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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
  • Kids set example for others at St. Peters flood debris clean up

    ST. PETERS, MO – Kids gave up their Saturday morning and set an example for adults while cleaning up trash left by flood waters in St. Peters. Dozens of children joined the cleanup effort at the 370 Lakeside Park. In May, flooding closed the park. When the waters receded, trash was left behind in the high grass of the levee. The levee forms a grassy hill that nearly surrounds the park. Mark Neville is a volunteer and an adult. He […]

  • Early Saturday morning fire at Wood River, Illinois apartment complex displaces residents

    WOOD RIVER, IL – Elderly and disabled residents rush to save each other after an apartment fire at the Golden Oak Apartments in Wood River, Ill. At 2:30 a.m. Saturday, the building on W. Acton Avenue and N. Haller Street caught fire. Dennis Vetter’s smoke alarm and the dog woke him. He ran from his third-floor apartment to the second floor, “That’s when I saw the lady banging on the door in the middle of the building,” said Dennis Vetter, […]

  • Bio-One assist families with crime scene clean-up

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – After spending several years in local law enforcement, sisters Megan and Amanda Boccardi opened a business dedicated to cleaning crime and other trauma scenes. Fox 2/KPLR 11 got an exclusive look at a staged scene—with fake blood—of how the Bio-One crew works on most days. “This is a re-enactment of a crime and trauma scene that you would have in a bathroom with tile,” Megan said. “It’s not a typical cleaning. We are dealing with biohazards […]

  • Church provides free gas to Spanish Lake residents

    SPANISH LAKE, MO – Many people head to church services on Sunday.  But hundreds on Saturday enjoyed a full tank of gas thanks to the service outside one church in St. Louis County. Fox 2/News 11’s Kim Hudson explains from Spanish Lake.

  • Health Watch: Small tools bring big results for Lymphedema

    Lymphedema is a condition where excess lymphatic fluid collects in tissue. This causes swelling in various parts of the body but is most usually found in the arms, legs, breast area or chest wall. As it worsens, ulcers, infections and decreased mobility may occur.  Lymphedema is not curable, but it is manageable with proper treatment. For years, that’s included non-invasive methods such as physical therapy, exercise, compression, wrapping or manual drainage. However, these may not be effective, particularly in advanced […]

  • Celebrating two St. Louisans who worked on an Oscar Award-winning film

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This Black History Month, we celebrate two St. Louisans who worked on an Oscar Award-winning film. Sza sang “All the Stars” on the closing credits of “Black Panther”, with rapper Kendrick Lamar. Composer Ludwig Göransson won an Oscar Sunday for “Best Orginal Score” for the film. “All the Stars” was also nominated for four Grammys this year. Last year, Sza enjoyed four nominations for other projects. Also, St. Louisan Kevin Mayes — as the film’s head […]

  • 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 […]

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