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Award-winning journalist returns to SOJ to develop new opportunities for students

Eric Minor Eric Minor (BSJ, 1995), an award-winning television anchor and multimedia journalist, joined the School this month as its first Director of Student Careers and Opportunities.

The 18-year veteran of television news oversees the School’s internship and practicum programs, which seek to complement a student’s classroom experience with critical real-world experiential learning at some of the world’s leading strategic communication agencies, news outlets and media companies. Minor also assists with the School’s mentorship program and provides career placement assistance to students looking for their first job.

His reporting career has taken him from the White House press room to the sidelines of the Super Bowl. He regularly grilled state, local and federal lawmakers and newsmakers on the public affairs program “One on One with Eric Minor” and was the principal anchor for WTOV-TV’s noon and evening newscasts.

His interview with Vice President Joe Biden went viral after Minor asked the Vice President why he thought an imprisoned felon defeated the Obama-Biden ticket in the West Virginia Primary.

Minor worked as an anchor/reporter/producer for WBOY-TV in Clarksburg, W.Va., after graduating from the P.I. Reed School of Journalism and then embarked on a 17-year-long career with Cox Media Group and WTOV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio/Wheeling, W.Va. During his tenure at WTOV, he also did freelance work for WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Minor credits his professional successes classroom and internship experiences at the School of Journalism and looks forward to helping current and future students take the full advantage of an outstanding career-building program.