Eric Onyechefule

Eric joined NewsWest 9 in November of 2015. At a young age Eric was told by his after-school director one day he would be working in television news. The Boston, Massachusetts native graduated from Temple University with a bachelors in Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Mass Media. He also received his masters from Sacred Heart University in Sports Communication & Media. While at Temple he contributed to the student-run news program and at Sacred Heart he co-anchored a weekly live 30 minute sportscast. Eric's experiences have taken him around the east coast, from his first internship in a newsroom at New England Cable News in Newton, Massachusetts to covering sports as an intern for ComcastSportsNet Philadelphia in Pennsylvania and WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut. In his free time, Eric likes to keep up with his hometown teams (Red Sox, Celtics, and Patriots) when he's not working on a story. You can probably catch him at the local gym working out or binge watching Law and Order SVU episodes. Eric is looking forward to what West Texas has to offer!

Recent Articles by Eric

  Local parent reacts to rally opposing STAAR exam

Q&A hopes to bring optimism for upcoming MISD school year

Illegal dumping cleanup made more difficult in Midland

Local group aims to have open discussion with Midland ISD ahead of new year

What is strychnine? How can you keep your pets safe?

Frequent flyers navigate through delays at Midland International Air & Spaceport

Midland ISD superintendent responds to petition, concerns

Authorities capture escaped Midland Co. prisoner

City of Odessa, Ector County ISD seek continued partnership for crossing guards

Odessa District 5 Councilman prepared to discuss idea of in-district council member

UPDATE: Mistrial declared in 29-year old cold case to trial

Suspected credit card abuse drains local woman's account

Local singer, songwriter ready to bless stage in hometown this weekend

Midland homeowners should be aware of rental room ordinance

Midland man uses signs to deter drivers from giving money to panhandlers

Hundreds of firework responses highlight July 4th holiday in Midland, Odessa

Jersey Mike's in Midland navigates through employee shortage

Local active shooter committee remains vigilant following another mass shooting

Pak Mail in Midland continues to adapt to changing shipping industry

Dreams of new private school on cusp of becoming reality