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Jane Hanson (born December 9, 1955) formerly co-hosted New York Live (formerly called LX New York) on NBC-TV in New York. She joined WNBC-TV in September 1979. She hosted the Emmy Award-winning Jane Hanson's New York on WNBC-TV. She became host in 2003 after serving as co-anchor of Today in New York from 1988-2003. She was let go by WNBC on November 15, 2006.
"She has won nine Emmy Awards and brings more than 30 years of reporting experience to LX New York. She spent 27 of those years at NBC, where 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."
Hanson has served as a fill-in newsreader on The Today Show for John Palmer, Deborah Norville, Faith Daniels, Margaret Larson, Matt Lauer, and Ann Curry from 1988 to 2003. In May 2007, AnswersMedia announced that Hanson was joining HealthAnswersTV as host of the video series "The Answered Patient". She returned to WNBC on February 15, 2010 as co-host, with Sara Gore, of its then 5 pm LX New York, as it was then known, newscast.
Hanson is a former president of the New York chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She lives with her husband and daughter on Long Island.
- WNBC TV
- Broadcasting & Cable article
- NY Daily News article
- Hanson Joins HealthAnswersTV Team (press release)
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