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

August 9, 2021
From the early days of culture, humans have known that too much of anything is good for nothing.
July 30, 2021
Getting outside of your comfort zone is so associated with creativity that it’s almost cliché.
July 29, 2021
Humans have it easier now than ever before.
June 9, 2021
UNLV professor and author, Michael Easter, shares his journey about how to put adventure back in your life with the help of discomfort.

Articles Featuring Michael Easter

UNLV nursing student in red shirt reviewing slide sample with peer
Campus News | August 4, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.
Campus News | July 9, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.
Campus News | June 8, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting celebration, health, and progress at UNLV.
UNLV journalism professor pictured sitting on a rock in Calico Basin with mountains and blue sky in the background
Research | May 11, 2021
UNLV journalism professor Michael Easter explores how people can experience happier, healthier lives in new book.