Eric Engberg, American news correspondent, Died at 74


Eric Engberg was born on September 18, 1941, and died on March 27, 2016.

He was an American correspondent who worked for CBS from 1976 to 2003.

He attended Highland Park High School (Class of 1959) in Highland Park, Illinois.

Eric graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Engberg worked at WTOP-TV; WTOP-FM; WTOP-AM from 1968 to 1972, then moved to Group W from 1972 until he joined CBS in 1976.

However, Bernard Goldberg listed, as a central example of media bias, an Engberg CBS Evening News Reality Check segment that ridiculed the flat tax proposal of Steve Forbes.

He leveled this charge in his book, Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News, and elsewhere.

He also wrote disparagingly of the candidates’ performance in the 2000 presidential debates.

Eric Engberg cautioned that anonymous sources are often misleading.

Eric Engberg passed away at 74 yrs old.