Reese Erlich's history in journalism goes back 35 years. He first worked as a staff writer and research editor for Ramparts, an investigative reporting magazine published in San Francisco from 1963 to 1975. He taught journalism at Bay Area universities for ten years and currently works as a full-time freelance journalist and radio producer.
In 2001 he produced a one-hour public radio documentary "The Struggle for Iran," and in 2002 he produced a two-hour documentary, the Russia Project, both hosted by Walter Cronkite. The specials were independently distributed to more than 170 public radio stations throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
He reports regularly for a variety of radio networks, including National Public Radio, CBC, ABC (Australia), The World, and Common Ground Radio.
Erlich's newspaper articles have appeared in 16 daily papers in the United States and around the world, including the Christian Science Monitor, the San Francisco Chronicle, St. Petersburg Times, The New York Times Syndicate, Dallas Morning News, and the Chicago Tribune.
He has coauthored the book Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn't Tell You (Context Books, 2003). He has had articles reprinted in two books: America's Prisons (Greenhaven Press) and Alternative Papers (Temple University Press).
In 2002 the Russia Project won the depth reporting prize for broadcast journalism awarded by the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. It also won the Bronze World Medal in the national/international news category from the New York Festivals. In 2000 Erlich received a major grant from the California Council for the Humanities to produce radio specials on class, race, and jazz. Erlich's TV documentary "Prison Labor/Prison Blues" won second place in the 1996 Chicago International Film Festival's investigative reporting category. Erlich is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the Media.