On the afternoon of September 8th, Eric Von made his transition in to eternal life. The community knew Eric as an acclaimed talk show host and political commentator, but we know him as husband, father, brother, friend – a man with a heart of gold. His significant contributions to this community and the world will leave an indelible mark that can never be erased.
Eric was a wonderful friend and mentor to many. As a trusted advisor and leader, he held a remarkable talent for bringing people together. His sharpness, wit, intellect and political astuteness was unmatched.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Eric, but take great comfort in and extend our heartfelt appreciation to the many from the greater Milwaukee area and nation for the outpouring of love, remembrances and support offered to our family.
Eric’s wife, Faithe Colas, daughters Erica Boardley and Paige Colas, and extended family ask for your continued prayers during this difficult time. Final arrangements are pending.
About Eric Von
Eric Von was host of “The Eric Von Show” on 860 WNOV since April, 2015 bringing engaging conversations to listeners daily from 7:00 – 9:00am. He was a regular panelist on Wisconsin Public Television’s, “Interchange,” a groundbreaking public affairs program and co-hosted “Black Nouveau” which airs on the same 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.
Von was one of the most sought after opinion leaders, sharing his insights as a panelist and moderator on political and socio-economic issues. He 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.
- Community celebration of life planned for veteran journalist Eric Von - September 12, 2016
- Family Statement on the passing of veteran journalist Eric Von - September 9, 2016