Shaun Hittle

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Shaun began working for the World Co. in 2008.

He is new to Kansas, having grown up in Florida and Michigan. He remembers the snow in Michigan and the giant cockroaches in Florida.

He has a 12-inch scar on one of his legs. He tells people it's a shark bite. About half the time people believe him.

His nose breaks very easily. He has learned this lesson the hard way.

He does not play video games and he feels strongly that other adults shouldn't either.

People tell Shaun that his best quality is his punctuality. He isn't sure if that's a compliment.

There are many things that Shaun is not good at, and he accepts that and plans no improvement in those areas, which include fixing things, cooking, and directions.

In his life, he has worked as a basketball referee, a pizza delivery driver, an undercover store detective, a social worker, a bouncer, and now a journalist.

You can follow him on Twitter @shaunhittle

Here is a list of some of Shaun's favorite reporting projects:

• The Boy in the Attic:

• From the Ashes: Five Years Later:

• A Tournament of their Own:

• Rodeo School:

Recent Stories

Jayhawk fans could benefit from cheap Sweet 16 and Elite Eight ticket prices

Looking to get to Cowboys Stadium for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight? Check out our price guide. By Shaun Hittle

Tickets to Jayhawks' first games most expensive in NCAA tournament

Looking to get to the Sprint Center for the Jayhawks' first two game of the NCAA men's tournament? It'll cost you. By Shaun Hittle

Lawsuit documents provide insight into police traffic ticket scandal

City officials have remained mum about the internal investigation of two Lawrence police officers accused of fixing traffic tickets in exchange for Kansas University athletic tickets, but recently filed court documents help fill in some of the blanks. By Shaun Hittle

Former police sergeant's federal lawsuit against city alleges racial discrimination, wrongful termination

A 20-year veteran of the Lawrence Police Department — fired last March — filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court alleging racial discrimination and wrongful termination. By Shaun Hittle

Problems with World Company websites resolved

The World Company websites experienced some technical problems today, beginning around 8 a.m. Users of the sites most likely encountered error messages when attempting to accessing the sites. By Shaun Hittle

Athletes’ tendencies to ‘cluster’ in certain academic fields problematic, some say

An in-depth Journal-World study of Big 12 athletics, including the incoming and outgoing teams this year, found widespread clustering — defined by researchers as 25 percent of a team sharing one major — in men’s basketball and football programs.

Final Four ticket prices: They're a moving target

Huddled in front of a computer in New York City, Myles Kaufman, data analyst for the sports ticket website, has been busy crunching numbers figuring out the current rate for prized Final Four tickets.

Following the Jayhawks to New Orleans? Check this out

Are you so inspired by the Jayhawk’s Sunday win over the Tar Heels that you’re ready to catch them live at the Final Four in New Orleans? Here’s a guide to help you get there, stay there, and get in the Superdome for the March 31 and April 2 games.

Lawrence tops the country in sports jobs LQ — location quotient

As Lawrence and the Kansas University community brace for another March Madness run, it’s clear sports — especially college basketball — play a prominent role here.

KU faculty line up seats for basketball games

Allan Hanson, a Kansas University anthropology professor, now knows exactly how long he’s worked for KU: 45.205479452 years, according to his seating sheet.

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