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Tom Hanson

Tom Hanson is a national investigative correspondent for CBS News and Stations. His in-depth reports air across all platforms and programs.

Hanson is a member of CBS News and Stations Medical, Health, and Wellness Unit, a center of reporting excellence focused on delivering stories that matter to viewers.

Hanson joined the CBS News Innovation Lab after serving as a New York-based anchor and correspondent for CBS News since 2018. During his time with CBS News, he covered a wide range of stories, reporting for "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell," "CBS Mornings," CBS Newspath and CBS News 24/7, the organization's streaming news network. He has also anchored CBS Stations' "Now News," a news program serving CBS-owned independent stations.

Before CBS, Hanson worked at Channel One News, the daily news service reaching more than 6 million students nationwide. Hanson reported for Channel One News from more than 20 countries in five continents.

He was in Iran during groundbreaking nuclear deal negotiations and covered military escalations on the Korean Peninsula in 2017. He smuggled himself into Myanmar's internment camps to document genocide, embedded with independent rebel militias in lawless regions of Mexico and tracked down elephant poachers in sub-Saharan Africa. Hanson also got a rare opportunity to interview the Dalai Lama at his compound in Northern India.

Hanson graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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