Eric Hanson Bio, Height, Family, Wife, Salary, KCCI News 8

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Eric Hanson  Biography

Eric Hanson is an American journalist who has been anchoring KCCI 8 News This Morning since August 2014. In addition, he narrates anecdotes about Iowa in “This is Iowa” portions. He started working at the station in May 2000 and has been there for over 20 years. He formerly worked as an adjunct lecturer at Wartburg College, where he taught television production.

Eric Hanson  Age

Hanson prefers to keep his personal life private, hence he has not yet revealed the year and month he was born. However, he could be in his 40s.

Eric Hanson  Height

Erik Hanson Hanson’s height is approximately 5 feet and 7 inches.

Eric Hanson  Education

Hanson began attending Wartburg College in Waverly in 1992, after graduating from Roland-Story High School. In 1996, he earned a double major in Electronic Media and Public Relations. During college, he had internships in Minneapolis and Waterloo.

Eric Hanson  Family

Hanson grew up on a farm between Roland and Story City but has managed to keep his personal life out of the spotlight, thus he has not revealed any information about his parents. It is also unclear whether Hanson has any siblings.

Eric Hanson  Wife

Hanson is a married man. The pair has both a daughter and a son. They live in West Des Moines. During his free time, he has completed a goal to visit every Major League Baseball stadium in the United States, where he regularly cheers for the Chicago Cubs. He frequently participates in a gospel quintet at the Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines.

Eric Hanson  Salary

Hanson’s annual income ranges from $40,000 to $110,500.

Eric Hanson’s Net Worth

Erik Hanson Hanson’s net worth is believed to be between $1 million and $5 million, derived from his journalism career.

Eric Hanson  Career

Hanson is the anchor of KCCI 8 News This Morning, which airs weekdays from 4:30 to 7 a.m. In addition, he narrates anecdotes about Iowa in “This is Iowa” portions. His stories are built on the fact that he has spent nearly his entire life in Iowa.

Hanson has received numerous prizes for his work, including a National Headliner award, five national Edward R. Murrow awards, six Emmys, five national Society of Professional Journalists awards, and countless regional and statewide honors. He got his first reporting position with WEAU in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Hanson also worked as a reporter for KWWL in Waterloo. He spent a year as an adjunct lecturer at his alma university, Wartburg, teaching television production. His stories have taken him to every area of the state, as well as England, Haiti, and South Africa.

Hanson enjoys projects that focus on characteristics that make Iowa a desirable place to live. For example, he covered elderly musicians who pluck their fiddles in an auto garage and fraternity brothers who come up unexpectedly at high school football games.

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