Hughes Rudd (born September 14, 1921, Waco, Texas; died October 13, 1992, Toulouse, France) was a television journalist and CBS News correspondent. Rudd was known for his folksy style, gravelly voice and unimposing sense of humor, often ending his newscasts with human interest stories that sometimes made him break into a chuckle on camera. Rudd attended the University of Missouri from 1938 to 1941 before enlisting in the U.S. Army during World War II. Flying Piper Cubs as an artillery spotter pilot in Africa and Europe, Rudd earned a Purple Heart, six Air Medals and a Silver Star. Following World War II, Rudd began his journalism career writing for several newspapers including the Kansas City Star, the Minneapolis Tribune and the Rock Springs (Wyo.) Daily Rocket and Sunday Miner.
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