Eric Deabill

WILKES-BARRE, PA - Eric Deabill heads up the Scranton newsroom for Eyewitness News in Lackawanna County.

A native of Ellington, Connecticut, Eric graduated magna cum laude from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York with a BA in Broadcast Communications: Radio/TV/Film and a Minor in Political Science. He was News Director for his college Television station, wrote for the school paper and was President of the Society of Professional Journalists club. As a college senior, he interned at WRNN-TV in Kingston, New York, later becoming a full-time photographer and worked his way up to reporting and producing. He joined the WYOU News team in July of 2004.

Eric?s favorite part of the job is getting a chance to meet new people every day and cover a wide range of stories. He says it's nice because in the business you don't have to take your work home with you? you usually get to start fresh everyday. I also like the thrill of breaking news, there is nothing that gets your adrenaline running like being out on stories that are happening at that very moment.

Eric is a New England Patriots football fan....and "long suffering until now" Boston Red Sox fan. He is also big into college basketball and follows the UCONN Huskies. He is a horror movie buff, but his favorite movie of all time is ?Office Space?, which he claims to be able to recite all the lines of at any given day or time.

On moving to Northeastern Pennsylvania, Eric says, ?I just want to thank everyone for welcoming me into their homes since I began in July. I'll never forget my first night on-air, I was covering "National Night Out" in Scranton and was doing live shots at 5:00 and 6:00. After the news was over, at least a dozen people came up to me to say hi and welcome me to town. It?s so rare to be able to have that home-town feel....but everyone has been great since I've been here.?

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