I grew up in Syracuse, New York, attended college at Michigan State University and made stops in Massachusetts and Florida before landing in Seattle. I joined KING 5 News as a general assignment reporter in April 1998.

It didn’t take long to plant some roots and to call this place my home. I’ve spent more than 20 years covering the stories and people of the Northwest.

I try to be a compassionate reporter, putting people first, while demanding accountability from those in whom we trust.

When I’m not out searching for the Northwest’s next great brewery, I’m spending my time with my sweet wife and two beautiful daughters, and rooting for anybody playing the University of Michigan.

You can contact me at ewilkinson@king5.com, or on Twitter @EricWilkinson or Facebook.