Hunter Hoagland Hired WTVF Nashville
Hunter Hoagland is an Emmy award winning Breaking News Anchor at WTVF in Nashville, TN. A few short months after arriving, he had to spring into action, anchoring wall to wall coverage of the Covenant School Shooting. He came to Nashville after a long stint as Weekend, then Morning Anchor at KARK in Little Rock, AR.
Hunter is one of the most versatile anchors you will find on television. He excels in breaking news along with hosting light-hearted segments. He is known for his sincerity and compassion in live interviews, but is not afraid to ask the tough questions.
If you ask Hunter about his love for TV, it started when he was just 10-years-old. Hunter is a triplet who grew up in Denver, Colorado and his intrigue for the business began on spring break in 2007. His parents took their three kids to different ‘day-trips’ around town… and one of them was to KUSA where his passion for reporting began. Throughout the years, Hunter would go back to the station to shadow the anchors and reporters—learning what it truly takes to succeed in the industry.
His true start in the business began years ago at NBC’s TODAY Show in New York. On a snowy winter day, Hunter went to Rockefeller Plaza with a resume in hand and made it his mission to leave with an internship. He landed a meeting face-to-face with Megyn Kelly who passed his resume on to NBC executives. They flew him back out a week later for another interview, where he was offered the position on the spot, becoming the first intern in the history of the 3rd Hour of TODAY.
Hunter’s true passion is connecting with viewers and giving back to the community. He can regularly be seen hosting fundraisers and emceeing events for charity. He works with CARTI, the Boys and Girls Club, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, the Salvation Army, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and often reads to elementary schools.
Hunter attended school at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas where he anchored live nightly newscasts at 5 p.m. for four years. His anchoring won the college second place for the BEA’s “Best University Newscast” in the U.S. While excelling in school, he also aggressively sought out internships to continue his learning outside of the classroom. He would drive an hour away to intern in Little Rock during his time off. He first interned at KTHV-11 and later for KARK 4 News where he still works to this day.
Hunter is a passionate storyteller who goes beyond the desk to reach the viewers. He understands what it takes to lead a team through coverage plans in the morning and tell impactful stories both behind the desk and in the field.