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

No Pro Day, no problem for Red Wolves

Casey Stanley leaves Arkansas State to become Iona assistant

  Lyon & Williams Baptist women’s basketball get nods on NAIA All-American Team

  Several NEA standouts on MaxPreps Arkansas All-State Basketball Teams

  All-American Michael Carr on Olympics being postponed: “I think it’s a good call.”

  Region 8 Sports Vault: Arkansas State 98, Arkansas 84 (2005 Women’s NIT)

Oaklawn moves Arkansas Derby to May 2nd

Pair of basketball Red Wolves in NCAA Transfer Portal

  Arkansas State QB battle continues after spring practice

Arkansas basketball coach Eric Musselman making waves in social media

  Region 8 Sports Conversation: Grant Black

  Crowley’s Ridge College reflects after sports calendar canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Sun Belt cancels remainder of 2020 spring sports calendar

  Lyon reflects after sports calendar canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Region 8 HS athletes sign to play college sports (2019-2020)

  Tate, Malzahn, All-American Red Heads among new inductees to Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame

  Arkansas State spring sports suspended indefinitely due to coronavirus concerns

Melbourne girls surge in 2nd, win back to back 2A State Championships

  Arkansas Activities Association postpones state finals, suspends spring sports

  Arkansas State football holds 2nd scrimmage of spring practice

  Izard County, Melbourne, & Viola hold state finals sendoffs Wednesday

  A-State sophomore Camryn Newton-Smith prepares for NCAA Indoor Championships

  Arkansas State women’s golf on a roll in 2019-20 season

  Earle boys looking for 4th state championship in last 5 years

Austin Reaves drops 41 pts & game winner for Oklahoma

  Izard County boys & Viola girls advance to 1A State Finals

  Nettleton girls, West Memphis boys advance to 5A State Finals

Earle boys, Melbourne girls advance to 2A State Finals

  Mississippi County rivals Rivercrest & Osceola advance to 3A State Championship Game

  Fast Break Friday Night (3/6/2020)