Tom Hanson

Posted on: 10.12.2015 in reporter

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.

Check out his contributions to the show right here.


Behind the Scenes Video: India

Channel One reporter Keith Kocinski shares his experiences and reflections from his trip to India.


Day in the Life of a Reporter: Tom Hanson

Tom Hanson gives you a sneak peek of what his day as a reporter looks like.


Video Explainer: Myanmar or Burma?

What’s in a name? Some sources — such as the U.S. Government — call Myanmar by its former name, Burma….


Video Explainer: The Russia-NATO Conflict

What is the Russia-NATO conflict? And what role do the Baltic States play in it? Watch as Tom breaks it…


Spread the Love With These CH1 Valentines!

Valentine’s Day is all about spreading love, and we’ve got just the treats to surprise your loved ones! This year,…


Photos: Our Reporters
Reveal Their Flaws

We all have flaws, and more often than not, our flaws make us feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. But one initiative…


Behind the Scenes: Tom’s Reflections from Myanmar

I can’t write about Myanmar, formerly Burma, without first acknowledging the undeniable beauty of this country. From dense jungles, to…


Behind the Scenes: War on Drugs

Our government is currently at war – targeting an enemy that’s entering our country through tunnels, submarines and drones. For…


Video: Tom and Maggie Talk Food and Culture in Iran

Tom and Maggie talk about the culture in Iran, “Middle-Eastern hospitality” and what their favorite food was — watch the…


Video: Maggie & Tom Share Memorable Moments from Iran

Maggie and Tom share their most memorable moment from their trip to Iran in this behind-the-scenes commentary — watch the video…


Video: Women’s Rights in Iran

In this video commentary, Maggie and Tom talk about women in Iran and their rights under Islamic law. Watch the…


Behind the Scenes: The Migrant Crisis

Sailing through the Mediterranean, it’s easy to get distracted by the pristine, calm waters – the bluest I’ve ever seen….


Behind the Scenes Photos: Iran

I’ve been to many places during my time at Channel One, and I have to say, there’s no place in…


Video: Maggie and Tom Talk Reporting from Iran

Maggie and Tom discuss their experience visiting Iran. Watch the exclusive video to learn more:


Behind the Scenes: Tree Poaching

While visiting the Central American country of Panama, we met up with Global Brigades–an NGO for students looking to make…


Tom Answers Your Questions!

Have you always wanted to know what it takes to become a journalist? Or what it’s like to travel the…


A Day in the Life Of: Tom Hanson

This past season, Tom Hanson traveled all over the world to bring you the most interesting stories. From Berlin to…


Panama Canal: Behind the Scenes Photos

I traveled to Panama this summer for the 100th Anniversary of the Panama Canal. An expansion project is under way…


  1. Dianna storey

    Hey thomas. Your my favourite one. When I heard you were in Lakeland I wanted to go to meet you. My older sister lives where your from. Could you give Roosevlt Academy in lake Wales Florida a shout out please.

  2. jaylin hairston

    how can i be on the news

  3. angel Pineda


  4. skyler

    how can i be on channel one?

  5. jack

    yeah tom your my faviorite

  6. Landon Fryman in 5C

    hi. Tom.

  7. Kayden Bradley

    hey tom can u give a shout out to scott middle school

  8. Kamden james Morgan

    i think that trump needs to back off cause Mrs. guiest my projects teacher at Jerome, Idaho said,”he is just some one that is saying,”i’m just like you so vote for me!!”

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