Eric Grossarth, Author at East Idaho News

Eric Grossarth

Eric Grossarth remembers watching the morning news and reading newspapers from a young age. Eric even dabbled in creating his own aviation news website in middle school, while learning from his grandfather’s online radio show.

Eric graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in communication with an emphasis in news and journalism.

While at BYU-Idaho, Eric worked at the student newspaper, the Scroll, as a reporter, editor, content manager and the special projects editor. While there, Eric helped the paper transition into primarily an online news source as they ended their weekly print publication.

As the special projects editor at the Scroll, Eric became one of the first journalists to cover BYU-Idaho’s decision to reject Medicaid expansion. The story eventually made national headlines. Eric's story won a Best of 2019 award from the Idaho Press Club.

While attending BYU-Idaho, Eric joined in July 2018 as an intern. Seven weeks later, Eric continued with the online news platform covering local stories that reached the world. Eric broke stories of a missing Colorado mother whose cell phone pinged in Idaho, two locals with an English teaching program detained in China and the twisted story of two Rexburg kids who vanished in the fall of 2019.

Eric has shared his stories with numerous local and national television stations and shows.

In 2020, Eric spoke with Dateline NBC on their shows “Where Are the Children?”, "What Happened to the Children?" and "What happened to JJ and Tylee." In this role, Eric worked as a Dateline NBC contributor and consultant.

In addition to covering those stories, Eric frequently covers breaking news and covers crime and courts throughout eastern Idaho.

You can submit news tips to Eric by emailing him at
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