Hannah Ward

Hannah Ward

Reporter

Shelby County, Ala.

Hannah Ward is a dayside reporter for WBRC FOX6 News. You can catch her on WBRC FOX6 News at 4 pm - 6:30 pm.

She joined the WBRC FOX6 news team in July of 2016.

She graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in telecommunication and film and started her career with several internships while in school in Tuscaloosa including WVUA-TV, T-Town TV, and WHNT News 19 in Huntsville.

Shortly after college graduation, Hannah moved home to North Alabama to start her broadcast career. In Huntsville, Alabama she worked as a reporter/producer at WHNT News 19, a CBS affiliate. While in Huntsville, Hannah covered a variety of news stories that included the shooting attack on military recruiting centers in Chattanooga, winter weather coverage that impacted the entire metro area, and the Discovery Middle School shooting trial, and much more. Hannah was recognized by the Alabama Associated Press for her coverage on Christmas Day flooding that impacted several areas in North Alabama. For that coverage, she received an award in the “Best Spot News Story” category.

After two years at WHNT, Hannah and her husband decided to make the move to Birmingham to further both of their careers. Hannah was very pleased to accept a position at WBRC FOX6.

In her spare time, Hannah enjoys any and all outdoor activities. Hanging out with her friends and big family as much as possible. Hannah and her husband love spending time with their yellow lab Charlie. Some of Hannah’s hobbies include cooking, running, scuba diving, and arts and crafts.

If you have a story idea or a news tip, send it her way. Hannah loves getting involved with the community that surrounds her and connecting with WBRC FOX6 viewers. She has a true passion for telling stories and would be honored to help WBRC viewers in any way she can.

Awards:

  • Emmy Nominated
  • Associated Press Award for Spot News Coverage
  • Associated Press Award – Best Series “Poop Trains” 2018

Education:

  • University of Alabama: Broadcast Journalism

Recent Articles by Hannah

  First subdivision in 20 years brings young people and workers to Columbiana

  Columbiana prepares to celebrate Liberty Day this weekend

Leeds police ask for help locating stolen truck

  Pelham Library collecting school supplies for foster families

  National figure skating competition brings thousands to Pelham

Shelby County Arts Center moving along in construction

  How to talk to your teens about underage drinking

  Lee Branch Marketplace makes it easier to get fresh, local produce

  Shelby Baptist introduces Birth Navigating Program

  Chelsea adding more storm shelters throughout the city

Chelsea spends millions to double size of sports complex

  Alabaster forced to fine $500 for residents leaving large trash on curb

New principal at Chelsea High School

  Beach season is here; sheriffs offices says expect heavy traffic on I-65

  Alabaster farmers market happening every weekend this summer

  Shelby County sheriff asking parents to make sure teens stay out of trouble this summer

Calera works to address heavy truck traffic through downtown

  Community throws appreciation dinner for police department

  Shelby Co. man arrested on multiple sex abuse charges

  Folks in Shelby Co. worried about card skimming

  Alabama working on railroad safety after ranking 6th in most train involved fatalities

  Law Enforcement teach students life skills at Camp Journey

  Revitalization promised for downtown Calera

  Law enforcement catch man trying to sneak drugs into jail

  Man accused of attacking 2 people with sword in Alabaster

  Alabaster plans several paving project this summer

  Important ingredients to look for in your sunscreen

  Alabaster CityFest brings family fun, economic impact

  Kingwood Christian School closing after 40 years

  Alabaster Police ask for community help to keep CityFest safe for kids