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Tim Hanson is a morning reporter and photographer at WHNT News 19. He is originally from Tolna, North Dakota, but has lived all over the country because of his time in the military.

Tim joined the United States Army in 2001, where he got his first taste of storytelling as a broadcast journalist in the 19th Public Affairs Detachment. His time in the service took him around the world including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

After an honorable discharge from the Army in 2007, Tim attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he received his Bachelors of Communications degree.

Tim started at WHNT News 19 as a director in 2009, but has since transitioned to a photographer and morning reporter.

In his free time, Tim enjoys hanging out with his wife, Kim, and their chihuahua, Peewee.


Recent Articles
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    Pictures: Storm Damage in Fort Payne

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) – These are pictures of severe storm damage in Fort Payne, near Gault Avenue and 55th Street. Two homes and two apartment complexes were damaged when strong storms moved through around 12:30 a.m. Friday. The National Weather Service will send teams to survey the damage today. These pictures are by WHNT News 19’s Tim Hanson. If you have more photos, click the ‘Submit Your Photo’ button below and upload them straight to this gallery. You can […]

  • Photo by Tim Hanson, WHNT News 19

    Teen Driver Goes off Bridge; Plunges into Flint River

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — A student on the way to Buckhorn High School went off a bridge and into the Flint River Thursday morning. According to authorities on scene, the female student said she swerved to miss another vehicle while traveling on Oscar Patterson Road.  Her truck hit the guard rail, went up over the railing, and nose down into an embankment.  The truck then flipped and ended up in the river.  The drop is an estimated 20 feet. […]

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    Family, Four Cats Escape House Fire in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — A home in western Madison County caught fire Tuesday morning.  The home is at the corner of Capshaw Road and Little Road.  An official on scene told WHNT News 19’s Robert Reeves that there are no injuries.  Everyone inside the home was able to make it out safely, including four cats. The fire is believed to have to started around 6:00 a.m. in the attic.  The cause is under investigation.

  • Fire trucks are positioned along Matts Way in Hazel Green. (Tim Hanson, WHNT News 19)

    Mobile Home In Hazel Green Burns

    Firefighters responded to a mobile home fire in Hazel Green on Tuesday morning. The fire was reported at 117 Matts Way just after 8 a.m. Toney Fire & Rescue responded.  They believe someone lives in the home, but no one has come forward yet to say so.  They did find several letters in the mailbox, indicating no one had checked it in a while.

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