Fort Smith News Director Leaving
Source: KHBS/KHOG Press Release Greg Shepperd, who since 2012 has served as News Director of KHBS/KHOG-TV’s 40/29 News, the Hearst Television ABC and CW affiliates serving the Fort Smith and Fayetteville, Arkansas, television market, has been named News Director of KOAT-TV, Hearst’s ABC affiliate serving the Albuquerque, New Mexico market.
“In his 3 years at 40/29 Greg has distinguished himself with a unique blend of exceptional team leadership skills, and an eye for what it takes to deliver great local television news,” said KHBS/KHOG-TV President and General Manager, Shawn A. Oswald. “Greg’s leadership has set us up for success in the short as well as the long term.”
Among his many accomplishments, Shepperd and the 40/29 News team have been named by the Associated Press as Arkansas’ Best Newscast, while he’s been honored for his contributions to multiple Edward R. Murrow awards and regional Emmy Awards.
Prior to KHBS/KHOG-TV, Shepperd was Managing Editor at one of the company’s largest stations, KCRA-TV in Sacramento, CA. At Hearst’s New Orleans station WDSU-TV, Shepperd was promoted from Producer to Executive Producer to Assistant News Director for his leadership role in that station’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in 2005.
Shepperd’s last day leading the 40/29 News team is October 16th.