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.
On Saturday, a local community came together to remember a Plano mother who was murdered during a morning jog last weekend.
A former employee for the Los Angeles Angels has been charged in connection with the death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who overdosed at a Southlake hotel in 2019.
There are new details about the actions of the man Plano police are investigating for a woman's murder.
Tarrant county’s top elected official says he’s frustrated about an event underway at the convention center in Downtown Fort Worth.
The Senate left Washington for the weekend after failing to agree on an extension of unemployment benefits to millions of Americans.
Wednesday was the deadliest day yet for COVID-19 in Dallas County, as 36 people died from the coronavirus.
It may not be the opening day the Rangers had hoped for, but Opening Day finally came.
It appears Congress will not act in time to keep an extra source of money flowing to unemployed Texans.
Dallas County health officials reported 30 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, which is the highest number of deaths the county has reported in a day.
The week isn't over yet, but with 13 new COVID-19 deaths reported Friday, Dallas County is already reporting its deadliest week from the coronavirus.