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Hannah Kinson

Hannah is the photographer at the Magic Valley Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho. She provides visual content for the newspaper and assists reporters with story content. Before moving to the west, she lived in Iowa working as the bar manager at Marquee Pizzeria, creating new cocktails and overseeing bar management. She traveled Europe with her camera for a year while working as Army personnel at the Edelweiss Lodge & Resort in Bavaria, Germany. As a student, she was the Photo Editor at The Daily Iowan, an award-winning, student-run newspaper in Iowa City. She graduated from the University of Iowa in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications with a writing certificate in literary publishing. Her strengths include sports photography, visual productions, and an ability to react quickly to breaking news and adapt to difficult situations.



  • Best of 2023: 3rd Place for Light Feature Photography, Idaho Press Association

  • published in 2020: A Year Documented

  • included in 2021 Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) Best Photo Story

  • 2020 & 2021 INA Newspaper of the Year

Technical Skills

Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom/Premiere/InDesign

Photo Mechanic, Final Cut Pro

Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook/OneDrive

video creation, social media analytics, communication, marketing, leadership



Canon 1D Mark III, Canon Rebel SL3


Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8, Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6, Canon 18-55mm f/4-5.6

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