Eric Weisfeld

Eric Weisfeld

Evening Anchor

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: Live roaches, flies and dead bugs at doughnut shop; Italian eatery gets perfect score

  Suspect Search: One claims she’s a single mother, stole for her children

  Restaurant Scorecard: Not alerting customers to raw fish got one restaurant into trouble

  Suspect Search: A phone call, a break-in and text messages that just wouldn’t stop

  Restaurant Scorecard: Moldy cheese found; employee didn’t wash hands after handling raw eggs

  Suspect Search: Cocaine, LSD. Two suspects, each are charged with failure to appear to answer drug charges

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors uncover drain flies, a strainer used as a drain trap

Suspect Search: Authorities say a Facebook call ended with a victim’s front door being knocked in

  Restaurant Scorecard: Improper temperatures for sushi items at one eatery; a perfect score at another

  Suspect Search: Authorities say a thief broke into a home and stole the loot while it was all recorded

  Restaurant Scorecard: Scooping up rusted cans of food and an accumulation of milk splash

  Suspect Search: One suspect’s words turned violent, another is accused of shoplifting

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors find foods stored uncovered, a lot of grease build-up

  Suspect Search: One suspect stole right from the register, another used his pants to cover up the crime

  Restaurant Scorecard: No hand washing after handling raw meat at one eatery, flies in kitchen at another

  Suspect Search: One accused of selling victim’s identity, another had evidence all over her face

Restaurant Scorecard: Build up, mold, handling meat with bare hands lead to very low score

  Suspect Search: Police say one suspect filled up then fled, another is accused of harassment

  Restaurant Scorecard: Food with past due dates, dirt and debris found near equipment

  Suspect Search: Man accused of punching woman, another suspect wanted for forgery

  Restaurant Scorecard: Bathroom cleaner stored with food at one eatery; new breakfast place comes to town

  Suspect Search: Robbery suspect on the run, another faces domestic violence charges

  Restaurant Scorecard: Roaches in one restaurant, flies in another

  Suspect Search: Man accused of cashing a fraudulent check

  Restaurant Scorecard: Live roaches in one eatery’s kitchen; pizza joint is perfect

  Suspect Search: Traffic stop for a suspended tag turns into more, police say

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors uncover build up on blend, dirty towels on work spaces

Suspect Search: Two similar cases where words turn violent

  Restaurant Scorecard: Two restaurants, one similar violation

Suspect Search: Woman claims man broke his cast while beating her