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Hannah Alani

Hannah Alani


Hannah Alani is a reporter at WCBU. She joined the newsroom in 2021. She can be reached at hmalani@ilstu.edu.

Hannah previously worked at Block Club Chicago, where she covered city politics, zoning and development, business, arts and culture. She covered the coronavirus pandemic's impact on Chicago businesses and was a two-time finalist for the city's Peter Lisagor Award for her coverage of the restaurant industry.

Before working in Chicago Hannah covered local and state news for the Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina. She was a James Reston Reporting Fellow at The New York Times in 2017.

Hannah studied journalism in her hometown at Indiana University. She affectionately tells Peorians that she grew up in "the other Bloomington." When she's not covering the news, she enjoys playing with her three cats, hiking, golfing, thrifting, trying new food and hanging out on her porch with family and friends. One of her favorite T-shirts says, "Midwest, Hell Yes."