Victoria Hansen

Reporter/Producer

Victoria Hansen

Victoria Hansen is our Lowcountry connection covering the Charleston community, a city she knows well.  She grew up in newspaper newsrooms and has worked as a broadcast journalist for more than 20 years.  Her first reporting job brought her to Charleston where she covered local and national stories like the Susan Smith murder trial and the arrival of the Citadel’s first female cadet.

An opportunity to anchor the news for an ABC affiliate took her to Nashville, Tennessee.  But summer vacations were always spent in Charleston.  She moved back in 2006 to the city she calls home to anchor and report again at the tv station where she began.

Victoria has volunteered and served as a spokesperson for numerous nonprofits.  She has been honored with multiple Emmys as well as a Community Service Award from the South Carolina Broadcasters Association.  It is her passion for community service that brings her to South Carolina Public Radio.

Ways to Connect

Edgar Allan Poe mural above the fireplace, Poe's Tavern Sullivan's Island, SC.
Victoria Hansen/SC Public Radio

Whether you're walking down Raven Avenue or biting into a Gold Bug Burger at Poe's Tavern, you are certain to find plenty of Edgar Allan Poe treasure on Sullivan's Island.  The elusive 19th Century writer has direct ties to the island.  But they weren't discovered until decades after his death, even though there are clues in his writings.

"In his own time, Poe essentially covered up the fact that he had been an enlisted man in the Army," said College of Charleston American literature professor Scott Peeples.  "That of course including his being stationed at Fort Moultrie."