Mike Ehrlich sports journalism and multimedia storytelling

Powering a Nation: Unnatural disaster

They could always count on the fish to come back.

Even after Hurricane Katrina devastated more than 90,000 square miles of Gulf coastline in 2005. Even three years later, when Gustav and Ike tore through the rebuilding efforts.

The residents of Venice, La., and surrounding communities in southern Louisiana have survived natural disasters and pieced together their lives after each blow. Residents returned, houses were rebuilt, and businesses reopened. The fish always came back, and the boats went trawlin’.

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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.