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Steve Hannah

The Onion
Had it not been for an incredible stretch of bad luck and an unfortunate series of largely unsubstantiated mishaps that resulted in a half dozen felony convictions, Steve Hannah would most likely be President of the United States today. Instead, much to the eternal chagrin of his late mother, for the past 9 years he has been President & CEO of The Onion: America’s Finest News Source and Relentless Self-Promoter. Mr. Hannah was born in a small town in upstate New York, did his undergraduate work at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., then studied Literature and Drama in graduate school at University College, Dublin, Ireland. He has spent most of his terribly accomplished professional life in media, working for CBS News, Wisconsin Public Television, The Record (New Jersey), The Milwaukee Journal (Executive Editor) and, most likely his last stop, The Onion. Of all the fine media institutions he has worked for, he is most proud of his association with The Onion because it’s really smart and funny. He more or less divides his precious time between Chicago and a really cool cabin a stone’s throw from that egomaniac Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio on the Wisconsin River near Madison, Wis., best known as birthplace of The Onion.

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