Mike Ehrlich sports journalism and multimedia storytelling

Hurricane Katrina: Ten years later

I went to New Orleans as part of a cross-platform project for ESPN on the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. I produced six videos for this project, including these three.

A New Orleans tribute

In the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans has struggled to rebuild while maintaining the distinct character that made it so beloved. Local musician Lynn Drury performs “City Life” as a tribute to the city.

The unidentified dead

Even 10 years later, no one is sure exactly how many people died as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Wright Thompson examines the undocumented deaths from the storm.

A symbolic statue

Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of New Orleans, but a statue of Jesus Christ in Jackson Square was only lightly damaged. Ten years after the storm, the statue will finally be repaired. Wright Thompson reports.

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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.