was during his tenure as anchor there that the station received the award “Best Low Power Station in the Country.” Next it was off to Evansville, Indiana where Eric anchored the news at WEHT. He then spent a few years at a station in Raleigh, North Carolina (WLFL) where he served as an anchor and also launched the investigative unit. He produced and hosted a documentary about troubled youth (“Scared Straight in the Triangle”) that received an Edward R. Murrow Regional Award. He was first introduced to hurricanes while in North Carolina, covering Hurricane Bonnie from the Outer Banks. Eric was fortunate enough to return to his hometown of Indianapolis in 2000 where for seven years he anchored the news and was an investigative reporter at RTV6. It was during his stint in Indy that he spent weeks in New York following the September 11 terror attacks. In fact, he was the first Indy anchor to report live from New York City the morning following the attacks. Eric also anchored the news in sunny Southwest Florida where he woke viewers up at WBBH and WZVN (sister stations) in Fort Myers. Eric graduated from Indiana University’s School of Journalism with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and Speech Communications. When Eric is not anchoring the news you’ll probably find him renovating his home, or exploring the area’s amazing beaches. “I am honored to be a part of the WMBF News team that brings you live, local, late breaking news each and every day,” Eric says.

Recent Articles by Eric

Restaurant Scorecard: Thirteen-day old steak found discolored, slimy and with an odor; A sweet treat for smoothie fans

Suspect Search:Two suspects, each charged with assault and battery and each are on the loose

Restaurant Scorecard: Local diner receives perfect score; chicken wings in buckets that were two days old found at another eatery

Restaurant Scorecard: Black buildup, and meat thawing in a sink; Plus a near perfect score

Suspect Search: Man charged with assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct and woman charged with stealing baby formula

Suspect Search: Shots fired call; police don’t buy the ‘I only had one beer’ story

Restaurant Scorecard: Fish thawing inappropriately, food buildup and two perfect scores

Suspect Search: Thief wanted for stealing from a home, another accused of trying to take a surveillance camera

Hanukkah: The meaning behind the festival of lights

Restaurant Scorecard: Uncooked chicken thawing next to dirty dishes and grease buildup in several areas

Suspect Search: A father-son duo charged with beating a man and making death threats

Restaurant Scorecard: Food build-up at one eatery, perfect score for cookie dough concoction

Suspect Search: Two women each charged with neglect of a child and each on the loose

Restaurant Scorecard: Thawed blood found, bugs discovered and it’s sunny side down for a local favorite

Suspect Search: Two suspects charged with stealing cash and a phone a third with assault

Restaurant Scorecard: Bugs in the cooler at one eatery, improper temperatures at another

Restaurant Scorecard: Ice buildup, uncovered food, plus two new restaurants

Suspect Search: Shoplifting charges lead to additional counts; One behind bars for four finger discount

Restaurant Scorecard: Mold, Slime, Odors. Plus a new restaurant is open, and we have a perfect score.

Restaurant Scorecard: Bugs, larvae, and slime in the ice machine; Plus, a new type of restaurant coming to Myrtle Beach