Tuesday, September 20, 2016

KTHV Hires Beauty Queen

KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock has hired former Miss Kansas Amanda Jaeger as an anchor/reporter.  Jaeger was Miss Kansas 2014.  TV Spy reports Jaeger comes from KWCH in Wichita.  Jaeger will anchor the weekday noon news and report for the 5pm, 6pm and 6:30pm newscasts beginning October 3rd.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

NWA Reporter Leaving

KHBS/KHOG/Channel 40/29 is losing another on air team member.  Anchor Ugochi Iloka is leaving Northwest Arkansas after 3 1/2 years.  She made the announce on her facebook page:


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Northwest Arkansas Met Moving on to Tulsa

Tuesday was the last day at KHBS/KHOG for meteorologist Brad Carl.  Carl will be moving on to KOKI/Tulsa, OK as the weekend meteorologist.  

UPDATE: From the tip box: Brad Carl's last day at KHBS/KHOG is going to be this upcoming Monday, the 19th (he was just saying goodbye to Allison since she'll be on vacay through Monday)


Little Rock Station Names New Morning Co-anchor

Rob Evans has been named the new co-anchor for KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock. Evans most recently was the morning co-anchor at ABC7 in Fort Meyers, Florida.  Evans will begin on air Monday, September 19th. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

KATV Last Stop for May

“This is the station I grew up watching, the station where I started my career and the station where I’m wanting to end my career.”...that's what KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock evening anchor Chris May told Arkansas BusinessMay returned to Arkansas last month following 18 years of anchoring in Boston and Philadelphia. 

“I left here for Boston [where he worked at WHDH-TV and WBZ-TV] in September 1998. I was away for 18 years — nine years in Boston and nine years in Philadelphia [KYW-TV, a CBS-owned and operated station]. I loved those places, and they have a lot to offer, but I’ve never found myself wanting for anything in Little Rock. You can’t go home again? After a month back at KATV and two months back in town, I’d point to my experience and say it’s just the opposite.”

May was off the air just over a year due to contractual restrictions with CBS.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Cuts Coming to Tegna Stations?

FTV Live reports more cuts are coming for Tegna owned stations.  FTV Live says production assistant jobs will be cut at many stations....


Pay for Play at Sinclair Stations?

Looks as thought KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock parent company Sinclair Broadcast Group might be finding itself in the middle of a "pay for play" scandal.  FTV Live reports this:

Sources tell FTVLive that at the recent Sinclair corporate News Director meetings in Baltimore,  Sinclair CEO David Smith chastised the ND's at the meeting. 

As one News Director said, "Smith was crazy angry."

According to sources, it seems that around 30 Sinclair stations screwed up a pay for play story about Huntsman Cancer Institute out of Salt Lake City. 

You can go to any of the Sinclair stations websites, type in "Huntsman Cancer Institute" into the search bar and you will see a number of stories pop up.

Sinclair has a deal to shill for the Institute across their stations. This includes stories in station's newscast, in which the Institute pays Sinclair to run.