Reese Erlich's history in journalism went back over 40 years. He worked as a full-time, freelance print and broadcast reporter, filing for National Public Radio, CBC Radio, and GlobalPost, among others.
Erlich won top honors from the Society of Professional Journalists (Northern California) in 2012 for his radio documentary on the Syrian uprising. He shared a Peabody Award in 2006 as a segment producer for Crossing East, a radio documentary on the history of Asians in the U.S. His article about the U.S. use of depleted uranium ammunition was voted one of 2003's "most censored stories" by Project Censored at Sonoma State University.
Erlich's book Target Iraq, co-authored with Norman Solomon, was a bestseller in 2003. He also published The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis (2007); Dateline Havana: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Future of Cuba (2009); and Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence and Empire (2010). His book Syrian Uprising: Assad, the Rebels and U.S. Policy was published in 2014.
Erlich died on April 6, 2021, after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 73.