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Eric Eyre
Statehouse Reporter, the Charleston Gazette-Mail

Eric Eyre is a statehouse reporter for the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail. He joined the newspaper in 1998, after working as an intern at the Tampa Bay Times. At the Gazette-Mail, he has covered education, health and business. Eyre's work has won several national awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in April. His articles tracked the deluge of prescription painkillers into West Virginia, following them into individual counties, pharmacies and families.