Eric Frederick is the News and Audience Editor for EdNC, 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 has returned as a lecturer in news writing and reporting at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media. He’s also a freelance writer for area magazines.

He and his wife, Shari, live in Raleigh, where they 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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