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About

Patrick Hruby

Writer, editor, and journalist

Welcome! I’m a journalist, a fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, and author of the Hreal Sports newsletter. I’ve worked as an editor or writer for VICE, ESPN, Sports on Earth, and The Washington Times, and I’ve contributed to a number of publications including The Atlantic, Deadspin, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and Washingtonian. I've also taught journalism at my undergraduate alma mater, Georgetown University.

You often can hear me on NPR’s Only a Game and other radio shows, and I’ve appeared on ESPN, MSNBC, and other television networks. I’ve covered a wide variety of sports (and non-sports) related subjects, including the racial injustice of big-time college sports; the man behind the myth of Dock Ellis' LSD no-hitter; the (losing) War on Rats in our nation’s capital; and how ballpark food hijacks your brain. (Don’t panic). I hold a master’s degree from Northwestern University and live with my lovely wife, Saphira, and the world’s greatest golden retriever in Washington, D.C.

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Articles selected for inclusion or as notable in The Best American Sports Writing anthology.

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2016 Associated Press Sports Editors award for explantory writing.

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Finalist for 2015 National City and Regional Magazine reporting award.

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Articles selected for feature, column, sports, science, and culture writing awards.

experience

Front-End Development

2012-2016

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UI/UX Design

2012-2016

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Website production

2012-2016

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Website maintain

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Services

Writing

Crisp, clear, engaging, and unique commentary and narrative storytelling.

Reporting

In-depth research and investigations, finding and cultivating sources, understanding and explaining complex topics.

Editing

Article and idea conception, project and staff management, identifying and developing talent.

Multimedia

Film, television, and radio appearances, podcast hosting.

Speaking/Teaching

Class development and instruction, guest lecturing, panel moderation and participation.

Business/Corporate

Newsletters, internal and external articles and white papers, sponsored and other content.

Patrick is a magazine editor's dream. He has an intuitive knack for narrative, all the right reporting instincts, and really impressive range. I've assigned him funny and sad, sports and culture, and I've always been thrilled with what he brought back. He's also a writer who loves to be edited. Really.

Kristen Hinman

Articles Editor, Washingtonian

The best part about working with Patrick was that you could give him a story idea about a familiar topic, let him go report for weeks, and be confident that he would come back with something original, thought-provoking, and insightful. A less heralded quality, but equally if not more important, is that Patrick is so incredibly dependable, which every editor knows is not a given.

Jorge Arangure

Senior Editor, The New York Times

Patrick is exactly the kind of journalist you want in your newsroom: passionate, pragmatic, versatile, a talented storyteller and a thoughtful collaborator. He has been a valuable sounding board for me over the years, and I would work with him again in a heartbeat. Please give us a million dollars to start a magazine.

Caitlin Kelly

Senior Editor, Wired

Patrick is a dogged reporter, a creative thinker, and a total professional. Ruthlessly calm under pressure and deadlines, he is a steadying presence on every project he touches, always focused on solving problems, serving client needs, and delivering the absolute best work possible.

Rafi Kohan

Author and Head of Editorial, Atlantic Re:think

I bring a lot of professionals to my classes, and Patrick Hruby is one of my favorites. He’s smart, funny, polished and impeccably prepared – an example to my students of a modern journalist. Our program is lucky to include him as both a colleague and a friend.

Kevin Robbins

Author and Professor, University of Texas-Austin

Portfolio

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