Eric was a staff writer at the Washington Post from 1993 until 2002. He has written for the Metro, Style and the Sunday Magazine sections of the paper and has written numerous front-page stories about the changing cultural shifts in American society. In 1999 he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing.
He's also worked at the Oregonian newspaper in Portland, OR, as a general
assignment and crime reporter and was a Poynter Institute summer journalism
fellow. He has also taught journalism at Georgetown University and at
The University of Richmond. Currently he is the Georgetown University
Journalism Fellow and a frequent contributor to the Washington Post Magazine.
He grew up in the San Francisco, Bay Area and has degrees from both UCLA,
where he played on the national championship varsity tennis team, and
Oxford University. He once dreamed of being a professional tennis player.