Nancy Hanneman Wiki – Nancy Hanneman Biography
Nancy Hanneman is the wife of Tom Hanneman, a play-by-play television announcer for the Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team of the National Basketball Association who worked in the franchise from its inception in 1989 until he joined Fox Sports North in 2012. Tom died on December 18, 2020, and was 68 years old at the time of his death.
Nancy Hanneman Age
Nancy Hanneman’s age is unknown.
Nancy Hanneman & Tom Hanneman
Nancy and her husband were married for four decades until his death in 2020. In that span, the couple have had three children, Adam, Courtney, and Kyle. They also have five grandchildren.
Hanneman was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin to a family of 8 brothers and sisters who migrated throughout the Midwest, before landing in Minneapolis. He first went to college at Minnesota State University, where he became a disc jockey, and then the University of Minnesota, where he got his first job as a radio reporter.
Tom Hanneman Death
Tom died on December 18, 2020, and was 68 years old at the time of his death. Although his cause of death was not released he suffered heart issues starting about a year and a half ago, WCCO’s Mike Max reports. He was a 2020 Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter Silver Circle Honoree. He was known inside the industry as one of the kindest, humblest souls.
Hanneman left WCCO-TV to join the newly-formed Minnesota Timberwolves as a TV and radio host and reporter. He eventually came to be the Wolves’ television play-by-play voice.
Timberwolves and Lynx owner Glen Taylor issued a 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 were 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.”
He was awarded the Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter Silver Circle in November of 2020. He is survived by his wife Nancy, two sons, and a daughter.
Cause of Death
His cause of death was not released.