Hannah grew up in Waterloo, Iowa, where her road to a journalism career began. Telling stories became her passion at a young age, so she would write short stories in her bedroom.
Hannah graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. During school, she was the Editor in Chief for her college newspaper. She also interned at KCVM, Cedar Falls, IA, WKBN/WYTV in Youngstown, OH, WHO-TV in Des Moines and at WPXI in Pittsburgh, PA. She was part of the team who won a Best in Television Special award from the College Broadcasters Inc. for a documentary titled "Spring Break with a Purpose".
Hannah came to Channel 8 Eyewitness News in May of 2013. "I love the excitement and stress of deadlines in the newsroom", Hannah says. She really gets into reporting the news and telling people's stories.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading a book while laying out at the lake, and road trips to see family and friends. She is a Minnesota Vikings fan and is serious about the Iowa Hawkeyes. However, she says that she is willing to cheer for the Huskers, until they play the Hawkeyes