Arkansas TV NEWS
We cover the TV News biz of Little Rock and the Ark-La-Tex(Shreveport,LA) AND Northwest Arkansas TOO!
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Who Will Fill the Empty Anchor Chair at KATV?
The news of KATV evening anchor Christina Munoz is no doubt the buzz in Little Rock. Now we turn who will be filling the seat being left empty. Should KATV bring in someone totally new or promote from within. Of course the obvious thing to do is promote Beth Hunt to the position. Everybody knows Beth's face since she has been with the station for a long time now. If it were me I'd make Beth the co-anchor of the 5,6, and 10 newscasts.
So who deserves the empty chair? Please discuss!
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Top LR Anchor Getting Out of the Biz
KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock anchor Christina Munoz is leaving the station. Arkansas Times reports Munoz will become the associate vice president for communications, public relations and marketing at UCA. Munoz joined KATV in 2003.
Former NWA Sports Anchor Finds New Job
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Channel 11 Redesigns Website
Monday, February 24, 2014
KLRT to Launch Sunday Night Sports Show
I cringe every time I have to include the word "show" to describe a new something a tv station is starting. To me it's a program and not a show but oh well......
KLRT/Channel 16 Little Rock has announced it will begin airing a Sunday night sports show anchored by sports director Wes Moore. Here's the news release:
Fox16 will launch a new weekly Sunday night sports show hosted by Sports Director Wess Moore. "Final Score with Wess Moore" will air Sundays at 10 p.m. immediately following Fox16 News at 9 p.m.
The new broadcast continues Fox16's expansion of local sports coverage that began this past fall with "Fearless Friday" and "Fearless Friday: Statewide Edition" during the high school football season. "Final Score with Wess Moore" aired periodically following Arkansas Razorback football games. After receiving excellent feedback from viewers, it was clear Central Arkansas is hungry for additional local sports coverage.
The broadcast will feature top highlights from the previous week along with a look ahead to what's scheduled for the next few days. The show will also feature the biggest names in Arkansas sports as on-set guests -- plus, Wess Moore's popular commentary segment "One More Thought." The show is also a place for you to have your say in what's covered and discussed.
KATV to Launch "Business and Politics" Program
KATV will be launching “Talk Business & Politics” with Roby Brock Sunday, March 2nd.
The show will air at 9am. Here's the announcement from the station's facebook page:
Channel 7 President and General Manager Mark Rose is excited to announce that “Talk Business & Politics” with Roby Brock will debut on KATV Channel 7 Sunday, March 2, 2014. Brock who has been a fixture on Arkansas television for 15 years and has established himself as the leading source for local business and political news. His new show will be seen at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings following ABC’s “This Week,” and will also feature Channel 7 News Anchor Scott Inman and Lead Capitol Reporter Janelle Lilley.
Talk Business & Politics will also partner with KATV’s award-winning news team to create more business and political content, and it will feature executive editor Roby Brock as a commentator and analyst in newscasts regularly.
“For decades, Arkansans have come to Channel 7 News as their top choice for information on local politics and elections,” says Rose. “We’re so pleased to add Roby Brock’s show and expertise to our political and business coverage. With a critically important and exciting local election season now upon us, the timing couldn’t be better.”
KATV News Director Nick Genty says, “Roby has built a strong following in Arkansas with his in-depth coverage of local business and politics. We welcome him to our team and know that our strong coverage with “KATV’s Election Central” will get even stronger as a result on the air and online at KATV.com.”
“I’m very excited about this new partnership,” said Brock. “KATV has been the long-time news leader in Arkansas and our brand of in-depth and balanced business and political reporting will be greatly enhanced by the strength of the Channel 7 news team.”