Hannah Welker is the newest member of the morning team, joining NBC Charlotte in June 2016. She comes to the Queen City as a feature reporter. You can catch her doing fun stories out and about in the community, weekdays from 5-7am.

Before moving south, Hannah spent two years as a morning feature reporter at 13WHAM/Fox Rochester in Rochester, NY. She enjoyed everything from wine tasting, to hot air balloon rides, and even joined life flight nurses and doctors in the sky to see how they did their jobs, all while reporting LIVE on the air.

Hannah started her career in the Midwest at WREX-TV in Rockford, IL. It was just a short drive north from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she competed as a Fighting Illini gymnast and earned her degree in Broadcast Journalism.

While Hannah’s bounced around the country for news jobs, Western PA will always be home. She loves her Pittsburgh sports teams, but is excited to cheer on the Panthers as well. In her spare time, you can find Hannah on the golf course, biking, or boating with family on Lake Norman. She may jump back in the gym to coach some gymnastics as well!

If you see Hannah around town, please say hello! She loves meeting new people!