Award-winning journalist Steve Hunt, who in 45 years in the newspaper business started at the bottom and finished at the top, died August 27, 2019 of complications of congestive heart failure. The Apple Valley resident was 64.
Hunt started his journalism career as a copy boy at the Pasadena Star-News on July 31, 1974. Prior to his death, he served as President, Publisher and Editor of the Victor Valley Daily Press and its affiliated weeklies and websites.
A seemingly tireless journalist whose success was built on hard work and dedication, Hunt served as a police reporter before landing a full-time job in the Pasadena Star-News' Sports Department in 1978. Hunt covered a variety of sports and teams and was one of three Star-News reporters selected to cover the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Hunt was selected as the Star-News' Dodger beat writer in 1983 and '84, traveling all over the country with the team. He met his wife, Luanne, at Veterans Stadium during a road trip to Philadelphia in May 1983.
Hunt left the Star-News to become Prep Sports Editor at the San Gabriel Valley Tribune in 1988. He became Assistant Sports Editor of the Tribune in 1996, quickly followed by a promotion to Sports Editor. From there he rose through the ranks, becoming Assistant Managing Editor, then Managing Editor, then Senior Editor of the Tribune as well as the Star-News and...