September 4, 2018
Posted By Jason Patton
Cecil Hurt was born in Tuscaloosa, went to high school in Huntsville and
graduated from the University of Alabama in 1981. He has worked for The Tuscaloosa News since 1980, first as a correspondent and, since September 1982, in a full-time capacity.
He has served as the beat reporter covering University of Alabama football, baseball and basketball and, since 1989, as sports editor/columnist. He has won more than
100 professional writing awards, including two New York Times Chairman’s Awards, and was a part of The Tuscaloosa News team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the
2011 tornado and its aftermath.