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Eric Schmid

Metro East Reporter

Eric Schmid covers the Metro East area in Illinois for St. Louis Public Radio. He joins the news team as its first Report for America corps member and is tasked with expanding KWMU’s coverage east from the Mississippi. Before joining St. Louis Public Radio, Eric held competitive internships at Fox News Channel, NPR-affiliate WSHU Public Radio and AccuWeather. As a news fellow at WSHU’s Long Island Bureau, he covered governments and environmental issues as well as other general assignments.
Eric grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado, but traveled east to attend Stony Brook University in New York where he earned his degree in Journalism in 2018. When he’s off the clock, Eric enjoys spending time outside hiking and bicycling or simply lounging in one of St. Louis’ many green spaces.