Hope Hines

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Hope Hines is the Sports Director at WTVF in Nashville, Tennessee.

Career

Hines joined WTVF, then known as WLAC-TV, as Sports Director in 1971 following his graduation with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism (A.B.J.) from the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Beginning in 1975, Hines was Sports Director of KFMB-TV in San Diego, California. There, he also served as the play-by-play radio broadcaster for the NFL's San Diego Chargers. For a time, Hines worked for WWL-TV in New Orleans, and served as the television play-by-play announcer for the New Orleans Saints.

He spent a short stint in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he worked for Ted Turner at WRET (now WCNC-TV). Next he moved on to a job in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was the television play-by-play announcer for the Baltimore Colts, and anchorman for WMAR-TV. In 1983, Hines returned to the air in Nashville. Hines will be retiring from WTVF-TV in July of 2011.

Accolades

Hines has won 6 broadcast Emmy Awards. He has also been named Best Sportscaster in the Southeast. He was recently named a recipient of the Silver Circle Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for 25 Years of Distinguished Service to the Industry.

Private life

Hines and his wife Pat have three grown children and four grandchildren.

References

on the Channel 5 website




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