Quick Facts of Demetria Kalodimos

  • Full NameDemetria Kalodimos
  • NicknameDemetria
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceMorton Grove, Illinois, United States
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionJournalist
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Eye colourBlue
  • Hair colourBlonde
  • SpouseVerlon Thompson, James Mauries (Ex-Husband)
  • Height165 cm
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook and Twitter

Demetria Kalodimos is an American journalist who is best known for being an anchor at WSMV-TV, an MBC affiliate in Nashville. She is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has covered several news as a part of her long term profession.

She used to appear at 6 and 10 p.m. on weeknight broadcasts. For more than 30 years, Demetria served and was the longest-serving anchor at WSMV. One of Nashville’s most respected news anchors, Kalodimos, sued WSMV in 2018 for discrimination based on age and gender. The lawsuit was settled in January 2020.

Who is she married to?

Since 2008, Kalodimos has been in a marital relationship with, Verlon Thompson. Verlon is a popular country singer, guitarist, and songwriter. The pair dated for eight years before tying their wedding knot on October 11, 2008. At Thompson’s cabin in Fernvale, Tennessee, their wedding ceremony took place.

Demetria Kalodimos with her husband
Demetria Kalodimos with her beloved husband, Photo Source: Facebook

Demetria and her husband are together for almost twelve years now. However, they don’t share any children. In early 2000, the pair first met. Do you know that it was Demetria who made the first move and gave her future husband a proposal?

In an interview, the TV anchor admitted that she fell in love with Thompson immediately upon seeing him for the first time. She was fascinated by his national accent and his talent for music. Kalodimos chatted up with Verlon in the music club corridor, asking for a soup date.

The pair are still very fond of each other even after spending many years together. When asked in an interview, the reporters say,

We are from totally different geographical places, but … as you live together and grow together, we’re very much alike in a lot of different ways.”

Demetria and Verlon work together on many projects and have collaborated. In 2017, they produced a ‘Barnegie Hall’ TV interview/performance songwriters’ series that premiered on PBS stations.

Her Past Relationships

Demetria was previously in a marital relationship with her partner  James Mauries. Up until their divorce in 1997, they were together for 13 years. Demetria was sued for divorce by James, alleging she threatened to kill him if he abandoned her. He also alleged that after he moved out of their joint home, she attempted to physically attack him.

Kalodimos received a restraining order after their split and was barred from harassing, assaulting, or threatening Mauries. As for the divorce settlement, James named a house in Granny White Pike, Tennessee, for his ex-wife.

What’s Her Net Worth?

Demetria Kalodimos, the longtime WSMV-TV host, has a net worth of at least $5 million as of 2020. She was WSMV’s longest-serving news anchor, joining the station in 1984. The annual salary of Kalodimos was over $226,000 during the 1990s. She may have earned an annual salary anywhere between $350,000-$474,965 from early 2000-2017.

Even though she is no longer in the news anchoring, she is still one of the most popular faces in the Nashville community. For evening news broadcasters, the annual wage is over $100,000. As of 2020, she has a net worth of around $1 million.  She has also contributed a large sum of money to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee in early 2020. Demetria also created a company for documentary films called Genuine Human Productions. Joe Fryer, Erin Myers, and Stacey Butler are some popular news reporters.