Hudson, a graduate of Brigham Young University, joins ABC4 Utah News as a weekday primary anchor on ABC4 Utah News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. with co-anchor Kim Fischer, meteorologist Jim Kosek and ABC4 Utah sports director, Wesley Ruff. Hudson returns to Utah and ABC4 Utah following a one-year assignment as primary anchor for WHEC in Rochester, New York. An Emmy Award-winning journalist, Don previously served as co-anchor of ABC4 Utah’s 5 p.m. newscast and Good Morning Utah from 2008 to 2012.
“I have lived all over the country during my 24 years in television news, but coming back to work in Utah is like coming back home,” says Hudson. “I’m excited about working at ABC4 Utah again and working for the people of Utah. I truly love that my job is to gather important information and have always felt it was a responsibility and a privilege to share it with our viewers.”
“It’s a real pleasure welcoming Don Hudson back to Utah and to our newsroom,” says Richard Doutre` Jones, ABC4 Utah and CW30 Vice President and General Manager. “Don is sincerely dedicated to the communities he covers, a truly invested citizen of the state with a respected track record for excellence in journalism.”
“Having Don back is a big win for Utah news viewers,” says George Severson, ABC4 Utah and CW30 News Director. “He’s a great journalist with depth and a solid understanding of the interests, issues and stories that matter most to Utahns.”
Hudson’s return is a reunion with co-anchor Kim Fischer on the ABC4 Utah anchor desk. The pair co-anchored the 5 p.m. newscast before Hudson’s departure in late 2012.
“I’m so excited to be working with Don again,” says Fischer who took over co-anchoring duties for all evening weekday newscasts on ABC4 Utah in April 2013. “His positive energy beams through the TV screen. Don loves this state, and I know he’s going to be Good4Utah.”
Hudson’s first day back on the anchor desk is Monday August 26, 2013.