Tom Hanneman Biography – Tom Hanneman Wiki
Tom Hanneman was an American play-by-play television announcer for the Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team. He had been with the franchise since its inception in 1989 until he joined Fox Sports North in 2012.
He attended the University of Minnesota. He wrote a letter to WCCO anchor Dave Moore when he was still in college and was brought in at the station as a dispatcher. After 16 years of work as a producer, reporter, and anchor at WCCO, he became a TV and radio host and reporter on the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves broadcasts.
He eventually became the Wolves’ television play-by-play voice, and then became the face of Fox Sports North, serving as the host for the Timberwolves, hockey’s Minnesota Wild, major league baseball’s Minnesota Twins, and the University of Minnesota’s Golden Gophers hockey pre- and postgame shows.
He also worked four seasons as the studio host of NBA Radio, covering NBA All-Star Weekend, the NBA Game of the Week, and expanded NBA playoff and draft coverage. He was awarded the Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter Silver Circle in November 2020 and won five regional Emmy awards for his broadcasting.
Tom Hanneman Age
He was born on June 29, 1952, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He died on December 17, 2020.
Tom Hanneman Wife
Tom Hanneman was married to his wife Nancy Hanneman.
Tom Hanneman Children
Tom Hanneman and his wife Nancy Hanneman have three children, Adam, Courtney, and Kyle.
Tom Hanneman Death
Hanneman died on December 17, 2020, at the age of 68, Fox Sports North announced. Fox Sports North said in a statement: “We’re deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and colleague Tom Hanneman. He meant the world to so many in Minnesota and across the nation. Out of respect for his family, we’re going to take all of the time necessary to reflect and properly honor this great man.”
Timberwolves and Lynx owner Glen Taylor said in the following statement: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Tom Hanneman. Since the inception of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Tom has been a broadcast fixture and voice of our franchise throughout the years. First on radio, then moving to television, his more than five decades of broadcast experience impacted generations of basketball fans. Tom’s grace, spirit and sense of humor was felt by all who came in contact with him. On behalf of the Timberwolves and Lynx, we extend our deepest condolences to Nancy, the Hanneman family, and his FOX Sports North family.”
Jeff Munneke, the Timberwolves’ and Lynx’s vice president said in a statement: “He was such a face of the Timberwolves organization, through his broadcast acumen. I think he’s just one of those people that when you see Hanneman on the air, you just feel like, ‘OK, I’m in a good spot now. I’m in front of my TV, I’m watching the Timberwolves, I’m going to have a great night.’ You’re going to hear the soothing sounds of Hanny, and he was going to incorporate some dry humor along the way, and you just knew that you were home.”
Fox Sports North reporter and host Marney Gellner, who worked with Hanneman since 2002 said: “His warmth that came through on the TV screen was the same warmth that just exudes from him all the time. It’s really incredible. He just has this delivery. I can’t even describe it. He just has this tone of voice and look in his eye, and it’s all genuine. I think it’s because when he was talking into a camera, he was talking to a friend.”
Tom Hanneman Cause of Death
Tom Hanneman’s cause of death was not revealed.
Tom Hanneman Net Worth
Tom Hanneman’s net worth was estimated to be $2 million.