Amanda Hanson

Amanda Hanson

Anchor/Reporter

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Amanda Hanson is an anchor for NBC Region 8 at 6:30 and Region 8 News at 10. She’s a Memphis native with a love for hiking, cooking, and spending time with her dog Asher.

Amanda is no stranger to Region 8; she started as a multimedia journalist at KAIT in 2010, working her way up to 10 pm co-anchor and eventually an anchor for Good Morning Region 8.

Her career in broadcast began at the age of 20 as a weekend DJ and promotional team member at WHBQ-FM in Memphis, TN. She eventually found her way into television as a part-time video editor and sports multimedia journalist at WREG, the CBS affiliate in Memphis, TN.

Prior to her return to Region 8, Amanda was a reporter and weekend evening anchor at KFVS, the Raycom Media affiliate in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Amanda is now excited to return to an area and community so close to her heart.

Feel free to message her with any story ideas you may have to ahanson@kait8.com


Recent Articles by Amanda

  Grievance filed by former Craighead Co. Eastern Deputy Clerk terminated for violating ‘COVID policy’

  Louis Preston loses battle with COVID-19

  Region 8 Investigates: ASP releases dash camera video in deadly chase

  Region 8 native talks battle rounds on NBC’s “The Voice”

  Vote 2020: One-on-one with Jonesboro Mayoral Candidate Harold Copenhaver

  VOTE 2020: One-on-One with Jonesboro Mayoral Candidate Thomas Elwood

  VOTE 2020: One-on-One with Jonesboro Mayoral Candidate Andy Shatley

  Mother arrested in Blytheville toddler death investigation

  Region 8 Investigates: Could mail processing return to Jonesboro?

  Jonesboro MAPC approved 2 rezoning requests

  Crashes on Highway 63 drawing state attention, safety work being done

  Law enforcement geared up in Arkansas

  Non-profit group files theft report against former Craighead Co. Clerk

  Dillard’s set to re-open June 2, officials say

  Industries show interest in Jonesboro amid pandemic

  Tornado response addressed in first virtual city council meeting

  Jonesboro police chief pleased to see more money in 2020 budget

  Rep. Crawford discusses impeachment debate in nation’s capital

  Doctor explores what vaping is doing to your body

  Vaping on campus, how does your child’s school measure up?

  Event stirs up excitement for NEA Race for the Cure

Pickling business gets help from Ark. Small Business & Technology Development Center

  A-State adds emphasis on transfer students with new position, special tailgate

  Doctor busts myths surrounding the flu vaccine

Boil order lifted in Manila after mainline break

  China tariff war continues, farmers feel the impact

  Blytheville man turns pickling passion into business

  Fans react to A-State’s clear bag policy at games

  Multiple shootings putting a strain on Jonesboro police

  Jonesboro community comes together to celebrate Juneteenth