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Early life and education
Hanson attended Syracuse University.
In 1993 Hanson landed his first job as an anchor and reporter for NBC affiliate WPBN-TV in Traverse City, Michigan. He then moved to Springfield, Illinois in 1994, sticking with NBC to be a reporter for WICS-TV. Next, Hanson headed south to ABC affiliate WFTS-TV in Tampa, Florida, where he covered the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rise under coach Tony Dungy.
Scott then did a two year stint in 2000 with Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, where he served as an anchor on SportsNite as well as intermission reporter for the Philadelphia Flyers. In 2002, Hanson moved to sister network Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic in Bethesda, Maryland, where he served as a main anchor and reporter. There, Hanson was reunited with his former WFTS-TV colleague Sage Steele, who joined CSN Mid-Atlantic a year earlier (2001).
In 2006, Scott Hanson left CSN Mid-Atlantic to join the NFL Network, where he serves as a reporter, anchor, and host.
As of 2009, Scott Hanson is a National Correspondent and host of NFL Network's show, NFL RedZone which debuted in Fall of 2009. He spends his Sundays bringing football fans NFL coverage live, on air, for 7 straight hours  He also files reports from NFL games, practices and events throughout the year, and can be seen on Mondays on NFL Network as host of Up to the Minute, providing a fast-paced look at the biggest NFL headlines from the previous week, along with a preview of the Monday Night Football matchup. In addition, Hanson also co-anchors NFL Total Access during the week.