Austin Hansen

Anchor/Reporter

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Austin Hansen is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University and the newest member of the KWQC team. Austin grew up in Lanark, Illinois and graduated from Eastland High School in 2013. He graduated NIU in 2017 with a degree in Journalism and a minor in English. While attending NIU, he worked for the WNIJ radio station and the Northern Television Center. He was an anchor for the student-run local sports show – Top Shelf Sports.

In his spare time, Austin likes to shoot hoops or play in slow pitch leagues. He loves watching his Chicago sports teams, especially the Cubs. His favorite shows include The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and New Girl. He is a cinema, video game, board game, and meme enthusiast. His top three favorite places to visit include Wrigley Field, Disney World, and his hometown.


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