Chad Hunter has spent more than two decades in the newspaper industry as a reporter and editor in Arkansas, Oklahoma and his home state of Missouri. He began working for the Cherokee Phoenix in late 2018.
As a reporter, Chad earned awards from the Associated Press and state press associations in the categories of beat reporting, news, photography, columns, history and investigative reporting. As an editor, he was honored in layout/design categories and helped lead newsrooms to numerous General Excellence awards.
He and his wife currently reside near Stilwell with pets large and small.