Todd M. Hansen
Todd M. Hansen was born in Provo and grew up in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and then attended and graduated from BYU in broadcast communications studies in 1993. He and his wife have four daughters and live in Highland.
Todd started his broadcast career as an anchor and reporter for a CBS affiliate in the Tri-Cities area in Washington. He was then offered a job by Fox News in Salt Lake and reported there for ten years. He soon realized that he didn't like the negativity associated with news and decided to take a marketing job. For the next five years he did consulting and some freelance TV productions. When he heard BYUtv was looking for a new series, he suggested his idea, The Story Trek. The idea was accepted and now Todd hosts the series.
The series consists of random door-to-door interviews of normal people revealing stories that otherwise would not be told. Hansen believes everyone has a story and that it's his job to find them. Each episode shows three stories, each aired for about six minutes.
Hansen received an Emmy Award from the 2012 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards ceremony in Phoenix for his work in The Story Trek. In 2014, he received another Emmy for On-Camera Talent in The Story Trek.