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Hannah Meisel

Hannah Meisel

Statehouse Editor/Reporter

Hannah covers state government and politics for NPR Illinois and Illinois Public Radio. Hannah previously reported on the statehouse for The Daily Line and Law360, and also worked a temporary stint at political blog Capitol Fax in 2018.

She has also worked as a reporter for Illinois Public Media in Urbana, and served as NPR Illinois' statehouse intern in 2014 while working toward a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield. 

Hannah also holds a journalism degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was a reporter and managing editor at The Daily Illini. After college, she interned at NPR in Washington, D.C.

In 2020, the Washington Post named Hannah one of the best political reporters in Illinois. Since January, she's hosted WSEC-TV's weekly political roundtable program CapitolView.