Eric He

Eric He is a freelance reporter for San Jose Spotlight and he also covers communities across Santa Clara and San Mateo counties for Patch.

Eric was born and raised in the South Bay and received his journalism degree from the University of Southern California, where he served as managing editor of the student-run paper, the Daily Trojan. He also has a master’s degree in investigative journalism from Columbia University.

Eric has previously covered local communities in the Bay Area for the Los Altos Town Crier and Palo Alto Weekly. He also has sportswriting experience at several outlets including NBC Sports Bay Area, the Southern California News Group, Yahoo Sports and

What drew Eric into a career in journalism was the desire to tell people’s stories, and in local news, he tries to center the voices of human beings who are affected by policy.

New leadership coming to this powerful San Jose commission

One of San Jose’s most important legislative bodies will begin its next term with new leadership. The San Jose Planning Commission, a powerful panel that oversees development and advises lawmakers on the city’s planning policies, will add two new members. The City Council is expected to approve the appointments on Tuesday. Chair Rolando Bonilla is terming...

Downtown San Jose residents renew special property district

Property owners in downtown San Jose are saying yes to more taxes over the next 10 years. Nearly 89% of residents and businesses in a special district have voted in favor of renewing the downtown property-based improvement district (PBID) tax. Collected funds contribute to services such as cleaning, security and business development. The tax ranges...

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