Hannah Spaar's Profile

Hannah Spaar is a fifth-generation journalist from Odessa, Mo., where she has written a weekly column for The Odessan, one of two newspapers owned by her grandmother, since she was 10 years old. After interning at the paper in high school, she came to Mizzou to study journalism.

As a junior, Hannah started out as a public life reporter at the Missourian in the fall of 2011, with most of her work revolving around the rezoning and closure of Columbia Regency Mobile Home Park. She went on to work as a copy editor at the paper in the spring of 2012 and the office and media assistant over the summer. In fall 2012, Hannah was an advanced reporter on the health and public safety beat.

In the spring of 2013, Hannah was a member of the annual reporting project Project 573. The 2013 team looked at the rise of people in Mid-Missouri who do not consider themselves affiliated with religion. Some of the group's work was cross-published by the Missourian.

Hannah graduated in May of 2013 with a Bachelor of Journalism with an emphasis in Print and Digital News and a focus on news reporting and writing, as well as minors in history and political science. Hannah is currently back home working at a reporter at The Odessan, but looking for her next adventure. You can keep up with her at her personal blog, TheHannahProgress.tumblr.com and on Twitter, where she's @HannahSpaar.