Reframe & Reset Your Career Podcast

Episode 58. The Secrets To Powerful Communication From An Emmy Award Winning NBC Anchor – Jane Hanson

Many of us struggle with communication and public speaking, however, there are simple lessons that if applied consistently over time can bring significant improvement. Jane Hanson, an Emmy Award winning NBC anchor, discussed this, her career and much more on Episode 58 of the Reframe & Reset Your Career podcast.

In this episode, we will learn about:

The benefits of being a good listener,

Don’t be afraid to reach out beyond your network, the worst that you’ll get is a “no”,

Take time and be intentional about building a community of like minded people,

How her Aunt Eunice helped Jane get her first job in TV in South Dakota,

How Jane got her big break with NBC in New York,

Dealing with the constant pressure of being on live TV, including being the first person live on air for NBC on the morning of 9/11,

The importance of having a consistent, clear message when communicating,

Insights to improve your communication,

Jane’s top interview strategies, and

The importance of building relationships.

Jane Hanson grew up in rural Minnesota, coming to New York three decades ago to join  NBC as an anchor and correspondent in NY.  She co-anchored “Today in New York,” and hosted  “Jane’s New York”; She covered events ranging from the tragedy of 9/11 to the joy of Yankees victory parades to Wall Street and Washington; has interviewed presidents, business leaders, prisoners, and celebrities; traveled as far as the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and the great depths miles below New York City for her special reports. Most recently, she hosted a daily entertainment and lifestyle program, New York Live, for NBC4.

Jane has won 9 Emmys; was named Correspondent of the Year by New York’s Police Detectives and Firefighters, among many other awards. Jane has served as the March of Dimes Walk-America Chairman, honorary chair for the Susan B. Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure, and as a board member of Graham Windham, Phipps Houses, the Randall’s Island Sports Foundation, the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, and Telecare. She has taught at Long Island University, Stern College, and the 92nd Street Y. and was President of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.  She is currently a much sought-after communications coach working with top-tier leaders in every field while continuing to emcee, speak and host broadcasts.


People & Resources Mentioned

The Great Gatsby

Maya Angelou

Robert Cialdini


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Thank you for your continued support of Reframe & Reset Your Career, I do appreciate it. Over the Summer, I will be working on some other projects so will only be releasing 1 episode per month. The next episode will be out on Weds 19th July, followed by episodes on Weds 16th August and Weds 13th September. We will be back to the usual release schedule in October with episodes coming out on Weds 11th October and 25th October. Have a great Summer!


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