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.

Twelve tornadoes raced through North Texas Saturday night, killing 11 people and damaging hundreds of homes. 

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a nativity debate in Orange; Allen ISD gets money for its stadium woes; Texas A&M scales back its Israel campus plans; and more.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: hundreds of undocumented children coming to North Texas; Fort Worth Zoo welcomes a gorilla; a fake mass shooting demonstration won’t happen at UT-Austin; and more.

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.