Stacy's career as an award-winning storyteller started in 2006, while she worked as a freelance reporter for a local newspaper during her last year in college.
She started as a business major in a 5-year MBA program at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, but then after doing internships at prestigious organizations like Morgan Stanley and General Motors, she realized that corporate life was not for her.
She took an internship at Bad Boy Records, which turned into a full-time position. It was there that Stacy realized she loved working with musicians and performing artists in the entertainment arena. Perhaps it was because she had spent the first half of her like dancing, winning national and international titles for her tap dancing skills.
In pursuit of a more creative career, Stacy transferred to Southern Connecticut State University and changed her major to journalism. After contributing stories to the university's newspaper and working as a freelancer for the local newspaper during her senior year, Stacy secured a full-time paying internship as a multimedia reporter for a newspaper. She reported and wrote articles, and captured and edited video to accompany her articles on the news website.
She worked in a predominately white newsroom, and when other white interns who were hired after her were being promoted before her as full-time reporters, she decided to pursue a master's degree in journalism to help her be more competitive. Her plan worked, and she was also hired as a full-time reporter.
Using her newsroom experience, Stacy moved to Los Angeles and created on online news platform, the West Hollywood News Project, where she covered stories happening in the area.
After moving back to Connecticut, Stacy worked as a multimedia reporter for Hearst Connecticut Media Group, writing articles and now worked as a columnist writing about living and working in spaces that lacked diversity. Her series was called "Mixing it Up."
During this time, she received several all-expense paid journalism fellowships and national awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Press Foundation, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She has also freelanced for organizations like Black Enterprise Magazine and The Everymom.
Seeking a more stable career where she could earn more money, Stacy transitioned to a career in public relations. She has worked for consulting firms and public relations agencies.
Stacy authored a memoir, Processing Pain, in 2016. The project started as a series of painful, yet relatable, coming of age stories shared on Facebook, which then evolved into a blog, book and then journaling workshops.
In February 2023, Stacy launched her own public relations firm, Stacy Graham-Hunt Public Relations. She helps entertainers, public figures, businesses and non-profit organizations with branding and media relations.
When Stacy is not working, she's hanging out with her two sons, Alexander and Elijah.
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Learn more about Stacy's previous work experience. (Note: Stacy is now an independent publicist.) Video by Danni Grace.