WTCI Hosts Memorial Service For Producer Peter DeLynn Friday

Thursday, October 17, 2013

WTCI-TV and the family of Peter George DeLynn are hosting a memorial service at 7540 Bonnyshire Dr. on Friday at 9 a.m.  Mr. DeLynn, senior vice president of Production and Operations for Chattanooga’s PBS station since 2006 passed away suddenly on Monday.

Mr. DeLynn began his production career at Elizabeth Seton College and produced a POV piece called “A Holiday Offering” about homelessness during the holidays.  Mr. DeLynn worked for WEDU, the Tampa PBS affiliate, an ABC affiliate in Sarasota, Fla. and has won numerous local and national awards for his visionary work.  Earlier in his career Mr. DeLynn worked as a chef while studying commercial and film production and spent a summer as the private chef for the band Fleetwood Mac.  

Mr. DeLynn worked tirelessly to share his vision and to mentor aspiring producers.  He and his production team at WTCI produced powerful and compelling pieces for Ballet Tennessee, the Children’s Advocacy Center, the Tennessee Aquarium, the Chattanooga Medical Foundation, the History Center and countless other local and regional organizations.

“The Road to Riverbend” won the Pinnacle Award for best local production from the International Festivals & Events Association and a Telly Award.  Mr. DeLynn was nominated for multiple Emmys during his tenure at WTCI, and he won in the Documentary / Topical category for "Untamed Legacy: America's Wild Mustang."

The event will be streamed live on LiveStream and will be available on the web and with a tablet and smart phone app.  If unable to attend, please visit https://new.livestream.com/wtcitv/events/2477346 to enjoy the memorial service and to share a message with his family.

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