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Steve Hall

Steve on location

Steve Hall is a partner in RockWater, LLC a company he started with his wife, Annette Nole Hall, in January 2017 to take over production of Tennessee’s Wild Side.  

Writing, producing, directing, managing projects… Steve Hall has diverse experience spanning more than three decades in the world of television.

After working as a newspaper reporter in Southern Indiana, Steve settled into a long broadcast journalism career that included two tours of duty at WSMV-TV, Nashville, where he covered daily news, sometimes anchored, and produced numerous documentaries, series, and special reports.  His work was recognized with several national honors, including The George Foster Peabody Award and International First Place Television Documentary from the National Education Writers Association.  He was also named “News Leader of the Year” by United Press International.

Steve eventually utilized his skills, experience and contacts in television to create a small production group.  As a business owner, he field produced a national cable TV show and was executive producer of a nationally syndicated public service campaign.

In 1998, Steve became multimedia director at The Renaissance Center, a non-profit education and arts facility operated by the Jackson Foundation, Inc., and located near Nashville in Dickson, Tennessee.  Under Steve’s leadership, The Renaissance Center’s multimedia team won multiple regional Emmy Awards.  Several of those Emmy Statues came for production of Tennessee’s Wild Side, one of the most successful and highly rated locally produced television show on PBS stations in the state.  The show has been on the air for nearly two decades and has garnered many honors, including recognition as the top outdoor show in North America by the American Association of Conservation.  Steve is now hosting Wild Side which airs on PBS stations in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Other projects include several documentaries on the Civil War, and Creative License, a series of special television programs featuring the arts and artists of Tennessee.  Working with the Tennessee District Attorneys Conference, the group  created award-winning projects: Meth is Death, and What’s the Rush?, which explored the issue of teen parenting. The group has specialized in the creation of meaningful and engaging television projects, such as Underage and Under the Influence, an emotional and Emmy Award winning documentary that Steve wrote and produced.

Steve has also had the opportunity to produce several television and DVD live concert performances at The Renaissance Center with such artists as legendary rock groups Three Dog Night and John Kay & Steppenwolf.

Steve is a graduate of the University of Evansville.

He met his wife, Annette, who is also a television producer and journalist, while they were both working at WSMV-TV in Nashville.  They have two children, Ezekiel and Karrie.  One granddaughter, Jocelyn. They also have six horses, two rescue dogs, and a little donkey.