Michael Easter

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


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. 


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

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Michael Easter In The News

March 8, 2021
Today we’re talking to health & fitness journalist Michael Easter, a contributing editor at Men’s Health magazine and journalism professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Michael is one of the fitness space’s most prolific writers of in-depth profiles, covering the people, trends, and breakthroughs that keep this industry moving forward. He joins the show to talk about his unlikely road to teaching in a respected university while also balancing the challenges of his own research and writing. He’s got some of the coolest “in the trenches” stories in fitness journalism, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on what he has to say.
Men's Health
January 20, 2021
Albi Skenderi is sitting on a leather love seat in his studio apartment in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. A road bike leans on a wall and a punching bag hangs in a corner.
Men's Health
September 23, 2020
Faced with zero gravity, a young, healthy adult in space can lose up to 20 percent of their muscle mass in five to 11 days. That’s the hell that awaits U. S. Navy Lieutenant Jonny Kim, 36, who recently completed NASA’s astronaut-candidacy training for his potential first trip to space.
Men's Health
September 25, 2019
It was this past spring, and Jack Dorsey, the tech entrepreneur who co-founded Twitter and Square, was on biohacker Ben Greenfield’s podcast to divulge the newest tool that helped him work the long, demanding, intensely focused hours required to run not one but two billion-dollar companies.

Articles Featuring Michael Easter

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Research | February 19, 2020
A new public communication lab is helping students, staff and community members improve their speaking skills.
Stands stand behind the police tape of a simulated crime scene
Campus News | April 25, 2019
Urban Adventure class draws in multiple disciplines to create a uniquely detailed scenario for students.
Campus News | October 9, 2017
Students, faculty, and graduates quickly gather unique accounts of the Las Vegas Strip shooting.
Michael Easter
People | February 16, 2017
Michael Easter, former editor of Men’s Health, is the host of a new healthy living show on KUNV radio.