Eric Horng Biography
Eric Horng is an adept American television journalist and newscaster for WLS-TV Chicago bureau born in the suburbs of Northbrook and Darien. He is currently accountable for covering every major news stories and headlines from across all the ABC’s platform that includes Good Morning America, World News, and ABC News Radio. He is famous for being one of the most unswerving and ingenious news reporters in the industry.
Eric Horng Age
Horng was born and brought up in the suburbs of Northbrook and Darien throughout early childhood. His age, date of birth and year has not been disclosed to the public yet.
Eric Horng Family
Eric is extremely cautious and restrained when it comes to his personal life. The news anchor hasn’t spoken about his parents, siblings and his early life.
Eric Horng Wife |Is He Married?
Eric Horng is not married yet, apparently, he is very committed and focused towards his career. To this date, the news anchor hasn’t spoken about any of his relationship or private affairs.
Eric Horng Education
He is an honors graduate of Glenbrook North High School and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Bronze Tablet honors which recognize the top three-percent of college graduating classes.
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Eric Horng Net Worth | Eric Horng Salary
A dynamic and multi-faceted newscaster Horng, from the sources, is rumored to be gaining millions worth fortune through his flourishing career in journalism, though the amount has not been revealed yet.
Eric Horng Career
Eric Horng is an adept American television journalist and newscaster for WLS-TV Chicago bureau. He is currently accountable for covering every major news stories and headlines from across all the ABC’s platform that includes Good Morning America, World News, and ABC News Radio. Eric Horng joined ABC 7 Chicago, the city’s top-rated news station, as general assignment reporter in August 2010. He has been an integral part of Eyewitness News coverage of numerous stories, including the historic 2011 Chicago blizzard, the November 2013 tornado that devastated Washington, IL., the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup playoff run, and the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series championship.
Before joining ABC News in 2003, Horng was a correspondent for CNN. He was based in Atlanta from 1998 to 2000 and Los Angeles from 2000 to 2003. At CNN, he reported on several high-profile stories, including the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case, the Shuttle Columbia disaster, the Elian Gonzalez custody fight, and the Academy Awards.
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After 12 years reporting on the national scene, he’s now focused on Chicago’s breaking news
Eric Horng could be the hardest-working reporter in Chicago. One minute he’s wearing his cold weather parka in driving snow. Then he’s reporting on an Eisenhower Expressway car wreck and a South Side shooting. But breaking news, a Horng specialty, is not always a jolly assignment.
“Sometimes work takes us into what are not the best neighborhoods,” Horng says, “but we’re intrepid. We realize the importance of going into those areas and reporting news. In terms of logistics, traffic is sometimes an issue but time can be the biggest obstacle. We put out a lot of news. I always say it’s a minor miracle we get the news on the air, period.”
Horng has been televising the news since his days at Illinois. “What was great about Illinois—beyond the classes and courses and professors—was that it was a three-dimensional experience for a young college journalist [such as myself]. I worked at the radio station, I wrote for the Daily Illini, and I had internships at WCIA-TV. Then right after I graduated, [the internships] turned into a job in Champaign. It was seamless. It was perfect.”
A year later, he was reporting for CNN in Atlanta, then Los Angeles. “I saw the space shuttle launch, I covered Katrina, I reported on the Oscars—all national stuff early in my career and an incredible experience. But I’d been living out of a suitcase for 12 years and coming back to Chicago was the right move at the right time.”
Horng, who grew up in suburban Darien and Northbrook, acknowledges that reporting the nightly news in Chicago can be a tough job. “We’re in the midst of a crisis of violence and you have to separate yourself from some of the terrible news we cover,” he says. “But you can’t wall yourself off too much or you lose the point of the story. You don’t get to how it’s impacting people. It’s a delicate balance.”
Horng has been at ABC7 for seven years now and it feels, finally, like work has brought him home. “WLS-TV is one of the jewels of local news; it’s a great place to work, an oasis in a turbulent industry,” he says. “When I made the switch, it felt like the place where I could spend the remainder of my career.”