Eric Mock is an award-winning journalist with a passion for accountability journalism, breaking news and telling personal stories of the people in his community.
Eric came to FOX 5 from KATU News in Portland, OR. There he was known for his engaging live reports and holding city and county leaders accountable on issues like the homelessness crisis and rising gun violence.
Prior to his time in Portland, Eric worked as a reporter for Spectrum News 13 in Orlando, FL. There he was able to cover exciting events like the opening of Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World and the first manned NASA rocket launch in a decade. Eric’s work to show how the pandemic was impacting students won an award for long-form reporting from the Florida AP.
And this isn’t Eric’s first time working in the Peach State. He started his career as a broadcast journalist in Macon, where he served as weekend anchor and reporter at WGXA News. There he won several awards from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters for his creative feature storytelling.
Eric holds a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, where he graduated in 2015. There his long form reporting earned him the 2015 SPJ Student National Mark of Excellence Award.
Committed to continuous growth, he has pursued various continuing education opportunities, including storytelling seminars with renowned journalists Boyd Huppert and Al Tompkins, as well as workshops such as the Sound Of Life Storytelling Workshop.
When Eric isn’t out telling someone’s captivating story, you can find him on a hiking trail with his incredible wife of 9 years, or at a local comics shop. Got a story you think needs telling? Email Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s been seven months since authorities discovered the body of Jennifer Johnson in her home in Paulding County.
A good Samaritan, who was severely injured in an Austell hit-and-run earlier this month, still has a long recovery ahead of him.
United Auto Workers at the Clayton County auto parts distribution center say they’re willing to strike for as long as it takes to get their demands met.
Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chair Robb Pitts received a letter from Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens seemingly rejecting Pitts' proposal to increase the cap of how many inmates the Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC) can house from the Fulton County Jail. Pitts told FOX 5 that's not what the letter really means.
A new study about racial inclusion at hospitals appears to have contradicting findings when it comes to metro Atlanta. A breakdown of what it all means.
Do you have a spot in your home for a feline friend? FurKids needs 50 cats to be adopted or fostered by the end of the week while they do urgent renovations to their temporary cat shelter.
Vendors who paid to be at the BeREGGAE Music Festival back in August say they want their money back after alleging the promoter lied about the reason for canceling the last day of performances.
Family and friends of the one-year-old child who accidentally shot himself with his father’s loaded gun gathered to celebrate the toddler’s life Sunday with a balloon release.
A Snellville daycare employee was taken into custody after police obtained a video of her allegedly assaulting a 4-year-old child while at work.
A church in Cumming is helping thousands of people in Forsyth and Fulton counties pay off their medical debt.