Hannah Mackenzie comes to the Sunshine State from the Lone Star State, and is thrilled to be here! The morning reporter for WEAR, Hannah covers a wide range of news Monday through Friday. Although she thrives in ‘breaking news’ situations, she also loves the chance to tell a good feature story – with the hope of brightening someone’s day.
Soon after arriving in Pensacola, Hannah launched ‘Mission Pawssible’, a monthly segment raising awareness about overcrowded shelters, with the goal of finding forever homes for our four-legged friends. In addition to reporting every morning, you can also catch Hannah ‘Dayside’ on Channel 3 News at 11a.m. , during the afternoons on Channel 3 News at 4 p.m. and from time-to-time, filling in at the anchor desk.
Hannah spent the past two and a half years anchoring, reporting and producing for the FOX affiliate in McAllen, Texas. In the Rio Grande Valley, Hannah reported on many issues surrounding border security, drug cartel violence and the humanitarian crisis.
She may be a "Texas girl" but it wasn't always that way. Hannah moved to Houston, Texas from Aberdeen, Scotland in 1999. It was in 2010 that she and her family proudly became American citizens. Hannah graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (Hook'em!) in May 2013 with a Bachelors degree in Journalism.
From an early age it was Hannah's ambition to pursue a career in television. She attributes her love for journalism to her family, as her 'mum' worked in television in Scotland, and her granddad was a well-respected journalist and published author of many books.
Outside of the newsroom, Hannah's interests are varied, ranging from her love of animals (especially her dog, Izzy), to following her favorite baseball team (the Astros), to the latest workout trend and her love for hip-hop music.
A beach lover, Hannah couldn't be more excited to be reporting for WEAR here in Pensacola, Florida. If you see her around, be sure to say hi!