Occasionally we think the interviewer needs to be interviewed. So maybe we won’t exactly be ‘interviewing’ these folks, but we recently wrote about veteran sportscaster Hope Hines’ retirement from News Channel 5 TV station, WTVF in Nashville.
That started a train of thought about current sportscasters on that TV station and the ones who currently work on the other 3 network TV affiliates in Nashville.
Sometimes we think the one who ‘brings the sports to us’ needs spotlighting too, so this article is by means of doing that.
News Channel 2, WKRN TV Station – Sports. The local ABC affiliate currently has 3 on-air sports personalities.
Cory Curtis, Dawn Davenport and Joe Dubin make up the sports staff at News 2 on this ABC affiliate.
Dawn Davenport has the distinction of being the only female sportscaster on TV in the Nashville area.
News Channel 5, WTVF TV Station – Sports. The local CBS affiliate – with the recent departure of Hope Hines – now retains 2 on-air sports personalities.
Mike Rogers and Steve Layman, both of whom are relatively new to the Nashville area and to this CBS affiliate.
News Channel 4 WSMV TV Station- Sports. The NBC affiliate currently has 2 sports on-air personalities.
One is veteran sportscaster Rudy Kalis, plus a recent new-hire, Chris Harris. Terry Bolger has been known to be a sports guy, too, on this NBC affiliate in Nashville.
Fox 17 WZTV TV Station – Sports. The FOX affiliate currently has 3 on-air sports personalities.
Paul Jones, Dave Foster and Dan Phillips make up the current on-air sports personalities for Fox 17 in Nashville.
As for the old days, we seem to remember having a weekly sports show on just about every major TV channel in Nashville, but we only find one currently mentioned on the various 4 TV station web sites. That is the one at 10 pm on Sunday nights on Fox 17 WZTV.
From Fox 17:
“You’ve heard him on the radio, and now he’s got his own TV Show! George Plaster hosts The State Auto SportsZone w/ FOX 17’s Paul Jones every Sunday night at 10pm for local, regional and national sports coverage…with informative guests, exclusive interviews and the kind of commentary you won’t find anywhere else!
The Titans, The Vols, The Commodores, The Blue Raiders, The Tigers… The NFL, The SEC, The TSSAA, NASCAR… They’ll cover it all.
Joining George & Paul on the show each week will be: