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Hunter Stuart

Senior Media Relations Director

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”

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As Senior Media Relations Director, Hunter helps Walker Sands clients tell their brand stories through positive, meaningful placements in the news. Hunter is passionate about helping companies shape their narratives, and about helping junior media relations professionals grow their careers.

As a public relations professional, Hunter has led teams that have secured client placements in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Reuters, TODAY, Fast Company, CNBC, Bloomberg and many other top-tier news outlets.

Before pivoting to PR, Hunter spent a decade working as a journalist, first as an editor and business reporter at HuffPost in New York, and later as a freelancer in the Middle East. His reporting has appeared in news outlets including CNN, TIME, Vice, Al Jazeera, and The Jerusalem Post. Hunter lives in the Chicago area with his wife and their two little girls.


  • Media relations
  • Media training
  • Digital media
  • Storytelling


  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Team leadership
  • Cleaning baby bottle parts


  • Fiction
  • The outdoors
  • Travel
  • Running
  • True crime

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