E. R. "Curly" Vadeboncoeur was an American radio and television journalist. He began his career as a writer for the Syracuse Journal, but soon switched over to broadcasting and joined WSYR Radio in Syracuse, then owned by Newhouse Broadcasting. During World War II, he traveled to the Pacific for a month as a war correspondent for WSYR/NBC; according to the Syracuse Press Club, "[h]e is believed to be the only war correspondent accredited personally by Gen. Douglas MacArthur." Vadeboncoeur eventually became the General Manager of WSYR radio and television station operations, and was actively involved in the expansion of Newhouse Broadcasting's holdings in states ranging from Pennsylvania to Oregon. He was inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame, and was known as the "dean of Syracuse newsmen."
From the guide to the E. R. Vadeboncoeur Collection, 1944, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)