Ernie co-hosts the Emmy Award winning Good Morning Memphis. He joined FOX-13 in 2004 as weekend anchor. In 2005, he moved to the early morning schedule, joining the Good Morning Memphis team.
Five years later, FOX-13 made history with the launch of its' 10pm newscast, with Ernie as solo news anchor. He has reported live from regional disasters like the flooding in Nashville and the deadly tornado in Smithville, Ms.. He kept midsouth viewers informed from Washington D.C., with live reports during President Barack Obama's first inauguration. Ernie's investigative reports have traced the origins of the foreclosure crisis, exposed rural speed traps, tracked down deadbeat drivers who collectively owe Memphis millions in unpaid parking tickets, and exposed weaknesses in Tennessee's monitoring of sexual offenders. Ernie co-created the groundbreaking "Memphis in Black and White," a comprehensive, ongoing series aired by FOX-13, about race relations in Memphis.
In April of 2012, after two years on the evening shift, Ernie returned to Good Morning Memphis.
He's previously worked in Ohio, Illinois, Atlanta, Baltimore, Nashville and Chattanooga, and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
<p>Before seeing the critically acclaimed <a href="http://www.fox13memphis.com/news/trending-now/black-panther-advance-ticket-sales-set-new-record/682810354" target="_blank"><em>Black Panther</em></a>, which hits movie theaters this weekend, it might be a good idea to read the complimentary book about the movie characters, written by Mid-South native Jesse Holland. </p>
<p>With the U.S. Department of Justice now reviewing the Memphis Police Department, some local activists and city leaders are hopeful Memphis Police Director Mike Rallings will feel more pressure help ease tensions between officers and the communities they service.</p>
<p>The Memphis Police Department has not fully and formally adopted the 59 recommendations in President Obama's Task Force on 21<sup>st</sup> Century Policing, but MPD has been using and implementing much of what is in the Task Force's final report for years and will continue to do so.</p>