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Eric Deabill

Eric Deabill heads up the Scranton newsroom for Eyewitness News in Lackawanna County.
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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