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Eric Spillman is a reporter for the KTLA 5 Morning News.

An original member of the Morning News team, Eric began at KTLA in May of 1991. Prior to that, he worked as a news reporter for KSBY-TV in San Luis Obispo, where he won numerous awards for investigative, spot news and feature reporting. He later worked as a news reporter for KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, where he generated political and investigative stories that exposed corruption, waste and conflicts of interest in government.

Eric is the recipient of several Emmys, Golden Mikes, Los Angeles Press Club and other awards. His commitment to live reporting has earned him several Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for best live news coverage. In 2004, he was part of the KTLA Morning News: First Edition team to win an Emmy for best regularly scheduled newscast. In 2000, he received a Golden Mike Award from the Radio & Television News Association for his coverage of the North Valley Jewish Community Center shooting. In 2002 and 2005, he received an Associated Press Television-Radio Award for best live news coverage. He’s also a recipient of a Los Angeles Press Club Award for best television breaking news coverage.

Even after years of waking up at 2:30 a.m., Eric says he still enjoys his job and finds it a privilege to see the city come to life every morning.

Eric regularly donates his time at community events. He and his wife Lynne have two children, Ben and Sara. In his limited free time, he enjoys mountain biking, rollerblading and sleeping.


Recent Articles
  • Man Suspected of Bombing Manchester Arena During Concert ID’d; ISIS Claims Responsibility

    The UK raised its terrorism threat level to “critical” — the highest level — for the first time in a decade Tuesday. Prime Minister Theresa May warned that intelligence services believe an attack may be “imminent.” Hours earlier, police identified 22-year-old Salman Abedi as the suspected suicide attacker who detonated a bomb as throngs of teenagers poured out of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people. Abedi is of Libyan descent, sources in Manchester’s Libyan community told CNN. […]

  • L.A. Officials Test New Surface to Cool Streets in Canoga Park

    Los Angeles officials are testing a new pavement in an effort to cool streets in Canoga Park. Eric Spillman reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 22, 2017.

  • Embattled Trump Sets Off on First Foreign Trip as President

    Given his current political fortunes, if President Donald Trump’s crucial first foreign trip passes off without a disaster, it will be considered a success. The President embarks on a journey Friday to Saudi Arabia, Israel and global summits in Italy and Belgium, after one of the most tumultuous and damaging weeks any President has had to endure. The appointment of a special counsel to investigate whether there was any collusion between Trump aides and the Kremlin’s election hacking effort capped […]

  • Trump Lashes Out Over Former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel Appointment

    President Donald Trump bemoaned what he called the “single greatest witch hunt” in political history Thursday, after the appointment of a special counsel to investigate any links between his 2016 campaign and Russia. Hours after issuing a more muted official statement in coordination with aides, the President took to Twitter to portray himself as unfairly victimized by the probe. His complaints contrasted sharply with the near universal welcome in Washington for Robert Mueller, the former FBI director picked for the […]

  • Putin Says He Is Willing to Hand Over Transcripts of Talks Between Trump and Russian Foreign Minister

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Moscow is ready to provide US Congress with a transcript of the talks between President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Speaking at a press conferenc in Sochi, Russia, Putin said the transcript could be provided if the White House agreed. The Trump administration has come under fire over a meeting at the Oval Office with Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last week, in which he shared security information that […]

  • Defiant Trump Says He Had ‘Absolute Right’ to Share Information With Russia

    President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday he had the right to share information with Russia related to terrorism and other issues, his first public response to the revelation he disclosed classified information at an Oval Office meeting last week. “As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety, Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight […]

  • Intel Officials: Trump Disclosure ‘Carelessly’ Threatened Relationship With Ally

    A Washington Post report that President Donald Trump shared highly classified information with Russian diplomats in a meeting last week drew immediate reactions from intelligence officials, who warn any revelations jeopardizing “a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State” would severely impact international cooperation on matters of national security. The report claims that Trump relayed sensitive details gathered through an intelligence-sharing arrangement with an allied nation. This could potentially damage several key relationships between the US and its partners […]

  • Worldwide ‘Wannacry’ Cyberattack Sparks Fewer Aftershocks Than Feared

    Desperate attempts to contain the world’s biggest cyberattack appear to be working early Monday. “The number of infected computers has not increased as expected, which is a success,” European law enforcement agency Europol said Monday. Europol estimated Sunday that the attack had hit at least 150 countries and infected 200,000 machines. Hospitals, universities, manufacturers and government agencies in Britain, China, Russia, Germany and Spain have all been affected. Analysts had feared that the ransomware attack, which started spreading on Friday, […]

  • LAX Begins Massive Airline Terminal Relocation Effort Friday

    A massive effort to relocate 21 airlines among four terminals at LAX begins Friday night and will continue over the course of the next few days. The relocations, which affect about one third of the total airlines at the airport, are necessary because Delta Air Lines is moving from Terminals 5 and 6 to Terminals 2 and 3. LAX and Delta are calling the effort that largest terminal relocation in the history of commercial flying. Travelers should check in online and […]