Emmy award-winning journalist Eric Greene joined HOI in March of 2013. He anchors HOI News weeknights at 5:30 and 10 p.m.
Eric started his TV news career earlier than most. He was only 19, a sophomore at Tulane University in New Orleans, when he landed a job anchoring a five-minute newscast on a small independent station. Greene’s move to Peoria represents something of a homecoming to Illinois. He spent five-and-a-half years anchoring at WIFR in Rockford, garnering three Illinois Associated Press awards for spot news and best feature reporting. Greene has also anchored and hosted talk shows in San Francisco, Cleveland, Connecticut, Vermont and West Virginia, where he won Best Spot News for anchoring coverage of a police officer shooting at Virginia Tech in 2011.
Greene says he’s been fortunate to have interviewed several presidents, including Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan when he returned to his hometown of Dixon for a birthday celebration. He’s also done extensive international reporting, from London, Israel and Poland, where he produced a documentary on a Holocaust survivor returning to her homeland for the first time since the end of World War II. “A Search for Peace” is archived by Steven Spielberg in the Film and Video Archives at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.
Eric is a husband, father, and grandfather.