Eric Spillman

Is Eric Spillman, the Veteran News Reporter Still Working at KTLA?

Who is Eric Spillman?

Eric Spillman is a news reporter for KTLA in Los Angeles, California. He joined the station in May 1991 and he has worked there for a total of 32 years as of 2023. He serves as the lead reporter for LA’s most popular AM newscast, which is the most imitated in the country as a whole.

Eric has covered every major news event in the Southern California area over the last 28 years. He has also received numerous Emmy nominations and awards for his work in news and feature reporting.

Before KTLA, Eric worked as a General Assignment reporter at KLAS TV from 1988 to 1991. In this role, he produced investigative stories and covered the Nevada Legislature. His resume also indicates that he once worked as a news reporter at KSBY-TV.

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Eric Spillman Education

Spillman graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature/Letters.

Eric Spillman Age

Spillman is 61 years old as of 2023. He was born on April 26, 1962, in the United States.


Spillman stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches.

Eric Spillman is a Married Man

The KTLA veteran journalist is married to Lynne Spiegel Spillman. They have two adult children; a son named Ben Spillman and a daughter named Sara Spillman.

Eric Spillman Salary

Spillman earns an average salary of $95,637. He says that he still appreciates his job and considers it an honor to witness the city come to life every morning, even after years of rising at 2:30 a.m.

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Eric Spillman KTLA 5

Spillman works as a reporter for KTLA 5 Morning News. He joined KTLA in May 1991 as a founding member of the Morning News crew. He has covered nearly every big news event in Southern California since then.

Eric Spillman
Eric Spillman reporting live for KTLA-TV

Eric has received numerous Emmys, Golden Mikes, Los Angeles Press Club awards, and other honors. His dedication to live reporting has garnered him multiple Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for best live news coverage.

He was a member of the KTLA Morning News: First Edition crew that won an Emmy for outstanding regularly scheduled newscast in 2004. Eric was honored with a Golden Mike Award in 2000 for his reporting on the shooting at the North Valley Jewish Community Center by the Radio & Television News Association.

He was honored with an Associated Press Television-Radio Award for best live news coverage in 2002 and 2005. He also won the Los Angeles Press Club Award for the finest television coverage of breaking news.

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Eric Spillman’s Net Worth

The KTLA news reporter has an estimated net worth of $1.4 million. He generates his income from his job at KTLA. Eric regularly donates his time at community events, including the annual MS Bay to Bay bike ride.

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