Hank Epton is an accomplished writer with a background in broadcast, print and online mediums. After discovering the art of writing as a television news writer and producer, he briefly moved to newspaper before finding a home writing online. As a Content Engineer for Mediasophia Mr. Epton writes about film, television and health topics.
Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, his family lived in both North and South Carolina before returning to the town of his birth. He spent his school years there and in the early 1990s began a career as a writer at his hometown CBS affiliated television station.
Over the course of his time in television, Mr. Epton had the opportunity to cover both sports and news. An early start in the sports side of the business gave him the opportunity to cover the NFL, college football, basketball and baseball, the NBA and Major League Baseball. He also covered the PGA and its feeder tours as well as NASCAR.
Over the course of his work in news Mr. Epton helped cover the high profile murder case of Susan Smith and the raising of the Confederate submarine CSS Hunley. He also worked from Spartanburg in support of CBS’s coverage of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA. During that time he also contributed to the coverage of the Olympic Park bombing during the games. He was co-nominated for two regional Emmy Awards and was the co-winner of an Associated Press Broadcaster’s Award for this coverage.
Hank’s interests include indoctrinating his fiancée in the intricacies of SEC football where he continues to follow his beloved South Carolina Gamecocks. He also has a passion for auto racing which is part of his birthright as a son of the South. Additionally he is an intense follower of political news. His hobbies include blogging, reading, golf, gardening and cooking— each one offering a limitless amount of knowledge to absorb in his spare time.