“I love my job because it gives me a chance to bring the world right into your living room. My goal is to bring you the news that’s most important to you.”
Tatum Hubbard is originally from Odessa and currently anchors the 6 and 10 o’clock news for CBS 7. She graduated from Permian High School and then from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Political Science and Communications.
Tatum was selected as Miss Texas in 1998 and competed in the Miss America Pageant. Through her years competing in the program, she won more than $40,000.00 in scholarship money. She traveled every inch of the state sharing her message about the importance of mentoring. It’s a lesson she learned from HER upbringing in west Texas. She was also an intern for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in her Washington D.C. press office.
After working for a theater company in Dallas, Tatum moved home in 2000 to begin her career in news. Since then she has won numerous Associated Press awards for anchoring and reporting. In 2004, Tatum received the Texas Media award from the American Cancer Society for the work she did following her mother’s courageous battle with breast cancer. The Heritage of Odessa Foundation named her as a Community Statesman for Media in 2006.
One of Tatum’s career highlights was covering the 2001 Inauguration of President George W. Bush in Washington D.C. She also had the opportunity to travel to the National Police Officer's Memorial in the nation's capitol, after three local police officers were shot and killed in the line of duty.
In 2013 Tatum launched a new life-style program on CBS 7 called Studio 7. She is the host and producer of the show that features stories on everything from meal planning and fashion to home design and relationships. You can catch Studio 7 every Monday at 4:30 on CBS 7 and at 9:00 on My TV 16. Then join her for a "Daily Dose" of inspiration every weekday at 4:30.
Tatum is involved with many community organizations, having served as a volunteer, board member and emcee. Her real passion is her weekly series called "Sunday's Child" which showcases children in the foster care system who are desperately hoping to be adopted into a "forever family." "Sunday's Child" has been very successful and resulted in many adoptions.
Tatum and her husband Brad are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters: Faith and Olivia. They belong to Crossroads Fellowship church.