The woman behind the voice on your radio.
By Adam Linehan, Photo by Annie Ray
If you listen to the radio, you’re probably familiar with her voice, and if you follow Austin’s fashion scene, her beautiful face as well. Meet Anne Hudson, local radio DJ, television personality, philanthropist and one of Austin’s most gorgeous rising stars. Raised in The Woodlands, Hudson began her career in broadcasting in Bowling Green, Ky. After working there as a television reporter and radio host, she eventually began missing Texas (as people often do) and decided to take a broadcasting gig in Austin.
Since returning to the Lone Star State, Hudson has been busy establishing herself as one of the city’s hottest media personalities, splitting her time between working as a host of two radio shows—one on KASE 101, the other on 103.1 iHeart Austin—as well as a lifestyle reporter for YNN, covering Austin’s burgeoning fashion scene. And if that doesn’t keep her busy enough, the mother of two lends her talents and her time to helping a number of local charity organizations, and even plans to launch one of her own in the coming months. Fortunately, she agreed to make room in her busy schedule to sit down with us and share a piece of her mind.
On Giving Back: I’ve teamed up with Ronald McDonald House and I came up with this really cool idea that we’re actually going to move forward with and hope to launch in January 2014. It’s basically an organization that encourages kids to give back to their communities and we’re going to do that through things they can be creative with, like lemonade stands. Say your kid has a lemonade stand and all those proceeds are going to Ronald McDonald House. Then the child comes in and makes the donation and we show them around and give them a real good feel of what it’s like to give back to a really good cause.
On Being A CharityBash Bachelorette: I’ve heard a lot about CharityBash and Citizen Generation through the years. When I was approached by Citizen Generation to be a part of CharityBash, it was a no-brainer! I like to do as much as I can to give back, especially in Austin. It’s pretty amazing how giving and generous our community is when it comes to supporting a great cause. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for the efforts my friends and business contacts have made in supporting me and Citizen Generation in raising money through CharityBash.
On Where You Can Usually Find Her: I’m loving Rainey Street right now. That’s been one of my favorite places to hang out. All of the bars are in walking distance of each other, but each has a different vibe and a different crowd of people to meet up with.
On Good Local Date-Night Spots: We always like to do live music, so Stubb’s is always a hotspot for us. We also like to go to a lot of different dinner spots, and we try to shake it up. There are so many awesome ones in town. We went to Winflo Osteria recently and it was really cool. I love the vibe there.
On What Makes a Man Attractive: I like confidence without cockiness, and that’s a very hard combination to come by. I like someone who’s really secure and down-to-earth and not necessarily witty, but they have to have a laid-back, cool style about them. Also, I like a guy who’s fit but not too fit because I don’t want to feel like they’re spending too much time on themselves in the gym. Someone who cares, but not like, psychotically cares.
On How a Man Should Dress: Casual-chic. Where it’s kind of casual but really chicly put together. Like, effortless but it all goes together well, with a little style twist to it. Maybe pieces of J. Crew with fancy pants and some roughed-up boots.