Friday, July 21, 2006

Former KTHV Weekend Anchor Goes On the Record About His Disorders

In Friday's Arkansas Democrat Gazette's Paper Trail's column, former weekend KTHV anchor Win Noble tells about his struggle with obsessive-compulsive and bipolar disorders. To his viewers, Noble says, “I hope they are able to forgive me if they feel I’ve done them wrong.”
“The person they invited into their home is still that person. I didn’t do something that couldn’t have easily ended with an apology from me.”

Read the full article HERE.

Noble lost his job this spring after a fight at a Little Rock night club.

56 Comments:

At 11:46 AM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for anyone who has a disorder of any kind. But if he knew about his disorders, he should have received help for them instead of letting them spiral out of control and playing out in a public arena. There are many people dealing with similar issues that have done exactly that. Noble's family has the resources to get him the neccessary treatment. His mea culpa is too little too late.

 
At 12:01 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's a great person. I've known him and his family personally for years and I am glad he's getting help. But even sometimes help isn't enough to get you out of the darkness you're stuck in. I am glad he is being open and honest about it all.

I wish him well and good luck in the future.

 
At 12:03 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sure is easy to sit back and judge someone that has this kind of illness.

I give him some props for finally admitting that he has a problem. Now maybe he can move on.

NO, I am not Win, I am not Win's mom or dad and I don't work at a TV station.

I don't think it is EVER too late to try and make yourself a better person.

Also, until you have walked a mile in someone's shoes with this disorder than you don't have a clue!

 
At 12:47 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Carl said...

It's more about choice's than disorders.
You treat co-workers, people you meet, and friends like crap long enough and then one day you get busted by the cops doing the same crap you've done for 25 years,and now you have a "personality disorder?"
Hey, I think Win is naturally talented, but thier are ALOT of A-holes in this world, and if "disorder" now means major A-hole, then maybe Win has a disorder.
Call me crazy, but being brave enough to talk to the public about your problems is great, but saying that maybe youre crazy doesn't help.
"Hey you're that good looking guy that did the news on 11? didn't you get loaded and beat up some guy then run your lady down in your car, then talk to the paper about how crazy you have always been?"
"YEP"

"SWEET, you're hired."

 
At 1:18 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Win will never work in any sort of journalism again. I hope he gets the help he needs if in fact he does have disorders but it's too little too late.

 
At 1:26 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey maybe they should put him in the slammer for a few days to help him with his disorder. Let the guys that have been behind bars awhile show him what they do to pretty boy want to be. Maybe they could beat this "disorder" out of him!

I am not a former co-worker, just someone who believes in what goes around comes around.

 
At 1:36 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Win will never work in any sort of journalism again."
He wasn't working in journalism before. He read the news on TV. Anchors aren't journalists. They're news readers. Sometimes the people who hand them news to read are journalists, but more often than not they've just ripped it off the AP or "borrowed" it from some other news source. Don't insult real journalists by comparing them to talented news readers like Win Noble or any other socalled "anchor."

 
At 2:13 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: the article

What a complete and total load. If this writer communicated with his co-workers, she'd realize what an utter line of crap he fed her. I don't think he feels any remorse -- except for being stupid enough to ruin his career. You don't treat your co-workers like trash and expect a "medical excuse" to save your butt.

 
At 2:15 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya'll are acting like some real hoes.

Good to hear from you Win. Now crawl back to your hole and try to realize that you will never work in this town again. Getting drunk and beating people up (including your girlfriend) is not caused by your so called disorders. They are a result of you being an a..hole.

 
At 2:17 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anchors aren't journalists.

Your an idiot! obviously you aren't good enough to be on the desk. My guess, an ugly producer with a chip on your shoulder.

 
At 2:22 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your an idiot!

Looks like someone never had fundamentals of journalism classes.

Or someone doesn't own an AP stylebook.

 
At 2:25 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your an idiot!

Or educated in Arkansas.

 
At 2:44 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the fact that if he's known that he's "different" for 25 years, the responsible, mature thing to do is to keep getting help when your provider supposedly stops practicing. I don't know of a doctor who stops practicing who wouldn't search heaven and earth to get you a new doctor. In fact, they get in serious ethical trouble if they don't.

The other thing to consider is people with this disorder are often--shall we say-- bullwhizzers who can be manipulative and pathological liars.

There are also people who stop taking their medications who end up disabled, never working again.

I would think that Win is telling the truth. One could argue that you'd have to be "crazy" to ever admit what he did to a reporter. It can and usually does haunt you the rest of your life.

That said, everyone deserves to work and I don't wish the guy any ill-will. That is, unless he's just pulling another stunt.

 
At 2:50 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some anchors are readers, others are journalists.

Win was not a journalist. Carolyn Long was not a journalist.

Steve Barnes is a journalist. Andy Pearson is a journalist. Paul Eels is a journalist. Joe Quinn was a journalist. Anne Jansen is a journalist. Liz Massey is a jounalist. Gina Kurre was a journalist. Susan Roesgen was a journalist. Doug Krile was a jounalist. Margaret Preston was a journalist. The list goes on.

Many are readers, but not all.

 
At 2:52 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, I'll take that back. Win did do stories, and was a reporter and was showing a lot of improvement.

He wasn't Walter Cronkite and he didn't change the world with his reporting, but he met the minimum requirments.

 
At 2:53 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

requirements

 
At 3:32 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I interned at 11 for a summer a few years ago. During my time there, I noticed a lot of things, but disrespect for coworkers was not one of them...from anyone at that station.

I say that as I now work for a competing station.

The people in the newsroom at 11 were some of the kindest people around. I was also lucky enough to be there before Karen Brady left.

I even went on a few stories with Win. He never treated me badly, nor any photog that went on any shoots with him.

I always thought he was a good guy, and honestly, I was shocked to hear about his problems.

It's tragic his career and life had to take a turn for the worse.

 
At 3:42 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous littlerocktalker said...

I have a dear friend who is bi-polar and has similar behavoir problems. Taking the meds (which are horrible because they cause weight gain and other problems) is the first step toward a productive life along with therapy to deal with the idiosyncrasies that go along with bi polar disorder. It's a frightening illness. And I believe him that he has it because of his comments of how he felt different at a young age; that's something many bi-polars say..."I knew I was different when..." Maybe alcohol and other substances contributed to the mania but nevertheless our society frowns upon anything other than "perfect" especially for on air personalities. Pray for him. That's the only thing we, as viewers, can do.

 
At 3:53 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You went on Win on stories?

Were you a girl? That would make all the difference.

 
At 3:58 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didn't he come out with this when the story first broke. If he had been honest then before the incident with his girlfriend - then maybe I could swallow this. However, he let this behavior go on far too long and NOW he comes out with this???

I get so sick of people doing deplorable things and then claiming some disorder - it minimizes and makes a joke of the people who truly have medical problems and live with them everyday with dignity and face it with grace and bravery

Too little too late! Whatever happened to an honest sorry I made a mistake?

 
At 9:09 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beating your girl and rocking out on drugs compared to cancer?
YOUR RIGHT, IT"S ALL THE SAME TO WIN

 
At 10:35 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting cancer and what Win did are far from the same. I have cancer, does that give me an excuse to go out and beat up my girlfriend? I'm on medication, does that give me an excuse to get drunk and get in bar fights? Absolutely not!!!! I'm tired of people doing things that are absolutley not acceptable and then blaming it on an illness or some other bull..it.

This was nothing more than a lame attempt by an even lamer person to try and make people feel sorry for him. Win misses the attention and the paycheck, that's all. I doubt he's actually sorry. I just don't see that in him.

Also, the Dem Gaz should be ashamed of themselves. Is that reporter a family friend or something? This guy is facing a serious criminal charge and you let him in your rag to apologize and try to sway public opinion back in his favor? What the hell? There are probably hundreds of people facing charges this year, let's let them all their stories and then see if they get a fair trial.

Just please go away and never show your face in this town again, that would make more people happy than you realize.

 
At 12:01 AM, July 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the last time.....GET YOUR FREAKIN SHINE BOX!!!!!

 
At 1:59 AM, July 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm actually an ex-girlfriend of Win's. he never hit me or physically abused me in anyway. but there was a lot of emotional abuse, especially when he was drinking and the news of him having bipolar is just absolutely shocking to me since we were together for 14 months and i never heard anything of it. if he truly does have these disorders i hope he can be treated for them and get his life straightened out but i think what most people have said here, that it is just a load of shit

 
At 2:05 AM, July 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

by the way i forgot to mention that we were together back at henderson state. it was when he moved to the rock that we broke up. i saw it as my way out. i emailed win to ask him about the crap he said in the paper and he won't respond to my emails but if any of you want to email win and ask him about what he said directly feel free to. his e-mail is noblewin@netscape.net.

 
At 2:59 AM, July 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing Noble about Win is the name.

 
At 8:04 AM, July 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

:I have cancer, does that give me an excuse to go out and beat up my girlfriend? I'm on medication, does that give me an excuse to get drunk and get in bar fights? Absolutely not!!!! I'm tired of people doing things that are absolutley not acceptable and then blaming it on an illness or some other bull..it. "

No, you have cancer, right? You don't have bi-polar disorder. That just shows your lack of understanding of that disease. I'd think if you have a serious disease, and you have some understanding of how people can misunderstand your condition and how it can effect your life, you'd have some compassion for someone else.

Instead (And I think you're full of bullshit btw) you make yourself the judge, jury and executioner.

Maybe you're another "girlfriend" -- right? Nobody ever show you any compassion, or are you perfect, because it sure sounds by your tone that you've got holes in your hands and feet.

The rest of us are tired of crap from people like you (likely a 22 year old know it all smart-ass who works on a floor crew) who think you know everything, but who've never been anywhere, and never had anything serious happen in their lives.

Grow a conscience, you jackass.

 
At 12:45 PM, July 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Also, the Dem Gaz should be ashamed of themselves. Is that reporter a family friend or something?"

She is not a reporter. She is a columnist. There is a HUGE difference. She gets to write about whatever she wants and express opinions. Reporters do not.

 
At 2:42 PM, July 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: 8:04 am

Ouch, Hit a little close to home Win?

 
At 3:08 PM, July 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The kid clearly has issues. The article in this weeks paper did nothing to improve his reputation.

 
At 9:25 PM, July 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this blog site. You know, win wasn't that great. And sure, some folks left the THV news team as they were skipped over for Win's climb. But what a great country where a kid in his early 20's can accomplish what he did in such a short time. He brought himself down. Does anyone know if THV's ratings suffered with his departure? Also, who the heck is wise enough to comment on his condition? There sure are a bunch of smart ass know it alls who think they do gathered here.

 
At 11:05 PM, July 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does everyone think that they should comment on Win? Is he really that important?

 
At 6:20 AM, July 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

May's numbers for weekends were the best they'd been in more than two years, from what I've heard.

 
At 2:42 PM, July 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTHV has bad judgement on hiring quality people and win and all of the rest is not quality they are just tabloid journalist!

 
At 8:55 PM, July 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one should ever excuse beating someone else up, especially someone of the opposite sex, no matter what the reason. But, if there is a connection between Win's disorder and his bad public behavior, and he has at least tried to get help in straightening out, give him a little credit! It's a lot worse to judge someone over a problem, especially when it can just as easily happen to the person doing the judging. Until you've walked a mile in his shoes, don't go there, unless you're willing to look at yourselves in the mirror and go through what he has.

 
At 9:26 PM, July 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys (and gals), don't believe the hype!! Do you see what this fool is trying to do to us?? He is trying to manipulate his way back into the public's good graces and like I've read on many other posts on this blog, it's too little too late!!

I'll oblige his coming out and recognizing/admitting to his illness. That in itself is commendable -- BUT THIS IS WIN NOBLE -- HELLO??!!

Are our collective memories that short? Is our collective IQ that low? C'mon y'all!! The one thing he said he could do to make us all forget this ugly mess is the one thing he still hasn't done -- apologize. Did you read that?? Did you?? I know I didn't (not a direct quote anyway). If he were truly remorseful he would have apologized to the people he's wronged both publicly and privately, and with his out-of-control ego, that will never happen. The man is too far gone.....

It's just Win attempt at gaining sympathy so somebody (anybody!) will give him a chance of doing something (anything!). He's got that Dem-Gaz columnist on his side, so I'm sure this the second of a long line of installments of this twisted soap opera.

Win, as another poster so eloquently put it, just go away. You're no longer, wanted, needed, loved, desired, or admired. Taking off and going somewhere where nobody knows or have ever heard of you would be perfect!! We promise we won't tell.........

God Bless and good riddance!!

 
At 10:14 PM, July 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe in mental illnesses, however, I can't pity this man. He had achieved so much so young only to forsake it.

We've all made career missteps, but this young man seems to have thrown it all away over personal issues. I pity him for his personal problems, but professionally I feel no sympathy.

 
At 11:24 PM, July 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So did anyone notice that Fox 16 carried the Win Rock funeral on the internet instead of live TV? How sad is that? Was the second highest seat in Arkansas government not worthy of daytime coverage?

 
At 12:41 PM, July 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad in case you don't know there were more people in front of a computer than a tv during the time of Win Rock's funeral...

FOX16.com had over 4,000 hits during the coverage on the web.

Hey people were at work and not at home in front of the tv.

One of these days you guys will come into the 21st century.

One question were was the biggest audience that day? i.e in front of tv or in front of computer?

 
At 12:57 PM, July 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't brag about 4,000 hits. That's not that many.

 
At 1:17 PM, July 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the church there did more work on coverage than 16 did. There is no excuse for carrying Springer instead of the funeral.

 
At 1:24 PM, July 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And to the guy that was bragging about 4000 hits...it is fine to carry the service on the internet but also carry it on live TV. I think that showed why Fox 16 can't be trusted for news when it matters. You know they didn't even break into programming for the death of Win Rock. They just posted a short little video on their site. Not everyone in Central Arkansas has internet and they need to cater to them as well as the internet types like us

 
At 1:31 PM, July 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad in case you don't know there were more people in front of a computer than a tv during the time of Win Rock's funeral...

FOX16.com had over 4,000 hits during the coverage on the web.


Really? More people on the web then in front of a tv? Do you know how to read a ratings book? Look at July 05 and tell me the number of households using tv during the same time period as the funeral. I'm guessing there are quite a few more then 4,000. 4,000 hits is not a big number. I wouldn't brag.

 
At 3:18 PM, July 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was no need for Win to speak to the press... it's over. Whether he has a real issue.. or just likes to booze it up and hit women... doesn't matter. It's over

 
At 4:24 PM, July 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also interned at KTHV. I was there summer of 2004. Win was different from all the other reporters. He came in when he wanted to and all he talked about was his band. I don't think he really wanted to be a reporter I think he just wanted to be on TV. I went out on a story once with Win and he treated the Photog. like sh*t. Most reporters help carrry stuff or at least hold the door open. Not Mr. I don't won't to wrinkle my shirt. I also believe someone at the station was writing his packages. He had great things going for himself at KTHV. To bad he messed it up.

 
At 4:53 PM, July 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is still hot for a abusive, druggy, ego crazy, metro-sexual, liar, that used to strip @ TCU!!!!

And SOME girls like him too. (but not many)

 
At 5:38 PM, July 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please let this thread die! Just stop writting about this subject! Please no one comment after this one. His will not be on TV and we will not have to see him again. Please let this be the last comment!!!!!! Please!!!!

 
At 5:43 PM, July 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry - "He will not be on TV and we will not have to see him again."
Just getting a little board on the subject!!!! THE LAST COMMENT!!!

 
At 6:29 PM, July 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Paul Eels is a journalist."

You're not a journalist when you read whatever the UA SID office churns out.

 
At 8:50 PM, July 24, 2006, Anonymous NRICHARDSON said...

FACE YOU PAUL EELS. . . . .

Last poster, you're a loser!!

 
At 9:53 AM, July 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting, you going to call Rainwater and gripe about my post now?

 
At 1:18 PM, July 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a dream last night that I listened to Chuck Barrett broadcast his last Sportsrap.

ARN had cancelled the show in my dream.

It was a good dream.

 
At 4:17 PM, July 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...Steve Barnes is a journalist. Andy Pearson is a journalist. Paul Eels is a journalist. Joe Quinn was a journalist. Anne Jansen is a journalist. Liz Massey is a jounalist. Gina Kurre was a journalist. Susan Roesgen was a journalist. Doug Krile was a jounalist. Margaret Preston was a journalist. The list goes on...."

Don't these people need to go out and write their own copy to be a journalist? Yes, once they were on the bottom, but now they are just READERS!

 
At 4:42 PM, July 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear a lot of blaming the "mental illness" but not a lot of blaming himself and taking responsibility for being a jackass.

Listen, you can't publicly beat a girl and drive off with her on your hood and then blame it on the lack of medication.

 
At 2:25 PM, July 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, 4:17. You're a moron.

Why don't you try looking into something before you open the No-Pest Strip you call your mouth.

It's what journalists do.

 
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