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

  Suspect Search: Man accused of check fraud, another suspected of making good on a violent promise

  Restaurant Scorecard: Gloves were no where to be found in one business, inspectors say

  Suspect Search: A man accused of cutting a woman and another seen going through a victim’s dresser

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors uncover bugs, flies, grease, grime at Horry County restaurants

  Suspect Search: Authorities try to track down a suspected car thief and an absconder

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors visit one property but hand out two low scores

  Suspect Search: Storage facility burglary suspect and a man accused of not paying his cab fare

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors uncover dirty knives, standing water in popular restaurant

  Suspect Search: A woman charged with hit and run, another accused of shoplifting steaks

  Restaurant Scorecard: Food improperly thawed; ready-to-eat foods stored uncovered

  Suspect Search: False identity results in a drug bust; makings of a great lunch but you have to pay for it

  Restaurant Scorecard: 2 restaurants receive lowest scores WMBF News has ever reported

  Suspect Search: Stealing leads to a high-speed chase; another suspect’s tattoo may be his downfall

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors uncover mice droppings in two restaurants

  Suspect Search: Alleged credit card thief goes on shopping spree, stalking suspect on the loose

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors discover dead pests, meat resting in blood

  Suspect Search: Trio accused of trying to steal $4,000 four-wheeler

  Restaurant Scorecard: Drain flies throughout the restaurant, sludge and out-of-date cream cheese

  Suspect Search: Fight lead to gunshots, search warrant uncovers alleged dog fighting

  Restaurant Scorecard: Grease, leaks, cracks found at some eateries; two perfect scores awarded

  Suspect Search: A party turns violent, and three times is ‘not’ the charm

Restaurant Scorecard: Pork in the mop sink at one restaurant, chicken thawing in the sink of another

  Suspect Search: Wedding ends with a bloody nose; a camper taken from someone’s yard

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors discover meal worms, bug droppings

  Suspect Search: Man accused of taking one-way U-Haul trip; woman wanted on check fraud charges

  WMBF News puts CBD products to the test

  Restaurant Scorecard: Raw beef stored on ready-to-eat foods, trio of perfect scores

  Suspect Search: Myrtle Beach police ask for help to track down 2 drug suspects

Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors discover live roaches at one Myrtle Beach business

  Suspect Search: They failed to appear in drug court, now they’re wanted