Friday, June 09, 2006

KATV Gets New Reporter

KATV has hired a new reporter. Kristin Fisher is her name. According to her bio, she comes from KJCT in Grand Junction, Colorado where she worked as a reporter/weekend anchor.

83 Comments:

At 10:34 PM, June 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This little dove look better than Beth Hunt and i think Beth has met her match and so do the Michelle"Red Breasted Robin" Rupp and don't leave out the Buzzard Pam Smith!!!!( I love picking on Pam it is a good stress reliever!

 
At 10:45 AM, June 10, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randy may leave his wife over this one!

 
At 10:05 AM, June 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again?

 
At 9:23 PM, June 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's not as prety as Michele Rupp, and I like her a lot becase she is smart and beautifull and she is my dove.

 
At 9:08 AM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? You're an idiot!

 
At 11:23 AM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Buster Poindexter said - "Hot, Hot, Hot"...

 
At 1:26 PM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melissa Simas is still the hottest reporter in this market... by far.

 
At 1:29 PM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do the math on the wedding date and the due date..

 
At 2:05 PM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV has a reputation for hiring hot women.... but not always good journalists. KARK has more quality reporters... and in Simas's case... she's a looker, too !

 
At 2:06 PM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, about as hot as eating the same meal for lunch for 2 years straight.

 
At 2:13 PM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The above poster needs variety to be happy? How sad.

 
At 2:20 PM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who remembers Abby Gregory.. that traffic girl on KTHV ?

Now she's doing a late-night show on the Outdoor Channel called "Crossing Country." The premise of the show... three women put on TINY bikinis and do some sort of fishing or rock-climbing event for the cameras. That's it... I'm serious.

 
At 2:33 PM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good show.... much better than KATV's morning show !!!! If I see Jason dress up in one more stupid outfit... while Beth nearly passes out from being dizzy... I'm gonna hurl !!!

 
At 2:34 PM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that I look back on it... that Sharika Kondom girl wasn't too bad!!!

 
At 3:47 PM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beth Hunt is still a good looking Dove!

 
At 3:49 PM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder if Jessica Morkert is unahppy now... she isn't the best looker at KATV now for sure !

 
At 7:47 PM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard a park in Fort Smith flooded. Fish and rice was everywhere.

 
At 7:55 PM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You guys are awful, talking about people like this."

Yea maybe! But, it's been many months since KATV made the decision to...among other things....can Julia Grayson for Beth Hunt. NO ONE has been able to provide a reasonable explanation to date!! I'm not saying I think Julia was better than Beth...although Julia certainly has a better reputation than Beth as a person!! I am saying at best they are equivalents.

The only theory to date that makes sense is that Beth was jealous that she wasn't an anchor and wanted the job...so she did whatever she had to do to get it!

I'm going to believe that....as will many others...until someone tells us differently who a. makes sense, and b. is clearly not Beth herself or one of her staunch defenders that frequently appear whenever she is criticized.

 
At 8:01 PM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it interesting that while Daybreak was hit with massive change....Julia was the only on-air talent that was actually let go?

I'm not saying Julia was better than Beth...but no way is Beth actually better than Julia. They are pretty much equals.

Except...one has a rep for getting around and one does not! Guess which is which!!

 
At 10:02 PM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sick of this crap.

Anyone posting negative crap about Beth obviously does not know her. You people are incredibly ignorant and obviously bored. GET A LIFE. Beth is an amazing, talented, and beautiful woman. Jealous much?

Live your life and let other people live theirs. She's not hurting you. She's getting up every morning, doing her job at the crack of dawn, working hard and making a life for herself and her family... what the heck is wrong with you people?

 
At 10:09 PM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a secret on Beth Hunt see the ring on her left hand she is maiired and she had some one all the time,do the math 1+2=3 so their you have it and she is thinking about leaving.(She is a cute Dove and i know she and KATVBH is reading this.

 
At 10:11 PM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like to misspell my words so you can go to certain blog comment and get a good laugh and bust that gut and get a liver transplant.

 
At 11:45 PM, June 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you 10:02p. That's the same crap over and over. When is someone going to answer the question....why Beth over Julia?

 
At 12:48 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I heard about this "blog" and some of the awful things some of you were saying about Beth. I couldn't believe somone would say something like that about her, so I had to take a look. It is amazing that some of you miserable people really don't have anything better to do other than bash a great person. Whoever posted those awful things about her has some jealousy issues or something. It's also amazing to me that those people are pretty chicken $hit as well. I have an idea.... Why don't you post your name on here, and so will I. We can arrange a time and place to meet and I can do some bashing on your face, and you can see what it feels like to have some courage, put yourself out there everyday, and get your a$$ whipped. Oh yeah, I forgot... You are probably some desk jockey, hiding behind your computer screen and keyboard showing your valiant bravery, bad-mouthing a beautiful person and talented anchor. Until you (however many of you there are) decide to put yourself out there, like she does everyday, and meet me, maybe you should keep your mouths shut. If you do decide to have some courage, I will be happy to shut your mouth/s! (you ever tried talking while choking on your own teeth?) Have a nice day, and God bless. :)

 
At 12:54 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm going to believe that....as will many others...until someone tells us differently who a. makes sense, and b. is clearly not Beth herself or one of her staunch defenders that frequently appear whenever she is criticized."

So far we've only heard from biased Beth Hunt defenders. WE KNOW HOW YOU FEEL! YOU'VE TOLD US THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER FOR MONTHS. You have been heard! Drop your case.

Now, can we hear from someone who can explain objectively the business decision made to can Julia and replace her with Beth Hunt on Daybreak. Thanks!!

 
At 1:03 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 12:54, I think for the first time the person you are into it with is a male. Us gals can get snappy, but we don't threaten violence.:) Plus, I don't see Beth coming out swinging! LOL

So that being said, is it Beth's boyfriend/husband/whatever who is constantly on here defending her? If so, I agree enough is enough from him. I too would like to know what KATV has to say about what was said in the boardroom that led to Julia being let go in favor of Beth?

 
At 1:48 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Julia was offered a reporter job at KATV. She turned it down after her teary farewell on her last morning show. That pissed off the KATV brass by the way. You don't get a final show at KATV. You get the boot a day or two early. No "swan songs", I guess they're afraid you'll say something they don't like. Your last show is always a surprise so you don't have anything prepared.

I digress....

Julia said good-bye to the viewers and tendered her resignation. Told the brass where they could stick their reporting job.

Beth go promoted because she was mad about Munoz getting promoted to the 10 before her. She had been promised earlier that the job was hers, so to make her happy she got the wonderful morning gig.

 
At 2:09 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:48 THANKS! That's a good explanation of the aftermath of the decision...and I thank you for speaking on an objective, non-emotional level. Do you actually know why the decision was made to replace Julia as anchor in the first place....with the intent of moving her to reporter?

 
At 2:43 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time to move on. Beth was offered a promotion and she took it. Who wouldn't? She didn't force anyone to offer her the job (do you really think that ANYONE over there has that kind of power? I mean, come on!) If the situation had been reversed you would all be bashing Julia. What a fair weather bunch. Beth is doing an excellent job. Excellent. Next topic.

 
At 2:57 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 2:43, Again-

"So far we've only heard from biased Beth Hunt defenders. WE KNOW HOW YOU FEEL! YOU'VE TOLD US THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER FOR MONTHS. You have been heard! Drop your case."

Does the 1:48 poster or anyone else know exactly why the decision was made to replace Julia as anchor and move her to reporter. Thanks!:)

 
At 3:07 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like how the guy threatens to bash someone's face in and cause bodily harm b/c of a blog...Then says "God Bless" at the end.

You see people?

Now, *THAT* is class.

 
At 3:15 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:57 poster- It's been about a year or so, and the prevailing theory was that Beth Hunt threatened to leave when Christina Munoz was promoted to 10p. anchor. According to Beth, she had long been promised an anchor position. I guess KATV powers felt like Julia was more expendible than Beth.

So to Beth and her "defenders"- don't play innocent! Julia was backstabbed. It was Beth Hunt's way without regard to anyone else. Sagging ratings were her vehicle to get what she wanted. But, it's all water under the bridge now. I know Julia likes her new gig with the Heart Association, but I wish she'd return to TV someday. Wouldn't it be justice for her to start anchoring mornings at a KATV competitor?:)

 
At 3:20 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:15- If you ask me- it was justice when the new Daybreak concept failed to an embarrassing degree, then Beth went preggie out of wedlock! I bet someone in the boardroom wish they could have some of those decisions back. Beth and her buddies might not like the outcome. But, hindsight is always 20/20.

 
At 3:26 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So why do you guys think KATV execs are so loyal to Beth. Despite what she has done to their ratings first then reputation, she is their gal! Hmmmmmm in more than one way.

 
At 3:40 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV execs have admirable yet sometimes stubborn loyalty to talent with Central Arkansas ties. Beth and Melinda are good examples. It will take Albritton coming in and making LONG overdue changes at all levels to get the ship back afloat.

 
At 3:40 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The question is why does Melinda Mayo get to stick around?

 
At 3:47 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell- over the past 10 years or so, KATV execs have made many more bad decisions than good when it comes to their news product. Their best days ratings-wise over that time period is when they've held steady. There has been no growth, just gradual decline. They should be ashamed. KATV was soooo good for so long. I agree with the previous poster that Albritton needs to come in and do something about it!!

 
At 3:47 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no confidence in the current management at KATV

 
At 3:57 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you people are a ignorant. Beth is a great gal. Whoever posted that earlier may be biased, supports Beth.... whatever. I thought it was funny, actually. If somone was taking shots at you or somone you liked, wouldn't your response be emotional. By the way Beth was already engaged when she got pregnant.

 
At 4:01 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow! you people are really bored. poor Beth. Julia quit by, the way. Oh yeah, I guess Beth got her fired from the pharmeceutical company immediately after she quit KATV. "Somone really has it out for the morning show, Beth, and KATV", I wonder who it could be???????? hmmm????

 
At 4:03 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

look, I like Beth, I like Julia... Could you people drop it already. You guys bring new meaning to "kicking a dead horse".
those 2 girls are probably tired of hearing about it too.

 
At 4:05 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if Julia is happy at her new gig, why all the fuss still about this? Things happen for a reason. God had other plans for her.

 
At 4:07 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If KATV is going to make a comeback, meaning getting back to news ratings dominance, I can promise you step one will be Albritton nuking current a.m. disasters they call Daybreak, GMA, and Midday. The only thing that may remain is the program names. None of the current AM talent are capable of "bringing back the glory." That's a guarantee!

 
At 4:07 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares about KATV's management? In my opinion, the only people who would hate the management there would be disgruntled ex-employees, or somone who needs to go somewhere else, so they can be happy.

 
At 4:09 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nuking KATV mornings.... Wow, talk about an emotional response. Julia is that you?

 
At 4:13 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My vote is for the pissed of person from earlier. That would make a good show. It could be filmed at the KATV parking deck.

 
At 4:32 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beth lovers vs. Beth Haters!! WWF Smackdown! Hell, THV might even carry that live!:)

 
At 4:35 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Julia vs. Beth would be even better!

 
At 4:38 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After the baby's born and Beth's back to normal, I think we need Beth vs. Julia to mud-wrestle in bikinis! Need ratings you say?? That would be a lock!

 
At 4:39 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that wouldn't be interesting. Neither of them care about all of this. They like eachother.

 
At 4:43 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do any of you people know God? You should try Christianity, I hear it's better than the alternative. So much hate out there. I know of a great church if you're interested.

 
At 4:46 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL I have to admit, if Daybreak started having KATV reporters mudwrestle in bikinis; BJ, Robyn, and Tom have no answer for that!

 
At 4:49 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares about the Julia incident? I left a bad workplace once, and I wasn't even that upset about it a year later. I really got shafted. It sucks, but I got over it. I didn't hate the person that took the job behind me. It wasn't there fault, it was management. Beth had nothing to do with it. Get over it. Life sucks sometimes. That's LIFE!

 
At 4:56 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 7:55 June 12th. You know why scientists call it a theory? b/c there is not enough factual evidence to support it.... To sum it up, it is there opinion.... Just like what you said is your opinion... No factual evidence to support it.... OPINION... You know what they say about opinions and excuses don't you? There like A--holes... everybody has one and they all stink! LOL kind of like the whole marriage/baby thing.

 
At 4:57 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL!!!!!! AMEN!!!!!

 
At 5:12 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One vote for Mudwrestling!

 
At 8:17 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 7 has a morning show?

 
At 9:18 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"By the way Beth was already engaged when she got pregnant."

Being engaged is not the same as being married.

 
At 9:28 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is she married now, I'm confused?

 
At 12:02 AM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares?
You all want to talk about Beth because she is living the American dream and you, obviously, are not. Beth is a beautiful, intelligent woman, she is married to a wonderful successful man she has been dating for years, she is expecting her first child, she is a success in her field, she is supported by a great and loving family and she certainly could not care less about what any of you have to say about her. MOVE ON.

 
At 8:57 AM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A poster above says "Beth was already engaged before she got pregnant".... so at least she was giving free samples before the wedding.. and even free samples to get the ring ? That takes class.

 
At 9:47 AM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

shut up.
I'm sure you are angelic and pristine... in fact, I bet you've never made one mistake in your whole life. Why... I'll bet God himself looks down on you every single day and thinks to himself, "I love my divinely appointed, finger-pointer and anonymous basher of people they have never even met. It makes me so happy to see them making others miserable with their negativity and hate. I am so very proud."

 
At 9:58 AM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The above poster has it right... and has class, as well

 
At 10:05 AM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the Melinda haters - she stays around because she is GOOD!! She is an awesome talents TV professional.

Lest you forget - Steve Powell was also taken off Daybreak, because he sucked! Jason at least is entertaining.

If you knew anything about TV works you would understand that the people behind the scenes - managment, producers and directors have as much to do with ratings and what you see as anything else.

KATV has terrible producers and awful editing, because mangement won't interview, hire and pay truly talented people.

 
At 10:07 AM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beth is pretty and fun... Jason is funny and talented.. Melinda is smart and multi-faceted... but it's all opinion. And if yours is not nice.. why post it ?

 
At 12:49 PM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, we need to stop focusing on Beth. Let's talk about Sonseeahray Tonsall or Kathleen Berger or ... maybe, just maybe ... even Win Noble! HA, HA!!!!

 
At 3:01 PM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You all want to talk about Beth because she is living the American dream..."

I hardly think that being a morning show anchor in market #57 is the American dream. Thank you drive-thru.

 
At 3:47 PM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen!

 
At 9:14 PM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably a better job than the one you're doing. I bet she would be the breadwinner in your house.

Ouch.

 
At 9:28 PM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be so sure.

 
At 10:52 PM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beth is a divider, not a uniter:)

This is some entertaining stuff. Beth, we appreciate you keeping close tabs on all this and defending yourself regularly in 3rd person. Good luck with the remainder of your pregnancy and the rest of your life. Whether we like or dislike you on the air.....or approve of some of your personal choices.....at least most of us wish you well.

 
At 12:14 AM, June 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Web Master,

How about a cruelty filter here... Or hey, how about just giving this girl a break, having a heart and shutting down this heartless thread? Or maybe this is just too entertaining for you? What am I saying? Of course it is... you started a BLOG! Come on man, do something good for a change. It's getting way past ridiculous here. I know you have some compassion in there. The most humane thing you could do is to just give someone a break. Even the grinch had a heart. If I woke up in the morning and saw this thing gone I think I'd finally have renewed faith in human kind. Can't you just let someone enjoy what is supposed to be one of the most exciting times in a person's life - the birth of their first child? Is this how you want them to commemorate this occassion? TAKE DOWN THIS BLOG TOPIC. DO SOMETHING REALLY, REALLY GOOD FOR A CHANGE. Inflicting pain on other people isn't freedom of speech or even entertainment... it's just cruelty.

 
At 8:19 AM, June 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how KATVers act when the shoe is on the other foot. All they ever do on the corner of 4th and Main is point fingers and laugh. I'll bet there's not a day goes by without them pointing out Andy's weight or Craig silly specials. Just to prove to themselves they're superior to everyone else in the market.

 
At 2:43 PM, June 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV gets picked on.. because they really do think they're better. Arrogance is not appealing. That's why KTHV's morning show will always win; because people actually like BJ, Robyn and Tom.

 
At 3:09 PM, June 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was hoping to learn something about the new girl....not the same ole same ole Beth vs. Julia. Anything on the new girl to the market?

 
At 6:13 PM, June 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:14- Good news for ya!! They are working hard for the day when living on another planet is actually an option. Until then....deal with the realities of living on planet Earth.:)

 
At 6:16 PM, June 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Andy so damn heavy anyway?? I was looking at some of the videos in the KATV E-vault, and he was much, much skinnier then! What's the deal? It's not really a laughing matter.

Putting that aside, he and Gina really had chemistry and looked good together on set. Andy's anchoring doesn't enthrall me like it did back then.

 
At 6:19 PM, June 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"he's not as prety as Michele Rupp, and I like her a lot becase she is smart and beautifull and she is my dove.
9:23 PM, June 11, 2006"

Whoever it is that seems to have the hots for Michelle Rupp.....does she know? If not, she needs to! You may be her only chance for love!

 
At 9:33 PM, June 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A typical KTHV comment. That fat guy helped bring your sorry station out of the cellar and bring you to a state where you actually get some ratings and respect and revenue.

But, you people are so busy getting your ego's bruised over there that you can't see the forest for the trees.

 
At 6:30 PM, June 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just caught Beth on channel 7 tonight for the first time, and while she IS beautiful, there is only one goddess in Little Rock, and that is JANCEY SHEATS!!!

 
At 8:39 PM, June 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"KATV gets picked on.. because they really do think they're better. Arrogance is not appealing. That's why KTHV's morning show will always win; because people actually like BJ, Robyn and Tom."

you hit the nail on the head.

 
At 10:29 PM, June 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: Jancey Sheets

A pretty face IS critical these days - but credibility is what sets great anchors apart from "the flavor of the week".

 
At 8:45 AM, November 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need more K. Fisher reports on Channel 7 and on the internet.

 

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