Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Former KLRT Sports Anchor Enters Police Academy

Former KLRT weekend Sports Anchor is one of 21 Little Rock Police Department recruits now undergoing training. A tipster says, "KTHV reported last night that the LRPD had 21 new recruits and they interviewed Officer Holgate, which explains the opening at fox16. He is also quoted in today's Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

"Justin Holgate, 32, left a career as a television journalist to join the class. “This is a chance for me to give back to the community,” Holgate said."

10 Comments:

At 12:45 AM, March 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Justin Is a great guy. He WILL go far. Good Luck Justin.

 
At 5:46 AM, March 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't get any better than people like Justin Holgate.

He could give lessons to
"egotistical" tv news employees on the PROPER way to conduct oneself at work and in the public eye.

Justin is a true professional.

The police department is lucky to have him.

"Give em' hell, Justin!"
(smile)

 
At 8:25 AM, March 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't say that I'd do the same thing, but I have a lot of respect for him now.

Anyone that gives up a "glory" position for a grass roots job in the force is truly a great human being.

 
At 3:28 PM, March 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. It is very honorable to chose police work over media. I just disagree with the title posting here "a career"...at KLRT 16. The turnover at independant stations is around 40% the first year of employment. that's not really a career is it?

 
At 11:53 AM, March 31, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm happy for Justin. I heard last summer that he was applying at the police department. This is the LRPD's gain and Cheap Channel's loss...

 
At 11:00 PM, April 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, does anyone know who's in the running for his replacement?

 
At 1:57 AM, April 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not trying to be rude but I never thought he did a very good job. His voice is strange and the main sports anchor seems fake. But that's just me.

 
At 6:36 AM, April 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...yup...that's just "YOU."

 
At 2:25 PM, April 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, for a sports department with half the resources (I should know, I work at a competitor) as everyone else, pains me to say, but they do a pretty bang up job. They're both really good guys aswell.

As for a replacement, I've heard they're still looking at tapes. My friend sent one in.

 
At 2:20 AM, April 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people are crazy. That guy was extremely dull. I prefer Wes Moore

 

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