Eric was the editor of Shoreline in his senior year and graduated with a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri in 1963. Over the course of a forty year career in radio and television, he covered every presidential campaign from 1972—2000. He served as the CBS correspondent in Washington from 1981—2002 when he retired. Mr. Engberg covered a wide range of government policy and national security stories, including the Iran-Contra scandal, the destruction of the Challenger Space Shuttle, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the Middle East Crisis. He is regarded as the pioneer of investigative reporting.