Ted Hall

Anchor
WVLT | Knoxville, Tennessee
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Local 8 News anchor

My family and I are thrilled to be back in East Tennessee. We lived here for 18 years, starting back in 1988. All three of our kids were born here while I worked in several different on air jobs at WBIR, with a little WIMZ thrown in for fun.

In 2005, we left for WXIA-TV in Atlanta, where I was both a morning and evening news anchor. But the pull of Good Ol' Rocky Top was too great and after 8 years in Georgia, we decided to move back to Knoxville.

Broadcasting has been my professional life since 1983, starting at KNAB-AM/FM in Burlington, Colorado. My first on air job was at the smallest station in the country, KLOE-TV in Goodland, Kansas. It was also where I met my wife Lesa, the best darn agriculture reporter in western Kansas! Wichita, Lawrence and Topeka, Kansas have also been work stops and I grew up in Minnesota, Idaho and British Columbia, Canada.

I'm proud to have won multiple Emmys, an Edward R. Murrow and many other journalism awards in my three-decade career.

When not at work I enjoy tennis, golf, movies, reading, church and whatever my family wants to drag me to. What drives me? Faith, family, football and travel!Working in our community is a passion for me; as a father of a son with a cancerous brain tumor, most of my efforts have focused on raising money to fight cancer and help other kids.

I am happy to be at WVLT - I've got some great teammates here at Local 8 News!


  • Favorite Food: I love Chicken Wings and Pizza with extra cheese!

  • Favorite Musical Artist(s): Muse, Queen, Weezer, Volbeat, Foo Fighters, Bob Marley, ELO, Amy Winehouse, Scott Miller, Third Day, Casting Crowns, Ted and Marge Hall

  • Favorite Escape: Cruises, the beach, family stuff, football

  • Hidden Talent: I'm Scandinavian, all talents are hidden

  • Most Memorable Interview: Any time a regular person is doing more than you would expect to make a difference.

  • My Hero: My Dad, Humble. Genius, graduated #1 in his class from law school but I didn't know that until his funeral.


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