The Chicago Blackhawks today announced the hiring of veteran journalist Chris Kuc as senior writer. In his new role with the Blackhawks, Kuc will be part of a digital group whose goal is to provide Blackhawks fans with the most comprehensive team news and information they can find anywhere.
"Chris is a talented, respected hockey writer who has a deep connection to the Blackhawks franchise and our fans," Blackhawks Vice President of Digital Content Adam Kempenaar said. "We're very excited to add him to our Blackhawks.com roster, joining Team Historian and Columnist Bob Verdi and Community Correspondent Fred Mitchell. His contributions and perspective will range beyond the traditional beat and be shared across our digital platforms, including podcasts and Blackhawks TV."
Kuc's career in the industry spans four decades, which includes covering the Blackhawks beat for the Chicago Tribune from 2007-2015. During that time, he covered the Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship runs in 2010, 2013 and 2015 as well as the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Overall, he spent 35 years at the Tribune, starting when he was in high school. Most recently, Kuc served as a senior NHL writer for The Athletic, covering the Washington Capitals during the 2018-19 season.
Chris and his wife, Andrea, have a 9-year-old son, Adam, and reside in the Western Suburbs.