Hoosier native Hanna Mordoh joined the News 8 team in June of 2020. She was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana and is a graduate of Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She also has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, and a minor from the Kelley School of Business. Hanna is thrilled to be back in her home state with her husband and young daughter.
Prior to WISH-TV, Hanna worked for NBC Universal in Hartford, Connecticut and was a staple on NBC Connecticut’s morning show as a traffic reporter, general assignment reporter, and fill-in anchor. In Hartford, she found a passion for morning news – helping people start their day and get out the door safely. One of her favorite stories happened when she noticed a woman on a holiday shopping spree purchasing toys for children in need. As a result of Hanna’s reporting, the store and mall donated an additional $9,000 to buy gifts for children in the community.
Hanna also spent three years reporting for WLEX in Lexington, Kentucky. There, she covered a variety of stories that made national headlines – the disappearance of Crystal Rogers, a flood that swept away part of a town in Johnson County, and the University of Kentucky basketball national championship loss. Hanna also spent time as an investigative reporter in Lexington and helped uncover and track down parole absconders.
Hanna started her journalism career in Columbia, Missouri at KMIZ, where helped shed light on electrical zoning issues surrounding docks at the Lake of the Ozarks, after the heartbreaking death of two children on the Fourth of July.
Hanna has a passion for rescuing animals and can often be found hanging out with her rescue dog, Ollie and cat, Simba. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the outdoors, trying local restaurants, and watching Indiana basketball.