Eric Grossarth, Public Information Officer
Eric Grossarth is an experienced communications professional who joined the City of Idaho Falls team in 2022. Before joining the city, Eric held a very public role as a reporter in eastern Idaho, where he gained extensive knowledge in communications and the community.
In his role as the Lead Public Information Officer, Eric oversees public information duties for most of the 11 departments, including the Idaho Falls Regional Airport, Community Development Services, Fire Department, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Idaho Falls Power and Fiber.. Eric not only acts as the city spokesperson but also develops and promotes city programs and services through strategic communication planning. Eric oversees the city’s website content, social media pages and media relations.
Prior to joining the city, Eric’s work as a reporter garnered local and national experience covering high-profile stories. Eric's work as a reporter earned countless journalism awards and even a Regional Emmy nomination. He also worked as a Dateline NBC contributor and consultant, making multiple appearances on the show in 2020 and 2021.
Eric graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a bachelor's degree in communication with an emphasis in news and journalism. He also completed coursework in strategic and organizational communication. Eric holds FEMA - Emergency Management Institute basic and advanced public information officer certificates.
When Eric is not actively telling the story of Idaho Falls, he enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors, camping, skiing, fishing, and biking.