Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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 can
  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.

Friday, December 05, 2014

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. 

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

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.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

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 Maine.

Besides weather, Southard produced an Adventure Arkansas weekly segment where he explored an area or event in Western Arkansas or Eastern Oklahoma.