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Courtney Hansen is an American television host/personality, syndicated columnist, published author, and former fashion model. Her net worth according to current study has been accumulated to be around $4 million dollars. The daughter of SCCA championship racer, Jerry Hansen, Courtney Hansen developed a love of cars early. She currently hosts various automotive related or travel shows on Spike TV and Fox Sports Network, and writes an automotive column for FHM magazine. Courtney has hosted seven seasons Spike TV's "Powerblock" which airs ever weekend and features a variety of automobile related programs.
Courtney Hansen was born on October 2, 1974 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Gerald John "Jerry" and Constance (Walker) Hansen. Her father is a winner of 27 SCCA national racing championships. Her family owned Brainerd Raceway and she grew up in Orono, Minnesota, and spent lots of time around the pits and garages at racing tracks. As a result, she is an automobile enthusiast, and much of her work to date has revolved around automobiles. After graduating with a degree in marketing from Florida State University, she undertook a corporate job in marketing. After leaving the corporate world, Hansen hosted the Jack Nicklaus pilot Killer Golf and segments on the Travel Channel, worked as a fashion and fitness model, and was on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine, Muscle & Fitness. Hansen's first major TV role was co-host of the hit car makeover series Overhaulin'. She went on to host Spike TV's Powerblock, which was composed of four half-hour automotive shows, for eight seasons. She hosted a special for Spike TV called Great Builds. Hansen hosted Autoweek’s Vinsetta Garage for Discovery Channel’s Velocity network. The show was named after Vinsetta Garage, a century-old Detroit landmark that Autoweek Magazine saved from demolition. The garage serviced everything from carriages to Ford Model Ts to Chevrolet Corvettes. In January 2014 Hansen started duties as host of the new NBC Sports, Spike TV and CBS Sports TV series PowerNation, and is currently the spokesperson for Endurance Warranty.