Emmy award winning television journalist and coach Jane Hanson has spent over 30 years helping people learn to communicate better. In today’s fast paced world, it is imperative to be on one’s game 24/7. Jane’s comprehensive training program expertly and efficiently enhances her clients’ presence and ensures that they resonate with every type of audience.
Jane grew up on the prairies of rural Minnesota before coming to New York three decades ago to join the NBC networks. She began as an anchor and correspondent for WNBC New York in 1979. In 1988, Jane was named co-anchor of “Today in New York,” a position she held until 2003 when she became the station's primary anchor for local programming and the host of "Jane's New York." She covered events ranging from the tragedy of 9/11 to the joy of Yankees victory parades and from Wall Street to Washington. She has interviewed presidents, business magnates, prisoners and celebrities and traveled as far and deep as the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and the great depths below New York City for her special reports. Most recently, she hosted a daily entertainment and lifestyle program, “New York Live,” for NBC4 in New York City.
Jane’s diverse array of media and presentation training clients include top tier leaders of corporations spanning the fields of finance, insurance, startups, technology, education, fashion and media; key opinion leaders in the pharmaceutical industry; internet entrepreneurs; and chefs and athletes. She hosts programs on TV and cable channels—covering nearly every subject, from health care to food to finance to religion. She is a frequent speaker, emcee and panel moderator.
Jane has won nine Emmy Awards. She was named "Correspondent of the Year" by New York's Police Detectives and Firefighters. She has also been the recipient of numerous other awards for her service to the community. Jane has served as the March of Dimes Walk-America Chairman, an honorary chair for the Susan B. Komen Foundation's "Race for the Cure," and a board member of Graham Windham, Phipps Houses, the Randall's Island Sports Foundation, the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, and Telecare. She has taught courses on communication at Long Island University, Stern College and the 92nd St Y. Hanson is a Past President of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.