Veteran Journalist Eric Von passed away on September 8th. The community is invited to a community celebration of his life on Wednesday, Sept. 14th at Marquette Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., from 2:00 – 6:00pm. A special program with reflections and video presentations begins at 3:30pm.
Von was an icon over the airwaves and in the community. He hosted “The Eric Von Show” on 860 WNOV and served as founder of Brain Brawn and Body, a health and wellness website created to address African American men’s health issues. He was most recently involved in the Precious Lives project and operated Von Communications, a public relations firm with his wife, Faithe Colas.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Wisconsin Black Media Association, P.O. Box 33, Milwaukee, WI 53201.
Marquette Alumni Memorial Union
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Wednesday, Sept. 14
3:00 – 7:00pm
4:00pm – Program
Community members, business leaders, local leaders and media are invited to attend.
Celebration and gathering for Eric Von
Tammy Belton-Davis, Athena Communications – firstname.lastname@example.org or 414.339.7604
About Eric Von
Eric Von was host of “The Eric Von Show” on 860 WNOV and was a regular panelist on Wisconsin Public Television’s, “Interchange,” a groundbreaking public affairs program. He was also co-host of “Black Nouveau” which airs on the network. From 1998 through 2000, Von was a special assignment reporter and a co-host of “It’s Your Vote,” a weekly political affairs show which featured candidate forums, debates and voter education information on Milwaukee’s ABC network affiliate, WISN Channel 12. In 2003, as Campaign Co-Director, Von used his political acumen to help lead Tom Barrett’s successful bid for Mayor of Milwaukee.
He was one of the most sought after opinion leaders, sharing his insights as a panelist and moderator on political and socio-economic issues. Von served as managing partner of the public relations firm, Von Communications and founder and publisher of Brain Brawn & Body, a health and wellness website committed to improving the health of African American men and their families.