Making sense of forces beyond our control
Hanson Hosein is an award-winning storyteller and communication leader. As the President of HRH Media Group LLC, he creates narratives that spark change, particularly during times of turbulence and transformation.
His most recent work is focused on revitalizing America’s democratic franchise, recalibrating support for families most in need, and reimagining higher education’s trajectory in collaboration with the University of Washington (UW). Hanson co-hosts the UW’s podcast "Learn/Earn/Re-Learn" and is the voice of Microsoft’s internal podcast, “Unscripted.” His Wind Rose Declaration: 16 Tenets for Real-Time Leadership guides these present endeavors.
As an early practitioner of multimedia storytelling, Hanson worked as an NBC News Emmy and Overseas Press Club award-winning journalist in the Middle East and Balkans, a solo TV war correspondent for MSNBC and CBC in the Persian Gulf, and a documentary director whose "Independent America" films were streamed and broadcast worldwide. Hanson’s book, Storyteller Uprising: Trust and Persuasion in the Digital Age, encapsulated his journey and methodology from that period.
Later, as he led the creation of the UW Communication Leadership graduate program, Hanson was recognized as Seattle's "Most Influential." He hosted the inaugural TEDx Seattle and convened groundbreaking conversations on innovation with the founder CEO’s of Amazon, Starbucks, Costco, and the Future Today Institute.
Hanson is a trustee for CETI -- A Creative and Emergent Technology Institute and an advisor to Factal, a breaking news and risk intelligence startup. He has law degrees from McGill University and the University of Paris, and a master's in journalism from Columbia University.