Who is Holly Hansen? A Profile of The Texan’s Regional Reporter
Holly Hansen is a journalist and writer who covers politics, policy, and culture in Texas. She is a regional reporter for The Texan, an online news outlet that provides independent and factual reporting on state and local issues. She is also a guest panelist on FOX26 Houston’s “What’s Your Point?” show, where she offers her insights and opinions on current events.
Hansen has been writing for The Texan since 2019, focusing on topics such as education, health care, criminal justice, and religious liberty. She has interviewed lawmakers, activists, experts, and ordinary citizens to bring their perspectives to the public. She has also reported on major stories such as the 2020 election, the coronavirus pandemic, the winter storm crisis, and the legislative session.
Hansen has a passion for history and literature, which she often incorporates into her articles. She has written about historical figures such as Heda Margolius Kovaly, George Orwell, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, as well as contemporary authors such as J.D. Vance, Rod Dreher, and Jordan Peterson. She believes that history is relevant and that great books can enrich our understanding of ourselves and the world.
Hansen is a native Texan who grew up in Houston. She graduated from Baylor University with a degree in English literature and journalism. She has also studied at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and the University of Oxford in England. She currently lives in Harris County with her husband and two children.
You can follow Holly Hansen on Twitter @hollyshansen, where she posts updates on her articles, comments on news and culture, and shares photos of her family and travels.
As a regional reporter for The Texan, Hansen covers a wide range of issues that affect the Houston area and the state of Texas. She has written about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on schools, businesses, and health care providers, as well as the response of local and state officials. She has also covered the controversy over the Houston Methodist hospital’s vaccine mandate, which sparked protests and lawsuits from some employees who refused to comply.
Hansen has also reported on the 87th legislative session, which ended in May 2021. She has followed the progress of bills related to election integrity, abortion, constitutional carry, critical race theory, property tax relief, and more. She has interviewed legislators such as Rep. Gary Gates, Rep. Cole Hefner, and Sen. Angela Paxton, as well as advocates and opponents of various proposals. She has also analyzed the outcomes and implications of the session for Texans.
In addition to her reporting, Hansen also writes opinion pieces and book reviews for The Texan. She has expressed her views on topics such as cancel culture, free speech, social media censorship, and gender ideology. She has also recommended books that she thinks are worth reading, such as “Live Not by Lies” by Rod Dreher, “The Madness of Crowds” by Douglas Murray, and “The Coddling of the American Mind” by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt.