Hanson Hosein is President of HRH Media Group, and serves as the Director of the Master of Communication in Digital Media program at the University of Washington in Seattle. He’s also the host of Four Peaks -- the monthly Telly Award-winning UWTV series (formerly Media Space) that features interviews with the region's influential network of visionaries and leaders. The TV show is just one element of a creative leadership network that Hanson co-founded, which is intended to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the Pacific Northwest. He specializes in storytelling, social media strategies and business models of communication advising organizations such as Weber Shandwick, Tableau Software and the Pacific Science Center. Hanson’s new book Storyteller Uprising: Trust and Persuasion in the Digital Age explores how individuals and organizations can tell their own multimedia stories and create their own channels of distribution — thereby serving as trusted sources in their own right. His pioneering work earned him Seattle Magazine's "Most Influential" in fall 2010, particularly due to his role in hosting TEDx Seattle. Hanson directed the award-winning documentary films Rising from Ruins and Independent America: The Two-Lane Search for Mom & Pop, which have been broadcast around the world and prominently featured online, including on Hulu and Yahoo!'s homepages, as well as on Netflix and iTunes. He's a former NBC News war correspondent, backpack journalist and investigative producer -- and is a recipient of Overseas Press Club and Emmy Awards.