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Ryan Hunt

Sports Lecturer - Department of Journalism

Office: 3040D Weimer Phone: 352-392-6303 Email: Connect:


Hunt comes to UFCJC from Sports Illustrated (SI) where he served for more than 20 years, most recently as co-editor-in-chief. In this role, he managed editorial staff and digital strategy, including daily content planning, major-event coverage, and franchise development.

Hunt began his career in 1998 as an associate producer for in Atlanta, and went on to become homepage editor, news director and executive editor for SI. He has spent his career developing unique and engaging content for multiple platforms. In 2017, he won a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Digital Innovation for his involvement on the SI/Life virtual reality project “Capturing Everest,” the first-first ever Mount Everest climb captured in VR. Under his leadership, SI also launched multiple digital franchises, including the “Daily Cover,”’s signature premium piece.

Areas of Expertise

Sports and Society, Sports Media, Sports Reporting and Production


B.S. Journalism, University of Florida