As a native Michigander, Blake Hansen is excited to begin his career as the weekend meteorologist at 7&4 News in Traverse City.
Blake grew up in Howell, Michigan where he began his love of weather. Blake’s journey to pursuing weather isn’t the classic ‘saw a tornado’ story, but one of a fascination that started when he was a kid, preferring the Weather Channel over cartoons.
Blake attended college at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and graduated in May 2017 with his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and a minor in Mathematics (Fire Up Chips!). While at CMU, he was a part of the award winning News Central 34 as their weather forecaster for a variety of their newscasts. The past couple summers Blake interned at WJRT-TV in Flint, MI, and at WJBK-TV in Detroit, MI. He is excited to apply the knowledge he has gained the past years and forecast all the types of weather northern Michigan receives throughout the year – or in a day sometimes!
Outside of weather, Blake is an avid sports watcher, with his favorite team being the Detroit Tigers. If it isn’t sports, he is either spending time with his family and friends, exploring the scenery of northern Michigan, or finding a new place to go out and eat! Don’t feel afraid to say hello to Blake, as he loves to be outgoing with people.