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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. Since then, he has covered virtually every major news event in Southern California.

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, including the annual MS Bay to Bay bike ride. In his limited free time, he enjoys mountain biking, rollerblading and sleeping.

Recent Articles
  • Tramell Waller and Keena Spencer welcome the rain and hail falling in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2019. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Hail, Snow Hit Southern California After Weekend of Record Heat

    Just days after a weekend of record heat, hail hit Southern California on Wednesday. Locals reported hail across the region, from Culver City to downtown L.A., Pasadena and El Monte to Hemet and Redlands. The California Highway Patrol, which saw some hail in its Pico-Union station among others, reminded motorists to slow down and turn on their headlights. Temperatures could drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit in mountain areas on Wednesday. Antelope Valley is expected to see similar conditions on Saturday. […]

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs George P. Kent and top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William B. Taylor Jr. are sworn-in prior to testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill November 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Joshua Roberts - Pool/Getty Images)

    Parade of Key Witnesses Still to Testify in House Impeachment Hearings

    Several more witnesses scheduled to testify in the House impeachment hearings over the next week are expected to say they too worried about President Donald Trump’s push for Ukraine to investigate Democrats as the U.S. withheld military aid from the country. What’s ahead on the impeachment schedule: MORE WITNESSES The House intelligence committee, which is conducting the impeachment hearings, has set a packed schedule of open hearings over the next week. On Friday, lawmakers will hear from former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who was […]

  • Eric Spillman Visits Catch 56 in Hollywood for Fish and Chips With a California Twist

    Catch 56 in Hollywood reminded Eric Spillman of when he lived in London as a student. This restaurant has traditional fish and chips options, but there are plenty of healthy options and substitutes, too. Visitors can pick the kind of fish they want, how it’s cooked and their choice of delicious sides, which Eric sampled. For more information about Catch 56, visit the restaurant’s website. This segment aired on California Cooking With Jessica Holmes Episode 45.

  • The Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park remains empty on Nov. 8, 2019, one year after the Woolsey Fire. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woolsey Fire 1 Year Later: Residents Still Unable to Return to Mobile Home Park in Agoura Hills Area

    A year after a Woolsey Fire tore through their community, dozens of residents remain in limbo, unable to return home to the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park in the Santa Monica Mountains south of Agoura Hills. The destructive blaze consumed more than half of the residences in the community, which is now filled with row after row of empty lots. Even the homes that didn’t burn remain unoccupied because the fire destroyed all the park’s infrastructure. “There are 110 homes […]

  • Mike Bohn, left, is seen at Folsom Stadium in Boulder while serving as the University of Colorado’s athletic director on June 11, 2010. (Credit: Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

    Mike Bohn to Be Named USC Athletic Director: Source

    After a quarter century of entrusting former Trojan football stars with the direction of its athletic department, USC has tapped an outsider to be its next athletic director. Mike Bohn will be named to the position on Thursday, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told the Los Angeles Times. He’ll be the first to assume the post without any previous ties to the university since Mike McGee, who, until now, had been the only outsider ever to lead […]

  • Traveler Molly McHugh and her dog, Izzy, get into an Uber at the Los Angeles International Airport LAX-it pickup lot on Nov. 4, 2019. (Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

    Expanded LAX-IT Pickup Lot Opens, With Initial Reviews Positive

    At Los Angeles International Airport’s newly expanded pickup lot Wednesday, shuttles came and went smoothly. Travelers walked leisurely to their waiting rides. Employees smiled and greeted their colleagues. “It’s so lovely now! It’s so much better,” one Lyft employee shouted to a colleague. It was a stark contrast from just a few days ago, when the new pickup lot opened, introducing long lines and longer wait times for frustrated travelers who once could hail a ride from the terminal curb. […]

  • Travelers leave LAX on Nov. 3, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAX Will Expand Uber, Lyft and Taxi Pickup Lot After Chaotic Week, Complaints of Long Lines

    Following days of complaints over long lines and long waits, Los Angeles International Airport will significantly expand the new pickup lot for Uber, Lyft and taxis, officials said Monday. The change comes six days after the nation’s second-busiest airport banned Uber, Lyft and taxi pickups from the curbside and moved them to a new pickup area called “LAXit” (pronounced “L.A. Exit”). Travelers must board a shuttle bus or walk to the pickup area to catch a ride. The rollout of the system was […]

  • President Donald Trump waves as he exits Marine One after landing at San Diego International Airport on Sept. 18, 2019. (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

    Trump Threatens to Cut Federal Funding for California Wildfire Aid

    President Donald Trump on Sunday threatened to cut U.S. funding to California for aid during wildfires that have burned across the state during dry winds this fall. Neither of the two major fires burning in California are on forest land. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has done a “terrible job of forest management,” Trump tweeted. When fires rage, the governor comes to the federal government for help. “No more,” the president tweeted. Newsom replied with a tweet of his own: “You […]

  • Firefighters gather their hoses near destroyed homes along North Tigertail Road during the Getty Fire on Oct. 29, 2019. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

    Most Evacuations Lifted in Getty Fire; Blaze 39% Contained at 745 Acres

    Most mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted in the Getty Fire, Los Angeles Fire Department officials announced Wednesday afternoon. The blaze has scorched 745 acres and was 39% contained as of Wednesday night. The evacuations that remain in place are: On the west border: Kenter Aveune South border: Sunset Boulevard North border: Area just south of Mountaingate Drive East border: Area adjacent to 405 Freeway and Sepulveda Boulevard Earlier Wednesday, residents evacuated during the Getty Fire were being allowed to […]

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