Erich J. Prince, a columnist at MediaVillage ("News On-the-Record"), is a cofounder at Merion West, an online magazine launched in 2016 to provide centrist political commentary and present views from across the political spectrum. His favorite part of the job is interviewing political figures who are working to address important but less headline-grabbing issues, including veterans' health and vocational education. Prior to Merion West, Erich regularly contributed opinion pieces to several print newspapers, including The Philadelphia Inquirerand the Hartford Courant. He studied political science at Yale, graduating in 2017. In addition to his work in media, Erich enjoys playing tennis and hiking. He's also a loyal fan of Duke basketball.