Christopher Hann

Glen Gardner, NJ USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

Last year I wrote about Ireland’s leading architectural preservation group, a new generation of private jets, art museum tours, and a college course taught in a women’s prison to both inmates and university students. I also profiled artists, art collectors, an Olympic rower, a renowned photographer, and the rules guru at the United States Golf Association. Other recent profile subjects include baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra and Nobel Prize-winning economist (and New York Times columnist) Paul Krugman. In other words, I’m an accomplished general assignment writer with a long list of professional awards. These days I focus on culture, sports, travel, business, and preservation. Having worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and freelance writer, I recognize the particular demands of each job. That understanding helps me collaborate with editors to produce the best possible work.


9 Years
15 Years
14 Years


Arts & Humanities
4 Years
Sports & Recreation
3 Years
3 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
4 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
9 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
15 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

26 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The New York Times (6-10), Art & Antiques (10+), New Jersey Life (6-10), District Administration (3-5), National Geographic Traveler (1-2), Ritz-Carlton (1-2), Continental (1-2), Arrive (1-2), Elevations (1-2), Executive Traveler (1-2), Leader's Edge (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

BSDI (1-2)

Other Work History

I teach magazine writing and news reporting at Rutgers University. I've also taught at Seton Hall University and Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Computer Skills

Word, OS 10


Laptop, Canon digital camera, digital audio recorder

Work Permits & Visas

Have passport, will travel.


2006: First Place, Profile Writing, New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists, for “It Ain’t Over,” a profile of baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra. 1998: Silver Medal, Reporting, City and Regional Magazine Association First Place, Reporting, New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists, for “Guilt by Perception,” a critical examination of the criminal case against the former chairman of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority {he was later acquitted of all charges}. 1995: First Place, Journalism Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Reporting, Rutgers University/CIT Group First Place, Business Writing, New Jersey Press Association First Place, Enterprise Reporting, New Jersey Press Association, for “Johns-Manville’s Haunting Legacy Lives On,” a four-part series on a former asbestos factory where hundreds of workers suffered asbestos-related diseases and deaths.



A 1,500-word profile of Larry Dumont, who keeps his extensive collection of outsider art at his Civil War-era farmhouse in the Pennsylvania countryside.
A 1,600-word profile of portrait artist Nelson Shanks (Pope John Paul II, Presidents Reagan and Clinton, Princess Diana, Margaret Thatcher, etc.) and his world-class collection of Renaissance and Baroque art.
A 3,000-word story about a residential community in northern New Jersey—long the home of Thomas Edison among a host of business titans—that is considered by some to be America's first planned suburb.
A 1,000-word story on an exhibit of antique music boxes—formerly the 700-piece collection of Murtogh Guinness—on display at the Morris Museum outside Morristown, New Jersey.
A 600-word story on a newly published picture book chronicling the past century on Long Beach Island, on the New Jersey Shore.
A 600-word story on a display marking the Newark Public Library's centennial as a depository of federal government documents.
A 900-word profile of sculptor David Hayes, who's been making abstract steel figures in his 200-year-old Connecticut home for 50 years.
An homage to a dear friend and colleague, Christopher Cook Gilmore, who died of a brain tumor in the summer of 2004.
This 2,000-word profile of the Irish Georgian Society appeared in The New York Times on Thanksgiving Day 2008.
A 1,500-word tour of art museums and galleries in and around Dublin.
A 900-word profile of Jonathan Singer, a Bayonne, New Jersey podiatrist who shocked the photography world with an oversize book of photographs of flowers from the Smithsonian's collection. The leather-bound book was donated to the institution in 2008.
A 4,000-word profile of Yogi Berra that dispels the popular notion of the New York Yankees' Hall of Fame catcher as a naive simpleton.
A 750-word story on the rise of the very light jet, considered by many business travelers to be the future of general aviation.
A 1,000 profile of New York artist John Alexander on the eve of a 30-year retrospective of his work at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in his native Texas.
A 4,000-word profile of Paul Krugman, the Princeton economist and New York Times columnist who in 2008 was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics. The piece chronicled Krugman's ascent as a political columnist—he was an early and vociferous critic of President George Bush—and the attendant headaches.
A 1,000-word story on Lambertville, New Jersey, part of a special editorial section on the arts in New Jersey.