Emmy-Award winning Nashville news anchor Anne Holt will speak at this month’s Women in Business luncheon on May 27 at 11:30 a.m. The Williamson Chamber event will take place at Brentwood United Methodist Church.
“We try to bring speakers who inspire, inform and support women in our community, and we have them talk to our members to help foster professional and personal growth,” said Abby Bass, Director of Meetings and Events.
Along with winning three Emmy Awards, Holt is also the recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award for her investigative documentary “Under the Influence.”
She is also the recipient of numerous other awards including the Jerry Thompson Communicator’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” from NCCJ; the Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee College of Communications and the Distinguished Service Award from the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, making her the first woman and the first African American to receive the award.
Holt is also very involved in the community and has served on the board for NCCJ, Book’em, Leadership Nashville, Middle Tennessee March of Dimes, Inroads/Nashville, Inc., the United Way of Middle Tennessee, Cumberland Valley Girl Scouts, the Honorary Leadership Committee for the Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s Partnership 2000 Project and various other non-profit fundraising committees.
Born in West Tennessee, she graduated from University of Tennessee in Knoxville. In 1976, Holt moved to Nashville and started working as a reporter and weekend anchor for WKRN News 2. In 1980, she was named primary anchor.
Register today for Women in Business by 5 p.m to avoid a $5 late fee. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information, call 615-771-1912.