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Metro East Coverage

Metro East Coverage

Eric Schmid joined St. Louis Public Radio as its first dedicated Metro East Reporter in June of 2019 and is tasked with expanding STLPR's coverage east of the Mississippi River.

Schmid covers the region with a particular focus on demographics and the census, growth and development, and the changes recreational cannabis brings to the Metro East, Illinois and the greater St. Louis region. As a bureau reporter, Schmid covers the region from the newsroom of the Belleville News-Democrat.