Cleveland: Eric Brewer is back and in the news business

8:27 PM, Apr 26, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Former controversial East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer is back in Greater Cleveland.

And he's back in the business he knows best -- news reporting.

He's going by a different name, his full name, Eric Jonathan Brewer.

He has just launched a new digital paper -- The Cleveland Challenger.

He claims it will be a player in the local media business, offering stories not available in the Plain Dealer and other mainstream media. His goal is to create a statewide publication.

Brewer served one term as East Cleveland mayor. He lost an election to Gary Norton, who is up for reelection this year.

Brewer lost after pictures of him in women's clothing were lifted off the internet and leaked to the news media.

Brewer talked with WKYC's Tom Beres Friday about his new chapter in life,  new media venture, his publication's seeming focus on Ed FitzGerald, Mayor Norton and his thoughts today on those famous/infamous pictures.

He is setting up his digital publication to pass on this his son.

The Challenger's website is

A 6 o'clock story inadvertently contained images of a publication "The Tattler" Brewer says he has no connection to that.


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