PBS’s ‘Nightly Business Report’ Names New Co-Anchor

By Andrew Gauthier 

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Chicago Tribune

PBS’ “Nightly Business Report” has named Tom Hudson, formerly of Chicago-based “First Business,” to replace retiring Paul Kangas as its co-anchor.

Hudson is scheduled to make his first appearance Wednesday on “Nightly Business Report” and take over as Susie Gharib‘s co-anchor on Jan. 4, reporting from the show’s headquarters at South Florida’s WPBT.

Kangas, who was stock commentator when “Nightly Business Report” launched in 1979 and became its host in 1990, announced his retirement plan in May. Gharib has been his co-anchor from New York for a decade.

Carried by more than 250 PBS stations, the “Report” airs in late night — typically between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. — on Chicago’s WTTW-Ch. 11. Hudson left “First Business” to join the program last month, but there was nothing to indicate he was getting one of its top two on-air job. More…