Michael Easter

Visiting Lecturer of Journalism
Expertise: Health Journalism, Fitness, Nutrition in the Media

Biography

Michael Easter teaches journalism, with a special emphasis on health media. Before his role at UNLV, he was a senior-level editor at Men's Health magazine. There, he brainstormed, wrote, and edited stories about human health and performance, and his work was read by nearly 25 million people in 50 countries each month. 

At Men's Health, he also led a digital transition team, acted as a brand editor, and is part of the team that won a National Magazine Award for General Excellence. His online writing at Men's Health is some of the most highly-trafficked of all time. 

Michael hosts Nevada Health, a weekly health radio show on KUNV, and his writing appears in Men's Health, Outside, Vice, Cosmopolitan, Scientific American, Men's Journal, and FiveThirtyEight. 

Education

  • M.A. in Health Journalism, New York University
  • B.A., Wheaton College

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Michael Easter In The News

The Cut
October 4, 2017
You’re by now familiar with the horrific, acute trauma of Sunday night in Las Vegas: 59 dead and over 500 wounded. When the bullets began crossing Las Vegas Boulevard, roughly 22,000 attendees ran for their lives. These masses were left physically unscathed, but with possible mental wounds, and they fled the neon of the Strip into what is essentially a mental health-care desert.
Las Vegas Review Journal
March 20, 2017
Michael Easter has always been interested in health, so the career path that has led the Utah native to UNLV, where he has been an adjunct professor of health journalism since August, makes perfect sense.

Articles Featuring Michael Easter

Campus NewsOctober 9, 2017
Students, faculty, and graduates quickly gather unique accounts of the Las Vegas Strip shooting.
Michael Easter
PeopleFebruary 16, 2017
Michael Easter, former editor of Men’s Health, is the host of a new healthy living show on KUNV radio.