Tom Hudson

Nightly Business Report


Covering everything business from the trading pits to personal finance, Tom Hudson is the co-anchor and managing editor of Nightly Business Report on PBS. Hudson has reported on topics such as Federal Reserve interest rate policy, corporate governance and shareholder activism. Prior to co-anchoring NBR, he was host and managing editor of the nationally syndicated financial television program "First Business." Tom also reported and anchored market coverage for the groundbreaking web-based financial news service, WebFN. There he reported regularly from the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade and the CME. He also created original business news and information programming for the investor channel of a large e-brokerage firm. Before his jump to television and broadband, Tom co-anchored morning drive for the former all-news, heritage 50kw WMAQ-AM/Chicago. He has served as a member of the adjunct faculty in the Journalism Department of Columbia College Chicago and has been a frequent guest on other TV and radio programs as well as a guest speaker at universities on communications, journalism and business. Tom has been awarded two National Press Foundation fellowships, one for the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists in 2006. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Iowa and is the recipient of several professional honors and awards for his work in journalism. He is married with two boys who tend to wake up early on the weekends.