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.
Some North Texas vaccine providers say they're already prepared to provide the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to younger children following an announcement by the Biden administration.
The redistricting maps now go to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk. However, Democrats believe it's unfair to minority voters and expect a court battle.
A new bill filed in the State Senate aims to require companies to provide an exemption for people who don't want a vaccine for reasons as simple as someone's "conscience." Medical professionals argued that vaccines work and can keep workers safe. Supporters of the bill argued mandates are a form of "discrimination."
Former Dallas State Senator Don Huffines, in an anti-LGBTQ+ statement, is taking ownership in getting the page taken down. He’s also going further, calling for an employee involved in its posting to be fired.
The White House shared positive news in the battle against COVID-19, but doctors are urging people to not let their guard down too much as cases ease up.
The Dallas Mavericks are requiring fans who attend games at the American Airlines Center this season to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a negative COVID-19 test.
FEMA denied Gov. Greg Abbott’s request for an emergency declaration on the border. News broke of the denial as a state committee overseeing border security efforts examined the cost of the crisis and efforts to prevent another.
Hours after former President Donald Trump pressed Gov. Greg Abbott for a review of last year's election results in Texas, the state said it would audit the results in four counties, including three in North Texas.
The McKinney Police Department says officers fired because the man pointed a shotgun at them. But the initial call for authorities may provide some insight about what led up to the confrontation.
People seeking COVID-19 treatments to keep them out of the hospital may soon have a tough time finding them.