My name is Hannah Black, and I’m a digital journalist currently based in Minneapolis.
I write primarily about local and state government. I’m especially interested in how public policy impacts the lives of everyday people.
Here’s me in my hometown of Kansas City, Mo.
I see it as my job to combine human voices, research and data to write compelling and informative stories.
After graduating from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2018, I spent two years covering the Twin Cities east metro for a small, suburban newspaper. I wrote enterprise pieces on topics like the lack of small businesses in a rapidly-growing suburb, the gender gap in local policing and the process of divvying up a historic settlement between 3M and the state of Minnesota, on top of regular city council and public safety reporting.
I have also reported on the process of establishing a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri, organic farming in North Dakota and backlash against Uber in the European Union, among other topics.