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Longtime Nashville Producer Jackie Pillers Dies

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Pillers died on Tuesday, December 2 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville due to a neurological disease. She was 53 years old.

Pillers was well-known in the Nashville TV community, having worked the trifecta of stations in town. She spent nearly 20 years as a producer at NBC affiliate WSMV, and also spent time at ABC affiliate WKRN. Pillers was most recently the special projects producer at CBS affiliate WTVF.

Pillers was beloved by her community. Her obit in The Tennessean describes her thusly:

Her laugh was infectious and unforgettable. She was the brightest (and blondest) sight in any room. Jackie left this life with more friends than anyone can count, and as an organ donor, she left her own priceless gifts.

As one tipster told TVSpy: “With a nearly (if not) 30 year career in the market, [Pillers] had all friends and no enemies in the business — a hard trick to pull off.”

Longtime WSMV anchor (and close friend) Demetria Kalodimos is organizing the service. More details can be found here.

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Video: WSMV Anchor Wonders if Cold Weather Causes ‘Shrinkage’

Throwing to meteorologist Dan Thomas during WSMV‘s 4 p.m. newscast on Tuesday, anchor Jennifer Johnson made an unlikely “Seinfeld” reference.

Johnson and her co-anchor Demetria Kalodimos had been bantering about the shrinking contestants on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” when it came time to transition to weather (video above).

Former WSMV Weathercaster Bill Hall Dies At 65

Bill Hall, a longtime weathercaster for Nashville NBC-affiliate WSMV, has died. He was 65.

Hall joined WSMV in 1974 and was promoted to chief weathercaster in 1977. He left the station in 2005. WSMV announced his death during a newscast last week (watch above).

“Bill was an authentic and genuine human being who loved his work and especially treasured the people he met and served along the way,” WSMV anchor Demetria Kalodimos said in a statement.