7505 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
23607
757-247-4879
Eric Gillard
Reporter II
My Role

I am reporter covering the Middle Peninsula (Gloucester and Mathews counties) and page designer/copy editor for the South of the James and Gloucester/Mathews Town Square editions. In addition to my writing/editing duties, I also send out text alerts, Facebook posts and tweets for our various Daily Press accounts.
My Biography

I've been with the Daily Press since 2004. I was an intern at the copy desk as a rising senior at Christopher Newport University. After graduating a year later, I was hired full-time by my hometown newspaper. I was transfered to reporting in 2009. Since then, I've written about many subjects -- from homelessness to school board meetings to severe weather to budget stories.
My Interests

Aside from journalism, my interests are what you'd expect - family, friends and good times. I adore my two nieces and nephew as I have pictures of them on my desk. I love to cook and am always on the hunt for a good recipe to try out as I thankfully have someone who will sample my dishes with a smile on her face! I support the New York Mets, Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bulls, Liverpool FC and Denny Hamlin. And fun fact: I've loved pro wrestling since I was five - don't judge me.