Eric Heyl, immediate past president 2012-14
Eric Heyl is a field editor and columnist for Patch.com, the online hyperlocal news service. He previously worked at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, where he spent 17 years as a columnist and won numerous national, state and local awards. He was NSNC president from 2012-14 and is the current president of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation, a position he digs immensely. He’s a craft beer aficionado, the author of an as-yet unpublished novel and is said to be fun at parties.The Duquesne University graduate lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and two daughters.