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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
  • Motorist still stranded on major interstates Saturday morning

    VALLEY PARK, Mo. –  Thousands of drivers spent up to 16 hours on snowy Interstate-44 near Valley Park. One driver shared her emotional night spent on the highway less than two miles from her exit. Lisa McClurg started her journey home on Interstate-44 at 4 p.m. Friday with a nearly full tank of gas. “I’m on half a tank of gas just sitting here.” That was at 4 a.m. Saturday. McClurg said she tried to do everything right when this weekend’s […]

  • Business owners in Maplewood take advantage of ‘Small Business Saturday’

    MAPLEWOOD, MO – Locally-owned businesses in Maplewood and across the country took their chance to turn big profits on Small Business Saturday. Four furry legs worth of inspiration helped open Airedale Antics, an independent pet shop in Maplewood. “And, we have an Airedale, named Gracie Bear. She’s at home. She’s only one. So, she’d probably do more damage than good here.” Co-owner Sheri Phipps has another title. “I am the Mom in “Mom and Pop.” So, Saturday was just for […]

  • Drivers slide on slushy roads during morning commute

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Not everyone had the day off on this snow day Thursday. The grownups still headed into work. Drivers on the J.J. Kelley Memorial overpass and on Interstate 270 found a slushy highway as road crews worked to keep up as the snow came down during rush hour. The MoDOT Traveler Information Map showed I-270 was “completely covered” as rush hour got started. The interstate was “partially covered” with snow south of the overpass. Since the entire metro area […]

  • East St. Louis residents hope ‘Clean Sweep’ will spark new life into neighborhoods

    EAST ST. LOUIS – Condemned homes and overgrown lots hid crime and bred fear in East St. Louis, IL, until Saturday morning’s massive volunteer effort by neighbors and demolition experts from all over the region. “Millions of dollars being spent here today.” East St. Louis Mayor Emeka Jackson-Hicks said she is grateful to have a volunteer army march on her city. “We don’t want any unsafe areas. We have children walking the street. The more areas that we can clear […]

  • Police searching for triple shooting suspect

    ST. LOUIS – Police were still looking for a shooter Saturday morning after a teenage girl and two males were shot late Friday night in south St. Louis. The shooting involved two locations almost a mile apart. St. Louis Police said someone called for help at about 10 p.m. Friday. Officers and paramedics rushed to South Grand Boulevard near Itaska Street. They found one male shot in the stomach and back. A 14-year-old girl was shot in the backside. First […]

  • Balloon ride allows 10-year-old joy in her fight against Sickle-Cell disease

    ST. LOUIS – The Great Forest Park Balloon Race launched Saturday afternoon with a Sickle-Cell warrior and her father on their first flight during Sickle-Cell Awareness Month. Add this to the family photo album. 10-year-old Eyonna Hobkins and her father Mario Haynes took their first trip to the race. But, they were booked for a flight above the park’s Grand Basin. “Sometimes she has good days. Some days she has bad days,” Haynes said. “But mostly good days that’s a […]

  • Annual safety fair remembers Casey Williamson, educates children and parents

    VALLEY PARK, MO – The family of a 6-year-old murdered in 2002 remembered her Saturday morning with a children’s safety fair in Valley Park, Mo. “She loved the critters. She used to try to bring frogs in the house.” Budding outdoorswoman Casey Williamson was only six-years old when a family acquaintance killed her sixteen years ago this week. “There are no words to describe it,” said event organizer and Williamson’s great aunt, Della Steele, who spoke for the family as […]

  • Federal workers rally against President Trump’s executive orders

    ST. LOUIS – In the shadow of the John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center, union workers at the facility held a rally. The workers, members of the American Federation of Government Employees rallied Saturday to protest three executive orders signed by President Trump in March. One order aimed to make it easier for federal offices to fire poor-performing employees. Fred McDuff, AFGE Legislative Political Organizer, said employers usually need a cause and process before terminating a union worker. He said […]

  • Chase Park Plaza Hotel starts honey bee farm

    ST. LOUIS – things are a buzz on the rooftop of the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in the Central West End. Last May the Chase received two bee hives with 10,000 bees in each hive and hope to end up with 100,000 bees by September. The Chase hopes to produce about 15 gallons of honey by year’s end to use in various recipes and to sell in the gift shop. Fox 2’s Kim Hudson put on a bee suit to […]

  • Jesse Jackson addresses gun violence at Christ Church Cathedral

    ST. LOUIS – The Rev. Jesse Jackson sat down exclusively with Fox2 Sunday before a Black History Month forum hosted by the St. Louis Public Library and addressed the fatal shootings in South Florida, his native Chicago and across the country. At a rally in Parkland, Florida, a student expressed outrage after last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. “Because of the systematic failure of our government on every level, people are dying every day.” North St. […]

  • Man found dead in Lafayette Avenue house fire

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A man was found dead after a fire Tuesday morning in south St. Louis. It happened around 10 a.m. on the second floor of a two-story building in the 4300 block of Lafayette Avenue, west of Tower Grove. Police have identified the victim as 56-year-old Lamont Hill, of the 4400 block of Shaw. Officials originally reported the home was vacant. According to St. Louis Fire Captain Garon Mosby, there were bars on the doors so firefighters had to make […]

  • Mardi Gras gets a frigid start with the Snowman Softball tournament

    ST. LOUIS – Mardi Gras got off to a chilly start Saturday morning in South St. Louis, as weekend warriors headed into sub-freezing wind chill temperatures and helped St. Louis Police mentor area kids. Temps were in the teens. “First of all,” pointed out Mardi Gras, Inc. president Mack Bradley. “Soulard Mardi Gras knows no meteorological limits.” Tiffany Smith helped players take over four ball fields in Willmore Park near Hampton Avenue and Gravois Avenue. “Our whole team, we’ve been […]