Hannah Jane Nancarrow is a San Diego native. As a kid, she split her time between her family’s farm in rural North County San Diego and local T.V. newsrooms. As the daughter of legendary San Diego journalist and organic gardener, Loren Nancarrow, Hannah’s own T.V. journalism career began at an early age, guest starring alongside her dad in many of his T.V. and radio segments.
Hannah graduated cum laude from San Diego State University with her degree in journalism and was hired as an associate producer and field producer at Fox 5 San Diego. Along the way, Hannah discovered her passion for fitness, lost 75 pounds and earned her Spinning instructor certification. Hannah also started her own social media marketing and blogging consultancy Hannah Jane Media.
On January 28th, 2013, Hannah’s world was changed forever when her beloved dad was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given one year to live. On that day, Hannah and her dad started a blog from his hospital room —The Nancarrow Project. Over the next 11 months, The Nancarrow Project blog garnered the acclaim of nearly 40,000 followers as Hannah spent her days as co-author and apprentice to her talented journalist father. Loren Nancarrow passed away on December 28th, 2013, after 11 months of bravely battling and blogging.
Hannah has since teamed up with The San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation and The American Cancer Society, fundraising to help other courageous cancer patients in the fight of their lives. The Nancarrow family has also partnered with Scripps Health in hopes of creating The Loren Nancarrow Healing Garden at Torrey Pines.
Today, Hannah is still writing and blogging as she continues to follow in her father’s footsteps, pursuing her own T.V. journalism career in America’s Finest City. In her dad’s final blog post, just 2 days before he passed, he wrote, “One of the lessons I’ve learned in life is that happiness lies in discovering your passions and exploring them fiercely.” — and Hannah is doing just that.