Victoria Hansen is our Lowcountry connection covering the Charleston community, a city she knows well. She grew up in newspaper newsrooms and has worked as a broadcast journalist for more than 20 years. Her first reporting job brought her to Charleston where she covered local and national stories like the Susan Smith murder trial and the arrival of the Citadel’s first female cadet.
An opportunity to anchor the news for an ABC affiliate took her to Nashville, Tennessee. But summer vacations were always spent in Charleston. She moved back in 2006 to the city she calls home to anchor and report again at the tv station where she began.
Victoria has volunteered and served as a spokesperson for numerous nonprofits. She has been honored with multiple Emmys as well as a Community Service Award from the South Carolina Broadcasters Association. It is her passion for community service that brings her to South Carolina Public Radio.
Only a third of pregnant Americans are vaccinated for COVID-19, despite being at far higher risk for complications and death.
A spike in coronavirus cases is straining the health care system in South Carolina's rural areas. From small hospitals to churches, the region is struggling to survive.
Interior Western states had significant coronavirus hotspots but avoided pandemic's worst. Governors are starting to release reopening plans in the face of pressure from right-wing groups.
A chemical in common paint removal products is implicated in more than 50 deaths. Even though a federal ban has been delayed, some major retailers are voluntarily taking the products off shelves.
Dylann Roof was able to buy a gun two months before the Charleston church massacre because of a background check error. A new plan by the FBI aims to fix what critics call the "Charleston Loophole."