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: Inspectors discover crazy sauce sitting out for crazy number of hours

  Suspect Search: Police search for woman accused of stealing pythons

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors discover weeks old food, drain flies

  Suspect Search: Victim claims suspect stalked her, threaten to ruin her life

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors uncover a roach, black build-up, inadequate refrigeration

  Suspect Search: One admits to breaking into cars, another fails to complete condo work

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors discover employees not washing hands, not wearing gloves

  Suspect Search: One victim alleges the pawning of items, violence all in the name of drugs

  Restaurant Scorecard: Power cords stored in the sink at one eatery; no perfect scores

  Suspect Search: Police try to track down man accused of opening fire during confrontation

  Restaurant Scorecard: Mama Mia there’s mildew, build-up, food left uncovered

Suspect Search: Police try to track down suspects wanted in 2 violent encounters

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors discover uncovered food, uncooked tripe

  Suspect Search: Red flags at daycare lead to child neglect charges

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors discover food stored on the floor, other food encased in ice

  Suspect Search: One suspect claims the victim gave her husband a sexually transmitted disease

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors uncover rotten bananas, moldy tomato, dead bugs

  Suspect Search: One accused of stealing a purse with cash, jewelry

  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