Prior to joining Kent State University, Eric Mansfield was an Emmy award-winning journalist with WKYC-TV (NBC-Cleveland) for 18 years, most recently as 6/11 weekend news anchor. He is also known for his two years as a reporter-anchor with WAKC-TV (ABC Akron). Mansfield's broadcast awards include recognition from the Ohio Associated Press, Cleveland Press Club and Ohio Broadcaster's Hall of Fame. Since 2007, he has been the host of the weekly reporters' roundtable, "NewsNite," on Western Reserve Public Media. Mansfield is also a retired Major with the Ohio Army National Guard with deployments to Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, Central America and others during a 20-year military career. Later this year, Mansfield will complete his masters degree in public relations from Kent State University. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Dayton, where he was named the Omar Williams Award winner as the university's top broadcasting graduate.