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

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  Are we too comfortable? Do we complain too much?   
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Michael Easter (IG: @michael_easter) is the author of The Comfort Crisis, a contributing editor at Men’s Health magazine, columnist for Outside magazine, and professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
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Getting outside of your comfort zone is so associated with creativity that it’s almost cliché.

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Campus News | June 8, 2021

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