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.
The National Weather Service said the tornado that hit the Houston area on Tuesday was EF-3 strength and tracked on the ground for 18 miles.
Authorities have confirmed that the woman’s body found in Grand Prairie is Kayla Kelley, the Collin County woman that's been missing for a week.
Newly released audio gives some clues as to the conversations going on between pilots and organizers, but there are still many questions about how this happened.
The NOTAM system broke down late Tuesday and was not fixed until midmorning Wednesday, leading to more than 1,200 flight cancellations and more than 8,500 delays by early afternoon on the East Coast, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.
Despite a few patchy power outages here and there, the power grid has held up for most Texans.
It looks like there may be a little more demand on the Texas power grid than ERCOT and state regulators anticipated for Thursday.
The city of El Paso is working quickly to shelter migrants who've been on the streets, and more are still crossing the border.
Fort Worth's mayor, a member of the city council, and a lawyer representing Atatiana Jefferson’s family may be found in contempt of court in connection with a gag order issued on Jefferson's case.
This was a hearing geared at finding bipartisan solutions, but those who lost someone witnessed more partisan disagreement.
The latest migrant surge at the Texas-Mexico border is overwhelming resources in El Paso just days before a pandemic policy that turned away migrants is set to end.