Hanson Hosein is Co-Director of the Communication Leadership master’s program at the University of Washington and the President of HRH Media Group LLC  a media production and communications strategy firm that has worked with organizations such as REI, Microsoft, Intel, Facebook, Tableau Software and the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

He’s a pioneer of multimedia storytelling: as an Emmy and Overseas Press Club award-winning journalist for NBC News, a solo TV war correspondent with MSNBC and CBC and a documentary film director whose work has been streamed and broadcast worldwide.

While at the UW, Hanson has also been recognized as Seattle’s “Most Influential” as he engages publicly with the region’s leaders on-camera and on-stage. This work is captured within the Bezos Center for Innovation as a permanent exhibit at the city’s Museum of History and Industry, his book Storyteller Uprising: Trust and Persuasion in the Digital Age, and through various global gatherings. He has served on a number of non-profit boards, including the Pacific Science Center, Climate Solutions, NPR station KUOW and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

He has law degrees from McGill University and the University of Paris, and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University.

Watch Hanson’s TEDx talk “Why I drop the mic” and his Creative Mornings presentation on Creativity and Compassion.