Saturday, March 11, 2006

KFSM Anchor Fired Over DWI

Word in NWA is that KFSM anchor Tim Malone has been canned over getting a DWI last weekend. According to his bio up still up on the station's website, Malone joined KFSM-TV Channel 5 in 2004.

56 Comments:

At 12:05 AM, March 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does KNWA have any openings?

 
At 12:17 AM, March 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what his favorite drink is?

...."ossifer...do you know who I am?"

 
At 1:34 AM, March 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One said fact about the market, none of the stations can throw stones on this one. Too much history all around.

 
At 3:44 AM, March 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This proves that the DWI syndrome isn't just restricted to KHBS/KHOG.

I remember seeing him pounding drinks at a bar in downtown Fort Smith on Saturday nights.

 
At 12:43 PM, March 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

is this true or is someone just trying to start rumors since KFSM is holding strong in numbers?
I find this hard to believe, but then again it's the news business and there is a past of troubles with controlled substances and alcohol...please confirm is this is in fact true or a vicious rumor

 
At 1:44 PM, March 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also heard he got caught having an affair with a co-worker (reporter)

 
At 2:11 PM, March 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It may be rumored that he's had an affair with a KFSM reporter...It's a FACT they've been seen together flirting at a restaurant in Fort Smith on multiple occassions.

Can anyone confirm this DWI thing?

 
At 3:01 PM, March 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well... something happened, as his bio is no longer on their website...

 
At 3:09 PM, March 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok...if you're going to talk about an affair...who's the reporter...let me guess Ashley

 
At 7:11 PM, March 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today, Tim Malone, Tomorrow, Ned Perme!

 
At 11:20 PM, March 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to whoever first alluded to this on the "Another Anchor Flies the Coop at KTAL" post.

 
At 9:48 AM, March 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure everyone on here hasn't made any kind of mistakes in their life. Give him a break, he was a good anchor and we should wish him the best. Not all of us live perfectly under the public eye.

 
At 2:49 PM, March 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure we all make mistakes, but drinking and driving is a little different.....that was his choice. As for his little fling with Ashley Beck... if that's true, this guy shows poor judgement. I wouldn't want this guy to be the leader of my news team. He should be canned. Whether you like the truth or not, If you're in the public eye, you have to be more careful than the rest. It's clear he makes poor decisions.

 
At 2:52 PM, March 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like you need a monk doing your news, not an anchor.

 
At 5:54 PM, March 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley Beck was on the news this evening....Do we know if it was her and if she got in trouble?

 
At 6:05 PM, March 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only mistake here was the drinking and driving. Malone should be congratulated if he was carrying on with Beck.

 
At 11:12 PM, March 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the story takes an interesting twist.

Rumor going around the Van Buren Police Department is that a fellow KFSM employee called the PIO and asked if Malone's arrest report could be "hidden." That fellow employee? Ashley Beck.

 
At 12:33 AM, March 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's really low of you to be dragging sources into this.

And this is hearsay as well. Shame on you!

 
At 2:12 AM, March 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those many a Saturday night at Papa's in Fort Smith caught up with him.

 
At 4:08 AM, March 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's really low of you to be dragging sources into this.

Why, it shows that this guy makes poor decisions...not a leader in my mind! Get over it....

 
At 7:20 AM, March 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

malone should be checked for the clap

 
At 8:54 AM, March 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah...does this guy have a family? Somebody should tell his wife!

 
At 11:10 AM, March 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and what about the girl who is sleeping with a co-worker with a wife and children? is that someone you want representing your station???

 
At 12:36 PM, March 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone going on about this needs a life and needs to get to work representing their own station. The topic of the blog is about his DWI.

Stop spreading rumors about anything else. Was it wrong to drink & drive, or course. Enough to lose your job, yeah.

But shut up about anything else. Spreading rumors isn't just unnecessary, but immature and stupid. Leave other workers at KFSM out of this.

 
At 1:08 PM, March 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Tim has a family. The fact that he's unemployed is bad enough. Period. Having said that, the DWI thing is a bad reflection of his judgement and on his employer, since he's a public figure.

As for horsing around with anyone (Beck or anyone else): Again, bad judgement on his part. Should he be fired over it? It depends on what the station rules are.

 
At 1:13 PM, March 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we have seen what the station rule's are!!!!!

 
At 1:30 PM, March 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't it a KFSM director that did the hit'n'run back in Oct. '03...I guess they did not want their main star to do the same thing!

 
At 5:47 AM, March 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But shut up about anything else. "Spreading rumors isn't just unnecessary, but immature and stupid. Leave other workers at KFSM out of this."

When one or two people say something...I'll call that a rumor; however, when there is a majority of people saying something, you can bet that there is some truth to it.

 
At 12:10 PM, March 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone should look for the police report

 
At 8:09 PM, March 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When one or two people say something...I'll call that a rumor; however, when there is a majority of people saying something, you can bet that there is some truth to it."

So the more people spreading a rumor means it becomes truth?? How bout wait until the evidence comes out before changing something from rumor to truth.

People are just starting garbage on this blog. Leave it to just facts. It doesn't belong on here.

 
At 11:36 PM, March 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley? Is that you?

 
At 6:13 AM, March 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How bout wait until the evidence comes out before changing something from rumor to truth."

Are you saying there is evidence coming? I can tell you for a fact that the two of them have been seen out to dinner alone in Fort Smith..and I'm sure Tim told his wife about that "meeting". The deck is stacked against them in my opinion. Believe what you want...

 
At 10:50 AM, March 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure YOU saw them with your own eyes? This blog is about Tim's DWI...not anything else.

His DWI is fact, we know that. The rumors about him with Beck or anyone isn't fact, just people gossipping, or saying they "saw" something.

If this is a blog with people from TV, shouldn't we know better than to come to conclusions without have facts?? Give me a break, these people actually read this, and I'm sure each of us wouldn't want our name plastered on a TV blog and be accused of something that can't be backed by facts.

 
At 10:54 AM, March 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMEN to the above poster!

I agree his DWI was wrong, and he was rightfully let go by KFSM. And maybe he had a party side that some people have seen, but don't bring other people into this without facts. I totally agree with the above post. Tim's got a family and whatever he tells his wife that he's done is his own business. We should let this go as that, a DWI, and leave whatever gossip we have to another blog. Not this one.

 
At 1:50 PM, March 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree... that's that man's business and it should be kept that way.

 
At 2:04 PM, March 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the rumor about Beck calling the PIO is true, she should be fired as well. "If" is the key word.

 
At 4:36 PM, March 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's just say some of us IN TV News have seen the two out drinking in Ft. Smith. That is FACT. They were VERY friendly.

 
At 6:25 PM, March 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally have seen Malone out drinking at Papas....ALONE. I have never seen him with Beck. Not saying he hasn't, but if he was...what business is it of ours? Seriously?!

 
At 7:37 PM, March 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen Malone out with guys too, so I guess he's screwing them right?

Ever heard of the phrase: "you reap what you sow"? Use caution in your comments.

 
At 6:33 AM, March 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen Malone out with guys too, so I guess he's screwing them right?

Nice, real intelligent. Use caution with your ignorance. The issue here goes deeper than the DWI brought out on this blog... How can I give this guy the benefit of the doubt? Think about this rationally. Has he clearly shown a lack in good judgement? Yes. We all make mistakes, I'm not here to say I'm perfect and have never made mistakes, but putting your life and others in jeopardy while driving intoxicated is pretty severe. This guy has no credibility, so if people are seeing him out with this girl, I'm not going to give him the benefit of the doubt. When you're a public figure...expect to be talked about.

 
At 8:55 AM, March 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those NW Arkansas hillbillies and their moonshine ... why don't they go do something better with their time like smoke a corncob pipe or pick their banjo or make out with their sister.

 
At 8:56 AM, March 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim Malone has gotten 41 more comments than he deserves. Who cares? It's freakin' NW Arkansas!?!?!

 
At 9:21 PM, March 19, 2006, Blogger BlogLobster said...

From the Van Buren Police Department
Sunday 3/05/2006 at 1:49, 800 Webster Street.
Narrative:
I, OFC XXX XXX, was stopped facing westbound at the intersection of South 6th Street and Broadway. I then observed a gray passenger car travelling on Broadway Street. The driver of the vehicle then turned left northbound onto South 8th Street. The driver of the vehicle then swerved out of the northbound traffic lane and into the southbound traffic lane. The drive then drove northbound in the southbound traffic lane for about a block. I then initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver then stopped about South 8th Street and Webster Street. As I approached the rear of the vehicle I could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle. I then made contact with Timothy Malone and asked him for his drivers license. Malone's hands were shaking and he had a hard time getting his license out of his wallet. I then asked Malone if he had been driving tonight. Malone said he had a glass of wine earlier. I then asked Malone to exit his vehicle and noticed that Malone's balance was swaying. I also could smell the odor of intoxicants coming from Malone. I then gave Malone the HGN test. Malone would not follow the stimulus to the maximum deviation...
(more about failing other field sobriety tests)

At this time I felt that Malone was impaired on alcohol and placed him under arrest for DWI. Malone was placed in my unit and transported to the Crawford County Detention Center. Malone was read his implied consent rights form and said he understood his righs and agreet to take the BAC test. Malone also indicated that he did not want an additional test. The Crawford County Data Master needed the solution changed so I transported Malone to the Barling Police Department and after the twenty minute observation period Malone was given a BAC test with the result of .16. Malone was then transported to the CCDC and issued a citation for DWI first and driving left of center

It was Timothy Blythe Malone age 46.

 
At 8:05 PM, March 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone has WAY too much time on their hands.

 
At 12:51 PM, March 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim kept time with 2 different women back when he was at WOTV in Battle Creek - neither of which were his wife!

 
At 10:39 AM, April 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of these posts tell me one thing and one thing only. The reason our local news suffers so much is because we have all of these idiots posting half-baked theories and idiotic conclusions on the web now instead of just over the air waves. If all of you are as board as you appearantly seem to be, then find a job that you would be better at or could at least comprehend a fraction of what you yourselves imply. Like say... the Enquiror or Star or something more befitting your own hippocritical values. Grow up and get back to work.

 
At 10:59 PM, April 17, 2006, Anonymous News from where HE lived said...

....Tim Malone has been, and continues to be untrustworthy, dishonorable, and because of this ... he is now JOBLESS.

FACE IT TIM... YOU NEED HELP !!!

This writing has been, and continues to be on the wall. (47 comments testify to this).

You cannot be a stand-up guy; when, for one reason or another (OR BOTH), your on your back.

Happy one month off Tim.

....BOTTOMS-UP!!! ...NOW GROW UP!!

Your family needs a MAN, not a DRUNKEN ADULTERER.

 
At 1:31 AM, May 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It appears several other channel 5 employees either quit in protest or were fired....the building is very empty and many are doing double duties. I don't give a flip about talking heads, but I am surprised at the sanctimonious tone of many of the posters here. Lord...broadcast history in every market is filled with well liked drunks, skirt chasers and guys who would willingly steal candy from a baby. When did TV anchor = Baptist preacher?

 
At 2:40 AM, May 10, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really do not care about his personal life, but he was the best KFSM had in a long time. People in the river valley count on channel 5. They look like a bunch of Jr high kids doing the news. Garret Lewis is all they have. Very weak if I were going to advertise my business on televion.

 
At 3:54 AM, August 18, 2011, Anonymous transex milano said...

The writer is totally right, and there is no skepticism.

 
At 4:15 AM, September 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are all so silly for comments you've left on here. nothing more than adult versions of kids on the playground.

 
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At 4:13 PM, November 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Story that will not go away......

 
At 12:24 AM, January 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

is this where all the people in fort smith hang out that have absolutely no lives? I was just looking for news and found this. I feel sorry for you people.

 
At 8:42 AM, January 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the plot thickens further....now Ashley Beck arrested for DWI.. Is she gonna be fired too???

 
At 10:22 PM, May 17, 2013, Blogger Harlowmediaconcepts said...

She should be fired I just saw her drunk ass on kxnw she should still be in jail and like Malone fired!!!! Preferably live on air so we can all enjoy some real entertainment van comet wake up your people are ruining your stations especially kxnw which is just over 1 year old think of your company and its best interest close you news depts until you get sober decent professional people who are as professional off air as they cla they r on air

 

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