Jenny Hansson has been working at KOIN 6 News since 2006, and much of that time she was getting up early for the morning show. However, in the fall of 2021 she returned to the land of the living, rejoining her former co-anchor Dan Tilkin on KOIN 6 News at 4 p.m. While she misses the morning crew, working this unicorn schedule in TV News means Jenny is a lot less of a zombie during the day. She also anchors KOIN 6 News at Noon.
During her time at KOIN, Jenny has covered a variety of stories, including the Occupy camp in downtown Portland and Amanda Knox’s return to Seattle. She also flew with the Patriots Jet Team, jumped out of a plane with the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights and scaled the U.S. Bancorp Tower for a fundraiser. Jenny’s mom did not learn she covered these until Jenny later posted pictures on Facebook. Jenny’s mom was not pleased.
June of 2022 marks 25 years for Jenny in television news. 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 six 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 tween/teen daughters (send help!) Siena and Josie; a blind, deaf, and incontinent 16-year-old pug named Rocky; and a very energetic Australian labradoodle named Ruthie. Jenny spends her off-time working as a shuttle bus driver for her daughters — and knows all the backroads to the mall — and doing woodworking DIY projects around her house.