Friday, June 17, 2005

Q and A with Jancey Sheats

This is the first of what I hope will be several in a series of Q and A's with the folks that anchor and report the news in the Little Rock and Shreveport markets.

I thought I would kick things kicked off with one of the newest faces on Arkansas TV. I thank Jancey for taking a few minutes out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions for ATN.

< The Little Rock market was a big step up for your career, what kind of challenges do you face here versus the other markets you have worked in?

Anytime you move to a new market there is always the challenge of connecting with viewers and being accepted in the community. This is especially hard when you are replacing an anchor that has been a fixture in the market for years. As I have in the past - I dove in head first here in Little Rock. I always just try to be myself and try to realize you can't please everyone.

< What do you like to do in your free time?

I am the "Queen" of travel - always looking for new and exciting places to explore. I am an avid runner and try to hit the gym at least three days a week. (It's more of a stress reliever than for health reasons.) I also love to read and am "slowly" learning to play golf.

< At KARK you co-anchor the daily 5pm, 6pm and 10pm newscasts, is this your first time of being at the anchor desk for all the evening newscasts?

I have held about every position there is in a newsroom - producer, reporter, photographer, and anchor. This is my first time to anchor all three evening newscasts, although I still enjoy getting out in the community and reporting.

< You've been on the air for several months now, are you finding more and more people recognizes you when you're out shopping, eating out, etc.?

I don't think people necessarily recognize me - but they definitely recognize the name. Channel 4 did a great job in getting my name out in the community before I got here. I do get a lot of "you look a lot different in person than you do on-air." I think people don't expect me to be as tall as I am.

< So far what's your impression of "The Natural State"?

I am extremely happy with my decision to move to Arkansas. I have met the nicest people and thankfully everyone has welcomed me with open arms. Plus, I'm excited to live somewhere that actually has four seasons.

10 Comments:

At 11:03 PM, June 17, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's great! And, cute as a bug! :)

 
At 5:38 PM, June 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How tall is she?

 
At 8:52 AM, June 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jancey is good.

 
At 12:20 PM, June 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Without a doubt the best female anchor in the market now.

 
At 3:38 PM, June 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For us old time channel 4 viewers - she's the best thing since carolyn long.

 
At 10:32 AM, June 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jancey is the real deal.

 
At 1:52 AM, July 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a hottie!!

 
At 8:05 PM, September 14, 2005, Anonymous Jancey Terry said...

Best of luck! And great name!

 
At 11:10 AM, March 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baytown, Texas, Jancey's hometown, is proud of her

 
At 7:36 PM, May 29, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

definitely gives this old fogey a chubby.

 

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