About News Now

You love the stories that take a little extra time to enjoy but have so much more meaning than slap-dash sound bites and pithy online posts. Let NEPR’s News Director Sam Hudzik catch you up on our latest and strongest reporting with News Now. The podcast features long-form reporting, interviews and commentaries — the most recent, sound-rich and shareable news stories from the NEPR newsroom.

Meet the Host

Sam Hudzik

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.

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