(photo by Molly J. Smith)
My name is Hannah Winston and I’m a news junkie.
If you see me on the street, you might think I’m the typical millennial staring at her phone with her headphones in to avoid any human contact.
(OK, that’s partially true…)
But I’m not scrolling through Instagram to see who got engaged this week or to learn the latest dance trend on Tiktok. I’m usually on Twitter to catch up on the latest headlines or Sunday features I may have missed. When it comes to what’s playing in my the headphones, it’s usually NPR or some news-related podcast. (And a lot of Miles Davis and Nina Simone.)
My love for journalism goes back as far as I can remember.
It all started when my mother decided to home school my two siblings and I. We would begin every morning going through The Palm Beach Post from A1 to the weather on the back of the sports page. Thanks to Linda Ellerbee on “Nick News” and my homework assignment of summarizing an article daily, I was familiar with Who, What, When, Where, Why and How before I learned long division. And I loved to long divide when I was little.
I attended the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida where I was taught no matter what the platform is, you have to tell a story to keep your audience engaged and informed. I have worked from the ranks of a college newspaper to major network names, but all with the same goal in mind: Tell stories.
When I’m not on deadline, you can find me hiking, biking and kayaking. I get very emotional about basketball at all levels of play, Gators football and Serena Williams. Stress-baking is my specialty.
(photo by ABC News)