WMC anchor Amanda Hanson died last week after experiencing complications following a medical emergency. She was 38.
“We are devastated to announce the loss of our colleague Amanda Hanson,” the station wrote on social media. “Amanda, a beloved journalist, Memphian, colleague and friend, joined the Action News 5 team in 2021 and was the driving force behind the Action News 5 Digital Desk. She was 38 years old.”
The Memphis NBC station wrote on its website that Hanson was “a beloved journalist, Memphian, colleague and friend, joined the Action News 5 team in 2021 and was the driving force behind the Action News 5 Digital Desk.”
She worked tirelessly to build that coverage behind the scenes with her own bottomless well of energy and creativity.
You may have even seen her step in front of the camera to bring you unparalleled breaking news coverage.
Amanda’s infectious energy, unwavering dedication to our team, and innovative spirit propelled us to new heights. As a key member of the news management team, she served as a close advisor on all things digital, especially excelling in social media. Notably, Amanda pursued her master’s degree in strategic communications in 2020, sharing and experimenting with her newfound knowledge always to the benefit of our team.