Eric Clemons was born in early November 1959 on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois to a low income family. After attending Chicago Vocational High School, Clemons was accepted at Columbia College to study Broadcast Communications. Upon graduating in 1981, Eric eventually was offered his first commercial television job as a sports anchor/reporter for WALA-TV in Mobile, Alabama.
- 1984–1987: WALA-TV (Mobile, AL), Sports Reporter/Anchor
- 1987–1991: ESPN (Bristol, CT), Anchor/Reporter
- 1991–1994: WHDH-TV (Boston, MA), Sports Anchor/Reporter
- 1994–1997: Fox Sports (Los Angeles, CA), NFL/College Sports Reporter/Host/Play-by-Play
- 1997–2003: WFSB-TV (Hartford, CT), Sports Anchor/Reporter
- 2004–2007: WVUE-TV (New Orleans, LA), Sports Director
- 2005: BET Network (Washington, D.C.), Play-by-Play/Host
- 2009–2012: Connecticut Public Television, Reporter and Host
- 2013–2016: WTIC-TV, Freelance Sports Reporter/Anchor
- 2016–present: ESPN (Bristol, CT), College Football play-by-play
Eric Clemons is a father of two and has been married for 30 plus years. His wife, Renita McKay Clemons, also grew up on the south side of Chicago. She is a writer pursuing her master's degree in English Literature. Eric has 2 older siblings and a large extended family. His daughter, 28, is a grad student in the San Francisco, CA area and his son, 24, is a member of the United States Air Force.
Clemons recently returned to school and completed his master's degree in Interactive Communications Media from Quinnipiac University. He has engaged in public speaking events for local schools, churches, and community colleges, and dabbled in the performing arts. Clemons was the lead in the Repertory Theater of New Brittan's production of Blues in the Night, conceived and directed by Sheldon Epps in 2009. He is also one of the front-line members of the popular Motown cover band 'Soul Sound Revue'.