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Meet Scott Hanson: The Undisputed King of NFL RedZone
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Fans of NFL RedZone tune in every Sunday to hear Scott Hanson do his magic as dives into every single touchdown from the slate of weekend games on the NFL Network.

NFL RedZone is perfect for football fans looking to get a taste of higher-paced action or wanting to monitor the success of their fantasy football teams.

Hanson has morphed the show into a Sunday tradition for many die-hard fans, and he’s never missed a single episode of the seven-hour program.

He has made a lot of money hosting the widely popular show, too.

Scott Hanson Broadcasting Career

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Prior to joining NFL Media in 2006, Hanson had previously worked for Comcast SportsNet in Atlanta and Philadelphia, as well as WPBN-TV in Traverse City, Michigan, and WFTS-TV in Florida covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Hanson was born and raised in Rochester, Michigan, and graduated cum laude from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He was also a football player at Syracuse, featuring as a wide receiver and defensive back for the Orangemen’s scout team in New York.

He took over as host of NFL RedZone in 2009, a role he’s shined in and maintained ever since.

Hanson is so committed to his craft of seven hours of commercial-free football that he scarcely takes a bathroom break throughout the whole segment, out of fear that someone scores a game-breaking touchdown while he’s away.

In addition to covering every NFL game, Hanson offers previews to the forthcoming Monday Night Football matchup.

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Hanson’s current contract with the NFL Network is nearing its end, and he could be a hot commodity as a free agent for other networks such as ESPN and NBC during the pandemic.

Scott Hanson Net Worth

According to reports, Hanson boasts an estimated net worth of $3 million, a figure which could rise depending on the size of his future contract.

Not too shabby for calling Tom Brady touchdowns, huh?

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Karl Rasmussen is a sports writer living in Brooklyn, NY. He studied journalism at the University of Oregon and is an avid fan of the Oregon Ducks, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Yankees and New York Jets.
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