Sudu Upadhyay was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, but moved to Oxford, Mississippi when he was 5 years old.
Growing up in Oxford, Sudu fell in love with sports and while in the sixth grade, he decided he wanted to be a sports reporter.
After serving in various editorial positions for his high school’s newspaper and TV news program, Sudu went on to Ole Miss to major in broadcast journalism. While at Ole Miss, he oversaw the campus news channel as the station manager and sports director. He also worked as a multimedia journalist for the Ole Miss Spirit, an affiliate of Scout Media Network.
Sudu earned various awards for his work in college, including a College Journalist of the Year honor from the Southeast Journalism Conference and a 1st place regional Mark of Excellence award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Sudu graduated from Ole Miss in December 2016 and joined WMC Action News 5 in January 2017 as a reporter and weekend sports anchor.
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