Chris Hudgison

Chris Hudgison

Sports Director

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Chris Hudgison returned to the Natural State in July 2018 as KAIT's Sports Director. He spent the last 4 years in Jackson, Mississippi as WLBT Sports Director. Chris covered Mississippi State in the 2017 Women's Final Four (including Morgan William's shot to beat UConn), the resurgence of Alcorn State football, plus a wild 2014 season when MSU and Ole Miss pigskin were on the national radar.

He previously worked at Region 8 News from 2009 to 2014. He started at KAIT as Weekend Sports Anchor from 2009-2011. Chris was promoted to Sports Director in 2012. During his first stint in Jonesboro, he tracked the rise of the Red Wolves that included the five football coaching changes in five seasons.

Chris calls Columbus, Georgia his hometown. The Columbus State alum started his broadcasting career back in 2003 for WTVM. He worked his way up from production assistant to news photographer to sports reporter.

When he's not working, you can find him spending family time with his wife and son, playing Playstation, and going after Old Man Par on the golf course.

Chris is active in social media. You can follow him at Twitter or on Facebook.

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Recent Articles by Chris

  Presley Baggett continues stellar summer on the links

Hinds Eagle Khance Meyers advances to 200m final in IAAF U20 World Championship

  Christian Ringo prepares for 4th season in NFL, hosting football camp in Jackson

  Lindy's picks Alcorn State to win 5th straight SWAC East title

  Jackson Prep's Ricky Black reflects on winning NHSACA National HS Football Coach of the Year

  Alcorn State alum Breanna O'Leary makes NASCAR history

Former Ole Miss football coach Billy Kinard passes away

SWAC Media Day takes center stage in Birmingham

  Provine DE De'Monte Russell commits to 2019 Under Armour All-American Game

  Mississippi State's Banana Boys donate $3,000 to Batson Children's Hospital

  Ole Miss and Mississippi State announce players heading to SEC Media Days

Southern Miss sending Dorbeck & Harris to C-USA Media Kickoff

  Mitch Moreland & former M-Braves highlight MLB All-Star roster

  1st round pick J.T. Ginn turns down Dodgers, heading to Mississippi State

Victoria Vivians drops 27 pts Sunday in Fever loss

2018 M-Brave Michael Reed promoted to Atlanta

Victoria Vivians drops 25 points Wednesday in Fever loss

Saints LB Demario Davis helps immigrant children in San Antonio

Ole Miss & Mississippi State athletics brought in over $100 million in 2017 fiscal year

  SWAC Central: Wayne Brent on JSU hoops offseason, non-conference schedule

Mississippi State pitcher Konnor Pilkington signs with White Sox

  Linemen need love too: Ole Miss Secret Service going viral

Chris Lemonis receives warm welcome Tuesday at Mississippi State

Chris Lemonis announced as Mississippi State baseball coach

Wilson Furr wins 2018 State Amateur, qualifies for Sanderson Farms Championship

  CWS Semifinal: Mississippi State eliminated by Oregon State 5-2

Sam Kendricks wins 5th straight USATF pole vault title

  Super Bowl champion Fletcher Cox hosts 3rd annual Elite Camp

  Anthony Dixon hosts 2nd annual football camp

  New class enshrined at the Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame