Hanna Russmann is a 2013 graduate of Simpson College with a bachelor’s of arts in multimedia journalism. After graduation, Hanna became a staff writer with the Spencer Daily Reporter where she honed her journalism skills in print, video, social media and online content for two and a half years. In 2016, Hanna was honored by the Iowa Newspaper Association with both 2nd and 3rd place awards for Best Video and a 3rd place award for Best Series.
While attending Simpson, Hanna worked in every avenue of the media with a special emphasis in broadcasting and web.
Hanna interned with KETV News Watch 7 in Omaha and WHOtv Channel 13 in Des Moines. There, she learned the inner workings of the TV newsroom, wrote and edited news packages, wrote scripts for broadcast and added content to the web.
While attending school, Hanna worked for three years as a student web content developer for Simpson’s Office of Marketing and Public Relations. It is here that Hanna first developed her skills to shoot, write and edit video for the web.
Finally, Hanna has worked as a board operator and DJ for both KSOM/KSWI Meredith Communications in Atlantic, Iowa and KSTM 88.9 FM The Storm at Simpson College. Hanna is the current co-host of KSTM’s morning show Beauty and The Blonde.