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Eric Eyre

Eric Eyre joined the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail in 1998, after working as an intern at the Tampa Bay Times. At the Gazette-Mail, he covered the statehouse, education, health and business. Eyre's work has won several national awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) Medal, Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize in Education Reporting from Education Writers Association, National Headliners Award, Society of American Business Editors and Writers award, Gerald Loeb Award for business writing, and an Association of Health Care Journalists award. He also was the recipient of a Kaiser Family Foundation fellowship. His investigative stories have mostly spotlighted issues in rural West Virginia communities. Eyre graduated from Loyola University of New Orleans and received a master's degree from the University of South Florida at St Petersburg while on a Poynter Fund Fellowship. He lives in West Virginia with his wife Lori, son Toby, and two cats, BlackieBella and Abby.  

Selected Works

No Small Stories:

Three tips for

'sustained outrage'

Drug firms poured 780M painkillers into WV amid rise of overdoses

'Suspicious' drug order rules never enforced

by state

Drug firms shipped 20.8M pain pills to WV town with 2,900 people


Literary Agent

Frances Coady | 


Film Agent

Brooke Ehrlich |



Kate Lloyd |


My Email

Eric Eyre |

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