John Hansen, Denmark, is a senior investigative reporter at Politiken.

Hansen began his reporting career at local newspapers in 1979. In 1988, he joined Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten as a business reporter and, in 1997, became managing editor of business and finance for six years. He then spent seven years in charge of investigative reporting at Jyllands-Posten, before taking over a similar position at Politiken in 2010.

Hansen is the co-author of a book about the Danish cartoon-crisis in 2006, "The Provocateur and the Prophet: Behind the Scenes of the Muhammad Crisis", with Kim Hundevadt.

Hansen served as chairman of the Danish association of investigative journalists, FUJ, from 2011 to 2021.