Hunter Holcombe

Hunter Holcombe is a San Francisco-based writer and producer. Having worked as editor for both a technology news publication and a travel magazine, he's been able to write about his twin passions, but he has also covered politics, global cuisine, business travel, the meetings industry, art and music.

His work has appeared in such outlets as Bloomberg, The Huffington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Sacramento Bee, Virtuoso Life, One+, Oryx, Meetings Meda, Bright Business Media and others.

On assignment, he's been lucky enough to travel to places like Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Bangkok, Bogota, Cartagena, Montreal, Boston, Acapulco and Zihuatanejo, as well as extensively throughout the American West.

After "doing the San Francisco startup thing" and working as a magazine editor, he moved to Buenos Aires, where he covered South America for American magazines, hacked away at a novel, consumed copious amounts of Malbec, and worked on video projects with local producers.

Currently earning his Masters at Berkeley, he also enjoys testing his residual primate skills on overhanging rock faces, as well as earning the unique perspective provided by mountain summits (while they still have snow).

Education:

University of California, Berkeley
August 2010 - May 2012
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University of California, Santa Cruz
September 2000 - May 2003
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Published Stories:

Crescent City Tsunami Aftermath: Fishing Town Struggles To Stay Afloat
Huffington Post
It's been four months since tsunami waves generated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Japan ravaged the harbor in Northern California's Crescent City, destroying pilings and sinking 16 boats after ripping them from their docks. But the diminutive harbor is still a long way from functional, crippling to a local economy dependent on the fishing industry. Tsunami victims, meanwhile, are finding little help in disaster relief, much of it in the form of reimbursements and loans they can’t afford.
San Francisco’s Bay Bridge Gets 5,300-Ton Steel Span Delivery from China
Bloomberg
The final segments for San Francisco Bay’s new suspension bridge are being loaded onto a ship in Shanghai today, moving California’s largest current public works project a step closer to completion.
Pandora Goes IPO
CNS News
Oakland-based Pandora, the popular internet radio program, has struggled financially since its inception in 2000. With their pending IPO, however, there are positioned at the forefront of the booming online music industry.
Rising Cacao Prices
CNS News
Cacao farmers in places like Ghana and in Latin America are abandoning their fields for better jobs.
Armies of One
MissionLoc@l
Small, nimble tech startups find a home in San Francisco's Mission District
Microsoft Admits to Illegal Graffiti Ads
MissionLoc@l
A week after graffiti-like stencils appeared in the Mission promoting the upcoming launch of the new Windows Phone, Microsoft Corporation has confirmed it was behind the guerilla-style marketing campaign.
Death Valley
Virtuoso Life magazine
The Alien landscape of California's remote desert.
Space Out
Virtuoso Life magazine
The alien landscape of Death Valley
My Mission Book Launch Party [Trailer]
MissionLoc@l
Promo video for My Mission Launch Party
Few Favor Proposed Booze Fee
MissionLoc@l
Bar owners in the Mission District contend that a proposed alcohol fee averaging 7 cents per drink, which will be considered by the Board of Supervisors today, is badly timed and will do little to curb drinking. Many of their patrons agree, and say that owners are likely to raise prices by more than 7 cents.
Inside the Walled City
Virtuoso Life magazine
Travel story and photo essay on Cartagena, Colombia.
Here Comes the Sun
Meetings South magazine
West Tennessee
My Favourite Street: Calle Thames
Oryx magazine
Calle Thames in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sense of Place
Virtuoso Life magazine
Brazilian chefs re-imagine the Amazon with shockingly great tastes.

Awards:

Finalist -CNPA Awards (July 2005)
Finalist - "Investigative Journalism" - 2005 California Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers Contest

Work Experience:

Intern
Bloomberg  - San Francisco CA  ( June 2011 -  )
Intern for Bloomberg West TV, working with show producers.
Associate Producer
LataFilms  - Buenos Aires None  ( August 2009 - March 2010 )
Assisted on numerous projects for Buenos Aires-based director. Projects included a travel show pilot for Jack Elvis Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company; two projects for international corporate clients. Assisted in all aspects of production – planning, creative content, and sound/lighting.
Managing Editor
Bright Business Media  - Sausalito CA  ( July 2007 - August 2008 )
Managing Editor of national business travel magazine, Smart Meetings. Supervised magazine and website workflow; managed contributing writers and interns. Edited full-length features and FOB articles monthly, from line editing to copy-fitting to proofreading.
Editor
Tippit, Inc.  - San Francisco CA  ( March 2006 - July 2007 )
Editor for publisher of several technology news websites. Sites included: ITSecurity.com, Voip-News.com, DailyIPTV.com, HomelandSecurityWeekly.com, ITManagement.com. Managed and designed website layout and content. Analyzed and formatted content based on SEO principles.
Staff Writer
GT Weekly  - Santa Cruz CA
Staff Writer for leading weekly newspaper of Santa Cruz, Calif. Regularly wrote investigative features and cover stories.