Eric Maddy is a veteran journalist who has been writing, editing or teaching journalism for more than 35 years in Texas and New Mexico.
His family ties to Sandoval County go back more than 45years when his father purchased a lot in Rio Rancho Estates in March 1968 and subsequently relocated the family to the Albuquerque area two years later.
Maddy, a graduate of the University of New Mexico and Sandia High School, has worked for newspapers in four New Mexico communities — Rio Rancho, Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Portales. He has also worked for three Texas papers in El Paso, Amarillo and McAllen and also in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
In addition to teaching high school journalism in three Texas communities – El Paso, Fabens and McAllen – he has also done public relations work for the Fabens Independent School District and the New Mexico Activities Association. He is a lifetime member of the National Journalism Education Association and has made several presentations at their national conventions.
He began his professional career working for United Press International while also holding different positions at the New Mexico Daily Lobo.
An award-winning journalist, Maddy has been recognized for both column writing and news writing by the New Mexico Press Association.
In 2011 he was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure and awaits a possible kidney transplant.
He and his family reside in Rio Rancho.
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