Eric Sevareid
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1912
Date of Death: 1992
Cause of Death: Stomach cancer
Occupation: Journalist, broadcaster, Author of Non-Fiction
Spouse: Three
Children: Three
Professional Affiliations: CBS
Fictional Appearances:
The Hot War
POD: November, 1950
Appearance(s): Fallout
Type of Appearance: Direct (as "Eric")
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): Aftershocks
Type of Appearance: Direct (via television)
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): In at the Death
Type of Appearance: Direct

Arnold Eric Sevareid (November 26, 1912 – July 9, 1992) was a CBS news journalist from 1939 to 1977.

Eric Sevareid in The Hot War[]

Eric Sevareid attended a presidential press conference during World War III. President Truman told Sevareid that if the Russians struck America with atomic bombs again, then America would hurt the Russians even worse.[1]

Eric Sevareid in Worldwar[]

Eric Sevareid was a network correspondent in Little Rock, the nation's capital, in 1965. When the Race destroyed Indianapolis in 1965, Sevareid expected to report on the government's response. Instead, he tearfully reported that President Earl Warren had committed suicide.[2]

Eric Sevareid in Southern Victory[]

Eric Sevareid was a U.S. news journalist during the Second Great War. In 1944, he became a news broadcaster for the U.S. Wireless Atlanta, reading the 7 pm news program. U.S. soldiers grew to prefer Sevareid to Confederate Connie.[3]

Sevareid was one of several journalists who interviewed Cassius Madison, the man who killed Jake Featherston, when Madison toured the U.S. later in 1944.[4]


  1. Fallout, p. 113.
  2. Aftershocks, pg. 292.
  3. In at the Death, pgs. 297-298.
  4. Ibid., pg. 437.