Isabelle Hanson

Isabelle Hanson

Reporter, KFVS

Cape Girardeau, MO

Isabelle Hanson joins the Heartland News Team as a reporter/multimedia journalist.

Before she could fully speak, Isabelle motioned to the television and expressed to her mom that she wanted to be “in” the screen dancing and singing with the characters.

Although 2-year-old Isabelle could have never guessed she would be “in” the TV as a news reporter, she is thrilled about the direction her life took, leading her to KFVS12. With a passion for writing and storytelling, Isabelle pursued a degree in journalism from Miami University in Ohio, as well as a degree in music and a marketing minor.

At Miami, she reported for Oxford Weekly News, interned at Seacrest Studios located inside Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and sang in an a cappella group.

Outside of the newsroom, you can find Isabelle playing her violin, baking anything involving chocolate, and playing music at children’s hospitals.

Joining the Heartland community and sharing your stories is an honor to Isabelle, and she is looking forward to the people she will meet along the way.

Please feel free to reach out to Isabelle by email at or on her Facebook page with any story ideas.

Recent Articles by Isabelle

  Thousands of rape kits untested throughout Missouri

  Jefferson Elementary’s ‘Impact Project’ shows students what it’s like to work a job

  As it gets colder, pests seek warmth in your home

  Firefighter’s equipment update sends EKG results to E.R.

  Sikeston students paint on jean jackets to raise money

  Heartland farmer restores soil after flood

  Man accused of taking police car, carjacking woman in Pemiscot Co., Mo.

  Students write letters to lawmakers asking for flood assistance

  City council approves sale of recreational marijuana in Anna, Ill.

  SIU students dig to uncover historic cemetery

  Heartland man adopts senior dog after his wife and dog dies

  Sikeston schools adds new licensed therapist

  New superintendent for Sikeston School District discusses goals

  Southeast creates Institute for Cybersecurity

  GM Strike impacts body shop repairs

  Missing West Frankfort, Ill. mother last seen “live” on social media

  Young brothers recognized by Dexter PD after helping neighbor who fell into drainage ditch

  Possible suspect identified in what a mom described as a “creepy” interaction in a parking lot

  Long wait-lists for autism diagnoses in southeast MO

  Preliminary hearing set for man accused of shooting deputy and trooper in Carter County, Mo.

  Possible Mo. medical marijuana growing and selling locations released

  $3M awarded to improve maternal health at Cape Girardeau hospital

  Beating the heat at the SEMO District Fair

  Waste from toilets, sinks and dishwashers turned into fertilizer

  Butler County Sheriff’s Department investigates problem with their radios

  How to stop Hurricane Dorian from ruining your travel plans

  Reaction to Walmart’s decision to stop selling handgun ammunition

  Prescription drugs laced with fentanyl in southeast Missouri

  Local organization donates feminine products to schools

  Boyfriend back in custody, victim identified in Poplar Bluff, Mo. deadly shooting