Eric Aasen

Eric Aasen is KERA’s digital news editor. He oversees, the station’s news website, and its blogs, Breakthroughs, and Class of 17. He also reports and writes stories for the website and contributes pieces to KERA radio.

Eric joined KERA in September 2013 after 11 years as a reporter at The Dallas Morning News. His subjects ranged from the fiery demise of Big Tex (the iconic State Fair of Texas cowboy), to a friendly goose who helped children cross a busy street to school. He’s won numerous awards, including honors from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors for his feature writing and breaking news reporting.

A Minnesota native, Eric has wanted to be a journalist since he was in the third grade. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from DePauw University in Indiana, where he earned a political science degree and served as editor-in-chief of The DePauw student newspaper.

Eric and his wife, who’s also a journalist, have a daughter and son.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: plans for a Muslim cemetery in Farmersville raises concerns; Bernie Sanders speaks in Dallas; in alligator country, the reptile gets respect; and more.

Police officials held a press conference with an update on Sunday night's shootings in Garland.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Alamo takes center stage at a Texas Senate hearing; move over sleet -- here comes the snow; a guilty verdict in the "American Sniper" trial; and more.

Southern Methodist University seismologists have determined that the recent earthquakes that have rattled North Texas were concentrated along a two-mile line that indicates a fault from Irving into West Dallas.

Since he left office, former President George W. Bush has devoted part of his free time to painting – everything from his dog Barney to self-portraits. A year after a hacker revealed some of his works-in-progress, Bush had his first real art show Friday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas.

The exhibit, titled "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy," opens to the public Saturday. It features portraits of 24 world leaders, including Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin and the Dalai Lama.