Terry Hood, the long-time News On 6 anchor who currently co-anchors the 6 and 10 p.m. weeknight newscasts with Craig Day, recently announced her upcoming retirement in October. Hood’s last newscast will be Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.
“This announcement is really bittersweet for me,” Hood said. “I’m leaving my News On 6 family and viewers whom I’ve always loved. I’ve experienced pretty much everything Tulsa has to offer in my 32 years at News On 6, but without a doubt, it’s the Tulsa community and people who I’ll miss the most. I’ve grown so much as a person and in my profession in my time here. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to stay at one place for so long and I’m glad that my departure is on the best of terms. Now, I’m looking forward to building a new life with my fiancé in Oklahoma City.”
Hood joined News On 6 in 1987 and is an Oklahoman by choice. She grew up in Colorado and briefly worked with a local news station in Casper, Wyoming before joining the Griffin Communications family. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado.
Throughout her 32-year career, Hood’s writing and reporting have earned her a number of awards from professional organizations and associations, including an Emmy award in 2008 for coverage of the December 2007 ice storm. She has had the pleasure of telling the stories of many prominent Oklahomans and those with Oklahoma ties who have shaped our world, including Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Ryan Tedder, Kristin Chenoweth, Dr. Tom Coburn, Scott Pelley and General Norman Schwarzkopf.
Hood has volunteered extensively in Tulsa on behalf of News On 6. She’s an avid supporter of The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma helping to raise community awareness and thousands of dollars for the Food for Kids Backpack program.
“Terry’s impact on our station as well as Tulsa has been immense,” said David Griffin, Griffin Communications’ Chairman and CEO. “She is the definition of a professional with intelligence, charisma and charm to boot. Her commitment to our station and to Tulsa is unmatched, and I want to thank her for her steadfast leadership. Her work at the news desk, in the field and even volunteering in the community shows her big heart. She’s a very versatile anchor who we’re sad to see go, but know it’s on her own terms, so we couldn’t be happier for her. We wish her the best in Oklahoma City and beyond.”
About Griffin Communications
Griffin Communications, L.L.C. an Oklahoma-owned multimedia company, keeps Oklahomans safe, entertained and informed through the gathering, marketing and distribution of news, weather, entertainment and sports content through multiple channels & platforms. Holdings include KWTV/News 9 and KSBI/News 9 Plus in Oklahoma City and KOTV/News On 6 and KQCW/The Tulsa CW in Tulsa. Griffin’s holdings also include News9.com, NewsOn6.com, Griffin Outdoor, and Griffin Radio Tulsa – KHTT, KVOO, KXBL, KBEZ and KFAQ. Griffin Communications also has developed several partnerships and strategic alliances throughout Oklahoma, including Oklahoma Community Television/Griffin Tower Company and News 9 Now/News On 6 Now. Griffin Communications, L.L.C. is among a few privately held media companies in the country, owned by David and Kirsten Griffin of Oklahoma City, and John Griffin of Muskogee. Griffin Communications, L.L.C. solely focuses its resources in the state of Oklahoma.