OLD Media Moves

New NBR host talks about change

December 18, 2009

Tom Hudson, the new co-host of “Nightly Business Report” on PBS, talked about replacing Paul Kangas and how he got into financial journalism in an interview.

Here is an excerpt:

You are taking over as anchor during a very eventful time. What background study and preparation do you do prior to examining a story or conducting an interview?

Tom Hudson: Journalism is a way of life. One has to be curious about all things in order to be a good reporter. One cant stop asking questions just because the TV program is over.

Practically speaking, I assign myself lots of homework. That includes analysts reports, economic commentaries, think tank white papers, academic research as well as anecdotal stories collected from various sources.

The Nightly Business Report has long been a leader in innovation in using technology, social media, and the latest communications channels to reach their audience. Are you planning to help continue and grow this important trend?

Tom Hudson: A growing online presence incorporated with the daily TV program is a goal of ours. We plan on using both mediums to fulfill NBRs mission to empower its audience, where ever they may be.

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