• About Me

    Houston-based writer, journalist, and content producer Hunter Atkins has won many accolades for his work.


    Recent Publication Efforts:


    Atkins has been a writer for almost a decade, contributing to magazines such as National Geographic, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes, Newsday, Men's Journal, and Popular Science. He has covered various domestic issues, including racial injustice and gun violence, school shootings, urban poverty, and diversity in college sports coaching. He has covered fashion and hospitality and highlighted celebrities and industry executives. Internationally, he has covered themes such as the pandemic in South Africa and the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.


    His sports business reporting for the Houston Chronicle is well-known. For that journal, he penned almost a thousand pieces. 2017 and 2019 Astros World Series, several Rockets playoff series, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympics, the Bass Master Championship, six Chevron Houston Marathons, and Super Bowl LI were among the subjects addressed.


    His writing has been published in "The Best American Sports Writing 2018" and "The Best American Sports Writing 2019." He was awarded second place in the 2018 Texas APME sportswriter of the year competition. Atkins has also sold the film rights to "The Coast Guard's $1 Billion Drug Battle," featured in Men's Journal in August 2016.


    Before enrolling in college, Atkins's first journalism job was a summer internship at the Chicago Sun-Times. Throughout college, he completed a summer internship at Newsday.


    After graduating from college, Hunter Atkins spent almost four years as a sports reporter for the New York Times. For a portion of that period, he also freelanced for ESPN Magazine, Forbes, and other New York City-area newspapers. From 2016 until 2020, he worked as a sports reporter for the Houston Chronicle. Nowadays, he is a freelancer.


    Crucial Skills:


    With his profession as a journalist, Atkins exhibits several abilities. He might utilize his powers in a variety of sectors and jobs. They consist of the following:


    • The capacity to foster partnerships.
    • Strong written communication and narrative abilities
    • Journalism talents
    • Crisis management Branding
    • Capacity to observe due dates
    • Team management
    • Non-profit management
    • Capability to improvise when required
    • Content development



    Atkins is enthusiastic about travel and adventure. As a young adult, he worked as a journalist in South Africa for many months. Other international encounters include:


    • A tour of Italy's Accademia Gallery
    • Spain's running with the bulls
    • Participating in Formula One races in London
    • In France, searching the catacombs
    • Involving dunes in Nicaragua
    • In the waterways surrounding Thailand
    • Canoeing in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam
    • Cambodian forest ruins are being explored.
    • Going on safari in Tanzania


    Atkins has many interests, including recreational baseball. He is also interested in regenerative agriculture. "Cookie" is a miniature long-haired dachshund that he fosters.


    Early Years:


    Atkins was born to Robert Atkins and Elizabeth Hayt in New York City. Hayt was a fashion writer for Vogue magazine and an art historian at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). Atkins was a well-known litigator with a reputation for excellence. Atkins has no siblings.


    Hunter Atkins attended the Upper East Side elite secondary school Trevor Day School. He participated in theatrical performances and varsity athletics and edited the school newspaper at Trevor. His SAT score was 2140, and he passed the AP Physics examination.


    At age 16, he began his studies at Brown University. Then, he applied to Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, one of the best journalism institutions in the country, and was admitted. There, he reached the dean's list ten times and pursued journalism projects, such as following a paraplegic student for a week and spending the winter with destitute crack addicts on Chicago's streets. He was also one of just ten students chosen for the journalism school's study abroad program. 2011 saw his graduation summa cum laude with a 3.92 GPA.

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