A native of North Central West Virginia, Eric Minor was born in Morgantown and was raised in Philippi.
When he turned 16, his parents arranged a tour of the WBOY studios and that visit set him on a career path in local journalism.
He did an internship with WBOY during his junior year at Philip Barbour High School and would go on to study broadcast journalism and political science at West Virginia University.
After graduating from WVU in 1995, Eric joined the WBOY news staff as a weekend anchor and reporter.
In 1996, Eric relocated to his parents’ hometown of Weirton, WV to work at WTOV, the NBC affiliate in in the Steubenville, Ohio/Wheeling, WV market. Eric started as a weekend anchor/reporter and would work his way up to primary anchor and managing editor over the course of a 17-year career. During his final years at WTOV, Eric freelanced as a weekend reporter at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh.
In 2014, Eric completed a second degree from WVU, earning a master’s in integrated marketing communications. This opened the door for an opportunity to work in higher education. Eric and his family moved back to Morgantown, where he worked for almost 10 years at WVU teaching journalism and coaching students on their careers in various media fields. During this time, he did freelance work for Mountaineer Game Day and as the Morgantown regional host for Comcast Newsmakers.
Never having fully lost the drive to work in local news, Eric rejoined the WBOY staff in 2023 as a news anchor. You can reach him at email@example.com.