Tom Hanson Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, KELOLAND, Net Worth, Salary

Tom Hanson is an American Anchor working with KELOLAND News serving the station as a Midday and evening anchor since October of 2020.

Tom Hanson Biography

Tom Hanson is an American Anchor working with KELOLAND News where he serves the station as a Midday anchor and evening anchor anchoring the KELOLAND News at Midday and 5 pm newscasts. He has been working with KELOLAND News since October of the year 2020. 

Tom Hanson Career

Hanson works with KELOLAND News in South Dakota where he serves the station as a midday and evening anchor. He happens to be one of South Dakota’s most experienced television journalists. He joined the KELOLAND News team after about 20 years at another Sioux TV station.

Hanson is the recipient of several EMMY awards which include the Silver Circle. Additionally, the South Dakota Broadcasters Association honored him with the Tom Brokaw Award in the year 2014. The year 2020 saw the mayor of Sioux Falls name a day in his honor. Asides from that, the National Press Foundation, the Poynter Institute, and the Carter Center awarded fellowships to him.

Toms says that he is always looking for opportunities to further his education in a wide variety of subjects. He grew up in Mitchell and he often spent time in Huron and Miller where his grandparents lived. Asides from working in South Dakota, he has also worked for stations in Salt Lake City, Rapid City, and Colorado Springs.

According to him, working and living on both sides of South Dakota gives him a unique perspective on statewide issues. He is also involved in the community where he supports many good causes. Asides from this, he is a proud member of the South Dakota Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Tom 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.

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Tom Hanson Height

Hanson stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Tom Hanson Family

Hanson 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 known if Hanson has any siblings.

Tom Hanson Wife

Hanson is married to Carmen Hanson, who is originally from Parkston. Tom has also worked as a television news reporter in Salt Lake City, Colorado Springs, and Rapid City. Working and living on both sides of South Dakota, according to Tom, gives him a unique perspective on statewide issues.

Tom Hanson Net Worth

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

Tom Hanson Salary

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


Hanson works at KELOLAND where he works alongside other famous KELOLAND anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Tanner Castora
  2. Sean Bower
  3. Jay Trobec
  4. Adam Rutt
  5. Brian Karstens
  6. Ariana Schumacher
  7. Dan Santella
  8. Bob Mercer
  9. Sarah McDonald
  10. Eric Mayer
  11. Angela Kennecke
  12. Don Jorgensen
  13. Travis Fossing
  14. Bridget Bennett
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