Friday, July 15, 2005

New Reporter Now on Air at KATV


Ok caught the tail end of a report from new KATV reporter Leland Vittert during I believe it was the 6pm newscast. Is this his first day on the air or have I missed seeing him before? And as I type this he is filing a report about the raid on illegal gaming operations in Pine Bluff. Also noticed KARK sent its newest reporter Pete Thompson to cover the same story. BTW, no bio on KATV.com for Vittert.

28 Comments:

At 11:05 PM, July 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats normal for it to take katv a while to get bios up....they did however remove the weekend met. opening from the jobs page....have they hired someone that isnt on air yet?

 
At 12:24 AM, July 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently Leland is already making "friends." While he was in PB he was going up to cops and everyone trying to get interviews and telling everyone they need to only talk to 7 and being pretty rude about it. Just so he knows...cops don't talk to one station exclusively on a story a press release was sent out on.

 
At 12:27 PM, July 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

IMO he's no eye candy for the ladies. He's a black thumb among a bunch of pretty female reporters. KATV sure didn't hire him for his looks.

 
At 2:55 PM, July 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, KATV has hired a new (male) meteorologist to replace Lucie. New guy will start mid-August.

 
At 3:24 PM, July 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and what might his name be?

 
At 5:59 PM, July 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leland is hot. I would love to have my way with him

 
At 6:38 PM, July 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

leland stop posting here

 
At 1:36 AM, July 17, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leeland pissed off almost every person in Northwest Arkansas. Not only the people at KNWA, but many cops and politicians and public figures.

He even did a story on talking cars. Something about Herbie. It made him look so stupid. I wish I had Tivo'd it.

This guy is going to be a train wreck in Little Rock. At least it will keep this blog talking.

 
At 9:58 PM, July 17, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not Leland posting. I think Leland is doing a great jib and he is just too cute. I would love to go out with him.

 
At 9:58 PM, July 17, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I meant he is doing a great job. Sorry for the misspelling.

 
At 10:06 PM, July 17, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He needs to get the hair under control. Either comb it OR let him wear a cap on the air.

 
At 8:19 AM, July 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow... beat up the new guy. How classy.

I do wonder about the female poster who wanbts to date him? Is she in the biz ?

 
At 1:24 PM, July 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After seeing the new KATV guy he look like he has a attitude problem.

 
At 1:55 PM, July 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You see the guy once or twice... and decide he has an attitude problem ?

 
At 4:00 PM, July 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he does

 
At 4:31 PM, July 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless you work at KATV and have already had a run-in... the above poster can't say that with honesty

 
At 5:04 PM, July 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leland reminds me of Geraldo!

 
At 5:53 PM, July 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

get ready little rock. katv will have a lawsuit within months...weeks even. this is entertaining for all of us in northwest arkansas.

 
At 11:50 AM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is there an anchor position open at KATV?

 
At 12:06 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There isn't an anchor position open at KATV.

Who saw Jessica Morkert's new hairstyle last night? Can you say HOTTIE or what ????

 
At 12:09 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes there is. Look at katv.com!

 
At 12:16 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wo... I just saw that. Who could be leaving?

I know Kate Sullivan is amazing... maybe she got a bigger offer from somewhere else ?

 
At 2:43 PM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kate is a real Dog along with Pam Smith.

 
At 10:02 PM, July 21, 2005, Anonymous Leland victim said...

I had the unfortunate "opportunity" to work with Leland "I love my 1980's hair-style and tennis-shoes with suit" Vitterd. I sympathize with ALL of you at KATV, including photographers, reporters, and ANYBODY crossing his tracks. Now whether he's trying to report, or just piss everybody off, beats me.

 
At 3:32 PM, July 22, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LELAND PISSED OFF THE PINE BLUFF POLICE DURING A GAMBLING RAID LAST WEEK. THEY ARE STILL PISSED AND NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HIM.

 
At 1:50 PM, July 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can speak for all of the production crew @ KNWA. We all hated working with him. Does anyone know how old he is.. I heard he is kinda young. He never took no for an answer. For all of you in LR @ KATV. Have fun. He was reportedly dating a reporter @ KNWA. Not going to mention any names, but you could tell there was something going on there.

Sorry KATV.. Dont let Leland get to ya.

 
At 12:20 PM, August 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet you anything that i can take my high 8mm digital camera and do a better job than all of these other photographers at all of the news stations and thay made advancements in the camcorder.

 
At 10:29 PM, December 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leland graduated from Northwestern this last June, so yes, he is young. He earned quite the reputation while he was here. To be fair, there is a lot of pressure to be aggressive and make a name for yourself early on in this industry...but I'm mostly just saying that for the sake of karma. This blog has been passed around among his former classmates like candy, and some are getting a little too much enjoyment out of it.

 

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