Editorial: Meet Erik Schrader, the new general manager at Cleveland 19

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Hi, I am Erik Schrader, the new general manager at Cleveland 19.

My family and I are very excited to be in Northeast Ohio. In our first month here we've already enjoyed the friendly people, the amazing restaurants and all the great things to do.

Here at Cleveland 19, you'll be seeing me from time-to-time doing editorials just like this, but here's where we are turning the floor over to you. As you know, Cleveland 19 is all about getting answers. Now in the news department, that means asking tough questions and holding people accountable -- and that's what I want to do too.

Sure, I'll be taking positions on things that impact us all once in a while, but mostly I'll be here to answer your questions -- questions about Northeast Ohio, questions about how television news works and even questions about specific stories that go on the air.

"Hey Erik, why do you spell your name with a 'k?'"

Hey, that's a great question. My dad says they actually named me after a brand of cigars (it was a different era).

Just email me at erik@cleveland19.com, and I'll see what I can do. It's all about getting answers.

"Erik, have you decided on the east side or the west side?"

We haven't decided yet, but I'll get you an answer.

You know, if the election taught us anything it's that people aren't shy about giving you their opinion whether it's on Facebook or social media. This is your forum. You want something answered? You want something changed? Tell us about it. I'll be on Facebook, too. I look forward to hearing from you.

Now I have to find one answer for myself: "Where's the bathroom around here?"

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