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Nashville News Anchor Demetria Kalodimos and TV Station WSMV Resolve Dispute

Nashville News Anchor Demetria Kalodimos and TV Station WSMV Resolve Dispute

As reported by The Nashville Business Journal, longtime news anchor Demetria Kalodimos announced Wednesday that she has settled her lawsuit with her former employer, WSMV Channel 4, an NBC-affiliated television station in Nashville, Tennessee. The lawsuit against WSMV and the station’s owner, Meredith Corp., accused the media companies of gender and age discrimination as well as breach of contract, among other claims.

As the NBJ noted, “Lawyers representing Kalodimos at the firm Leiff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein issued a press release saying that the parties ‘resolved all disputes related to her departure from the station in 2017.’ Lawyers said the resolution was reached ‘following a mutually sought private mediation.’”

About Demetria Kalodimos

During her tenure at Channel 4 in the Middle Tennessee media market, Ms. Kalodimos received myriad local and national accolades for broadcast and journalistic excellence, including an extraordinary 16 national Emmy Awards, three national Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Awards; two Edward R. Murrow Awards for investigative reporting; three National Headliner Awards, two American Women in Radio and TV Awards, AP Broadcaster of the Year (1997), numerous other AP awards and recognitions, and repeated recognition as “The Best Local TV News Personality” and “The Best Reporter” by Tennessee publications, including The Nashville Scene and The Tennessean. In 2016 she was inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame and awarded the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle for lifetime career achievement.