Eric Parker, a Connecticut native, returned home to WFSB in 2004. Eric can be seen each weekday morning as the co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning and as the Chief Investigative Reporter for the Channel 3 I-Team.
An award-winning journalist, Eric graduated from East Lyme High School and went on to earn a degree from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. In 2010, Eric graduated with Honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law and in addition to his reporting, Eric is admitted to practice law in Connecticut. Combining his education with his experience as a journalist, Eric also brings viewers the latest from Connecticut's courts.
Eric's news career began at NBC News in Washington, D.C., where he worked on the assignment desk and as a field producer at places like Capitol Hill and the White House. His first on-air reporting job came at WBOC-TV. During his time working in Delaware as the station's Dover Bureau Chief, Eric covered a number of important stories across the Delmarva Peninsula, and was recognized for his reporting while spending a week in Baghdad in 2003 while embedded with troops from Dover Air Force Base.
Since arriving at WFSB, Eric has covered issues big and small in almost every town in Connecticut. His reporting has given Eric the chance to fly in the backseat of an F-16 with the Air Force Thunderbirds, to enter burning buildings with firefighters, and even to be shocked by a police Taser.
"I've been watching Channel 3 since I was young and I know the legacy of this station as one of the most respected in the country. I'm honored to be here," Eric said. "I don't think I could ever stop being a reporter, I just love being out on the streets, meeting people, learning things and most of all, telling stories."
When he's not reporting, Eric can be found cheering for his beloved New York Mets or working on a renovation project at his house. Eric and his wife live in Metro Hartford.