Eric Wilkinson joined KING 5 News as a general assignment reporter in April 1998. Prior to reporting for KING 5, Wilkinson was a reporter/anchor for WPTV in West Palm Beach, Florida from 1994 to 1998.
His earlier experience includes working as a general assignment reporter for WWLP-TV in Springfield, Massachusetts from 1990 to 1994, and as a journalist for a National Public Radio affiliate in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Wilkinson has won numerous awards for journalistic excellence, including a Society of Professional Journalists award in 2003, a Public Radio News Directors award and numerous distinctions from the Associated Press.
He has earned a reputation as compassionate journalist and an excellent writer. Wilkinson goes beyond the headlines to find the "heart" of the story.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Wilkinson spends his much of leisure time rooting for the Spartans and anyone who is playing against the University of Michigan. While he is greatly gratified by his work, he says his true loves are his wife and two children.