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.”
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.
Wild rice is, without question, the most culturally-important food to Minnesota’s Native American people. Wild Rice that is growing on pristine northern lakes is now in season. It is an annual activity that can be harvested by anyone, assuming they purchase the $15-per-day or $25-per-season license.
A jury has found a New Brighton man guilty on all four counts in a deadly neighbor dispute.
Testimony concluded in the murder trial of a New Brighton man accused of killing his neighbor over a deer feeding dispute. Neal Zumberge took the stand in his own defense on Monday, testifying for slightly over one hour.
After three days of prosecution testimony, the state has rested its case against Neal Zumberge.
Jurors heard some riveting audio Thursday in the murder trial of Neal Zumberge. He’s the New Brighton homeowner accused of shooting his neighbor to death in a long-simmering dispute over feeding deer.
Opening statements began Wednesday morning in the trial of a New Brighton man accused of shooting and killing his neighbor.
It’s often said that age is merely a number — it’s what you do with longevity that really counts. And nobody is better proof of that than 94-year-old Mark Sertich, of Duluth.
Alcohol may have played a role in an early morning homicide in South St. Paul. Police were called to a home on the 500 block of South 9th Street around 4 a.m. Friday on a report of a woman’s body inside the home.
After an abrupt end to the Mille Lacs walleye fishing season, Minnesota’s governor is ramping up his push for a special session for state financial aid.
Minnesota’s largest health insurer announced it plans to eliminate hundreds of jobs Wednesday. MPR reported Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is planning to eliminate 450 jobs.
After 16 hours on the run — in at least four stolen vehicles — a Wisconsin boy is now behind bars.
Every day, people around the world are brought back to life thanks to his simple procedure. Sadly, Dr. James Jude passed away at the age of 87 at his home in Coral Gables, Florida.
For years Walter Palmer trophy hunted around the world, with few people outside his circles taking notice. But on July 1, when he shot a male lion outside a Zimbabwe National Park, he became the center of heated protest around the world.
The law enforcement arm of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service says it’s trying to reach the Minnesota dentist who killed a protected lion while on a guided hunt in Zimbabwe.
Of the nearly 570,000 licensed hunters in Minnesota, fewer than two-tenths of 1 percent will pursue Africa’s exotic game.
An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe has a federal felony on his record related to shooting a black bear in Wisconsin, according to federal court records.
For many Minnesotans there is just no way to avoid the recent spell of hot and humid weather. While some have the luxury of staying indoors in air conditioned comfort, many others aren’t so lucky.
For many Minnesotans there is just no way to avoid the recent spell of hot and humid weather.