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

  Hey Eric Do My Job! Waiting tables at The Ole’ Irish Pub

Hey Eric Do My Job!: Taking time to cook burritos

Suspect Search: Two men accused of hitting women on the run

  Suspect Search: One accused in child sex crime, another wanted after restaurant scam

  Suspect Search: Arson suspect on the run after fight leads to flames

  Suspect Search: Traffic stop leads to drug charges; man wanted for domestic violence

  Suspect Search: One accused of hitting woman, another suspected of threatening woman

  Suspect Search: Man accused in assault that sent victim to the hospital

  Suspect Search: Man accused of throwing cement block, hitting victim in face

  Suspect Search: Police try to track down two men accused of hurting women

  Suspect Search: Police try to track down pair wanted in car break-in

  Suspect Search: One man accused of breaking into home, another wanted for drug possession

Suspect Search: Man accused of exposing himself at Socastee Library

  Suspect Search: Man accused of making off with three TVs, brand new sound system

  Suspect Search: One suspect charged with assault, another accused of stealing, concealing items

  Suspect Search: Police say one suspect bought a car with ‘movie money’

Suspect Search: One suspect is accused of choking his victim until she passed out

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors uncover mildew build-up, dirty wiping cloths

  Suspect Search: Police seek two wanted on drug charges

  Restaurant Scorecard: Hair in cornstarch, cutting board with raw chicken fat lead to very low score

  Suspect Search: Authorities say one suspect wanted drugs and was willing to get violent

  Restaurant Scorecard: Rodent droppings, evidence of rodent nesting found at Conway restaurant

  Suspect Search: Two men wanted in separate harassment cases

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors find expired food at two Myrtle Beach restaurants

Suspect Search: One suspect charged with stealing items money can’t replace

  Restaurant Scorecard: Pub found with grease, grime, and debris; four eateries get perfect scores

  Suspect Search: Victim says suspect decided to play golf with her car

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors discover dough on a shelf with dried blood

  Suspect Search: One man accused of beating his victim with a piece of wood

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors uncover dirty dishware, silverware along with mildew-filled walls