Gary Hanson is a 25-year veteran of television news. From 1984 to 1997 he was News Director of WKBN, the CBS television affiliate in Youngstown, Ohio. Prior to joining WKBN, Hanson was News Director of KXON-TV in Mitchell, South Dakota. He began his television career at WDAZ TV in Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1971. He earned a B.A. in Speech from the University of North Dakota in 1973. Hanson received his Masters Degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University where he serves as a professor.
The International Storytelling course at Kent State University combines engaged experiential learning with international work and recreation, allowing students to develop journalism skills while broadening their understanding of the world….