Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Where Are They Now

Today former KATV reporter Norris Deajon is in the spotlight.

Norris grew up in the Houston, Texas area and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Norris' broadcast career began in 1990 at KBMT TV in Beaumont, Texas. He was a producer and reporter, covering mainly police and courts. He was the first person to win the Best Spot or General News Story award from the Press Club of Southeast Texas. In 1994, Norris became reporter for KATV in Little Rock, Arkansas. While there, he specialized in politics, covering the State Capitol and various presidential scandals. Norris was awarded Best Spot News Story twice from the Arkansas Associated Press Broadcasters, and was nominated for an Emmy award for his coverage of a swamp rescue.

In 1998, Norris accepted a job with WPEC TV in West Palm Beach, Florida. He covered news in the northern part of the market where WPEC continued to be rated number one.


What's he doing now? Norris can be seen reporting for KDAF, WB33 in Dallas, Texas on both weeknights and weekends.

44 Comments:

At 10:47 AM, September 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never could STAND to watch him... he's a lot like Ernie Paulson.

 
At 2:53 PM, September 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good reporter even greater guy. By the way if you would actually listen to Ernie he is by far the most talented writer in this market.

 
At 4:16 PM, September 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ernie wrote that, huh?

There's a reason they jerked Ernie off the morning show and made him a late-night guy... it's because he's great at putting people to sleep. Ernie would be a better newspaper reporter than a television reporter.

 
At 4:23 PM, September 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ernie is NOT good... he basically got demoted from a terrible morning show to the graveyard shift on the #3 station in this market. How good can he be ?

 
At 11:51 PM, September 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're judging Ernie by decisions made by a Nexstar station? These are the same people who deemed The Associated Press as unworthy. I wouldn't consider moving from a morning show to a prominent role in the 10:00 a demotion. Ernie IS good. If some of you would pay attention to people's work than their looks, you'd realize that.

 
At 8:40 AM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do pay attention to his work... for about 15 seconds.

"Did You Know.. there's a place in Little Rock that pampers pets and puts them up in theme rooms?"

Wow, groundbreaking journalism. And yes, getting moved to the late-night shift is a demotion

 
At 10:25 AM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

His name is like the mustard.

 
At 12:18 PM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yes, getting moved to the late-night shift is a demotion.

Have you ever WORKED on a morning show? It means getting there at 3 in the morning. I'd much rather work on the 10. Plus, it's the night-time newscasts that the stations promo the heck out of -- much more than they do the morning shows. It sounds like some of you are just jealous on-air wannabes who wish they could be on the screen as much as Ernie is. Losers.

 
At 12:29 PM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the above post was written by a morning show chick... we can guess from KATV ?

 
At 12:31 PM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody is jealous of Ernie... except maybe Bert !

 
At 12:31 PM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did he invent the mustard ???

 
At 12:33 PM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go watch the tapes of Ernie and Barbara doing the morning show... KARK pulled Ernie because they were afraid of being blamed for mass suicides !

 
At 12:33 PM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He looks like a mustard guy... or maybe barbecue sauce ????

 
At 1:05 PM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the above post was written by a morning show chick... we can guess from KATV ?

You can guess whatever you want, but you're wrong -- as usual.

 
At 1:10 PM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being wrong is no big deal.

 
At 1:11 PM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ernie is a little dove !

 
At 1:14 PM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being wrong is no big deal.

Wrong again. NOT being wrong is what the news business is all about.

 
At 1:48 PM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every met in the country is wrong... almost every single day. Deal with it.

 
At 1:49 PM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then is the above poster is not a female from a morning show... then they must be a male who used to be on a morning show... and he must love Ernie's work.

SO IT MUST BE ERNIE !!!!

 
At 1:53 PM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people lay off Ernie... he now has a cush job. Just does one, silly story a night... and has all day to do it! That's sweet! Beats having to get up early and do a morning show.

 
At 2:28 PM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear People in Here,

I happen to like Ernie, but, not in the way it has been rumored.

Love,

Bert

 
At 6:52 PM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people are just mean...Before you ask...no I am not Ernie.
But there are actually people in this state who enjoy his work. Haven't you ever heard if you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all. By the way someone must like him...he's won several awards.

 
At 10:11 PM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lay off ernie, he's actually a pretty cool guy

 
At 8:23 AM, September 08, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone wins awards when you've been in this biz a while.. sheesh!

 
At 8:52 AM, September 08, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line... Jancey is the main reason that KARK is staying above water. She's great.

 
At 11:27 AM, September 08, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey...enough about Ernie!!!

Norris worked hard for his "Where are they now?" feature. Stop stealing his thunder!!! If you want to talk mustard, start talking about Norris "Honey Mustard" Deajon!

 
At 12:02 PM, September 08, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know... mad props to a guy who invented such a tasty mustard. Little Rock really is the condiment epicenter of the media world.. after all... look what Melinda Mayo invented. And of course... Beth Hunt is the ketchup queen herself !

 
At 12:30 PM, September 08, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone wins awards when you've been in this biz a while.. sheesh!

Oh yeah? How many have you won?

 
At 1:15 PM, September 08, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many have I won? The truth? Somewhere in the teens... but never really counted. Who cares? Awards are just the opinion of one small group during one year. What matters is how a journalist improves the life of the everyday viewer. Awards only matter to self-centered people.

 
At 1:17 PM, September 08, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awards only matter to self-centered people.

You should know.

 
At 2:01 PM, September 08, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ouch.. that was mean!

Sorry, can't spend any more time writing. I need to go look in the mirror and fix my hair!

 
At 9:38 PM, September 08, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not in the biz but saying Ernie got a demotion he went from the morning show to what they say is the most important newscast the 10. it seems to me 4 put him there for a reason because they think he is that good.

 
At 8:13 AM, September 09, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not know any of these people. But I am strongly in favor of mustard, mayo and ketchup. Actually, I have met Beth Hunt and found her to be quite pleasant.

 
At 8:35 AM, September 09, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some things seem nice on the surface.

 
At 8:46 AM, September 09, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worchestershire sauce has always gotten a bad rap... I think the cultural fear of the whole thing.

 
At 8:14 PM, September 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Girls, girls. You're both pretty.

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

Nominated for his coverage of a swamp rescue?

How do you rescue a swamp? They're really big and hard to budge an inch... much less rescue.

 
At 1:16 PM, September 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's why he got an award. He was actually there when they rescued the swamp.

 
At 2:57 PM, September 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Beth married?

 
At 3:06 PM, September 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have no idea ..........

 
At 3:06 PM, September 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably married to her job. People give up a lot to be in this business.

 
At 1:47 PM, October 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey... this is one guy who doesn't deserve any flack. He really is a great reporter. The Swamp Baby story for which he got an Emmy was for spot news coverage - it is probably the best spot news story I've EVER seen covered. Period. Norris handled it like a pro.

It was very dramatic story - quick rundown - a man was threatening to drown a baby in the swamps of Pine Bluff (he was "challenged"). The police were in a stand off with this man for hours. Norris was the first reporter on the scene. He gave great updates up until the end of the stand off which ended with the police shooting the man. The baby was alright.

He was always very generous with his time for anyone who worked with him and was very patient. Aside from that, everyone who knows him knows that he's a talented singer and comedian in his own right.

 
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