Bill Hudson has been with WCCO-TV since 1989. The native of Elk River, Minn., says Channel 4 is the station he grew up with and aspired to work for.
“Dave Moore set the standard for all of us. I was blessed to have had the opportunity to work with one of the greatest!”
He is one of seven children, including two other brothers with careers in broadcasting. Jon does radio in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Rob is a television morning show anchor in Missoula, Montana. Must have been in the Uppertown water.
After spending stints reporting the news in Eau Claire and Milwaukee, Bill brought his skills to WCCO-TV as a general assignment reporter. In his many years with the station he’s covered a wide range of stories, including the Sioux City airline disaster, Hurricane Andrew, California Wildfires, the Waco siege and troops returning from Saudi Arabia following Desert Storm.
In addition, Bill has reported extensively on Minnesota’s contributions to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He accompanied the Minnesota National Guard to Panama and Honduras to cover stories involving anti-drug measures in Central America and nation building projects. In December 2003 he visited Minnesota National Guard soldiers on a peacekeeping mission in Bosnia.
Bill is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys being at the end of a fly rod or canoe paddle! He also likes to spend time in his wife Julie’s flower gardens doing the “heavy lifting!”
Bill and Julie have two grown daughters. His advice to all young parents is to enjoy every possible moment with your kids. Says Bill, “it’s diapers to diamonds in a heartbeat.”
Police are searching for a suspect they believe shot two people in a Chaska home late Thursday night.
A Chanhassen teenager has been found in a marsh after his father tracked his phone to a regional park Sunday, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.
As drones become more widely used in everyday life, one state agency is taking these unmanned aerial vehicles to new heights. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is studying how drones can make all of us safer by looking for defects in bridges.
Three former University of Minnesota Duluth coaches are expected to announce a lawsuit against the school on Monday claiming discrimination. Former Bulldogs women’s hockey coach Shannon Miller, former softball coach Jen Banford and former women’s basketball coach Annette Wiles have all been given the green light to sue by the U.S. Department of Justice.
In the vast open prairie of Minneopa State Park, a once plentiful animal will soon graze the lush grasses again.
Sun Country Airlines and its pilots say they’ve finally reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. The Mendota Heights-based airline and the Air Line Pilots Association have been negotiating for five years and began working with a federal mediator in 2012.
On a sunny fall day, a passing speedboat on Crooked Lake creates a postcard-like setting. It is an opportunity for peaceful recreation without leaving the metro. But the sounds of passing speedboats caused some homeowners to fear losing their shoreline during the summer of 2014.
Anyone who has ever paddled through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness knows just how fortunate we are to have it in our backyard. A couple of adventurers from Grand Marais know that too, and they are about to spend an entire year exploring the BWCA’s woods and waters.
Once again, a toddler is fighting for his life after an alleged beating at the hands of an adult. Braydon Decker was discovered unresponsive Tuesday afternoon in Monticello and rushed to the local hospital with a traumatic brain injury.
It’s been a rough couple of years for tens of thousands of workers at Twin Cities-based Target Corporation.
As a stiff, southern breeze shimmers a ripening field of soybeans, fall harvest cannot be far behind. This summer’s growing season is about as close to perfect as it gets for grain farmers like Bruce Peterson of Northfield.
The son and alleged co-conspirator of the man who headed Community Action Minneapolis made his initial appearance in federal court Friday.
Opponents of an oil pipeline from Canada to Duluth-Superior had their day in federal court in Minneapolis Thursday, arguing that the State Department should limit the expansion project.
The firings of four top executives at Starkey Hearing Technologies in Eden Prairie has employees wondering what’s going on.
A 30-year-old St. Paul man is in the hospital in critical condition after he was shot while intervening in a robbery in St. Paul Wednesday night, according to police.
After a number of recent derailments, including spills and explosions, a panel headed by Minnesota Senator Al Franken convened in Minneapolis Wednesday to hear ideas for preventing and preparing for such disasters.
If you bought groceries last Friday at Cub Foods using an electronic transaction, you may want to take a close look at your bank account.
A Twin Cities food giant is attracting world attention not for what it puts on tables, but into the air.
Traffic disruptions and loud messages aren’t the only things memorable about Saturday’s Black Lives Matter march to the gates of the Minnesota State Fair. One of the chants heard from protesters is being called “disgusting” by rank and file St. Paul Police officers.
Several citations were issued for illegal gill nets and ricing without a license. Chippewa band members are out to test the validity of their off-reservation hunting, fishing and harvesting rights.
With a steady cadence of drumming setting the tone, Chippewa tribal members set off in canoes into a rich sea of wild rice. They’d gathered on the shores of Hole In The Day Lake, north of Brainerd, in an intended show of civil disobedience. What they wanted to show was the free harvest of native rice without a state required license.
A Pine County family had to face the terrible decision of ending medical treatment for their three-year-old son.
The child was allegedly severely beaten at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend.
A Sherburne County man is learning an expensive and difficult lesson about his pursuit of trophy whitetail deer.
Police have identified the man they are looking for in connection to the Sunday shooting death in the St. Paul suburb of Maplewood.
A Minnesota Wild assistant coach is in jail after he allegedly drove drunk with his son also in the car late Thursday afternoon.