Huell was at the Nashville NBC affiliate in the mid-late 1970s. I'd occasionally see him around town -- the flea market, Nashville Sounds baseball games. He was the same off camera as on, and everyone loved him.
That was a great local news crew. Huell did features. Pat Sajak (Wheel of Fortune) did weather. Dan Miller (Sajak's sidekick on his talk show, hosted Miller and Co. on TNN, which was a very low-key talk show, did some news in the LA market) was the anchor. John Tesh (of Entertainment Tonight) did some reporting, and was an alternate anchor. Lonnie Lardner was a reporter (a knock out, she did a story from my high school and we were walking out of class to watch); she also went to LA for a while. Carol Marin was a co-anchor, and moved on to Chicago where she still is, I believe. Oprah Winfrey was a reporter on another station (CBS affiliate, I think). And later on, Robin Roberts (of ESPN and ABC, now fighting cancer) was on the NBC affiliate.