Hannah Lawrence is a general assignment reporter, who joined NewsChannel 9 in December 2014.
Hannah graduated magna cum laude from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. During her last semester at the Cronkite School, Hannah worked in collaboration with the Arizona Broadcast Association and Cronkite News Investigative Team to create the DuPont and Emmy Award-winning documentary on the increase in Heroin use across the state of Arizona. The final piece called Hooked: Heroin's Hold on Arizona aired on 33 broadcast TV stations in Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma and 90 of the state's radio stations. While in Arizona she also interned at KPNX- Channel 12 and KTVK- 3TV as well as the Arizona Mining Association. Hannah worked as a general assignment reporter for Cronkite News where she covered multiple stories at the Arizona State Legislature, including the controversy over Senate Bill 1062 that dealt with religious freedom. Hannah was an active member of Alpha Kappa Psi at ASU, where she found her passion to help care for children in foster care.
Hannah was born in Goldsboro, NC., but made multiple long-range relocations as a young girl- including one outside the country, where she attended a French elementary school in Quebec, Canada. Hannah grew up from third grade on in Canton, Ohio and attended Jackson High School. Her father is a retired U.S. Air Force pilot who now flies for the Timken Company. He and Hannah's mother, along with her youngest sister and beagle, live in Canton, OH., while her middle sister is a senior at Miami University in Oxford, OH.
Hannah's three favorite things are chocolate, pink and hiking. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys being outdoors or spending time with friends and family. Hannah is a proud Cleveland Indians fan, and she enjoys cheering on her alma mater, Arizona State, in college football.