Amanda Hanson, who led the digital writing team at Action News 5 in Memphis, died at age 38 due to complications from a medical emergency.
The channel confirmed his death in a statement posted on its website on Thursday.
“We are devastated to announce the loss of our colleague Amanda Hanson. Amanda, a beloved journalist, Memphian, colleague and friend, joined the Action News 5 team in 2021 and was the driving force behind the Action News 5 Digital Desk.
“She worked tirelessly to build that coverage behind the scenes with her own bottomless well of energy and creativity.”
Hanson was a native of Memphis and returned to her hometown in 2021 as a digital innovation leader. She was recently married.
Before that, he worked at KAIT in Arkansas from 2010 to 2015 and from 2018 to 2021, according to the channel.