Demetria Kalodimos

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Demetria Kalodimos
BornMorton Grove, Illinois, U.S.
EducationB.S. in music, Illinois Wesleyan University; M.S. in journalism, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
OccupationTelevision news anchor
Spouse(s)Verlon Thompson[1]
 
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Demetria Kalodimos
BornMorton Grove, Illinois, U.S.
EducationB.S. in music, Illinois Wesleyan University; M.S. in journalism, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
OccupationTelevision news anchor
Spouse(s)Verlon Thompson[1]

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

Biography[edit]

Life and education[edit]

Kalodimos grew up in Morton Grove, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.[3] She earned her bachelors degree in music education from Illinois Wesleyan University, where she lived in Dodds Hall, 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]

Career[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Demetria Kalodimos". WSMV.com. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Demetria Kalodimos Bio page". Genuine Human Productions. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Hannon, Kent (Fall 2003). "Making a name for herself". Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Demetria Kalodimos". American Lung Association. Retrieved April 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ Carey, Bill (June 1, 2008). "Four-year battle between Kalodimos and builder fizzles with Chapter 7 filing". NashvillePost.com. Archived from the original on March 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ Walker, Henry (July 9, 1998). "Anchor adrift". The Nashville Scene. Retrieved April 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ Obermiller, Tim (Fall 2003). "Far from middle of the road". Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  8. ^ Ridley, Jim (May 6, 2004). "Festival Express". The Nashville Scene. Retrieved January 13, 2011. 
  9. ^ "The Berkeley Video & Film Festival 2004". East Bay Media Center. Retrieved February 15, 2010. 
  10. ^ Salowitz, Stew (April 25, 2007). "Demetria Kalodimos to Address Illinois Wesleyan Commencement". Illinois Wesleyan University. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  11. ^ "2007 IRE Award Winners". Investigative Reporters and Editors. 2007. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. 
  12. ^ "2005 Gay Favorites Announced". Out & About Newspaper. October 1, 2005. Retrieved June 10, 2010. 

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