Tim Hunt will begin blogging Jan. 3 at PleasantonWeekly.com.
A California native and valley resident since his childhood, Hunt is well-known throughout the Tri-Valley. He worked for 39 years at Tri-Valley Herald, including 10 years as senior on-site editor and 10 years as associate publisher. He also wrote a Sunday column for the Herald for more than 25 years and acted as the newspaper's ombudsman. He has earned four statewide awards for editorial writing.
He's also been active in the non-profit community including service on the following boards: Leadership San Ramon Valley, Shepherd's Gate, Hope Hospice, United Way of the Bay Area and United Way of Alameda County. He co-chaired the Tri-Valley Business Council's Vision 2010 project, and was a founder and chairman, twice, of the Tri-Valley Community Foundation. He was the founding board chair for Heart for Africa and continues to serve on that board.
"Tim is respected for his professionalism, commitment to the truth and compassion for people," said Gina Channell-Allen, publisher of the Pleasanton Weekly. "He has been writing about the people, places, politics, events and issues in the Tri-Valley for decades. We are delighted that he will be bringing this knowledge and insight to PleasantonWeekly.com readers."
Hunt is currently the publisher of ACES, Northern California's Premier Golf Lifestyle Publication, and principal at Hunt Enterprises, a communications strategies and execution consulting firm.