For more than twenty years, Eric Henrikson has called Texas his home. Raised in San Angelo, Eric always wanted to be a storyteller and had a passion for filmmaking. Eric fell in love with documentaries and the real stories of the people around him while attending Angelo State University.
Eric joined KXAN in 2016 as a member of the marketing department where he worked on the station’s biggest promotional campaigns and community events. In 2018, he started reporting for KXAN.com, creating in-depth explainer videos as well covering science, medical and environmental topics.
Currently, Eric produces KXAN Weather & Traffic, the station’s non-stop weather and traffic show on the CW Austin. He can also be seen on-air, covering science and technology news.
Eric is the co-creator of the Emmy Award-winning series “First Warning Weather University.” Using his skills as a producer, animator and editor, he brings weather to life. He has also lent his talent to multiple investigations including Locked in Limbo, Save Our Students, The Accused and Pandemic: Pass or Fail. He also directed and produced the Jim Spencer documentary: “The First Forecast.”
Since joining KXAN, Eric has earned several Lonestar Emmy Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award as well as a nomination for a National Scripps Howard award.
Because his career has bounced across several departments, Eric had the opportunity to teach himself multiple skills, including video editing, traditional and 3D animation, graphic design and photography.
In his spare time, Eric loves going to the movies with his husband Steven, hiking Central Texas’ trails, playing the latest video games, learning to bake and playing with his three dogs. He has family across the state, including a nephew and niece in San Antonio and his parents in San Angelo.