OLD Media Moves

Hudson named Kangas replacement

December 1, 2009


Tom Hudson, co-anchor of the nationally syndicated First Business program, will join Susie Gharib to co-anchor Nightly Business Report, the nation’s longest running and most-watched daily business program, the show plans to announce later Tuesday.

Hudson replaces legendary anchor Paul Kangas, who will be receiving a Business Emmy for Lifetime Achievement on Dec. 7 and has worked on the show for 30 years.

Hudson will make his on-air debut Wednesday, Dec. 2. Hudson’s first appearance as co-anchor will take place Monday, Jan. 4. Hudson will report out of NBR’s headquarters at WPBT in Miami.

At the Chicago-based First Business, Hudson played a leading role in steering the show’s editorial direction both on-air and online.

Prior to First Business, Hudson was an anchor for WebFN.com, a news anchor at WMAQ Radio in Chicago, and news director at the Quad Cities Radio Group in Davenport, Iowa. Hudson is also involved in education, as part of the Journalism Department’s adjunct faculty at Columbia College Chicago and as a guest lecturer at the University of Illinois. Hudson received a B.A. with honors in journalism from the University of Iowa.

“Paul Kangas and Nightly Business Report have always been innovators in business journalism,” explained Hudson in a statement. “To now be a part of the fabric of this great show is both thrilling and humbling. Susie Gharib shares my passion for no-frills journalism and I look forward to working with her and the rest of the NBR team to tell the crucial business stories that will matter most to the jobs, investments and futures of the American public.”

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