STEUBENVILLE, Ohio —
After 16 years at NEWS9, Eric Minor will be leaving WTOV9 to take the position as the Director of Student Careers and Opportunities at West Virginia University’s P.I. Reed School of Journalism.
While pursuing his Masters of Science degree at WVU for the past three years, Eric applied for the position because it helps students locate quality internships. Eric interned at WTOV in 1992, 1993 and 1994, which he credits for his journalistic success.
With his family, Eric made the decision to take the position, which allows more time with his children.
“This year I turned 40. Last year, I struggled with health issues that left me sidelined for several months. The station was incredibly supportive during that time, even adjusting my schedule to allow me to spend more time with my wife and children. Our daughter is about to turn 12 years old and my son is an energetic 8-year-old. Even on this modified schedule, NEWS9 at Six will always be on at 6 p.m. That meant I was still missing band concerts, soccer games and family dinners. You only get to watch your kids grow up once,” Minor said.
For the past decade, Eric has served as anchor of NEWS9 Midday, NEWS9 Live at Five and NEWS9 at Six and NEWS9 Tonight. In his time at WTOV9, Eric has also hosted WTOV9′s public affairs program “One-On-One,” the high school academic “Quiz Bowl” and WTOV9′s live coverage of “Jamboree in the Hills.”
“I’m extremely happy for Eric Minor, his wife Tracy and their children,” said WTOV9 General Manager Tim McCoy. “Eric has been an amazing employee, ambassador and friend to all of us here at WTOV9. His devotion and passion to NEWS9 over the past two decades has been a model for everyone else in this business. I couldn’t have asked for a better leader or person to work beside. Eric Minor is a gentleman, professional, a wonderful co-worker and best of all a devoted husband, father and friend. All of us at WTOV9 wish Eric and his family the best.”
Eric’s last day at WTOV9 will be Friday, June 7.