Sam Hudzik

News Director

Sam has overseen local news coverage on New England Public Radio since 2013.

Before joining NEPR, he held a few positions at WBEZ Chicago – political reporter, newscast editor and newscast producer. Prior to that, he covered local angles on the federal government from Washington, D.C. for public radio stations in Illinois and Indiana.

Sam is proud to have edited his colleagues’ stories, including those recognized by the Third Coast International Audio Festival, the AP Broadcast Association of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the Radio Television Digital News Association’s Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, Public Radio News Directors, Inc. (PRNDI) and the Missouri Review’s Miller Audio Award. Sam’s reporting has been recognized by the Illinois AP Broadcasters Association and the Murrow Awards.

He graduated from George Washington University and grew up in Park Forest, Illinois, and is grateful for his time in 2012-13 as a Knight-Wallace journalism fellow at the University of Michigan.

Before realizing he ought to be a reporter, Sam worked at a political research firm and as an aide to U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell.

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The polling place at Falcetti Towers in Holyoke, Mass., saw light turnout on Sept. 26, 2017, for a preliminary election for mayor.
Sam Hudzik / NEPR

Much attention (and confusion) in Massachusetts has centered around three statewide ballot questions. 

MGM's Mike Mathis (second from left) gives a tour of the casino site to officials including Governor Charlie Baker and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno.
Mark M. Murray / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Executives at MGM Springfield have not made many political donations this election season, but they do have some favorite politicians.

U.S. Sentaor Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, at a hearing of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Oct. 10, 2018.
Screen Shot / C-SPAN

New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan said she wants to make sure the FBI has the authority and the tools it needs to crack down on so-called "deepfakes."

The Paramount Theater lobby hosted a press conference announcing state funding to help a planned rehabilitation.
Heather Brandon / NEPR

Massachusetts is chipping in $2.5 million to renovate the Paramount Theater and Massasoit building in Springfield.

Solar batteries are on steel platforms near the solar energy farm at the site of the old Mount Tom power plant.
Screen Shot from video by Don Treeger / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

The site of the old Mount Tom coal-burning power plant in Holyoke, Massachusetts, is now home to batteries to store solar energy.

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