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Kim Hudson came to the FOX 2 team, from News 11, in 2006 as a freelance engineer. She honed her skills with a talented behind-the-scenes team at both stations as a master control, dubbing, live-truck and graphics engineer. She also worked as freelance journalist for STL-TV, the government-access station for the City of St. Louis. In July 2010, Kim stepped in front of the camera for the FOX2/News 11 family.

She is truly a hometown girl, being a product of the St. Louis Public Schools and a graduate of the University of Missouri - St. Louis and its Pierre Laclede Honors College.

Kim has over ten years experience in St. Louis television and print, working as an engineer at KMOV Channel 4 (CBS) and as a contributing writer for the St. Louis Argus, St. Louis American and St. Louis Magazine.

Kim is passionate about all things St. Louis and supports the FOX2/News 11 family as a mulitmedia journalist.

Recent Articles
  • Red Cross helping families burned out of apartments

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The Red Cross of Eastern Missouri helped families burned out of the Norwood Court Apartments Saturday morning move from survival mode into the first phase of recovery. “Typically, we provide housing for three nights,” Red Cross Spokesperson Peggy Barnhart looked over one of three charred buildings. “Just to give people time to figure something out.” She admitted that survivors had a lot to figure out after fire forced those families into the street. The warming centers […]

  • Suspect in overnight standoff dies of self-inflicted gunshot

    ST. JOHN, MO (KPLR) -Police could be seen coming in and out of a home in the 2800 block of Ridgeway Avenue in St. John Sunday morning after an overnight standoff. Officers from St. John, Charlack, and St. Louis County were on the scene. St. Louis County police confirm that officers from the St. John Police Department responded to a disturbance call around 9:00pm Saturday night. When they arrived, two women ran from the home and told them that a […]

  • Business owner faces closing after being looted 3 times

    JENNINGS, MO (KPLR) – A business owner in Jennings says Monday’s rioting has left her piece of the American dream in jeopardy. Sonya Roberts owns the S&K’s P-X Liquor store on West Florissant Avenue and Carl Avenue. She said vandals stole product, broke her windows, and left behind $25,000 dollars in damage. She added this was not the first time her store was targeted. “Actually, this is the third time in the last 90 days that I have been looted […]

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    Rev. Al Sharpton asks St. Louis church members to reach out

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – The Reverend Al Sharpton visited Ferguson and North St. Louis, offering his support to a church that burned the night of an announcement that former Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson would not be charged with a crime in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Grey skies hung over West Florissant and McClaran in Ferguson. “My God, why would they burn a church?” asked Patricia Wilhart A man walked past a hollowed-out church, bearing a cross. “There’s […]

  • St. Louisans express sadness and hope at memorial for man fatally shot by police

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – There were no protests Saturday morning where a man died after a fatal officer-involved shooting in South St. Louis. Instead, many prayed for that man and for a night without violence. With balloons, toys and candles bunched together, one might think a birthday party would be at the corner of Shaw Boulevard and Klemm Avenue. “On the inhale, I think of love,” Rebekah Jarchow kneeled on the grass just feet away. “And on the exhale, I […]

  • Ferguson Farmer's Market Protest

    Protestors at Farmer’s Market call for arrest in Michael Brown shooting

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Ferguson city leaders tried to promote a message of unity in the community, while protestors reported getting assaulted Saturday at the busy Ferguson Farmers Market. “Arrest Darren Wilson! Arrest Darren Wilson!” Protestors shouted while walking through the popular market on the busy shopping morning. They moved their demonstration from West Florissant Avenue, where the white Ferguson officer shot and killed the unarmed and black 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, 2014.  This time, the protestors were […]

  • Stage is set for Great Forest Park Balloon Race

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- The glow was gorgeous, but the big event is Saturday. The 2014 Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Race is in its 42nd year, making it is the oldest free hot-air balloon event in the world. Events kick-off at Noon surrounding Central Field in Forest Park, with the race starting at 4:30pm. Should rain cancel the race, Sunday is the race-day alternative. All the glowing balloons Friday night made for very pretty pictures. And many Great […]

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    Friends and family say goodbye at Michael Brown’s funeral

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The family of Michael Brown may have been grieving, but they still counseled thousands of mourners Monday during his funeral. “He did not know how his name would be remembered,” said family member Eric Davis. “But we are here today remembering the name of Michael Brown.” It was once a common name. Now his is a household name for the teen who was black, unarmed, and 18 years old when a white Ferguson police officer shot […]

  • Actor and activist Hill Harper visits Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Yet another celebrity traveled to the embattled city of Ferguson. Residents weighed in on the visit from actor Hill Harper. “You can make your mouth say anything,” Sharon McGee mimicked open and shut lips with her hand. “But actions speak louder than words.” She lived just 150 feet from where 18-year-old Mike Brown died on August 9, 2014. A white Ferguson police officer shot the unarmed black teen. Since then, a stream of celebrities like rappers […]

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    Lower temps mean higher revenues for local golf courses this summer

    WATERLOO, IL (KPLR) – Temperatures dropped during an usually cool mid-July. But, business spiked at Annbriar Golf Course. “Reservations are definitely up,” said Annbriar Head Professional Kevin Schaeffer. “The food and beverage side of things are also up. Reservations for tee times are up.” Schaeffer added that golfers stereotypically beat the heat by playing very early in the morning or late in the afternoon. “During that heat of the day, you usually see a lull,” he said things are much […]

  • New rec center coming to University of Missouri – St. Louis

    NORTH ST.  LOUIS COUNTY (KPLR) – Construction continued Tuesday on a student recreation facility at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Kim Hudson visited her alma mater to find out how much the new center would cost and why students agreed to pay the multi-million dollar bill. “Bigger exercise facility, more courts to play on, basketball, tennis,” Barry Hykes sat outside the Millennium Student Center and watched the steel skeleton of the new building take shape. The UMSL student […]


    Historic St. Charles is looking to the future with this week’s StreetsFest

    (KPLR) – The site of the old Noah’s Ark restaurant on 5th Street is now known as The Streets of St. Charles. People are living, working and dining on the one-million square-foot development that is about to add an AMC Theatre. Thursday afternoon, families looking for a happy hour together can meet at StreetsFest on 5th Street from 4 – 8 p.m. For more information, visit:  


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