Amanda Hanson

Amanda Hanson


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

Recent Articles by Amanda

  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

  Region 8 Unsolved: Brian Kyle Gipson

Jonesboro man ordered to pay over $9 million in embezzlement lawsuit

Senator pushing amendment to protect marijuana industry

Ordinance passed to fund construction of Crisis Stabilization Unit

Blytheville fire crews battle vacant warehouse fire

Manila teen accused of raping a child

  K-9 officer Gabo recovering following Jonesboro apartment shooting

Poinsett County voters to decide on sales tax in June

“Rogue winds” behind Little Rock Police helicopter crash

Hidden epidemic lurking behind Hep A outbreak in NEA

Man arrested for illegally dumping nearly 100 tires