Hilary Hunt Biography
Hilary Hunt works as a morning news anchor for KARK. She describes herself as a trusted communication professional who has earned this reputation from her 10-year-plus experience in broadcast journalism.
Hunt is also a social media and digital marketing specialist who has been able to build influence where she meets netizens. She is also an expert at writing web articles, delivering news in a fast-paced environment, and pitching unique stories. Hilary Hunt has previously worked at KNOE and KFTA.
Personal Details, Age, Family and Husband
Hilary Hunt was born on 14th February 1990 in Tampa. She is the daughter of Hamilton and Margaret Hunt and a sister to two brothers. One unique attribute about Hilary’s family is their height. All children are taller than their parents the tallest being Hamilton Hunt Jr and Hilary Hunt and her older brother are the same height.
Having come from a family with both parents, Hilary has also desired to do the same. She got married to her long-time fiance Ryan and had their firstborn child, Emmit, on June 21 2022.
Aside from her visible excellent height, Hilary Hunt had a bubbly personality growing up. This personality made it easy for her to connect with people thus creating a desire to be on the screen.
She started pursuing this passion when she was a student at the Academy of the Holy Names and later she joined Mississippi State University where she was pursuing communication broadcasting and a minor in public relations.
She was also active in volleyball when she was in High school and also in college. Hilary Hunt competed for Team Florida in the 2007 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships. She also played for the Tampa Bay Juniors team during the American Division Classification in 2007. Hunt completed her career in volleyball in 2008 when she was playing for Tampa United Volleyball Club.
Having a knack for journalism and unique stories, Hilary created for herself opportunities to show the world what she could offer. She started as an intern working for Bluewater Media. At MSU, Hunt was the field reporter for ESPN-UN Campus connection, a Game reporter for Mississippi State University Athletics, and an in-game host and reporter for East Texas Pump Jacks.
She got her first employment after graduating at KNOW-TV as a reporter and MMJ. For the one year she was there, Hilary learned to create daily stories, edit, polish her writing skills, and use social media to bolster viewer engagement.
The young journalist joined KARK-TV in 2014 as a reporter who sourced news and created solid relationships with community leaders and lawmakers. She was made an anchor after two years of reporting. Her top skills in anchoring earned her a full-time anchoring job as a Fulltime evening anchor for KFTA still owned by Nexstar Media Group. She also helped in managing social media and web pages by regularly posting original stories and video content.
In 2018, she moved to Little Rock to serve as a weekend anchor and weekly reporter for KARK. Hilary also excelled in this position earning her a promotion as Morning News Anchor and Newsfeed Host, her task being serving as the manager for final show approval and representing the company through appearing on the public and social media.
Hilary Hunt Coverages
Her passion for animals led her to create a community welfare series on TV called Hilary Hound where she collaborates with animal organizations to find lost dogs, find their owners, or offer them for adoption. The show has been used to increase engagement and viewership. Hilary has also covered a story on teens’ concern over their addiction to social media. The teens she interviewed confirmed that social media affects their behavior on how they feel about themselves.
Hilary Hunt has risen from a girl with a passion for being on TV to an actual journalist concerned about the affairs of the community. When she is not working, she spends time outdoors and with her dogs. She is a friend to Shardae Larae who is also a passionate journalist.
Marital Status: Married
Height: 6 feet and 3 inches
Salary: approx $70,000