Gene Cubbison

Gene Cubbison, Political Reporter




    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 co-produce and host the local public affairs program, "'Politically Speaking", airing Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM on NBC 7 San Diego.

    His daily 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.

    Also among Gene’s more memorable stories are 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 been recognized with numerous awards including 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 received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Stanford University.

    Gene and his wife Jan Hudson have two grown sons, Jeff and Chris.

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