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Michael Erskine

Title: Director, Digital Media
Contact: 901-529-5857 | Send Michael an email

About Michael Erskine


Michael Erskine, 36, is The Commercial Appeal's Director of Digital Media. He oversees operations of and the newspaper's mobile and tablet platforms. Erskine, a Memphis native, joined The Commercial Appeal in 1999 after graduating from the University of Memphis with a bachelor's degree in journalism. He worked nine years as a reporter, covering police, education and government beats. In November 2008, he was named The Commercial Appeal's first Digital Content Editor, managing online operations in the newsroom and helping coordinate breaking news coverage with a web-first focus. Erskine is married and has a young son. In his free time, he cheers for the Memphis Grizzlies and Boston Red Sox, occasionally strums a guitar and is an award-winning homebrewer.
Michael Erskine

Position History

  • Director, Digital Media
    07/02/2012 - current
  • Digital Content Editor
    11/01/2008 - 07/01/2012
  • Deputy Metro Editor
    03/08/2008 - 10/31/2008
  • Reporter
    05/24/1999 - 03/07/2008

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Recent Work

  • More eligible for billing options Published 03/07/2008 at midnight

    Starting today, more Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division customers are eligible for Net Pay and Smart Pay, two programs that provide alternative billing arrangements.

  • First loan for storm victim approved Published 02/21/2008 at 12:03 a.m.

    The first home disaster loan for a Tennessee victim of the Feb. 5 tornadoes has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

  • Inside job suspected in laptop thefts Updated 02/20/2008 at 11:22 a.m.

    Police and private investigators are interviewing current and former employees of Lifeblood, Mid-South Regional Blood Center, following the disappearance of two laptop computers containing information on roughly 321,000 donors.

  • Lawsuit targets Lifeblood Published 02/19/2008 at 1:39 p.m.

    Collierville donor alleges negligence and willful concealment

  • Price high to bury utility lines Published 02/18/2008 at 12:04 a.m.

    Buried at least 42 inches in the soil of Shelby County, close to 2,500 miles of electric distribution cables snake under lawns, sidewalks and streets.

  • MLGW increase coming in April Published 02/16/2008 at 12:03 a.m.

    In January, Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division gave customers a break on the price of electricity with a one-year, 3.1 percent decrease, which eased the sting of hikes for gas and water.

  • MLGW: Power on after five days Published 02/12/2008 at 12:04 a.m.

    After warnings by MLGW last week that it could take as long as three weeks to fully restore power to storm-damaged areas of Shelby County, the job took less than a third of that time.

  • Ex-official brings experience to City Council Published 02/09/2008 at midnight

    The last time most Memphians heard from Bill Boyd was 20 years ago, when he resigned as Shelby County assessor amid intense scrutiny over widespread errors on the tax rolls and his office's favorable treatment of business and industry.

  • Storm to cost MLGW $6.5M Published 02/08/2008 at 12:01 a.m.

    Rebuilding Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division infrastructure damaged in Tuesday's storms will cost at least $6.5 million, MLGW president and CEO Jerry Collins said Thursday.

  • Power outages now number 4,400 Published 02/07/2008 at 11:18 a.m.

    In the aftermath of Tuesday’s tornadoes and thunderstorms, about 4,400 MLGW customers were still without power today at 10 a.m.

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