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Eric Olson

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Eric is WPTA21's longest-serving reporter. He's been a journalist for 40 years, 30 of them working in Fort Wayne.

Eric covered local news for many years but for the last two decades has developed the 21Country franchise into a viewer favorite, producing nearly 3000 feature stories on interesting people, places and history.

Eric was born and raised in New York but came to Indiana at age 16, graduating from Central Noble High School in Albion and earning his journalism degree at the University of Oregon.

He and his wife Cathy have four children and four grandchildren.

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