Bill Hudson

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. He is one of seven children, including two other brothers with careers in broadcasting.
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Joined WCCO: 1989
Hometown: Elk River, Minnesota
Alma Mater: St. Cloud State University

Music: Bluegrass, classic country, Sinatra
Movie: Saving Private Ryan & Unbranded
TV Show: Seinfeld
Book: John Plaster, Sog: The Secret Wars of America’s Commandos in Vietnam
Food: Italian
Hidden MN Gem: Outing
Sport/Exercise: Ice Hockey

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 spent a long career doing television sports and news in Madison, Wisconsin and Grand Forks. He was also host of Showcase Minnesota. 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.”

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State Gives Chippewa Ricers A Free Pass For The Day

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.


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Hinckley Man Awaiting Charges In Beating Of Girlfriend’s 3-Year-Old Son

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.


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Zimmerman Deer Hunter Pleads Guilty To Poaching In Wildlife Refuge

A Sherburne County man is learning an expensive and difficult lesson about his pursuit of trophy whitetail deer.


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Police Identify Husband As Suspect In Maplewood Killing

Police have identified the man they are looking for in connection to the Sunday shooting death in the St. Paul suburb of Maplewood.


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Assistant Wild Coach Accused Of Driving Drunk With Son In Car

A Minnesota Wild assistant coach is in jail after he allegedly drove drunk with his son also in the car late Thursday afternoon.


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Chippewa Tribes To Challenge Rights To Off-Reservation Ricing

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.


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Neal Zumberge Found Guilty In Deadly Neighbor Dispute

A jury has found a New Brighton man guilty on all four counts in a deadly neighbor dispute.


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Man Accused Of Killing Neighbor Takes Stand In Trial

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.


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Prosecution Rests In Zumberge Neighbor-Killing Case

After three days of prosecution testimony, the state has rested its case against Neal Zumberge.


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Jurors Hear 911 Call In Second Day Of Zumberge Trial

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.


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Opening Statements Heard In Zumberge Trial

Opening statements began Wednesday morning in the trial of a New Brighton man accused of shooting and killing his neighbor.


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94-Year-Old Proves You’re Never Too Old To Play Hockey

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Woman Found Dead In South St. Paul, Man Taken Into Custody

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Governor Dayton Calls Mille Lacs Situation A ‘Crisis’

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Blue Cross Blue Shield To Cut 450 IT Jobs Over 4 Years

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.


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Officials: Wis. Boy, 14, Steals Multiple Cars In Armed Crime Spree

After 16 hours on the run — in at least four stolen vehicles — a Wisconsin boy is now behind bars.


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Maple Lake Native Remembered For Helping Invent CPR

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Palmer Contacts U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Zimbabwe Seeks His Extradition

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.


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Federal Agents Seeking Minn. Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion

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.


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Big Game Trophy Hunters Defend Their Passion

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Protesters Drill Twin Cities Dentist Who Killed Lion In Zimbabwe

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Minnesotans Doing All They Can To Beat The Heat

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Carnival Company Takes $5K Deposit, No Shows For New London Water Days

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