Veteran Tulsa anchor Terry Hood to retire from News On 6

Wednesday, September 30th 2020, 7:41 am

By: Griffin Communications

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.”