Aaron Eades joined the WCIA 3 News team in January 2015. He now co-anchors The Morning Show, after spending more than 3 years reporting for the 6 PM and 10 PM newscasts and anchoring on the weekends. Before all of that, he got his first newsroom experience right here at WCIA 3 as an intern.
Aaron is no stranger to this part of the world. A graduate of Mahomet-Seymour High School and Illinois State University, he’s proud to call central Illinois home.
Before coming to WCIA, Aaron was the Executive Producer of TV-10 News in Bloomington-Normal, where he co-created a brand-new news program based on ISU’s Social Media Analytics Command Center. Aaron got his first experience on the air at Parkland College’s 88.7 WPCD-FM, where he served as DJ, co-hosted a weekly radio program, and helped curate the music library.
Aaron formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Illinois News Broadcasters Association. He currently heads a committee responsible for distributing scholarships to broadcasting students across the state.
In his free time, Aaron shoots archery, builds computers, goes on camping trips, collects socks that don’t match, and lectures his friends about giraffe conservation.
With a passion to expose and highlight community issues, Aaron is always looking for stories to investigate.