Eric Hanson Bio, Wiki, Height, Family, Wife, KCCI News 8, Salary, and Net Worth

Eric Hanson is an American journalist working for KCCI News 8 as an anchor of KCCI 8 News This Morning since August 2014

Eric Hanson Biography

Eric Hanson is an American journalist working for KCCI News 8 as an anchor of KCCI 8 News This Morning since August 2014. In addition, he tells the stories of Iowa in “This is Iowa” segments. He joined the station in May 2000 and has served the station for more than 2 decades. Previously, he worked part-time at Wartburg College as an adjunct professor teaching television production.

Eric Hanson Education

Hanson joined Wartburg College in Waverly in 1992 when he finished his high school education at Roland-Story High School. In 1996, he graduated with a double major in Electronic Media and Public Relations. While in college, he held internships in Minneapolis and Waterloo.

Eric Hanson Career

Hanson works for KCCI News 8 as an anchor of KCCI 8 News This Morning from 4:30 to 7 a.m. on weekdays. In addition, he tells the stories of Iowa in “This is Iowa” segments. Having lived in Iowa almost all his life has served as the cornerstone of his stories.

Hanson has won awards for his writing including a National Headliner award, five national Edward R. Murrow awards, six Emmys, five national Society for Professional Journalists awards, and several regional and statewide honors. He secured his first reporting job in Eau Claire, Wisconsin at WEAU.

Hanson also worked as a reporter at KWWL in Waterloo. There, he did double-duty for a year as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, Wartburg, teaching television production. He has visited each corner of the state, England, Haiti, and South Africa through his stories.

Hanson loves assignments concentrating on features that make Iowa a good place to live. For instance, he covered elderly musicians who strum their fiddles in an auto garage and fraternity brothers who show up unannounced at high school football games.

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Eric Hanson Age

Hanson likes to keep his personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 40s.

Eric Hanson Height

Hanson stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches.

Eric Hanson Family

Hanson grew up on a farm between Roland and Story City but has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not if Hanson has any siblings.

Eric Hanson Wife

Hanson is a married man. The couple has a daughter and a son. The resides in West Des Moines. During his free time, he has finished a quest to visit each Major League Baseball stadium in America, regularly cheering for the Chicago Cubs. he actively sings in a gospel quintet at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines.

Eric Hanson Net Worth

Hanson has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a journalist.

Eric Hanson Salary

Hanson earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.