FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2016
CONTACT: Susan Huggins
Paving the Way
Nashville Cable to Host Luncheon with Award-Winning News 2 Journalist Anne Holt
One of Cable’s primary objectives is to promote the advancement of women in the workplace. As a woman of color in the traditionally white, male-dominated field of television news, WKRN-TV/News 2 Anchor Anne Holt worked her way to the top of her field and paved the way for other female journalists to follow her lead.
In celebration of strong, successful women as well as Black History Month, join Cable members for a luncheon discussion with Anne on Wednesday, February 10th from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Gaylord Springs Golf Links (18 Springhouse Lane, Nashville). At the luncheon, Anne will discuss lessons learned as a female pioneer in television broadcasting. She will also share the keys to her success during her more than 39-year career at News 2.
Members of the media are invited to attend. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Cable President & CEO Susan Huggins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-321-2260.
About Anne Holt
Anne Holt is an award-winning television news journalist who has anchored the news in Nashville for nearly four decades. Anne’s many awards and honors include the 2007 Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement given by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Jerry Thompson Communicator’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Nashville Association for Community and Justice, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters. With that honor, she earned the distinction of being the first woman, the first African American, and the first news anchor to receive the award. Additionally, she has won eight Emmy Awards as well as a George Foster Peabody Award for her journalism work.
Anne attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and graduated in 1973 with a degree in broadcasting. She moved to Nashville in 1976 to be a reporter and weekend anchor at News 2 and in 1980 became the primary anchor.
Beyond her career in television, Anne is also involved in the community. She served seven years on the UT Board of Trustees and is currently spokesperson for News 2’s Food to Families Campaign, a 30 year partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank. Over the years, Anne has also served on the boards of NCCJ, Book’em, Leadership Nashville, Cumberland Valley Girl Scouts, Middle Tennessee March of Dimes, Inroads/Nashville, Inc., the United Way of Middle Tennessee; the Honorary Leadership Committee for the Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s Partnership 2000 Project and numerous non-profit fundraising committees.
Nashville Cable is one of Tennessee’s largest and most established network of professionals with more than 500 members and a 37-year history of helping women reach their full potential. The organization’s status as the premier leadership organization for women’s professional advancement has shaped its networking programs and advocacy initiatives and created a forward-thinking infrastructure to effect positive change. Cable’s hallmark initiative is Women on Corporate Boards (WoCB), with key programs also including The ATHENA Awards, the Cable Civic Leadership program in partnership with Lipscomb University, and the Power of Inclusion Awards and luncheon. For information about Cable, please visit www.nashvillecable.org.