Emmy award winning television journalist and media coach Jane Hanson has spent over 30 years in the broadcast business, most of it as a news anchor and lifestyle host for NBC’s flagship station WNBC located at the iconic 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. She most recently hosted a daily entertainment and lifestyle program, “New York Live,” for NBC4.
In the consultancy business, her clients include top tier leaders of financial institutions, publishers and editors-in-chiefs of national magazines, key opinion leaders in the pharmaceutical industry, internet entrepenuers, and celebrity chefs– with a few authors and some politicians thrown in for good measure. Jane has also hosted programs on cable channels and private satellite broadcasts, covering nearly every subject, from healthcare to finance to religion. Additionally, she is a frequent speaker, emcee and panel moderator.
Jane spent nearly three decades at NBC, where she began as an anchor and correspondent for WNBC New York in 1979. In 1988, she was named co-anchor of “Today in New York,” a position she held until 2003 when she became the station’s primary anchor for local programming and the host of “Jane’s New York.”
Jane has won nine Emmy Awards, and named “Correspondent of the Year” by New York Police Detectives and received a similar honor from New York’s Firefighters. She has also been the recipient of numerous other awards for service to the community. Jane has served as the March of Dimes Walk of America Chairperson, honorary chair for the Susan B Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure, and as a board member of Graham Windham, Phipps Houses, the Randall Island Sports Foundation and the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, and is currently on the board of Telecare. She is a past president of the New York Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Jane grew up in rural Canby, Minnesota, a town without a stoplight, and graduated from the University of Minnesota.