Hana was my classmate and “lab partner” in the FBI Citizens Academy. Before class, we would chat about Northern Virginia. Hana is from McLean and graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. My friend Bean, who lives in Seattle, also went to UMD.
Hana covered a lot of the biggest stories to hit Knoxville during her time at WATE. Her Twitter feed often included real-time courtroom updates from notable trials. On one of his blogs, Dan Andrews praised Hana for her reporting skills.
Some of Hana’s friends posted photos on Facebook of their good-bye celebrations. I got a kick out of a picture that showed a cake decorated with icing images of the Sunsphere and the Space Needle and the words “from” and “to.”