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.
As COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases rise in North Texas, mostly among the unvaccinated, public health officials are making a plea for more people to get vaccinated.
A North Texas Olympian got a special sendoff Thursday night with COVID-19 precautions in place.
At least one Texas Democrat returned to Austin from Washington D.C. to talk with Republicans about voting legislation that prompted Democrats to leave the state in the first place.
The standoff hit day four on Thursday, with Texas Democrats vowing not to leave D.C. despite House Speaker Phelan offering to send a plane to pick up the lawmakers this weekend.
Governor Greg Abbott hasn’t announced the agenda of the special session yet, but a Supreme Court ruling over voting laws in Arizona may provide an even bigger reason to revisit a failed voting bill.
Potentially vital information about the decisions made before, during, and after this winter's power grid failure may never be known.
Gov. Greg Abbott visited the Alamo Thursday to ceremoniously sign a bill into law allowing most adults to carry a handgun without a permit or training.
The Dallas Regional Chamber is starting a campaign and sweepstakes in order to get more North Texans vaccinated for COVID-19.
Garland police are investigating after someone stole a woman's handicap ramp. She suspects maybe someone took it for scrap metal. Although it couldn’t be worth much as scrap, it does mean a whole lot to her.
The influence of former President Donald Trump is shaping up to be a big factor ahead of the 2022 Republican primaries in Texas. He endorsed Gov. Abbott this week, and another key statewide race could be greatly impacted by what the former president has to say.