Eric Stidman started his career with WTHI-TV/MyFox10 in May 2012. Stidman started his journalism career much earlier; he wrote for the Ouabache Elementary School Newspaper!
Although Eric calls the Wabash Valley home, he got his TV chops out of state. He first worked for a station in Henderson, Kentucky in 2009 as an associate producer and followed that gig as a producer at a station in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Before going on-air as WTHI-TV’s Southern Bureau Chief, Eric served as the station’s senior producer, producing News 10 at 6:00 and News 10 Nightwatch.
Eric holds two degrees from Vincennes University, an Associates of Applied Science in Music (Audio Recording) and an Associates of Science in Broadcast, Production and Sales. As karma may have it, Eric returned to Vincennes University (in the same building he got his broadcast degree) to work for WTHI-TV. He also holds a Level 1 Certification in the music-industry standard recording software Pro-Tools. Eric will complete a Baccalaureate of Arts in Communications from Bellevue University in the spring of 2014.
When Eric isn’t busy chasing news in Southern Indiana and Illinois, he’s busy spending time with his family. Eric and his wife Heather have a daughter, Amelia, and a son due in 2014; they also have a beagle/lab/boxer/mutt mix, Tank.
Although Eric will likely never retire, he hopes one day, after a long illustrious career with News 10, he and his family can move to the crystal white sands and emerald green waters of Northwestern Florida. As a small claim to fame, Eric once played bluegrass music with former longtime News 10 anchor Mark Allen.
Eric graduated from Terre Haute North High School in 2004, and is a longtime resident of Vigo County. This is important, because it helps Eric connect with issues that matter most to News 10 viewers.
In Southern Indiana, Eric has been told on many occasions, “We do things differently down here,” and that’s how he approaches telling his stories from Knox County, Indiana.