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Kelly Hanson

Meet Kelly Hanson
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Local Lens Seattle host Kelly Hanson

I’m the Emmy Award-winning host/producer of KING 5’s Flagship YouTube series Local Lens Seattle, “The guide to the city you love.” I’ve spent my whole life in the Pacific Northwest, and can’t imagine living anywhere else.

I grew up in Kirkland and went to school at the University of Montana, studying broadcast journalism. I got my first job right there in Missoula before moving to San Diego, and eventually making my way back to the place I always dreamed of working - KING 5. 

I have now been at KING 5 since 2013. This place has given me the opportunity to host my own digital series showcasing the amazing hidden gems around the city, and giving the people I love here an inside look at what’s what.

When I’m not working, you can find me spending time with my family and friends, including my horse, Jazz. I love getting outside and being active, as well as trying out new restaurants in different neighborhoods around the city.

It’s an honor to tell stories for KING 5 and work my dream job. I’d love to hear from you if you have any story ideas. You can reach me at khanson@king5.com, or follow along my adventures on Instagram, and of course, YouTube!

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