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Demetria Kalodimos is an Emmy Award-winning anchorperson for WSMV-TV, an NBC affiliate based in Nashville in the U.S. state of Tennessee.[2][3] She anchors the weeknight broadcasts at 5, 6 and 10 PM,[1] and is the longest continuously-serving evening news anchor ever at WSMV.[4]

Life and education

Kalodimos grew up in Morton Grove, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.[3] She earned her bachelors degree in music education from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1981. She later earned a master of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.[1] In the early 1990s Kalodimos was part of a lawsuit involving a contractor she hired to build a home. The contractor eventually filed for bankruptcy.[5] In the late 1990s she went through a well-publicized divorce and faced sensational allegations regarding her behavior.[6]

Kalodimos started her journalism career at WICD in Champaign, Illinois. She joined WSMV in Nashville in 1984.[1] In 2000, she started Genuine Human Productions, a documentary film company focusing on people.[7] Her first feature-length documentary was Pre-Madonna, a film about 1970s Nashville.[8] The film won an award of excellence at the 2004 Berkeley Video and Film Festival.[9]
Honors and awards

2007 - Honorary doctor of humane letters from Illinois Wesleyan University[10]
2007 - Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for television investigative journalism[11]
2005 - Favorite Local News Anchor, Out and About Newspaper[12]


^ a b c d "WSMV profile page". wsmv.com. 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
^ "Bio". genuine human productions. 2005. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
^ a b Hannon, Kent. "Making a name for herself". Illinois Wesleyan University. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
^ "Demetria Kalodimos". American Lung Association in Tennessee, Nashville. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
^ Carey, Bill (June 1, 2008). "Four-year battle between Kalodimos and builder fizzles with Chapter 7 filing". NashvillePost.com. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
^ Walker, Henry (July 09, 1998). "Anchor adrift - Reed Galin quits WKRN". The Nashville Scene. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
^ Obermiller, Tim. "Far from middle of the road: Demetria Kalodimos’ documentary lens captures the genuine as well as the genuinely bizarre.". Illinois Wesleyan University. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
^ Ridley, Jim (May 06, 2004). "Festival Express". The Nashville Scene. City Press LLC. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
^ "The Berkeley Video & Film Festival 2004". East Bay Media Center. Retrieved 15 February 2010.
^ "Demetria Kalodimos to Address Illinois Wesleyan Commencement". Illinois Wesleyan University. 25 April 2007. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
^ "2007 IRE Award Winners". Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
^ "2005 Gay Favorites Announced". Out & About Newspaper. Oct 1, 2005. Retrieved 10 June 2010.

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