Taking time out of his very busy schedule, Adam Hunt OH (2008) came back to Hampton to inspire some budding journalists. As part of the Career Lunch series Adam answered questions and offered guidance to those who wish to pursue a career in journalism.
After leaving Hampton in 2008 Adam went on to study Journalism & Political Science at Flagler College in Florida. Adam currently presents a range of output for Sky in the UK, from sports bulletins on Sky Sports News and Sky News to feature interviews for SkySports.com.
In recent years, Adam has covered Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup football for Fox Sports, reaching millions of homes across North America and Asia. He hosted Absolute Radio’s NFL coverage every Sunday night, covered cycling at the London Olympics in 2012 and has reported live from Wimbledon and The Open for IMG Media.
Adam has also covered several other major sporting events including The Masters, Ryder Cup, Super Bowl, US Open, NBA Finals and PGA Tour for TV networks around the world.
His advice to the boys was to try to gain writing experience and build a portfolio:
The main thing is to get the experience, there is nothing stopping you from going to watch a Hampton 1st XI game and writing about it. You could even interview Mr Mills or a key player in the team. I think it is essential, while you are at school, to just practise, practise and practise!