SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — KELOLAND News will soon have a new member on the team.
Starting in November, you’ll see Tom Hanson on-air as our new Midday and 5 p.m. anchor.
“We have admired Tom’s work,” said News Director Beth Jensen. “Now we get the benefit of his experience working for us and our viewers.”
Vice President and General Manager Mari Ossenfort said, “I have worked with Tom and know his character. He is a true professional. Now surrounded by the resources of KELOLAND, we expect him to thrive.”
Hanson, a Mitchell, SD native, began his broadcast career in his hometown. He has worked in newsrooms from Rapid City to Colorado Springs to Salt Lake City before returning to South Dakota in 1999 to anchor for KDLT-TV. Hanson has more than 30 years of news anchoring experience and has earned numerous awards for his work. Awards include the Tom Brokaw award, Upper Midwest Emmys Silver Circle, Edward R. Murrow award and many others.
The KELOLAND This Morning team is also getting a new member — sports director Travis Fossing will be making the switch to morning news anchor beginning next week.
Fossing has spent more than 13 years as a sports director for KELOLAND Media Group. During that time, Fossing won Associated Press Sportscast of the Year three times. He has covered a Super Bowl, NCAA Tournaments, an Iditarod and thousands of college and high school games. More recently Fossing pitched in to help cover the COVID-19 pandemic using his honed reporting skills.
“Travis is such a team player,” Jensen said. “When the pandemic shut down sports, he stepped up to help us cover the important stories.”
Vice President and General Manager Mari Ossenfort added, “We are thrilled about this move. Travis will excel as a news anchor just as he did in sports.”
Fossing attended Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota, graduating with a degree in radio & television broadcasting, before starting his television career as an intern at KELO-TV in 1998. Travis was named sports director in October, 2000. After spending six years in Minnesota, Travis made the move back to Sioux Falls, where he resumed his role as sports director at KELOLAND Media Group in February 2014.
We welcome Tom to the team and congratulate them both.