Eric Aasen

Eric Aasen is KERA’s digital news editor. He oversees, the station’s news website, and its blogs, Breakthroughs, and Class of 17. He also reports and writes stories for the website and contributes pieces to KERA radio.

Eric joined KERA in September 2013 after 11 years as a reporter at The Dallas Morning News. His subjects ranged from the fiery demise of Big Tex (the iconic State Fair of Texas cowboy), to a friendly goose who helped children cross a busy street to school. He’s won numerous awards, including honors from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors for his feature writing and breaking news reporting.

A Minnesota native, Eric has wanted to be a journalist since he was in the third grade. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from DePauw University in Indiana, where he earned a political science degree and served as editor-in-chief of The DePauw student newspaper.

Eric and his wife, who’s also a journalist, have a daughter and son.


Texas News
5:27 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Dallas Animal Shelter Overwhelmed With Cats And Dogs As Owners Return Their Pets

Volunteers stopped by Dallas Animal Services over the weekend to clean kennels and give baths to pets.

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 2:47 pm

Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center says its shelter is full and officials are encouraging North Texans to adopt.

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Texas News
5:08 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Watch A Parched Lake Granbury Rise By 5 Feet In Just 24 Hours (Video)

Lake Granbury rose 5 feet in just 24 hours.

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 10:20 pm

Drought-stricken North Texas has received lots of rain over the past few days – and Lake Granbury has benefited. We have video proof.

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11:58 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Rick Perry Says He 'Stepped Right In It' With Gay Remarks

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has acknowledged it was a mistake for him to compare alcoholism and homosexuality in an effort to explain his views.

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 12:46 pm

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has acknowledged it was a mistake for him to compare alcoholism and homosexuality in an effort to explain his views.

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Texas News
1:51 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Dallas Coffee Lover Orders Most Expensive Starbucks Drink: $54 Frappuccino With 60 Shots

This 128-ounce glass held the most expensive Starbucks drink ever: a $54 concoction that included 60 shots of espresso.
Anderw Chifari/Twitter @ACIFH

Originally published on Fri May 30, 2014 7:29 am

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a Dallas Starbucks drink order goes viral; prominent choreographer Bruce Wood has died; Sriracha is staying put; and more.

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NPR Story
8:41 am
Wed May 28, 2014

What Are The Most Endangered Places In Texas? Preservation Group Adds 12 To Its List

The Brinkley Davis House in Limestone County, east of Waco, is among 12 places on Preservation Texas' Most Endangered Places 2014 list.
Preservation Texas

Originally published on Wed May 28, 2014 4:26 pm

Five stories that have North Texas talking: what are the most endangered places in Texas?; Tuesday was a big night for the tea party in Texas; meet a woman who knows how to devour a 72-ounce steak; and more.

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