Amanda Hanson

Amanda Hanson

Anchor/Reporter

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Amanda Hanson is an anchor for NBC Region 8 at 6:30 and Region 8 News at 10. She’s a Memphis native with a love for hiking, cooking, and spending time with her dog Asher.

Amanda is no stranger to Region 8; she started as a multimedia journalist at KAIT in 2010, working her way up to 10 pm co-anchor and eventually an anchor for Good Morning Region 8.

Her career in broadcast began at the age of 20 as a weekend DJ and promotional team member at WHBQ-FM in Memphis, TN. She eventually found her way into television as a part-time video editor and sports multimedia journalist at WREG, the CBS affiliate in Memphis, TN.

Prior to her return to Region 8, Amanda was a reporter and weekend evening anchor at KFVS, the Raycom Media affiliate in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Amanda is now excited to return to an area and community so close to her heart.

Feel free to message her with any story ideas you may have to ahanson@kait8.com


Recent Articles by Amanda

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Puppies for Parole changes lives in MO

PINK UP: 'MammVan' saving lives in rural southeast Missouri

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Sikeston DPS warns about gummies being sold containing controlled substance

Southeast introduces pet-friendly living coming this fall

Pink up - April newsletter

Inclusive dance kicks off Autism Awareness Month in Cape Girardeau

EDvolution Center: technology for teaching teachers

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BBB warns data risk of social media quizzes

Drone pilot license prep training at Southeast Missouri State University

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College basketball big business for restaurants, bars

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Pink up - March newsletter

"Mamm Van" making stops in the Heartland

Medical poll finds selfies contributing to plastic surgery increase

What's next for the People's Shelter?

Small Business Development Center helping entrepreneurs pursue dreams

Children & smartphones: What are the risks?

After the fire: catching up with Heartland Survivor

Video game targeted in wake a mass shootings

SIU game promotes date night to find love

One person dead after crash on Sprigg St. Cape Girardeau

Restaurant to hold benefit for Marshall County High School victims

New healthcare service offers 24/7 access to health & wellness

Candlelight vigil helps Marshall County heal

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Pink Up - January newsletter