Mike Ehrlich sports journalism and multimedia storytelling

Daily Tar Heel: DeWitt’s long journey back to UNC

Too many stories that begin like this one end in failure.

Hotshot kid goes to college to play for big-time athletics program. But that kid doesn’t play by the rules. Everything always came too easy. There’s friction with the coaches, trouble with teammates, violations of team policy.

These stories end in suspensions. Or transfers. Academic sanctions.

These stories are about wasted talent and missed opportunity.

But not Christina DeWitt’s. DeWitt’s story is about rebounding.

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Note: This story won first place in sports writing in the North Carolina College Media Association awards.

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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.