Jenny Hansson, KOIN 6 anchor

JennyHansson KOIN 6 AnchorAnchor Jenny Hansson started at KOIN 6 in the fall of 2006. She was the morning anchor for three years, and did a fairly good job pretending she was full of energy from 5 to 7 a.m. every day.

After that, she was able to cut down on her caffeine intake and move to a lifestyle show KOIN created, called Studio 6. On that show, Jenny and two other women talked about current events, while doing segments on fashion, local events and cooking. Jenny does not know how to cook, and local viewers got to experience that at least a few times a week. If nothing else, it probably made some people feel better about their chopping skills.

Studio 6 ended in the fall of 2011, and Jenny moved back into the news department. For a short time, she was a general assignment reporter, and spent many days covering the Occupy camp in downtown Portland. Jenny also got to cover Amanda Knox’s return to Seattle after she was found not guilty of murder in Italy. Jenny also flew with the Patriots Jet Team, jumped out of a plane and scaled the U.S. Bancorp Tower for stories. Jenny’s mom did not learn she covered these until Jenny later posted pictures on Facebook. Jenny’s mom was not pleased.

Jenny returned to anchoring in the spring of 2012. She anchored the noon, 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. until July 2014, when she returned to KOIN 6 News This Morning.

Before Portland, Jenny worked in TV markets all over the country, starting in Yakima, Washington, then Tallahassee, Austin and finally San Antonio, where she spent 6 years. She gained an appreciation of Tex-Mex food during her time there, along with a few pounds.

Jenny and her husband Joe have two young daughters, Siena and Josie, a pug named Rocky and a cat named Rat. In addition to hanging with her family, Jenny really likes watching TV shows in her downtime, reading trashy books and magazines and going to movies by herself.

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