Sunday, June 12, 2005

Coming Soon...New Reporter at KATV

ATN has learned a new reporter will soon be on the air at KATV. Word has it Leland Vittert will be joining "Arkansas' News Leader" soon. From what we can gather Vittert interned at KNWA in Fayetteville.

22 Comments:

At 8:43 AM, June 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he is an ok reporter...just ask him and he will tell you.. can't wait till the first time he clashes with one of the photogs at 7 that has worked there for 30+ years and they put him in his place.. not really the nicest person on earth and a bit of a premadonna....should fit in nicely at arkansas' ticking time bomb that is KATV.

 
At 11:22 AM, June 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With that attitude of his this will add new drama to this ticking time bomb and really make KATV go down further and they need to bring back MEGAN STONE she was good and were is she!

 
At 12:56 PM, June 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe this reporter can write. Check out this story from KATV.COM.
Man In Custody After Climbing Sheriff Department's Radio Tower
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Man Climbs Garland County Radio Tower

Hot Springs - A man is in custody Sunday after taking a climb on the Garland County Sheriff Department's radio tower.

It happened around 1:00 a.m. when a man decided to climb to the top before being coached down.

Witnesses say the man was saying that he wanted to fly.

He was arrested and taken into custody. However, the sheriff's department has not yet released any information regarding charges.
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Did they call Houston Nutt in to "coach" him down?

Maybe they should have just "coaxed" him down. That would have probably been easier.

Just more evidence of the inexperience at KATV 7.

 
At 1:21 PM, June 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did this guy work before ?

 
At 2:24 PM, June 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was just an intern for KNWA in Fayetteville.

 
At 2:47 PM, June 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was a intern that was allowed to report and do live shots. What I have been told that his dad knows someone "big" in nexstar and he was living out the Raddison on the Fayetteville Square last summer during his internship ($$$). He thinks he is all it and he pissed off everyone in the newsroom...even the news director...I give him two months before he is on the black list in the Little Rock market.

 
At 3:28 PM, June 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember this guy from his intern days and he was a hoot! Fun to watch because his stories were so ridiculous! I can't wait to watch him here. Funny story for the viewers that know spanish.. he interviewed an Hispanic woman for some story and when he edited the piece he did the translation himself for the voice over.. only problem, he just used random pieces of the interview.. so he wasn't translating what the woman was actually saying at that point and time. Funny stuff!

 
At 3:47 PM, June 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He won't last... He has no real experience... When he was an intern at KNWA he was in Little Rock doing a story when he pissed off the KARK (sister station) news director. He was not allowed to come back to KARK. WOW, looking forward to seeing this KIDS work...

 
At 4:27 PM, June 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How old is he? When does he start? KATV hasn't hired a male reporter in awhile- probably since Matt DeCample left. Where is he now? What was he like? Seems nice.

 
At 4:46 PM, June 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet he'll start dating one of the KATV reporters soon

 
At 4:57 PM, June 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like who? Are they all single?
Is he good-looking?

 
At 6:17 PM, June 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like he'll fit in perfectly at 7. The spirit of tradition has been replaced with the spirit of inexperience.

 
At 10:01 PM, June 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what you want, but this guy has drive and a strong work ethic.

 
At 8:31 AM, June 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked with him at KNWA and yes he is a good reporter. With that said he will drive the rest of the staff crazy. I have never met anyone that can piss-off a whole newsroom in a matter of weeks. For all the assignment editors and reporters at KATV good luck!!! Watch your backs he will do about anything to get the big story of the day!!!

 
At 10:15 AM, June 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy will be dating one of KATV's reporters in a few weeks... just watch.

 
At 5:21 AM, June 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will put money on the fact that he WILL NOT date any of the reporters in the newsroom. One of them will probably kill him though.

 
At 9:34 PM, June 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe this reporter can write. Check out this from fox 16.com

The Alabama teen ties with deep Arkansas ties, is still missing in Aruba.

that doesn't make sense either.

 
At 8:22 PM, July 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahaha....went to school with this guy and let me tell you...he definitely got this job due to family money and connections. he is decent-but has a horribly cocky, brash personality. super annoying. good luck, katv!

 
At 9:00 AM, July 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen some of his stuff, and I'll have to say connections or not...he's a great reporter to be such a young man. If he came from the sticks, he might not have climbed quite as fast but he his talent would eventually get him there. Immaturity plays a big role in his behavior, and I believe it'll subside as he gets more experience. It takes some longer than others to realize that it's not always connections that matter...if you don't have the respect needed to make a difference. For now, as long as I don't have to work with him, I think he's a great addition to KATV. It'll give em a little variety.

 
At 10:33 AM, July 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew him in college and yeah, he's got a little reputation with the ladies he works with...I thought he was pretty decent on air. But my god, have you seen that little Georgia Peach of his that he's been in love with for years?! He needs to report on her!

 
At 1:08 PM, July 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to work with him @ KNWA. He though that he was all that, treated all of the production crew like little children. He would suck up to management to get whatever he wanted out of the news staff. The first night of KNWA was opening night of the Olympics. Everyone was trying to get things ready, he just kept on getting in the way. Have fun KATV.

 
At 9:02 PM, July 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great education.
If he can just get out of his own way.

 

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