Hannah Warren

Reporter/Editor

Hannah vividly remembers pulling up in the driveway with her mom as a child and sitting in the car as it idled with the radio on, listening to Ira Glass finish his thought on This American Life. When he reached a transition, it was a wild race out of the car and into the house to flip on the story again and keep listening.  Hannah’s love of radio reporting has stuck with her ever since. 

Hannah works full-time at Syracuse University, but spends evenings and weekends producing stories for the web at WAER and reporting on local news and events. Her bachelor’s degree is in magazine journalism from SU, and so is most of her journalism experience. She’s so glad she stayed in beautiful CNY to work in radio and develop her skills at WAER. She hopes to produce content that makes people pause in their cars and listen to the very end.

When she’s not on campus or at the radio station, Hannah is either reading the newest bestselling novel, searching for new indie rock and alternative music, reading up on new e-publishing deals and the latest new apps, or biking in area parks. She could also be trying her very best to play the guitar - any tips there would be greatly appreciated!  

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TEEN RETURNED TO POLICE CUSTODY
2:53 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Search for Juvenile from Hillbrook Detention Center Ends in His Capture

15 year-old Dennis Rice.
Credit Onondaga County Sheriff's Office

An escapee from the Hillbrook Juvenile Detention Center was returned to police custody on Monday afternoon.

Detectives said 15-year-old Dennis Rice climbed over a fence from inside the Detention Center's recreation area around 5 PM Sunday. The search resumed early Monday morning with several units, including some from the New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force.

Rice had been placed at Hillbrook on a pending felony charge. Onondaga County Sheriff PIO John Seeber explained that a fugitive search means the Sheriff's Office had little choice but to release a photo and description of Rice, to make finding him possible:

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Oakwood Cemetery Tours
2:22 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Tours of Oakwood Cemetery Bring Out its 'Ghosts' and its History

The inside of the Oakwood Chapel Chapel is part of a tour of the grounds. It's in need of repair.
Credit Hannah Warren/WAER News

  Just down the road from our studio is a historic sculpture garden that used to be a hangout for the city’s elite. It just may not be the kind of public park you’d normally imagine.

In the early eighteen hundreds, Oakwood Cemetery – which is now just off Comstock Avenue – was where the wealthy gathered for leisure time and picnics.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP
6:40 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Hillside Hatchery Program Mentors Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs

Students tour the Syracuse Tech Garden and speak with successful entrepreneurs
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

About 20 Syracuse high school students got a taste this week of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur – including all the risks and rewards of owning their own business.  It’s the first-ever “Hillside Hatchery” training program under, the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection.  Thursday, the students got a tour of the Syracuse Technology Garden, where many start-ups bloom and grow.  

Isaiah Spann will be a senior at Corcoran High School.  He says the program has provided a solid foundation for him:  “It’s a good first step for people to learn about entrepreneurship at a young age, so they gave us this opportunity to speak to these entrepreneurs to learn what we can do with business.”

 Lisa Berardi is Director of Operations at Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection. She says, “Graduation is our goal. We’re not looking to just graduate students, but we’re looking to build them, and their skills and their abilities to have successful experiences after high school. For some of them, that means college, for some that might mean a trade school, for some of them they’re not looking to continue their education, they’re looking to start working right away. 

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DRUG LAB DISCOVERED
5:46 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Three Charged In Cicero Meth Lab Operation

Samuel Glenny was charged with two offenses involving criminal possession of a controlled substance and one for unlawfully manufacturing methamphetamine.
Credit Onondaga County Sheriff's Dept.

Three people were arrested and charged Wednesday night when a month-long investigation resulted in the discovery of a methamphetamine lab in Cicero, New York. Renee Fatta, Gerald Reome, and Samuel Glenny were arrested when a search warrant was executed at 5637 Bear Road, where they ran a clandestine laboratory.

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CREATE SOMETHING COOL OUT OF WOOD, METAL, AND MORE
6:08 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

A Place to Create in 'SALT Makerspace' on Syracuse's West Side

Saws in the 'dirty space' inside the SALT Makerspace.
Credit John Smith / WAER News

Tucked away in the Delavan Art Center are a couple of workshop areas for those who want to create something out of handcrafted wood, metal designs or 3D design and modeling.  Aspiring woodcrafters or high-tech sculptors can learn it all from instructors - all in one place developed by a Syracuse University Alum. 

It’s called the SALT Makerspace on the Near West Side, which stands for Syracuse Arts Learning and Technology. Mike Giannattasio, the founder and organizer of the space, says it all began with a dream:

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