Amanda Hanson died, How did the Action news 5 journalist die? Cause of death explained

Amanda Hanson passed away
Memphis Journalist, Amanda Hanson passed away


In a somber turn of events for the journalist’s community, Memphis, Tennessee, mourns the loss of one of its most talented journalist, Amanda Hanson. The news of Amanda’s passing has sent shockwaves through the tight knit news community, leaving followers and fellow news personalities grappling with the void left by the departure of a talented woman.

As we pay tribute to this great journalist, let us delve into the remarkable journey of Amanda, remembering her life and career. Read on to know more about her cause of death in detail.

Amanda Hanson passed away:

Amanda Hanson, a well-known journalist from Memphis passed away suddenly. She was a former K8 anchor and journalist. Her co-worker, Ryan Vaughan shared this sad news on social media post and the statement reads,

Amanda Hanson was a great journalist, fun coworker, and so genuine. As much as we are hurting, I can’t imagine how hard this is for her family. Pray for them. Such a huge loss.

Amanda was a wonderful journalist and a well-liked friend to many. Heartbroken coworkers and friends are mourning the loss of the famous journalist.

Amanda Hanson cause of death:

Amanda passed away suddenly from medical complications. She experienced a medical emergency earlier this week, and complications led to her death.

Amanda was only 38 years old at the time of her death. Her sudden death has shocked friends and colleagues and they started pouring their condolences on social media posts.

She was known as “Dancin’ Hanson” in the newsroom on social media when she and the other members of the Good Morning Region 8 crew celebrated Friday mornings with Dance Party Fridays.

Later, she became the producer for the Action News 5 Digital Desk.

Who was Amanda Hanson?

Amanda was raised in Memphis and she started her career at the age of 20 in broadcasting as a weekend DJ and member of the promotional team at Memphis’ WHBQ-FM. Eventually, she made her way into television working for WREG as a part-time sports multimedia journalist and video editor.

Amanda worked as a reporter and anchor on the weekends at KFVS, the sister station of Action News 5 located in Cape Girardeau, MO.

She worked at KAIT from 2010 to 2015, and again from 2018 to 2021. In 2015, she relocated to Cape Girardeau to work as an anchor.

After working as an anchor at KAIT, Action News 5’s sister station in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Amanda went back to Memphis. In 2021, she moved back to Memphis, Tennessee, to work at WMC Action News Five.

Apart from work, she enjoyed cooking, hiking, and hanging out with her dog, Asher.

Tributes to Amanda:

Destiny Quinn posted,

Tonight our hearts are heavy.
We were lucky to have Amanda Hanson light up our screens in Region 8 for many years. But, off-screen, she was even more special.
The energy she had for life was inspiring and her dance moves were unparalleled.
Amanda has been a mentor to me for years. From helping me with tap routines, to showing me the ropes in my first job, to even helping me with the decision-making process in making the move for my latest job. I always knew I could lean on Amanda. She always took care of me.
My heart hurts tonight. But, as I sit here and see the tributes roll in, I once again am inspired. We all need to live life with that same energy. You will be missed, Amanda.

Justin Logan FOX 56 Weather wrote,

I’m heartbroken to share that my dear friend, longtime colleague and Dance Party Friday buddy, Amanda Hanson KAIT, has died.
Amanda put this montage together when I was leaving KAIT to move home to Kentucky. This is just a glimpse of her personality. Amanda was a light. She was kind. She helped everyone and loved people. What you saw on TV was who she was. She was my dear friend and I’m just heartbroken. I’m so thankful for the memories, so many wonderful memories.
I know her location. She’s in heaven dancing with Jesus and watching over all of us. I love and miss you, Amanda. Thank you for being a friend!

Trey Stafford posted,

I just can’t believe the news about my fellow broadcaster Amanda Hanson, former KAIT personality. She died today at 38 following a medical emergency earlier this week. Amanda was ALWAYS up for something fun! Just can’t believe it. My heart is heavy.

Pam Saddler Traynom posted,

RIP Amanda Hanson KAIT. You made me laugh every morning before work.  I sure hated to hear that she passed this week. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends. I have always saved this video because it brighten my day so much. I used to imitate her on Fridays at work. L O L.  

Region 8 Sports posted,

Sad day for us at Region 8 News and our friends over at Action News 5. Amanda Hanson passed away.
It was great to work with her over the years with Arkansas State and HS coverage.
Amanda was as energetic of a person you will ever meet. Had so much joy for life, the Lord, family, and friends. Bet she’s dancing right now in Heaven and watching the Memphis Tigers

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