Eric Chaloux joined KCTV5 News in December 2002 as a general assignment reporter. He's now a member of KCTV5's award-winning investigative unit.
Prior to joining KCTV5, Eric held similar positions at stations in Kansas City, at KSPR-TV in Springfield, Mo. and KOMU-TV in Columbia, MO.
Eric has exposed legal, crime and political stories for nearly a decade in Kansas City. He won an Edward R. Murrow Award for his investigative series involving millions of dollars in unpaid bills and bizarre collection practices of a local public utility. Two of Eric's recent undercover news investigations exposed flaws in the state sales tax collection programs that led to legislation being filed in Missouri and Kansas to correct the problems. The Missouri Broadcaster's Association awarded those pieces the award for best news series of 2011.
Before working in television Eric was a radio play-by-play and sports announcer covering high school and college teams around New England. He also hosted a weekly music radio show that aired in New England and parts of Canada. Eric grew up in New Hampshire. As you might expect, he's a die-hard Boston Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots fan.
Eric graduated from the oldest journalism school in the country at the University of Missouri. He also has a Juris Doctorate from Taft Law School.
He shares his wonderful life with his wife, daughter and son.
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,More >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:49 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:49:29 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >
Medical examiner's office spokeswoman Amy Elliot said she believes some of the Moore, OK, tornado victims were counted twice in the early chaos, according to USA Today. Seven of the dead were children.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:12 AM EDT2013-05-21 05:12:48 GMT
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Kansas City and counties to the south and east until 10 p.m. Monday. Sunday's tornadoes was one of several that touched down Sunday in the nation'sMore >
Authorities are assessing the damage after severe storms pummeled west-central Missouri near the towns of Warrensburg, Sedalia and Knob Noster.More >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. More >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.More >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:15:08 GMT
Editor's note: Because of the danger she still faces, KCTV5 has concealed the identity of the woman at the center of this story. She has agreed to use the name "Sue". Online attacks launched to destroyMore >
Online attacks launched to destroy the reputations and lives of former boyfriends and girlfriends is happening more and more these days. KCTV5 examines the painful and sometimes frightening consequences of cyber revenge.More >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:21:16 GMT
The American Red Cross is accepting donations to aid in their response. Donations can be made a www.redcross.org or by texting REDCROSS to 90999. To donate $10 to the Salvation Army, text 80888 or visitMore >
Here are ways to help victims of the Moore, OK tornado.More >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:30 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:30:35 GMT
A possible explosive device was reported at a Kansas City charter school Monday afternoon.Police are on the scene at Benjamin Banneker Charter School at 64th Street and Rockhill Road. Someone spotted whatMore >
A possible explosive device was reported at a Kansas City charter school Monday afternoon.More >