Hanna has represented the Daily Mail's limited-government, fiscally conservative, progrowth point of view with dignity and restraint. She resisted ever letting the paper's positions get personal.
But, as with Nanya, there was more to Hanna in the workplace than you ever saw in the paper.
By that, I mean, Hanna was our drug supplier - generally Advil Cold and Sinus. Anyone racked by the sniffles knew they could make a trip to Hanna's desk for some relief.
In other words, she's been a caretaker for many of us.
Hanna has also been a provider of take-out menus and, often, a direct source of food.
More than once, as hunger pangs struck me on deadline, Hanna came to the rescue with a chicken sandwich or a Tudor's sausage biscuit.
I hope I thanked her through my hunger. I'm certainly thanking her now.
Readers are going to miss these two voices in the paper. We're going to miss them in our newsroom.
But I promise you those of us who remain will do all we can to produce a newspaper and a website that will continue to make them proud.
We'll strive to carry out Nanya's vision of fair, aggressive coverage of local news and Hanna's example of respectful conservatism on the editorial page.
Please keep reading and let us know how we're doing.
And we'll keep our eyes on you, too.
McElhinny is the Daily Mail's managing editor until Monday, when he becomes the editor. Email him at bra...@dailymail. com or follow him on Twitter @BradMcElhinny.