CABLE After Hours : Diversity & Inclusion
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Speaker: Demetria Kalodimos
Moderator: Rita Mitchell
Demetria has always been a champion for diversity and inclusion efforts in our community, from her long tenure at WSMV to her current work. She was inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame in 2016 and was consistently voted Best Local Anchor by the readers of the Tennessean and the Nashville Scene. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
Demetria Kalodimos is a trusted voice in Middle Tennessee.
She has anchored and reported the news for more than 35 years and has won some of the top awards in broadcast journalism, including 16 Emmys, 3 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) National Awards, and 3 Edward R. Murrow Awards for investigative reporting.
She has consistently been voted Best Local Anchor by readers of the Tennessean and the Nashville Scene. She was inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame in 2016.
Kalodimos holds a master’s in Journalism from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Music Education and Honorary Doctorate from Illinois Wesleyan University.
She produces her own award-winning documentaries, music videos, and other visual content through her company Genuine Human Productions, headquartered at The Filming Station.
Rita P. Mitchell is a seasoned veteran of the financial services industry with approximately 40 years of experience. Before retiring in early 2018, Rita served as Executive Vice President and Manager of Private Client Services for Middle Tennessee, First Tennessee Bank, where she led a team of over forty individuals. There, she and her team helped hundreds of clients achieve financial success. Her resume touts experience from a number of financial institutions, including Prudential, Edward Jones, and SunTrust Bank, as well as a vast array of leadership and managerial roles. Throughout her career, Rita overcame numerous obstacles to accomplish personal goals ranging from becoming President of her own insurance and securities brokerage firm and serving as a leader in the middle Tennessee non-profit community to speaking on the TEDx stage and contributing to Black Enterprise magazine. Most recently, she has written Own Your Phenomenal Self, a guide meant to empower young career women to achieve their desired success and an Amazon bestseller. In addition, Rita is a certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Trainer, and Speaker.