Eric Parker began working at Channel 3 in 2004, first as an Investigative Reporter and later spending a decade as the anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning. Since February 2021, he has been the host of the station’s Sunday public affairs program.
In addition to his broadcasting career, Eric has also been practicing law in Rocky Hill since 2011 at Romano Parker & Associates.
In that time he’s successfully represented clients in a diverse variety of cases including commercial litigation, real estate, estate matters, personal injury and wrongful death claims, property tax and insurance appeals, and transactional matters. He has used his experience from his law practice to act as Channel 3’s Legal Analyst in addition to his other duties.
Eric is a Connecticut native who graduated from East Lyme High School before going on to earn a degree from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. In 2010, he graduated with Honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
He worked as a journalist in Connecticut, Delaware and Washington, DC prior to being admitted to the Bar. He lives at the Connecticut shore with his wife and son.
Covering news has sent Eric around the globe. He spent a week in Baghdad embedded with troops from Dover Air Force Base, searched for icebergs off the coast of Newfoundland with the International Ice Patrol, and flew in the backseat of an F-16 with the US Air Force Thunderbirds (he got his 9-G pin and didn't puke!). Eric has also helped viewers to experience stories first hand by crawling through burning buildings with firefighters, getting shocked by a police Taser so he could feel the jolt (he doesn't recommend it), and even getting dunked upside down underwater in a plane crash simulator to see if he could escape (he did, we're happy to report).
Eric is passionate about covering issues affecting veterans and members of the military and he is a proud member of the Board of Directors at Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport.
When he's not on your television or practicing law, you can find Eric cheering on his beloved New York Mets. He lives with his wife and son on the Connecticut shore.