Learn more about the reporters and producers who bring you headlines and features throughout the year.
Demetrius got his first taste of the television world while only a senior in high school. He worked as a part-time photojournalist at the local NBC affiliate in his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, where he covered a range of different stories including local crime, sports, and the 2008 Presidential election. After graduating, Demetrius moved to Phoenix, Arizona, to attend school at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. During his three-year tenure at ASU, Demetrius freelanced for a number of different organizations where he shot, edited, and wrote his own stories.
In 2011,he packed his bags and moved to New York to accept a fellowship at CBS News, which would eventually lead him to a Producer/Digital Journalist position at Channel One News.
Tom Hanson joins Channel One from the CNN headquarters in Atlanta, where he was an Associate Producer for Newsroom, as well as the New Day franchise. Prior to that, he worked out of the CNN DC Bureau working for the Cross Platform Unit, as well as political shows. Tom grew up in West Des Moines, Iowa and graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Throughout his three years studying in Arizona, he interned at CNN in DC, as well as NBC News in New York.
Tom first found his passion for journalism while taking Language and Composition in high school. He loves writing, Crossfit, running, and all things from the great Hawkeye State.
Keith discovered his love for television while watching Channel One News as a student at Valley Forge High School in Parma Heights, Ohio. He soon enrolled in a radio and television class before taking part in a variety of professional work while still in school — including hosting an Academy Awards red carpet special for a local TV station. He also worked full-time as an associate producer for Parma Area Community Television near Cleveland, Ohio.
While in college at Baldwin-Wallace, he interned at CBS News hoping to one day return to the big city. Keith spent the last two years working for NBC News 13 in Riverton, Wyoming, learning a lot of about life in the West and Native American culture living near the Wind River Indian Reservation. Keith is proud and excited to work for Channel One News. It fulfills a dream he has had since watching as a high school student. He enjoys journalism because he learns something new every day and constantly meets new and interesting people. He also enjoys the outdoors, playing sports, helping people, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Jason was born and raised in New York, and proud of it! He graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BA in Journalism, and then went out into the world to pursue his journalism career. He originally interned at Channel One before becoming a full time member of the team, with his return being heralded by a full marching band and dancing bears. (Kidding!) Jason is excited to work with everyone again, as well as meeting and getting to know everyone in the department.
As a journalist, he considers the most important things to be the truth and making sure that the story gets told.
Kristin grew up in San Diego, California and graduated from San Diego State University. After college it was off to Rome, Italy where she worked at a Refugee Center and for the United Nations. Our resident fashion expert, Kristin has also worked as a stylist in New York. But she says it wasn’t until she got involved in documentary films that she realized her passion for story-telling. And it’s people like Kristin, with such a diverse background, that make the Channel One team so unique — we all bring so many skills and experiences together to make a great show.
Kristin says the most compelling story she has worked on for Channel One was when she traveled back to California to cover the San Diego fires, which literally happened in her own backyard, as the fire affected many members of her own family — a challenge, she says, for her to walk the line between journalist and private citizen.
Zach is affectionately known as our “Zach-of-All-Trades,” he is the guy responsible for bringing our 12-minute masterpiece together each day. But it’s no surprise, his background is actually in video installation art, and he got his start as a filmmaker while studying communications and religious studies at Ithaca College in New York.
Each day Zach takes all of the pieces of the Channel One puzzle, brings them together, answers all of our technical questions and still manages to stay cool — we couldn’t do it without him! And while you may not recognize Zach’s face, you’ve certainly heard his velvety voice — teasing parts of our show, ‘Hear It Now,’ ‘Glory Road’ and many others!