Hudson is a former reporter at The Sacramento Bee, where he covered real estate and other business topics, as well as courts, local government and breaking news. Previously he was a staff writer at the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals, the nation’s largest legal dailies, where he wrote about California’s energy crisis in the early 2000s. He holds a journalism degree from Stanford University and a J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law in Boston. He has successfully avoided becoming an attorney for the last 20 years by working as a journalist. He lives in Sacramento with his wife and son.