Kalodimos, longest-serving TV anchor, honored by peers


The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame honored longtime Channel 4 anchor Demetria Kalodimos on Dec. 8 for her years of providing news and information to Middle Tennessee.

Kalodimos is the longest continuous evening news anchor in WSMV history. According to WSMV, Kalodimos has consistently been voted a favorite in local reader polls. She started at WSMV in 1984 and has made her mark as a skilled reporter and anchor.

In addition to anchoring the news she is known for her investigative skills. She has won 15 Emmy Awards, 2 National Headliner Awards, 2 Investigative Reporters and Editors National Awards, The Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting and 2 National Citations from American Women in Radio and Television. In 1996 she was chosen Tennessee Associated Press “Broadcaster of the Year”.

“Demetria is highly regarded by our viewers and her peers. We are extremely proud of the work she has done,” said Doreen Wade, vice president and general manager of WSMV-TV, in a press release announcing the honor.

Kalodimos is also known for the work she does in the community, including the Nashville Rescue Mission, MS Society, the Conservancy, and many other non-profit organizations.

She had agreed to emcee the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and was surprised to learn that she was to be honored herself.