Tom Hudson, former co-anchor for Nightly Business Report, is stepping into a new position of vice president of news at WLRN as part of an executive reorganization at the Miami pubcaster, according to the Miami Herald, an editorial partner with the dual licensee.
Hudson joined WLRN earlier this year as a special correspondent, creator and host of The Sunshine Economy. He also hosts The Florida Roundup, a weekly public-affairs program, and writes a weekly column in the Miami Herald’s Money section.
Hudson lost his NBR job when the weeknightly newsmag was acquired by CNBC in February. The program, which originally was owned by WPBT in Miami, is now produced in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Terence Shepherd, WLRN’s former assignment editor, and Alicia Zuckerman, senior editor for enterprise reporting, will now run daily news operations of WLRN-Miami Herald News. Shepherd will be news director, overseeing hard-news coverage, and Zuckerman will supervise enterprise reporting and features, John Labonia, WLRN g.m., told the newspaper.
Zuckerman had served as interim news director since the abrupt July termination of Dan Grech.
Labonia said plans call for expansion of the longtime reporting partnership with the Herald, growth in television news coverage, and a new radio program that will be a “South Florida version of Morning Edition” from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekdays. New studios downtown and in the Miami Herald’s suburban Doral office are under currently construction.