Demetria Kalodimos is an Emmy Award-winning anchorperson for WSMV-TV, an NBC affiliate based in Nashville in the U.S. state of Tennessee. She anchors the weeknight broadcasts at 5, 6 and 10 PM, and is the longest continuously-serving evening news anchor ever at WSMV.
Life and education
Kalodimos grew up in Morton Grove, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. 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. 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. In the late 1990s she went through a well-publicized divorce and faced sensational allegations regarding her behavior.
Kalodimos started her journalism career at WICD in Champaign, Illinois. She joined WSMV in Nashville in 1984. In 2000, she started Genuine Human Productions, a documentary film company focusing on people. Her first feature-length documentary was Pre-Madonna, a film about 1970s Nashville. The film won an award of excellence at the 2004 Berkeley Video and Film Festival.
Honors and awards
2007 - Honorary doctor of humane letters from Illinois Wesleyan University
2007 - Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for television investigative journalism
2005 - Favorite Local News Anchor, Out and About Newspaper
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