ABOUT Dr. Eric J.
Thomas Wolfe once said, "If a man has talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know."
In his lifetime, Dr. Eric J. Chambers, a 4-time Emmy & 5-time Golden Mike Award Winner (CBS) has been gifted with many talents and has tasted that triumph Thomas Wolfe spoke about. His most triumphant achievement is the new coffee table picture book, Dining With The Ancestors: When Heroes Come To Dinner.
Over a two-year span he interviewed more than 200 African-American entertainers, athletes and ministers on the red carpets of Hollywood asking if given the chance who they'd love to have dinner with from the past. The answers and expressions inspired him to create this incredible account of who our heros' heroes are.
On November 17, 2011 he created The CUT (The Chambers Urban TV Network), a Hollywood based entertainment and news syndicate. It offers video reports to urban media all over the world~from Hollywood to Johannesburg.
June 14, 2003 he launched his national TV show, “The Jazzspel with Eric J.” on The Word Network, the nation’s second largest urban TV network based in Southfield, Michigan. Available in over 100 million US homes and worldwide, Dr. Chambers aired 137 episodes and was on TV a record 458 consecutive weeks!!!
The Hollywood-based reality program featured celebrity interviews and music videos. Among the guests who have appeared are Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Charlie Wilson, Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Arsenio Hall, Vivica A. Fox, R. Kelly, Toni Braxton, Yolanda Adams, Stevie Wonder, Kanyé West, Gladys Knight, Loretta Devine, Kelly Rowland, Jason Alexander, Mark Wahlberg and Magic Johnson.
Prior to The Word Network, for six years Chambers worked as an editor/producer for the CBS2 News in Hollywood. He also served as an editor/reporter at KGTV10 (ABC) in San Diego, CA. He has also worked for ABC, NBC, Big Brother, The Amazing Race, The Reelz Channel, CNN, DirecTV and NFL Network.
The accomplished documentary filmmaker’s works include “Storm Cloud Rising: I Wanna Go Home,” a compelling, heart-wrenching look at Hurricane Katrina’s affect on his native New Orleans, La. and its gulf neighbors. Other works include “Emmett Louis Till: 50 Years Later,” which includes a never-before-seen interview with Till’s mother, the late Mrs. Mamie Till Mobley. He also covered President Barack Obama’s historic run for the White House and a plethora of Hollywood red carpet premieres and events.
Dr. Chambers appears on the 2013 audio Bible, “The Bible Experience: New International Version,” directed by Chip Hurd. It stars Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Idris Elba, Bishop T.D. Jakes and more.
He launched his Jazzspel radio show on Smooth Jazz 98.1 KIFM in San Diego on July 10, 1994. The show aired a record 888 straight weeks! In August 1993, he was hired as the station's news and public affairs director and was morning news drive anchor. In January 2013, "The Jazzspel" was launched in online radio syndication and can be heard worldwide from LA to Barbados. Nearly 1000 episodes have aired!
Dr. Chambers is also author of “The Love I Have For You: Breaking The Baby-Daddy Cycle with Fatherly Love,” a book about the importance of fathers being an integral part of their children’s lives. Rick Warren, the best selling author of all times and author “The Purpose Driven Life” endorsed the book.
He began his journalism career on June 22, 1976 as a 13-year-old sportswriter for his hometown Slidell (La.) Daily Sentry-News, earning $3.00 per article. His first beat was covering little league baseball. He eventually covered high school and college sports, and professional wrestling. In January 1982, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving as a radioman (communications specialist) and international morse code specialist with a Top Secret security clearance. During his navy career he traveled to Africa, Australia, Japan, Thailand, The Philippines, Korea and Hong Kong.
The New Orleans native attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, San Diego City College and San Diego State University. He has a degree in Speech Communications and a doctorate from Next Dimension University, an accredited Bible college in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
He is the single father of Aerica Noelle, his precious, 12-year-old daughter. They reside in Orange County, California.