Eric Shawn

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Eric Shawn
Born March 12, 1957
New York City, New York
Occupation Host of Fox News Live, reporter
(Fox News Channel)

Eric Shawn (born March 12, 1957) is an American television news reporter for the Fox News Channel.

Shawn was born in New York City, the son of Gilbert Shawn, a former Army lieutenant colonel, and Melba Rae, a soap opera actress best known for her role on Search for Tomorrow.

He currently co-hosts the Sunday morning edition of Fox News Live with Arthel Neville, he also has worked as a correspondent, for the network, at the United Nations. His reporting of the UN included the Oil-for-Food Programme, which he later wrote a book about, entitled The U.N. Exposed: How the United Nations Sabotages America's Security and Fails the World.

Before joining Fox News Channel, Shawn worked for Fox’s affiliate news service, FOX News Edge. During his time there, he covered the Unabomber arrest, the Gulf War, the 1992 Clinton campaign and the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson. On September 24, 2010, Shawn sat down and interviewed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Prior to his stint at FOX News Edge, Shawn was a reporter for WNYW (FOX) and WPIX in New York.

He graduated from Trinity School in New York City in 1975 and Georgetown University in 1979 with a degree in Urban Studies. Shawn had a cameo role as a reporter in the 1990 film Gremlins 2: The New Batch.


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