Gene joined NBC 7 San Diego in 1983 after reporting stints at KFMB-TV (1979-1983), the San Diego Union (1977-79), San Diego Daily Transcript (1973-77), and San Diego Independent (1972-73). Most recently Gene has been assigned to front the launch of local public affairs program, "'Politically Speaking" airing Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM on NBC 7 San Diego.
His assignments generally focus on government, politics, civic issues, law and economics. Coverage has included one-on-one interviews with Presidents H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and Texas Gov. George W. Bush during his campaign for President; four national political conventions, three major earthquakes, two jetliner crashes, two Super Bowls, several catastrophic brush fires and floods, and massacres involving a San Diego grade school and a fast-food restaurant.
Some of Gene’s more memorable coverage includes; a week-long pursuit of a fugitive financier who fled from San Diego to the Caribbean island of Montserrat, wound up arraigned in Miami, and spent a decade behind bars; and a local transit bus hijacking that ended with the hijacker surrendering at Cubbison's feet.
Gene has received many awards; such as, citations from the San Diego Press Club (incl. Harold Keen Award for Lifetime Contributions), Golden Mic/Southern California, Emmy/NATAS Pacific Southwest Chapter, San Diego County Bar Association, and Society of Professional Journalists/San Diego.
He went to Stanford University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
Gene and his wife, Jan Hudson have two sons, Jeff and Chris.
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