#087 Precious Lives: Remembering Eric Von

Sep 13, 2016

Precious Lives host Eric Von
Credit Courtesy of 371 Productions

On Thursday, September 8th, Precious Lives host Eric Von died of a heart attack. He was 58.

In addition to being a journalist, Eric was a beloved community leader who touched many people along his path.

Executive Producer Brad Lichtenstein spoke with three men Eric mentored, all of whom have become leaders in their own right: James Causey, a writer with the Milwaukee Journal­Sentinel; Jermaine Reed, the director of Fresh Start Family Services and host of Fresh Start Today on WNOV; and Keyon Jackson-Malone, a community advocate and producer with WNOV. They spoke about the influence Eric had on their lives, as well as the profound impact he had on our city.

"He would want us all to step up and be the leaders that we can be."

Corresponding Content:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Causey: Eric Von's passing leaves a void