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.
Texas lawmakers are going late into the evening Thursday sparring over voting legislation. Republicans say it's about election integrity. Democrats call it voter suppression.
The bill would significantly shorten the window during which a woman can have an abortion.
Saturday is Election Day in Texas, and some national politicians are keying in on a North Texas congressional race.
Many people in Tarrant County are preparing to file insurance claims because of all the hail damage that came with Wednesday night’s severe weather.
A police officer in Burleson was shot multiple times early Wednesday morning during a traffic stop near Burleson High School.
A new survey revealed the stories of people who struggled to keep medical equipment on and temperature-sensitive medicine safe, along with everything else Texans had to do to survive the storm.
A former Dallas police officer who was accused of plotting two murders has been released from jail after a judge ruled there is no probable cause to proceed with the case.
More businesses have come out against Texas’ election law, though Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said that people are fed up with corporations dictating public policy.
One of the state’s largest companies, American Airlines, has come out in opposition of a voting bill passed by the Texas Senate overnight.
After the legislators failed to fix the system following the 2011 winter storm, some are skeptical as to whether politicians will get it right this time.