Hannah Welker joined WGN-TV in September 2019 as a feature reporter for the weekends.
Welker started her news career in Rockford at the NBC affiliate, WREX, where she was a morning anchor and reporter. She then moved on to WHAM, the ABC/FOX affiliate in Rochester, NY, where she was the morning feature reporter. From hot air balloon rides, to frigid polar plunges in Lake Ontario, she told the positive stories across Western New York. Prior to WGN-TV, Welker was morning feature reporter at WCNC, the NBC affiliate in Charlotte, NC. Her segment, “Have Hannah Do It,” had Hannah trying fun and challenging activities around the area including bull riding, drag racing, zip lining, and even BMX biking.
Hannah grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, but has many ties to Chicago. She earned a full gymnastics scholarship to the University of Illinois, where she competed for the Fighting Illini all four years, while also earning her B.S. in Journalism.
In her free time, Hannah loves spending time with her husband and goldendoodle, Charlie.