Eric Kahnert - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Eric Kahnert

Weekdays, 4:30AM, 5AM, 6AM, 7AM & 11AM

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"The day I graduated from USC, I told myself I would return to Southern California to work and raise my family here. I'm ecstatic to be living that dream!"

Award-winning journalist Eric Kahnert is thrilled to share his passion for reporting stories that make a difference with San Diegans, as the anchor of CBS News 8 This Morning and News 8 at 11 a.m.

Eric helped launched the 10 p.m. show on KFMB-TV's CW affiliate in May of 2017. A few months later, he swapped the night shift for the morning shift.  Prior to joining News 8, Eric held main anchor duties at KMGH, the ABC affiliate in Denver, Colorado, where he received multiple Emmy® awards for anchoring and reporting. Viewers turned to Eric for some of Colorado's biggest news, investigative, weather and sports stories, including the Aurora theater shooting trial, and numerous destructive and deadly storms and wildfires. Eric also served as weekend anchor at KUSA, the NBC affiliate in Denver, where his live reports were featured on Dateline NBC and CNN. He also anchored at KSTP, the ABC affiliate in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he grew up.

A proud Trojan, Eric has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California, where he anchored and reported for USC's prestigious Annenberg TV News. Eric was also a member of USC's Skull & Dagger Honor Society, Pi Kappa Alpha, and named "All American," as three-year captain of the University's Division II hockey team (no, not all of Eric's teeth are originals!).

Dedicated to serving the community, Eric is proud of his partnership with Special Olympics.  He is one of the first journalists in the country to mentor and train two developmentally disabled adults to become on-air local news reporters.  He also produced a weekly franchise raising awareness among teenagers and adults on the deadly effects of distracted driving. He's already enjoyed getting involved with many charities and fundraising efforts here in America's finest city.

Eric and his wife, Allison, enjoy trying new things around San Diego with their three young children.  When he's not enjoying quality family time or volunteering, you'll catch him playing hockey or attempting to play a round of golf.

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