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WSMV Nashville GM Elden Hale To Retire

The head of Meredith's NBC affiliate will step down on April 1, ending a broadcasting career that began in 1967.

Meredith Corp. today announced that Elden Hale will retire on April 1. Hale has worked in the broadcasting industry for more than 40 years, most recently serving as SVP-general manager of its NBC affiliate WSMV Nashville (DMA 29) since 2005.

“Elden’s ability to deliver results, and his never-wavering support of his team, make him a great leader,” said Paul Karpowicz, president of the Meredith Local Media Group. “He’s led WSMV-TV to strong outcomes, and the people of Mid-Tennessee have benefited from his hard work. Elden has also provided direction for promising young leaders in our station group. His leadership and love of broadcasting will be missed.”

Hale joined the Meredith Local Media Group in 2002 as GM of WFSB Hartford, Conn. He was promoted to SVP-GM of WSMV in 2005.

Prior to joining Meredith, Hale worked for the New York Times Co. Broadcast Group for 13 years including serving as chief operating officer. Previously, Hale worked in various news leadership roles, such as executive producer, news director and general manager, in markets across the country including Dallas; Orlando; Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa.; Miami; and Grand Rapids, Mich. Hale started his broadcasting career in local radio news in 1967 in Kalamazoo, MI.

In retirement, Hale, who earned his Masters in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, intends to expand his current role as a university instructor and continue his charitable work.

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