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Sam Hudzik

Radio News Director

Sam Hudzik has overseen local news coverage on New England Public Media since 2013. He manages a team of about a dozen full- and part-time reporters and hosts.

Before joining NEPM, he worked at WBEZ Chicago as political reporter, newscast editor and newscast producer. Prior to that, he covered Capitol Hill for public radio stations in Illinois and Indiana.

Sam has edited stories 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, PRNDI/PMJA, the Association of Health Care Journalists, and the Missouri Review’s Miller Audio Award. His reporting has been recognized by the Illinois AP Broadcasters Association and the Murrow Awards.

Sam grew up in Park Forest, Illinois, and graduated from George Washington University. Sam was selected as a 2012-2013 Knight-Wallace fellowship for mid-career journalists at the University of Michigan. Sam previously worked at a political research firm and as an aide to U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell.

He can be reached at sam_hudzik [at] nepm.org.