Kendall Hanson – Nanaimo Video Journalist

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For more than two decades Kendall Hanson has been reporting on news north of the Malahat. When he started with CHEK News in 2002 he was based in Port Alberni but was relocated to Nanaimo four years later.

He’s primarily a regional reporter who loves the wide variety of stories that come with covering such a large swath of Vancouver Island. In 2014 his story about an elderly woman who waved at students, on their way to school in Comox, went viral. It became the most-watched news story on CHEK and he won an RTNDA for it in the Short Feature category.

Kendall’s interest in journalism started at Frank Hurt Secondary in Surrey where he worked for the student newspaper. After earning a diploma in Broadcast Journalism at BCIT, a job at 97.3 The Eagle brought him to Vancouver Island. During his three-year span in radio, he lived and worked in Courtenay and Campbell River.

Kendall is also a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists.

Outside of work, you will likely find Kendall with his wife and two daughters or playing sports such as floor hockey, pickleball and snowboarding.

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