Longtime KOMO Anchor Eric Slocum Dead at 54


By Andrew Gauthier Comment

Former KOMO anchor Eric Slocum, who worked at the Seattle ABC-affiliate for a decade and also served as an anchor for the KOMO radio station, died this past Saturday. He was 54.

“It is with great sadness that we’ve learned of the death of Eric Slocum,” reads a statement posted on KOMO’s Facebook page today.

Slocum’s death was ruled a suicide, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He reportedly suffered from depression for several years.

Slocum worked in radio before becoming an anchor and reporter with KOMO-TV in 1990. He stepped away from TV in 2001 and worked as an anchor for KOMO radio until 2008, when he left to work full-time on a memoir.

Here’s a look back at Slocum’s time with KOMO-TV…