Erik Hawkins

I'm a Heavy contributor primarily covering breaking news in crime, courts and politics. Crime and politics have been in my wheelhouse since I became a journalist more than 10 years ago on the New Hampshire Seacoast. I'm currently based in New York City.
  • WATCH: Trump Supporter Attacks Local Reporter Outside Minnesota Rally

    A local reporter was attacked by a Trump supporter outside the president's Duluth, Minnesota, rally on Wednesday.

  • Report: Next Debate Will Feature New Rules, Including Cutting Off Candidates’ Mics

  • Did Joe Biden Really Call Black People ‘Super Predators’?

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Debate Proved That ‘Trump Is a White Supremacist’

  • Biden vs. Trump Debate: How Many Americans Actually Have Pre-Existing Conditions?

  • Trump Falsely Claims He Has Only Held Outdoor Campaign Rallies During COVID-19

    Joe Biden said that President Trump's rallies show he "doesn't care" about his supporters' health, and Trump claimed that the CDC has said that masks don't protect people.

  • What to Expect at Tonight’s Debate Between Donald Trump & Joe Biden

  • Eric Trump: Did the President’s Son Just Come Out as Gay on Fox News?

  • Project Veritas: Right-Wing Group Accuses Ilhan Omar of Voter Fraud

  • Who Leaked Donald Trump’s Tax Returns to The New York Times?

  • Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    President Donald Trump on Saturday announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  • Reports: Trump Will Nominate Amy Coney Barrett to Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • WATCH: Black Trump Supporters Chant ’12 More Years’ At Atlanta Event

  • Alexandra Wilson: Black Attorney Mistaken for Defendant 3 Times in Court

  • Trump Will Concede the Election If He Is ‘Blown Out of the Water,’ Son Eric Says

  • Ralph Northam: Virginia Governor & 1st Lady Test Positive for COVID-19

  • Police Claim Protesters Left Coffin Full of Dirt & ‘Manure’ at Asheville Station

  • Christopher Wray: FBI Director Contradicts Trump on Vote by Mail Fraud

  • WATCH: Trump Greeted With Boos, ‘Vote Him Out,’ As He Pays Respects to Ginsburg

  • Vladimir Putin: Russian President Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    Vladimir Putin has joined President Donald Trump on the list of Nobel Peace Prize nominees this year, and the Kremlin has said it did not submit the nomination.

  • Brett Hankison Charged With Endangerment in Breonna Taylor Shooting Investigation

  • Sister Helen Prejean: Nun Protests Attorney General Bill Barr Receiving ‘Christlike’ Award

  • Olivia Troye: Former Pence Aide Says General Keith Kellogg Is Lying About Firing Her

  • First Presidential Debate: Chris Wallace Announces Topics Trump & Biden Will Face

  • Historic Poll: Trump & Biden In Dead Heat In Iowa, Women Backing Biden

    President Donald Trump and Joe Biden are in a dead heat in Iowa, according to a historic Des Moines Register poll released Monday, which also shows a 50/50 gender divide.

  • Mitt Romney Says He Supports Voting on Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Before Election

  • Marc Siegel: Fox News Doctor Suggests Joe Biden May Be on ‘Speed’

  • Scientific American Backs Joe Biden Over Trump In First Ever Presidential Endorsement

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene: QAnon Supporter Likely Bound for Congress After Opponent Drops Out

  • Trump Says Fox Booked Him for ‘Every Monday’ & Host Says Fox ‘Not Committed to That’

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday told Fox & Friends he had been booked to appear on the program "every Monday," prompting an awkward correction from Steve Doocy.