GREENSBORO, N.C. — Eric Chilton has spent more than a quarter of a century in Triad television. His more than three decades in broadcasting and it has taken him everywhere from Tampa, Florida and Myrtle Beach to Wilmington, NC and here in the Piedmont.
Eric is a “Swiss Army Knife” in the newsroom doing everything from feature reporting and anchoring to forecasting the weather and producing. He began his career in Wilmington in 1988. He was a part-time studio cameraman at WECT and part-time waiter at The Pilot House. From there, he moved in front of the camera in Myrtle Beach at WPDE as a morning anchor and reporter. It was there that he moved into weather and covered the catastrophic Hurricane Hugo in 1989. He first came to the Triad in 1991 as a weekend meteorologist and feature reporter. He even wrote and produced half-hour specials highlighting the best of his feature stories for the year. Eric has hosted movies on the Disney Channel a few times and even made it on an episode of Mad TV on The Fox Network! In 1997, he moved to a major market television station in Tampa, Florida where he hosted and provided weather forecasts for the top-rated “Good Day Tampa Bay” for WTVT Fox 13.
Upon returning to the Triad and WFMY News 2, Eric has filled many roles. From chief meteorologist to hosting the “Good Morning Show” and finally landing as the co-producer and host of the weekday 4 p.m. show called the Four 2 Five.
Eric has received two Emmys and an AP Award for his feature reporting. Not to mention a statewide award from the Humane Society for his work with animals.
Eric is married to his wife, Leslie, and has four kids. He is a collector of all things Johnny Carson as well as a lead singer in his band Eric and The Chill Tones.
Find Eric chatting it up on his social media platforms
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