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Hannah Wilson has been named executive producer of Public Affairs at WCVB Channel 5. Wilson’s appointment was announced today by Kyle I. Grimes, WCVB Channel 5 president and general manager.

“With more than a decade of leadership experience activating partnerships and philanthropic investments in Boston and nationally, Hannah has a proven track-record in community outreach and engagement, and we are excited to welcome her to the WCVB team,” said Grimes.

“WCVB was built on a foundation of public service and an impassioned resolve to give back to the communities it serves,” said Karen Holmes Ward, WCVB’s director of Public Affairs and Community Service, and host of CityLine. “Hannah’s background makes her uniquely positioned to enhance and grow WCVB’s community engagement programs and we know she will be a great asset in our mission as Boston’s community leader.”

“I’m thrilled to join WCVB, a station that I watched growing up in Massachusetts. I am excited to showcase all the amazing things happening in our community and to tell stories of people who are changing the lives of people in Boston and beyond. WCVB is a leader in supporting the community and I look forward to growing our current partnerships and finding new ways to use our platform for good,” said Wilson.

Wilson brings experience from the corporate, nonprofit and public sectors. Before joining WCVB Channel 5, Wilson spent two years as senior corporate giving lead and social impact advisor to multicultural network at BAE Systems. Prior to that role, she was the director of external affairs at Boston-based Apprentice Learning, a career exploration program for middle school students. Preceding that role, Wilson was special projects manager for Boston Public Schools from 2016-2018, where she managed strategic partnerships to add capacity to classroom learning and to extend dynamic opportunities beyond school walls for the 56,000 students of the district. Prior to that, she was director of operations and communications for AbekaM Consulting/Foundation, a catalyst for corporate-community partnerships that support local models of social change from 2015-2017.

Wilson is passionate about using sports for social change and currently serves on the leadership team for Boston Unity Cup, overseeing outreach and engagement for the city-wide soccer tournament that celebrates Boston’s diverse community. She also serves on the boards of two Boston-based non-profit organizations, Building Impact and South End Soccer.

Wilson is a graduate of Simmons University, earning a B.A. in Public Relations and Marketing Communications, with a minor in Spanish. In addition, she earned an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Wilson also attended George Washington University’s Sports and Philanthropy Executive Certificate
Program.

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