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.”
At a time when we’re hearing about corporate layoffs, there’s one area of employment that can’t hire workers fast enough.
A St. Paul firefighter’s invention is designed to save lives and limit damage from accidents while backing up. It was 6 years ago when a St. Paul ambulance accidently backed over and killed an elderly woman who didn’t hear a back-up alarm. Now, an invention by firefighter Jovan Palmieri is about to keep that from happening again.
Two Green Beret soldiers living in the Twin Cities are spending the next few months training for a coast-to-coast bicycle trip to raise money for veterans with brain injuries. Zach Garner and Adam Smith, otherwise known as the Green Beret Adventure Team, will ride 4,600 miles from Seattle to Florida in what’s being called the “Ride to Valhalla.”
Anoka-Hennepin Schools has released the results from its latest anti-bullying survey. Unfortunately, it shows more work is needed.
A 77-year-old man is fighting for his life in a hospital and his son-in-law is in jail, charged with assaulting him.
Sheriff William Hutton said despite repeated warnings to stay off the ice, a man decided to walk on the St. Croix River when a chunk of it broke free, sending him for a ride downstream.
Pilots for Sun Country Airlines haven’t had a meaningful pay increase since 2001. That’s a big reason behind a unanimous vote to authorize a strike if needed.
Minnesota welcomed home a favorite athlete and larger-than-life personality Wednesday night. For the first time in eight years, Kevin Garnett stepped on the Target Center court as a member of the Timberwolves.
Fresh numbers from the Minnesota Department of Education show an increase in students graduating high school on time.
General Mills launched the cheerios brand back in 1941 as Cheeri Oats. The name was changed a few years later to what it is today, Cheerios. Seventy four years later, it is still the bestselling brand of ready-to-eat cereal on American breakfast tables.
Shoppers at the Mall of America seem undeterred after hearing about a video purportedly made by al-Qaida-linked rebels that urges Muslims to attack shopping malls. The video specifically mentions the Bloomington shopping mall.
A federal trial over the constitutionality of Minnesota’s sex offender program heard Thursday from a man who was a juvenile when he was locked up and was later sent into treatment.
For the first time, we’re hearing from patients in Minnesota’s sex offender program. They say the state’s system of treatment is broken. It’s the second week of testimony in the class action lawsuit, which seeks to have the program ruled unconstitutional.
After years of waiting, the Federal Aviation Administration is finally proposing news rules for the safe operation of unmanned aircraft systems, otherwise known as drones. The long anticipated regulations are an attempt to balance flight safety with a rapidly blossoming industry.
Media columnist David Carr, who wrote the Media Equation column for The New York Times and penned a memoir about his fight with drug addiction, collapsed at his office and died on Thursday. He was 58.
A teacher’s impact on a student can last well beyond the classroom. Students at Henry Sibley High School are getting one of those lessons this week during GOFA Week. GOFA stands for “Give Once For All,” and students hold various events to raise money.
A former Twin Cities coach accused of luring two 13-year-old girls to his Burnsville home and sexually assaulting them last September pleaded guilty to charges on Wednesday.
It was a terrifying moment for a young mother Sara Sorby and her infant son on Monday when the vehicle they were driving began filling with smoke.
Each day some 900 school bus routes are in operation, bringing St. Paul students safely to and from school. Andrew Nelson’s daughter is one of those students.
The NFL Players Association’s attempt to have Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reinstated has been taken under advisement by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge David Doty heard arguments from the NFLPA and the NFL on Friday. He did not provide a timetable for his decision.
Brian Fitch was collecting on methamphetamine debts when he shot and killed Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick last July.
Brian Fitch Sr., who was convicted this week in the shooting death of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The foreperson of the jury that convicted Brian Fitch Sr. of murder Monday says the decision wasn’t that difficult. Fitch was found guilty of all nine counts against him, stemming from the killing of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick last July.
After six days of testimony, 50 witnesses and more than 130 pieces of evidence, the fate of Brian Fitch Sr. is now in the hands of a jury in Stearns County Court. Fitch is accused of first-degree murder for the July 30, 2014, killing of Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick.
Because of the potential threats posed by unregulated drones, the government is in the process of developing operating protocols. The rules would govern where they can be flown, safe operating distances and for what purposes.