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Eric Frederick

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Eric Frederick is an editorial advisor for EducationNC, working with reporters and engagement specialists on the best ways to tell stories and make connections with people who care about public education in North Carolina. He spent more than three decades at The News & Observer in Raleigh as a copy editor, reporter, reviewer, sports editor, newsroom night editor, front page editor, politics editor, digital managing editor, audience strategist and Carolinas regional growth editor.

Eric has a bachelor’s degree in media (radio, television and motion pictures) and history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he returned as an adjunct professor in news writing and reporting at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media. He’s also a freelance magazine writer and for three years was author of the NC Local newsletter on North Carolina journalism for the NC Local News Workshop.

He and his wife, Shari, live in Raleigh, where they have raised three children. Eric loves running, hockey, music (indie folk, obscure rock, jazz and classical), dining out, discovering craft beers and reading great stories (especially biography and history).

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