Eric D. Schmid
Investigative Journalist | Software Engineer
Eric Schmid is a multimedia journalist based in St. Louis with over five years of experience in print-, digital-, and audio-focused newsrooms. He has demonstrated success developing strong continuing news coverage and producing large scale reporting projects both independently and as part of a team. This includes advanced skill with source building, story pitching, public records, long-term coverage planning, interviewing, and audio editing/mixing.
His reporting experience spans breaking hard news to enterprise and investigative features and he excels at producing content native to digital/print and audio/radio platforms. Eric gravitates toward complicated and nuanced stories and he enjoys the challenge of ingesting and distilling large swaths of information into cohesive, intriguing, and conscice stories. He is adept at covering many topics, though his enterprise work regularly returns to stories about the environment, and economics.
Eric joined St. Louis Public Radio in June 2019 as their first ever Metro East Reporter, tasked with expanding and developing the station’s coverage of suburban St. Louis communities east of the Mississippi River. In June 2022, he was promoted to cover economic development across St. Louis, a region of 2.8 million people.
Before joining St. Louis Public Radio, Eric held internships at Fox News Channel, NPR member station WSHU Public Radio, and AccuWeather. He graduated from Stony Brook University in 2018 as the valedictorian of the School of Journalism.
Lead image by Brian Muñoz. All other photography by Eric Schmid.