40/29 Anchor Leaving...
This from the tip box:
KHBS/KHOG/Channels 40/29Fort Smith is losing one of its main anchors. Angela Taylor is leaving Northwest Arkansas for Orlando, Florida:
It's a bittersweet day for me and my family. For nearly 5 years we have
made beautiful Arkansas our home. Turner was just a year old and we took
a chance in a place we knew nothing about. It ended up being one of the
best decisions we ever made. It's here we made our best friends,
(FarmJacks Rock), I introduced my husband to the wonderful game of
soccer, we became Hog fans (Go Razorback soccer), campers, hikers, and
nature lovers. It's been a wonderful 5 years, but it's time to take my
family to a new kingdom where I can work my magic. I've been offered an
evening anchor job at WESH in Orlando, a sister station of 40/29. This
is an amazing opportunity for my career. And what 5 year old doesn't
want Elsa and Anna as neighbors? We are excited about what's ahead, but
we will miss all of you who made my family yours and welcomed me into
your home every evening. Thank you for making this place so special.
And, if you ever come to Florida, you have a free place to stay. "If you
dream it, you can do it." Walt Disney
Jonesboro ND Moving to Mississippi
TV Spy reports KAIT/Channe 8/Jonesboro News Director Hatton Weeks has been hired at WLBT/Jackson, Mississippi. Weeks had been news director with KAIT since 2008. According to TV Spy, Weeks had started KAIT in 1996 as a reporter/producer then left in 1999 for KTHV in Little Rock, then returning to Jonesboro in 2006 as assistant news director after working for US Congressman Marion Berry.
Former Fort Smith Reporter Shot Outside Texas TV Station
Former KHBS/KHOG Meteorologist Patrick Crawford was injured today in a shooting outside tv station KCEN/TV in Waco, TX. Crawford is the morning met at the Texas station and reports say he had spoke with the suspect in the parking lot when the suspect then shot him. Crawford is recovering from his injuries as the authorities continue to search for the suspect.
Crawford left 20/49 in June 2010.
New Met on the Way to Northwest Arkansas
KNWA/Fayetteville will soon have a new meteorologist. TV Spy reports Heidi Waggoner will be joining the station Decemeber 15th. Waggoner joins KNWA from KSEE in Fresno, California. Waggoner is a Texas native and has worked at several stations in Texas.
Former THV Anchor Finding Life Out There
Former KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock anchor is finding life out there as she takes on a new job and expecting another child. Arkansas Online reports Liz Massey is now the director of communications for the Cabot School District. The story also says Massey is expecting her second child. The former Channel 11 anchor left the station in September 2013.
New Met Arrives in Fort Smith
From the tip jar:
KFSM TV 5 has a new meteorologist. Melissa Hall, mentioned a being from
hot Springs, handled her first weather forecasts Saturday morning, a
time slot most recently filled by Shelby Hays. Hays moved back to her
home state, joining KOCO 5 in Oklahoma City.
Hall also filed her
first Adventure Arkansas segment earlier in the week. That had been a
featured handled by Tyler Southard, who is leaving to become chief
meteorologist at a station in Maine.
Fort Smith Weather Guesser Moving to East Coast
This from the tip box:
Tyler Southard, weekend meteorologist at KFSM TV 5 in Fort
Smith/Fayetteville market is leaving at the end of November. He will be
moving closer to his home area to become a chief meteorologist in
Besides weather, Southard produced an Adventure Arkansas
weekly segment where he explored an area or event in Western Arkansas or