Lincoln Alumnus Gets Journalist of the Year Award at NABJ Convention

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – Sportswriter and 1977 Lincoln University graduate Donald Hunt received the “Journalist of the Year” award from the Sports Task Force of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) at the association’s 2011 convention.

As the staff sportswriter for The Philadelphia Tribune, Hunt has covered high school, college and professional sports for more than 20 years.  The National Newspaper Publishers Association selected the Tribune’s sports section as the best among African American newspapers in 2002.  In addition, he wrote the HBCU Notebook on black college football and basketball for  He has written freelance articles for “Lindy’s Pro Basketball,” College Football and College Basketball Yearbooks,, “Courtside Magazine” and “NBA Inside Stuff.”

He is also the author of Chaney: Playing for a Legend, The Philadelphia Big 5, Great Names in Black College Sports, Antoine Walker and Top 10 Football Legends.

Hunt grew up in Darby, Pa.  He resides in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia with his wife, Patricia, son, Donald and daughter, Arielle.

The Sports Task Force is an arm of the NABJ.  It promotes diversity in America’s sports departments and provides programming toward developing the next wave of sports journalists.  The award was presented at the Sam Lacy Pioneer Awards ceremony.


Lincoln University – founded in 1854 as the nation’s first Historically Black University – combines the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly technological and global society.  The University enrolls approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

Internationally recognized for preparing learners and producing world-class leaders in their fields, Lincoln has created five academic Centers of Excellence-programs of distinctions.  They are:  Lincoln-Barnes Visual Arts, Grand Research Educational Awareness and Training (GREAT) for Minority Health, Mass Communications, Teacher Education and Urban Pedagogy and Business and Information Technology.


Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world. Lincoln offers a rigorous liberal arts education to a diverse student body of approximately 2,200 men and women in more than 35 undergraduate and graduate programs.