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CBS veteran Hubbard named associate director of News Service
STANFORD -- Jack Hubbard, whose 34 years as a journalist include more than 13 with CBS News, has been named associate director of the Stanford News Service.
Hubbard, 53, is scheduled to start Sept. 8.
"Jack Hubbard both continues the Stanford News Service tradition of professional journalism and gives us vital new strength and expertise in radio and television news," Director Terry Shepard said. "His experience is deep and b road, including everything from being a producer on the CBS Evening News to an associate professor in the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He will be an outstanding asset in the interaction of the university and the electro nic news media."
Said Hubbard: "I am very excited about the prospects of joining the Stanford News Service. It is an organization with a proud tradition of journalism, and I am looking forward to my association with both the News Service and St anford. There is no finer standard of excellence."
Hubbard earned his bachelor's degree in government from San Francisco State University in 1964 and his master's in journalism from Boston University in 1971.
He began his career as a print reporter, covering the Maine state house for UPI before becoming the political editor for the Concord (N.H.) Daily Monitor. In 1968, he moved to public television as a producer and host at WENH in Durham, N.H., and, later, as a reporter for WQED in Pittsburgh.
In 1972, he went to the University of Missouri, where he was an assistant professor of journalism and director of broadcast operations for the university's public radio station KBIA and then news director for its NBC-affiliate television station KOMU.
In 1975, he joined CBS News as an associate producer in its special events unit, and moved up the ranks as an associate, and then senior, producer for the CBS Weekend News; assistant manager of the network's Dallas bureau; a pr oducer for the CBS Evening News; and director of recruitment, with an emphasis on enlisting and training minority journalists.
Since leaving the network, he has been station executive producer at KGGM-TV in Albuquerque; vice president and general manager of Don Fitzpatrick Associates, a San Francisco-based television-news search firm; news director of Orange County NewsChannel, a local version of CNN; and an associate director of "Entertainment Tonight."
He also has done free-lance writing for such publications as Newsweek and the New York Times, and consulting with television stations and such institutions as Stanford's Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital.
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