Eric is the newest member of the KTBS 3 newsroom and our new Assignment Education Reporter.
He is an awarding journalist whose career has taken him from the South to the Midwest and now to Shreveport.
His arrival at KTBS is something of a dream come true for the Arkansas High School graduate. He grew up watching KTBS as a kid in Texarkana, Ark.
His career started three days after graduating from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock at KTVE in Monroe, Louisiana, as the Morning Show co-anchor with Jody Lowery, who is now co-anchor at KTBS.
Then it was off to the Midwest where Eric spent most of his career. After leaving Monroe, he moved to Wichita, Kan., where he worked as a reporter/anchor at KAKE ABC 10.
During his time there Eric covered the crime and court beat and was the featured reporter for Court TV for several national high profile cases, including "The Wichita Massacre."
From there he went to Buckeye County -- otherwise known as Columbus, Ohio, home of The Ohio State University. As the education reporter and fill-in morning anchor at WBNS CBS -10, Eric broke several stories that made national headlines.
He did a series of reports regarding how school employees report violent crimes on campus. Those stories were instrumental in the creation of a new state reporting law.
His next move brought him back to the south and to a Top 10 station in Houston, Texas. While at KTRK, Eric covered Hurricane Ike. He was on air for more than 24 hours as the storm wiped out part of Galveston.
Eric's love of Ohio took him back to Columbus where we returned to college to work on his Master's in Communication. While there he worked at as freelance reporter for WSYX/WTTE.
But it was his love of family that brought him back to the Ark-La-Tex.
Eric is the son retired school teacher Bonnie Cox and the late Rev. Albert Cox Jr. His father was a teacher with Liberty Eylau School District and was the pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in Texarkana, Texas, for more than 30 years.
He is glad to finally be back where it all began...home ... and oh so much closer to his mom's cooking.
Eric says if you see him... say hello... and if you have a question about your child's education or a story idea...drop him an email at EJames@KTBS.Com.