Hubert Tate joined the team in July 2011.
Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Hubert graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism/speech from Jackson State University in May 2007. While a student there, Hubert played trombone in the school's marching band, "The Sonic Boom of the South." His sophomore year, he was one of the drum majors nicknamed, "The Jackson .5"
Hubert began his career in television at WJTV, the CBS-affiliate in Jackson. He was a video tape editor from December 2004 through April 2007.
His first on air position was at KLFY, the CBS affiliate in Lafayette, Louisiana. Initially, he was the reporter assigned to cover St. Landry Parish, but was eventually promoted to also anchor the weekend morning newscasts. Hubert says he misses the great food of Acadiana. He was in Lafayette from May 2007 to May 2008.
After leaving Cajun/Creole country, Hubert moved to the Gulf Coast to report/fill-in anchor at WALA, the FOX affiliate. He worked there from May 2008 through July 2011. Hubert covered several stories that greatly impacted the community, including the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. One of his reports uncovered serious problems with the local government's reverse 911 system. The local county commission fixed the problem and commended Hubert for his reporting efforts.
Also at WALA, Hubert aired a series of reports exposing problems within the State of Alabama's indecent exposure law. After a year and a half of continuous coverage, the state legislature decided to increase penalties for those convicted three times or more. Governor Robert Bentley welcomed Hubert to his Montgomery office to witness the signing of the bill into law.
Hubert enjoys running, eating, and meeting great people. He ran his first half marathon in 2011 at Walt Disney World. He also likes to speak to youth groups about the importance of education. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.
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