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.”
The former resident at 136 Shadywood Lane in Delano, Minn., was a victim of the nation’s housing collapse. Now, this once bank-owned property is a proud symbol of recovery, as it was the the first Minnesota home donated to Operation Homefront’s Homes for Veterans program.
It should come as no surprise that the financial website CreditDonkey.com ranks Minneapolis number five on a list of the 10 best places to start over. Mary Tyler Moore had a hit TV show doing just that — playing a single woman who moved here after being dumped by a boyfriend.
When trash collection day comes to your neighborhood, you just might notice a difference in the sight, sound and smell of the trucks.
Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son, who had been in critical condition after being beaten, has died from his injuries, according to Sioux Falls police. Peterson had been in Sioux Falls on Thursday, visiting the boy who police said had been allegedly severely beaten by the man who the mother of the boy is dating.
On the Stone Arch Bridge spanning the Mississippi River, environmental studies students basked Thursday under a warm October sun. And for instructor Jean Unzicker, no topic was more controversial than debate over the science of climate change.
In Coon Rapids, a parking lot is over run with tents as superfans from all over the nation are prepping for the opening of a new Chick-fil-A. “We have people from California who drove in, Kansas City, Iowa, Illinois,” Coon Rapids franchise owner Jason Griggs said.
Authorities are investigating how a 9-year-old Minneapolis boy flew to Vegas by himself without a boarding pass. The incident happened last Thursday at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
As finishing touches go up on the finish line along John Ireland Boulevard, 28,000 runners spent Friday checking in for marathon weekend. For runners and the expected 300,000 spectators cheering them on, April’s tragedy in Boston changed everything.
It’s watched by millions of television viewers each week — a show featuring a family of camouflage-clad characters and their ZZ Top theme song. A & E’s Duck Dynasty is a reality TV series like no other.
It’s 4 a.m. on a Tuesday and breakfast is sizzling on the griddle. The hunters are clad in blaze-orange and preparing for a day in the woods. But in this deer camp of sorts, hunters come in wheel chairs, braces and scooters. Their appetite is for little more than to get out into the woods.
Minnesota’s recycling rate is among the highest in the country. But that’s not saying a lot when you consider that at 47 percent, less than half of all residents are chipping in.
A lowered flag, flapping in the light breeze Friday was the sad and solemn reminder of last year’s mass shooting at a Bryn Mawr neighborhood business. The occasion was Minnesota’s worst case of workplace violence: seven people died, including the lone gunman.
Palagor Jobi’s friends were in a Dakota County courtroom Thursday to see up close the man now charged with killing him.
Burnsville Police are stepping up the search for a missing University of Minnesota student who was in the company of an Eagan man now being held on suspicion of murder.
Students at St. John’s Prep School in Collegeville, Minn., are grieving the loss of three people killed in the mall attack in Nairobi.