Christopher Edward Hansen became a reporter for Lansing NBC affiliate WILX in 1981 during his senior year at Michigan State. He reported for various radio stations and newspapers in Michigan until he joined NBC News in 1993 as a correspondent for the news magazine Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric. Hansen is most known for his reporting on the NBC news show, Dateline.
Some of his most notable work includes coverage of the Columbine massacre, the Oklahoma City terrorist attack, the Unabomber, and the TWA Flight 800 disaster. Hansen was responsible for most of Dateline’s coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as well as stories on terrorist groups and the operations of Al-Qaeda. He also hosted a series of Dateline NBC reports under the title To Catch a Predator.
Chris has received numerous awards, including seven Emmys, as well as awards for excellence from the Associated Press and United Press International.