Hunter Atkins

has contributed to The New York Times, Rolling Stone and Forbes, with other stories published by The Wall Street Journal, ESPN The Magazine, SI.com, NationalGeographic.com, Maxim.com, Newsday, Virginia Coastal, Men's Journal, Popular Science, VICE.com and VIBE.

About Me

Hunter Atkins is a highly skilled journalist with over ten years of experience writing for top-tier publications such as Forbes, National Geographic, Popular Science, Newsday, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has covered diverse topics, including gun violence, inner-city poverty, diversity in college sports coaching, and racial injustice nationally and internationally, topics like the epidemic in South Africa and the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

Atkins' sports enterprise reporting for the Houston Chronicle is widely recognized, with more than 1000 stories to his credit. He has covered several major sporting events, including Super Bowl LI, six Chevron Houston Marathons, many Rockets' playoff series, and the Bass Master Championship. His work has won numerous awards, such as second place in the Texas APME's 2018 Sportswriter of the Year contest, "The Coast Guard's $1 Billion Drug War" featured in Men's Journal and selection to "The Best American Sports Writing 2018" and "The Best American Sports Writing 2019."

Atkins started his journalism career with internships at the Chicago Sun-Times and Newsday. Later he worked as a sports reporter for The New York Times for over four years before freelancing for other publications in the Greater New York City area.

Atkins possesses various skills, including branding, crisis intervention, content creation, management, non-profit management, improvisation, and journalism, and is an excellent team player. He also enjoys traveling and adventure, visiting countries like Italy, Spain, France, Nicaragua, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

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Sports Reporting: Stay Informed and Inspired

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2023 Top Sports Trends

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