Eric Rasmussen

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Eric called Boston home during his college days and is grateful his adventure in TV news has brought him back to the Bay State and Boston 25 News.

He has reported and anchored for TV stations in Chico, CA, Champaign, IL, Fresno, CA, Orlando, FL and San Francisco before returning to Boston.

Eric has received some great recognition over the years, including an Emmy, as well as multiple Murrow and Associated Press awards, but he’s also been threatened, had a dog “sicced” on him, and was even once called a "pea brain" by a city councilperson.  All of this was meant to better prepare Eric for his job as an investigative reporter.

His first thought of possibly pursuing a career in TV news came after a speech and debate tournament in high school. In a review of a speech he gave about the physics of baseball, a judge wrote "I felt like I was watching a TV news report!"

Once Eric came to terms with the reality that he would not be a professional baseball player, he focused on school and graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a degree in broadcast journalism.

Some of his most rewarding stories include uncovering questionable spending of public money by a former Port of Oakland official as well as exposing unsafe and unsanitary conditions at a large hotel, prompting changes to help long-term residents. 

His reporting has taken him to Sweden (to investigate some of the toughest drunk driving laws in the world), Spain (to study high speed rail) and the Panama Canal.

When he’s not in front of the camera at Boston 25, you can often find Eric behind the turntables, pursuing his other passion as a DJ.  He fell in love with hip-hop music as a kid in the 80's and has collected hundreds of records since then.  Eric’s hobby reminds us all you can’t always judge a book by its cover!

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