Bay Area native Eric Rasmussen joined KTVU Channel 2 as a reporter in March 2011. He came from WFTV in Orlando, where he worked as reporter for four years.
Eric started his broadcast career at KHSL in Chico, followed by WCIA in Champaign IL and then KFSN in Fresno. He has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Boston University.
Rasmussen received an Edward R. Murrow award in 2006 for continuing coverage of the discovery of a WW-II era airman, whose remains were found frozen, high up in the Sierra. In Orlando, he was most proud of an investigation that caught the attention of state authorities and led to the conviction of a man for mortgage fraud worth millions of dollars. Eric’s stories have also taken him to Spain (to study high speed rail), Sweden (for a look at the toughest DUI laws in the world) and most recently, the expansion project at the Panama Canal.
Rasmussen grew up in the South Bay in Saratoga and Cupertino and is happy to be back home in the Bay Area. In his spare time, Eric moonlights as DJ and has a room in his house dedicated to his turntables and hundreds of records. He now lives in Walnut Creek with his wife and two dogs, Missy and Roxie.