Moderator: Charis Hanner
Full Name
Moderator: Charis Hanner
Job Title
WJLA-TV's Government Matters
Speaker Bio
Charis received her Master’s of Professional Studies in journalism from Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies in 2018. During her graduate level studies she produced 360 video and immersive stories while on-site in Reykjavik, Iceland and published work in the Washington City Paper on the historical designation debate of D.C. community Kingman Park.

She graduated from Georgia State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism-Telecommunications. During her undergraduate years she studied Global Business & Media abroad in Istanbul, Turkey and Budapest, Hungary in the summer of 2013 and studied in Hong Kong in 2014, where she concentrated in Entrepreneurship and Modern Media. Charis interned at WSB-TV Channel 2 News and Atlanta CBS Radio station, V-103.

A third-generation native of Atlanta, Charis enjoys cheering on the Atlanta Braves and Falcons from afar and exploring new sights and savory foods in D.C.