Local television news is often described as the lifeblood of a community. It provides information and tells stories that allow a community to define itself. For nearly 25 years, Hudson Mack has been delivering those stories to audiences in Victoria and across Vancouver Island. But Hudson Mack’s commitment to his community does not end there. Throughout his career, he has been a tireless supporter of community initiatives by helping raise public awareness of important causes with his signature voice and his genuine charm.
For this community involvement, Hudson Mack has been recognized by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters with a Gold Ribbon Award for Outstanding Community Service in 2002. That same year, he received the Queen`s Golden Jubilee Medal recognizing recipients for contributions to their communities.
Among the charities that Hudson Mack supports are Variety - The Children`s Charity, the United Way of Greater Victoria, the BC Children`s Hospital, and the Canadian Cancer Society. This year, he is a member of the 2009 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team that will cycle the length of Vancouver Island to raise money and awareness for children`s cancer programs and research.
Hudson Mack is a fixture of television news in Victoria. Prior to becoming News Director and Senior Anchor at “A British Columbia” in 2003, for nearly two decades he was the Anchor and Assistant News Director at CHEK TV. At “A British Columbia”, Hudson Mack has demonstrated time and again the importance of local television in the life of a community - reporting news up and down Vancouver Island so viewers hear stories from Duncan to Port Alberni through the Comox Valley and up to Campbell River.
For his work as a journalist and for his leadership in offering his time and talents to his community, Royal Roads University is delighted to recognize Hudson Mack with a 2009 Chancellor’s Community Recognition Award.