Tom Hanneman Wiki – Tom Hanneman Biography
Tom Hanneman was a versatile and familiar voice in Minnesota sports broadcasting. He has been part of the Twin Cities media scene for the past 39 years.
He was the former play-by-play television announcer for the Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and has been with the franchise since its inception in 1989. Prior to that, Hanneman was a sports and general assignment reporter for CBS affiliate WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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The Minnesota native recently completed his 23rd season of Timberwolves broadcasts, serving as the television play-by-play announcer for the past eleven years. Prior to joining the Timberwolves, he worked for 16 years as a producer, reporter, and anchor at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis.
His talents have taken him to a national level, as well. Hanneman worked four seasons as the studio host of NBA Radio, covering NBA All-Star Weekend, the NBA Game of the Week, and expanded NBA playoff and draft coverage. His radio work took him to Toronto to host the 1994 World Championship of Basketball, and he hosted a weekly radio show for the BBC in London, in addition to broadcasts in Australia and New Zealand.
Tom Hanneman Wife
Tom and his wife, Nancy have three adult children and reside in Eden Prairie.
Award and Honors
In November, Hanneman was awarded the Silver Circle Emmy award in recognition of his contributions to television.
In 2009, Hanneman won the Midwest Emmy for On-Camera Talent – Sports Play-by-Play: Minnesota Timberwolves Television.
Documentary – Historical “Spotlight: Twins Platoon”, Fox Sports Net North, Minneapolis, Jeff Byle, Executive Producer, Trevor Fleck, Producer, Dan Truebenbach, Photographer, Tom Hanneman, Narrator
In 2005, Hanneman won the Midwest Emmy for On-Camera Talent – Sports Play-by-Play: Minnesota Timberwolves Television.
The Year That Was FSN North Trevor Fleck, Producer Paul Hipp Dan Truebenbach Tom Hanneman
In 2004, Hanneman won the Ray Scott Award For Excellence in Sports Broadcasting.
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Cause of Death
Tom Hanneman, one of the longest-running television personalities in Twin Cities media, has died.
The news was announced Friday afternoon, with former WCCO sports anchor Mark Rosen, mourning Hanneman’s passing during an appearance with KFAN radio Friday afternoon.
Hanneman has most recently worked as a studio host with FOX Sports North, covering the Twins, Wild, and Timberwolves. He previously worked as a sports anchor at WCCO-TV was the television voice of the Timberwolves.
I’m crushed at the news of @FSNtomhanneman’s passing. He was welcoming, helpful and gracious to me when he passed me the baton as @Timberwolves play-by-play announcer. He was funny and humble and kind. I don’t know that I’ve ever met a more genuine human in broadcasting.
— Dave Benz (@davebenz) December 18, 2020
“I’m crushed at the news of [Tom Hanneman’s] passing,” tweeted Timberwolves television broadcaster Dave Benz. “He was welcoming, helpful, and gracious to me when he passed me the baton as [Timberwolves] play-by-play announcer. He was funny and humble and kind. I don’t know that I’ve ever met a more genuine human in broadcasting.”