Precious Lives

#087 Precious Lives: Remembering Eric Von



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