I'm excited to be a part of the KWWL news team as a reporter in the Dubuque newsroom.
My path here has taken a long, unconventional road. It started in my hometown of New Brighton, Minnesota.
After running out of money during my third semester in college, I joined the Marine Corps in January of 2008 as a broadcaster. I was sent to American Forces Network in Iwakuni, Japan, where I worked as both a reporter and (briefly) a radio DJ.
I deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 for 6 months, where I spent my time traveling all around the country documenting the dangerous missions being undertaken by our armed forces. I also spent a month in both Australia and the Philippines, documenting joint exercises between our nation's forces.
I got out of the Marines in October of 2011 and resumed my education at the University of Minnesota in January. I graduated in May 2014 with a B.A. in journalism.
I spent the summer interning for the Minnesota Twins Radio Network, where I got to help cover the 2014 All-Star game and interview Derek Jeter during his last visit to Target Field. I also participated in the mascot race during the last regular season game of the season as Babe the Blue Ox, and won with a dive -- by a horn.
When I'm not behind a camera, I love watching and playing sports (I'm a Minnesota sports fan, through and through), and of course spending times with loved ones.
Brad Hanson began at KWWL in October of 2014.
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