Courteney Stuart is an award-winning journalist with more than 16 years experience. Prior to helping launch the Hook in 2002 as its senior editor, a position she held for nearly 11 years before becoming editor in 2013, Ms. Stuart served as deputy editor of C-VILLE Weekly for four years. She started her career in Richmond, Virginia in 1996 as assistant editor at both Style Weekly and its sister publication, Inside Business magazine. She is the recipient of 21 journalism awards from the Virginia Press Association including a first place for investigative journalism for her 2006 coverage of a rape case prosecuted nearly two-dozen years after the crime was committed. Her written work has appeared in publications including Las Vegas Weekly and Humanities: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and she has appeared on numerous national television news programs including Dateline NBC, Primetime Crime, Nancy Grace, as well as on the Headline News and Investigation Discovery channels.