Monday, September 12, 2005

ATN Exclusive: Stewart Leaving KARK

Arkansas TV News can confirm KARK's weekend anchor Alice Stewart is leaving the station. Stewart has been with Channel 4 since January 1998. Her last day at KARK will be Sunday, September 18th.

70 Comments:

At 4:57 PM, September 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where? Why?

 
At 5:08 PM, September 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a SHORT time between the announcement and her ending date. Did she get canned?

 
At 5:23 PM, September 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was her decision to leave.

 
At 7:30 PM, September 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is she going? The crime beat will now dry up at KARK - she had great sources

 
At 8:19 AM, September 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hate to see her go
great reporter
best of luck to her with future
endeavours

 
At 8:27 AM, September 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is most likely sick of all the Nexstar bullshit! That is the company that now owns KARK and will bring them down (even below 3rd place) like they do every other station they own.
Smart girl for getting out now - she will most likely be picked up at another station who appreciates her knowledge and hardwork.

 
At 8:32 AM, September 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buy why leave before you have a job? Was it THAT bad there?

 
At 9:19 AM, September 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Contract could have been up and she didn't like the offer or the terms of the contract they were offering her.

Just a guess.

 
At 9:30 AM, September 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So they might have squeezed her out? That happens with new management.

Wonder if the new person will be from the station?

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

Her look a like Martha Steward was in jail and Alice need to go to jail!

 
At 5:39 PM, September 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

people f you can't say anything nice then you know you should shut up- worked with her... she did what she was told played the game and still got beat GOOD LUCK Alice hope you land a great gig!

 
At 6:40 AM, September 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alice...karma is a wonderful thing. I seem to remember you being a pool reporter on a very sad story and you didn't share the tape. The family did one more interview with KATV and they shared the interview with us. Thanks to your desire to have an "exclusive" the family had to do another interview.

Insatant Karmas gonna get you. Okay it wasn't instant...it took a while. But it got you nonetheless.

Good luck.

 
At 8:03 AM, September 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what you want about Alice, but she is a great reporter and deserves something better. Thank God she finally left KARK and Nexstar. She will be so much happier. Good luck, Alice!!

 
At 8:08 AM, September 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She didn't leave... her contract was up and she got canned. They let her say it was her decision out of courtesy.

Haven't you read Chapter in the big guy's book? "Be Nice When You Can Someone"

 
At 8:32 AM, September 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey buddy, the book is my shtick. Rip off somebody else.

 
At 8:33 AM, September 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please read chapter 16: It's Only Plagerism If You Get Caught.

 
At 10:43 AM, September 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now I have to come up with orignal stuff? Wow, tough crowd. But you get mad props for thinking of it... that's funny stuff !

 
At 10:44 AM, September 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK Severance Package:

#1 - cardboard box for your stuff.

#2 - refer to #1.

 
At 11:18 AM, September 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She didn't leave... her contract was up and she got canned. They let her say it was her decision out of courtesy.

This is absolutely false.

 
At 11:21 AM, September 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the heck. There are plenty of chapters in the book. Feel free to add your own.

 
At 12:34 PM, September 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Alice...karma is a wonderful thing. I seem to remember you being a pool reporter on a very sad story and you didn't share the tape. The family did one more interview with KATV and they shared the interview with us. Thanks to your desire to have an "exclusive" the family had to do another interview."

I don't remember it that way. Don't know who you meant by "we" but KTHV did it's own interview with the family on the same day. I don't remember what KATV did.

 
At 12:36 PM, September 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you go to jail alice just like martha!

 
At 1:26 PM, September 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to jail? What kind of a post is that? At least put some thought into it! Why would she go to jail? I mean why not say something creative - "Hope the solar flares don't get you" or something.

 
At 1:28 PM, September 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about: "Beware of stray birds... and always remember that alumninum foil makes pretty sparks in the microwave!"

 
At 1:36 PM, September 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do-wa-diddy.

 
At 1:57 PM, September 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't remember what KATV did.


I can tell you what they didn't do. They didn't talk to the family saying they were the pool reporter and then not share the tape.

 
At 8:53 PM, September 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what was that like 5-6 years ago get over it and get your facts right... You think that family understood what "pool reporter" ment in the first place? I don't think so but that is besides the point since that is not what went down... let me ask those of you who have been in the field this one - those of you who sit inside all day and bitch shut up...

Reporters and phots how many times have you tried to interview someone who may have already spoken to a newspaper or another station and they say - "can't you just get it from them?" OF COURSE NOT - you have toget it yourself ... that is what went down

 
At 9:38 PM, September 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alice is a dove!

 
At 6:47 AM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your actions on the story explain why nobody gives a flying green godda## about you getting the axe. It's more of a I'm glad the (slur) is gone. Besides the local sherif was the one that said the family requested to do one interview and have the stations share it. Funny how selective your memory has become.

 
At 8:02 AM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alice is more like a pigeon.

Melissa Simas is a dove !

 
At 8:15 AM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alice totally screwed over everybody else by being unethical and dishonest and made the familys day even worse. That was one of the most deplorable things I've ever seen from a journalist and it's about time she got what she deserved. Who knows, with a couple more surgeries she might be good looking enough to host a morning show somewhere. Good riddance!

 
At 8:42 AM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez, what a bunch of wimps. Alice stole our story...blah blah blah.
Your just jealous because you are weak and Alice is strong.

 
At 8:46 AM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"it's about time she got what she deserved."

Yes it is, to get away from Deathstar. Alice deserves better than the way she's been treated at 4.

 
At 8:46 AM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On Thursday morning, 9/15 KARK was still reporting on their news that a murder suspect was still at large. He was caught during the afternoon the day before in a high speed chase! KARK is not up on their game....."See Us Now"....how about "See us last" if you want news two days late.

 
At 8:50 AM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When it comes to great journalists in this market, Alice is at the top of the food chain. Jancey Sheats is a feeder rat, and Liz Massey is plankton, and Win Noble is broccoli.
Oh.. and Michelle Rupp is a dove!

 
At 9:57 AM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true that Alice is a carnivore.. but in a whole other way.

 
At 9:58 AM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jancey is SO much better than Alice... that's why she easily beat out Alice for the weekday anchor job.

 
At 11:47 AM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jancey isn't that great. Her work is mediocre at best, and it can't hold a candle to Denise's or Alice's. (No Alice did NOT write this.)

Just wait 'til she's been here for a while and aged 10 years -- then she'll be the one being badmouthed while you're raving about some pretty new thing.

Yeah, yeah ... Jancey is your dove -- for now.

 
At 11:56 AM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what is wrong with applauding beauty? Jancey is hot... and Denise looks better than ever. People like Denise prove that you can be a better journalist, and better looking, all the time.

 
At 12:01 PM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing is wrong with beauty, but it's not everything. Like you said about Denise, she looks good AND is a good journalist. Jancey looks OK, but has a lot to learn about being a good journalist and about Arkansas. She's no Karen Fuller.

 
At 12:29 PM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay... but if you had to pick looks or journalistic talent... looks win by a mile, right?

 
At 12:30 PM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karen and Denise are the standard by which all female anchors will be judged in Arkansas. Right now, nobody is even close.

 
At 12:31 PM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Journalism schmernalism... we want hot anchor chicks! We want people like Louisa Drouet talking about "nookie" on the air!

 
At 12:45 PM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karen and Denise are the standard by which all female anchors will be judged in Arkansas. Right now, nobody is even close.

I guess if the standard is being shallow, self-centered news readers, with really bad hair, that jump at the chance to leave town, the I guess you're right. Nobody in this market comes close.

 
At 1:00 PM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The above post... wow. Who do you consider really good ?

 
At 1:00 PM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When it comes to great journalists in this market, Alice is at the top of the food chain. Jancey Sheats is a feeder rat, and Liz Massey is plankton, and Win Noble is broccoli."


Does that make Munoz la cucaracha?

 
At 1:06 PM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's amusing that Leland Vitert is more beautiful than any female reporters in this market.

And no, I'm not gay, really !!!!

 
At 1:07 PM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love watching the reporters at KAIT 8 in Jonesboro. Whenever I'm having a bad day.. that always makes me laugh !

 
At 3:05 PM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO the poster above who wrote the line about stray birds: That is EXACTLY the type of comment I'm talking about. Good job!

 
At 3:21 PM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most female reporters eat like birds... so it makes sense.

 
At 6:27 PM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In this viewer's opinion, Alice is one of the best journalists in the area, and I'm sorry to see her leave. She's a class act. Best of luck to her.

 
At 8:14 PM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In this viewer's opinion, Alice is one of the best journalists in the area, and I'm sorry to see her leave. She's a class act. Best of luck to her.

There you have it. We have now heard from the one and only KARK viewer. Thanks for stopping by. We'll be sending you a complimentary ATN Toaster and Gift basket very soon.

 
At 2:38 AM, September 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is really sad is most of you don't know Alice. She is a kind, respectful, decent person and a true professional

Unlike most of the jealous petty people on this board, she is going places.

Fired? Hardly.

Little Rock was lucky to have seen her on the air.

 
At 2:46 AM, September 16, 2005, Anonymous MULDER said...

And you know what else is funny,
all the people that rag on KARK.

The only reason the station is number three in the market is because of management,
lack of promotion.

As far as talent? No comparison.
Look at all the people in the last two years that moved on to bigger markets.

Rag on KARK all you want.

When talented people keep coming to that station and leave to improve their lives, you'll still be editing file tape of the LR School Board meetings.

Loser.

 
At 7:32 AM, September 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...As far as talent? No comparison.
Look at all the people in the last two years that moved on to bigger markets."

Who are "all" those people who moved on to "bigger" markets?

The truth... the Little Rock market's talent level is not what it was 5-10 years ago. Most folks in the market today are Fort Smith, Monroe or Joplin level talent.

 
At 8:56 AM, September 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What is really sad is most of you don't know Alice. She is a kind, respectful, decent person and a true professional."

I do know her.. and I disagree.

 
At 10:01 AM, September 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

do know her.. and I disagree.

Do you know her in the Biblical meaning of the word?

 
At 10:13 AM, September 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope... but lots of people do !

 
At 10:17 AM, September 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

........maybe E.Sullivan?..hee hee.

 
At 10:31 AM, September 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hee hee ?

the above poster is female? please tell me ur hot !

 
At 12:18 PM, September 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alice is a great person, and I'm going to miss her.

 
At 12:52 PM, September 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alice is a pregedious person!

 
At 12:52 PM, September 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad she is gone!

 
At 1:09 PM, September 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alice did a good job, but, never got the shot at a better position. She was good at lots of positions, however!

 
At 1:53 PM, September 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alice is a pregedious person!

Do you mean prejudice?

www.dictionary.com

bookmark it.
open it in a second window.
use it.

that is all.

 
At 4:19 PM, September 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Who are "all" those people who moved on to "bigger" markets?

The truth... the Little Rock market's talent level is not what it was 5-10 years ago. Most folks in the market today are Fort Smith, Monroe or Joplin level talent. "
------
Just read the where are they now section this board has many of hte people who have worked there in the last five years are in big markets! I guess if management didn't kill them it made them stronger!!!

 
At 4:26 PM, September 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well that's the whole point. Alice doesn't have ANY market lined up.

 
At 4:58 PM, September 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She could open up her own runners shoe store.

 
At 5:09 PM, September 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah... I can see it now:

"Alice's Fit Over 50 Shoe Store"

 
At 1:47 PM, September 17, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow I had to write and and ask one quesion, is this what you people do for fun? IS THIS ALL YOU HAVE TO DO. Move on people...

Serenity now!

 

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