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Eric Fidler

Managing Editor, Daily Egyptian

Eric Fidler
(618) 536-3306
1247G Communications Bldg.

Eric Fidler has worked in journalism since he spent a summer in high school as a copy boy in the Washington bureau of the Los Angeles Times, where he scored his first byline.

He worked as a reporter and editor in the Chicago bureau of The Associated Press, where he directed coverage of elections and the Illinois Legislature, and covered the U.S. Senate campaign of Barack Obama, energy issues, the bankruptcy of United Airlines and, as his boss put it, “every major story in the state for 14 years.”

He previously spent five years at the Miami Herald, where he ran a bureau in south Dade County and served as assistant city editor in Broward County. He began his career at The Press of Atlantic City.

He has a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor’s from American University.


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