Mike Ehrlich sports journalism and multimedia storytelling

A life-changing run

Josia Thugwane grew up with nothing in apartheid South Africa. But when he won the marathon at the 1996 Olympic Games, Thugwane became the first black South African to win an individual gold medal — and he altered the course of his family’s lives.

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Mike Ehrlich is a Producer at ESPN in Bristol, Conn. He spent three years as the college basketball video producer for ESPN.com, and he now produces enterprise and feature stories across all sports.

He has a bachelor's degree in multimedia journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with distinction in 2010. While there, he worked on award-winning projects during a News 21 fellowship and on project trips to the Galapagos Islands and Asheville, N.C. He also covered sports, including a national championship basketball team, for the Daily Tar Heel. Mike grew up outside of Philadelphia.