File #: RS2023-1941    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/20/2022 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 1/3/2023 Final action: 1/3/2023
Title: A resolution honoring Meryll Rose on her retirement from NewsChannel 5.
Sponsors: Sharon Hurt, Russ Pulley, Burkley Allen, Emily Benedict, Russ Bradford, Tom Cash, Thom Druffel, Tonya Hancock, Courtney Johnston, Antoinette Lee, Kathleen Murphy, Bob Nash, Freddie OConnell, Sean Parker, Delishia Porterfield, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Dave Rosenberg, John Rutherford, Sandra Sepulveda, Colby Sledge, Joy Styles, Zulfat Suara, Jeff Syracuse, Kyonzte Toombs, Nancy VanReece, Ginny Welsch, Brett Withers, Zach Young
A resolution honoring Meryll Rose on her retirement from NewsChannel 5.

WHEREAS, Meryll Rose has been a familiar face to Nashville television views for many years, and after 35 years at NewsChannel 5, Meryll will retire from "Talk of the Town", with her last show airing on December 12; and

WHEREAS, Meryll graduated from Hillsboro High School in Nashville, and the College of Communications at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Following graduation, she landed her first job as a reporter and weekend anchor at WRCB-TV in Chattanooga; and

WHEREAS, after a year in Chattanooga, Meryll returned home to be the producer and co-host of Nashville's first magazine show, "PM Magazine", and throughout her many years in journalism, Meryll produced and co-hosted numerous entertainment shows, including "This Week in Country Music", which became the popular TNN series "Crook & Chase"; and

WHEREAS, Meryll joined the NewsChannel 5 team in 1987 as the Executive Producer of "Talk of the Town." She co-anchored NewsChannel 5's Weekend Morning Report for three years, before being named to her current position as co-host of what became the station's top-rated midday show, "Talk of the Town"; and

WHEREAS, Meryll Rose is a true Tennessee Volunteer, exemplified by her friendly and caring personality, and her ability to make you feel as if you know her personally. Her popular presence in Nashville's journalism community will be greatly missed; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognize Meryll Rose upon the occasion of her retirement and wish her and her family the very best in all future endeavors.


Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as recognizing Meryll Rose on the occasion of her retirement from NewsChannel 5.

Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoptio...

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