Vermont’s Broadcast community is saddened by the loss of former Channel 3 News reporter Catherine Hughes.
Hughes worked for Channel 3 from 1979 to 1994, spending 12 of those years in their Rutland bureau. She was known as a tough, no-nonsense reporter who wasn’t afraid to hold public officials accountable.
After leaving WCAX, Hughes worked for many years as an independent television producer. Her work included public affairs programs and educational videos. She remained active within the broadcast community, attending VAB Hall of Fame Awards Banquets annually.
Hughes passed away over the weekend in her home in Charlotte, VT at the age of 65. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, October 22, at 2:00 p.m. at All Souls Interfaith, 291 Bostwick Farm Rd., Shelburne, VT. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Catherine’s name to the Humane Society of Chittenden County, 142 Kindness Ct., So. Burlington, VT 05403.
The VAB offers our deepest sympathy to her family, friends and colleagues.