Eric Steltzer joined News 12 as an anchor/reporter in May of 2016.
He has received two New York Emmy Awards nominations and was recognized for his work reporting on the Trinitarios gang after the death of a Bronx teen and for his team's work reporting on massive flooding, submerging thousands of homes underwater.
Eric also received a 1st place Associated Press award for his investigative work reporting on drug trafficking and cartel operations. He is the recipient of multiple other Associated Press awards for his reporting - including investigative work.
He also shot video from a small plane covering severe winter weather during a three-day power outage – anchored and reported on communities destroyed by tornadoes, and reported on a deadly shooting in a grocery store with his footage leading ABC morning news. Eric also covered a deadly jet crash happening after the NCCA basketball tournament that landed in someone’s home.
In politics, he interviewed members of the United States Congress, governors, and city leaders. He conducted interviews with presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein during the 2016 election - and was granted access to the landing strip of Air Force One during the Obama administration.
In entertainment, he has interviewed celebrities such as Billy Bob Thornton, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, A Boogie, Roman Reigns, Chazz Palminteri and Gavin DeGraw.
Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a political science minor from King’s College, graduating with cum laude honors. He was also the first president of the communications department’s Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society - and was a member of the department's student advisory board.
He's also a former NCAA college wrestler, and former volunteer wrestling coach.