Blake Hanson is a reporter and weekend evening news anchor at Fox 4 News. He joined the station as a reporter in July 2017.
Blake is a proud Minnesotan but “Texan-by-marriage”. His wife grew up in Wylie. The two met in the journalism school at the University of Missouri. They married at White Rock Lake in 2016. The two are proud parents to a Dutch Shepherd “Roux” and a hefty cat “Dakota”.
Blake became passionate about journalism in high school when watching the work of great writers like Bob Dotson, Boyd Huppert and Steve Hartman. His first full-time reporter job was in New Orleans where he got bit by the “hard news” bug. Blake covered Hurricane Isaac, a power outage that plagued a Super Bowl, as well as the federal corruption trial of a former New Orleans Mayor.
Blake went on to work in Charlotte, North Carolina. His investigative reporting led to the proposal of news laws, exposed that a county wasted tens of thousands of dollars on a security program never implemented & shed light on a local gang with ties to the U.S. Military. He was also a beat reporter covering federal law enforcement and broke dozens of stories on terrorism, espionage and Ponzi scheme cases.
School officials kept a close eye on the weather with another graduation ceremony at Texas Motor Speedway Friday.
As of midnight, bars could open again to the public and some wasted no time getting back to business.
Texas bars are not among the businesses that can partially reopen Monday, but bar owners want to and are trying to prove they can.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins unveiled a voluntary program to dub businesses "safe" if they follow county health guidance on whether they reopen.
The city of Dallas has appointed a czar to oversee part of the response to COVID-19.
While announcing the reopening of salons and gyms in Texas, the governor also discussed options for the next school year.
Health officials said there were 179 new cases and five deaths. The increase in cases comes from the increased testing of “frontline workers,” like grocery store or big box retail employees.
Texas retail businesses were able to re-open Friday under Gov. Abbott's executive order allowing retail-to-go.
Many retail stores will reopen Friday for to-go service, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott says more business openings could be on the way, with safety precautions.
There's a new public health and environmental issue showing up on North Texas streets: Littered protective equipment.