Eric Glasser joined WTSP in May 2010 as an anchor / reporter. He's a multi-award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience in some of the nation's largest cities.
Eric began his career while attending the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Telecommunications.
From there, he spent six years at WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach, covering such major events as the 1988 Republican National Convention, the execution of serial killer Ted Bundy, the Amtrak derailment in Alabama's Bayou Canot, and the U.S. Air flight 427 crash near Pittsburgh. He's flown with the U.S. Army's Golden Knights, and even landed on the deck of an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Ocean. In 1992 Eric was one of the few South Florida reporters to weather Hurricane Andrew.
In 1994, Eric moved to the Nation's largest market, New York City, where he reported for WNYW-TV. While there, he was recognized for his work on massive fires in the Hamptons. He covered the visits of world dignitaries including Pope John Paul II and Nelson Mandela. He was also one of the first reporters on Long Island following the fiery crash of TWA flight 800.
In 1996, Eric moved to Dallas, Texas where he worked at KDFW-TV for nearly ten years as an anchor and reporter. While there, he received several awards for his on-air work and community service. Eric was the lead-reporter during a newscast which garnered the region's Emmy Award for "Best Newscast" in a large market. He also received several awards of recognition from the Associated Press as well as local organizations and charities for his support of animals and children.
Eric was in Austin covering the Bush campaign the night of the 2000 election, and was first to break news of a ballot controversy in Palm Beach County, Florida. He covered Senator John Glenn's historic journey back to space, and was also anchoring the news the morning the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas. He was the only reporter initially embedded with search crews as they scoured southeast Texas looking for remains of the shuttle and its crew.
Eric later received recognition for his work during and after Hurricane Katrina, having spent several days in Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi.
In 2006, Eric returned to Florida, spending four years anchoring and reporting at WPTV in West Palm Beach.
He now lives in Tampa.
Eric enjoys traveling. He is a former stock broker, an avid SCUBA diver, and admittedly, a rather poor golfer.