Friday, August 11, 2006

KNWA Hires New Razorback Nation Anchor

Source: KNWA Press Release KNWA-TV announced the hiring of Jesse Abdenour today as its newest member of the Razorback Nation Team. He replaces Matt Turner, who was recently promoted to the news desk. The announcement was made by Blake Russell, Vice President and General Manager of the television station.

“Jesse has a huge passion for sports,” said Mr. Russell. “He’s also very interested in moving to an area and to a television station that put such a large emphasis on the Razorbacks as we do.”

"Before coming to Arkansas for the interview, I didn’t know very much at all about the area," said Mr. Abdenour. "But when I got here and they showed me the university, Dickson Street, Pinnacle Hills and the rest of Northwest Arkansas, I knew people here have something going. And then when I saw how many resources KNWA puts into covering the Razorbacks, I knew, this was the job for me."

“We looked long and hard to find the right person for this unique opportunity,” said Bo Mattingly, Sports Director at KNWA. “After spending time with Jesse, we knew he was the guy that would help us keep delivering consistent excellence day in and day out.”

Mr. Abdenour will also anchor sports for KARK-TV in Little Rock.

He comes to NWA from Rockford, IL where he’s Sports Director at WREX-TV. He’s also worked at stations in Columbus, OH, Moline, IL and Rochester, MN. He’s originally from Seattle and graduated from Ohio University. When he's not working, Mr. Abdenour says he likes play tennis, golf and baseball. He’s also a video game fan as well as a Seinfeld rerun watcher. Most importantly, he's a sports fan. "I like sports and I like to talk about sports, so [working in sports broadcasting] it’s a good fit."

19 Comments:

At 8:00 PM, August 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another out-of-state guy who'll be shown how to drink the Kool-Aid and fall in line with the rest of the state's herd of mindless sheep (or swine)!

 
At 8:44 PM, August 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He plays video games. Sounds like an intellectual.

 
At 1:16 AM, August 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good choice, Bo!!!!

 
At 1:48 AM, August 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Another out-of-state guy who'll be shown how to drink the Kool-Aid"

You NAILED it with that one.

At least Nutt will have comfort in knowing that he'll have at least one new sports guy who will defend his (Nutt's) every move.

Really, when you think about it, all they did was hire some guy to sit around and LIE about how good the Razorbacks are, meanwhile the REAL "Razorback Nation" is sitting around mad because they've got a coach who can't win and a media who buys his every move hook, line, and sinker.

Nice move.

 
At 9:20 PM, August 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thou shalt always worship the pig. Now face to the northwest and worship Lord Broyles. Praise the Pig!

 
At 10:39 PM, August 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bo...now Jesse?

If only the next two that KNWA hires for sports will be named Luke, with a female reporter named Daisy, then it will be complete!

But only if a sports shooter is named Cooter.

 
At 6:52 AM, August 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Houston qualify as Boss Hog?

 
At 12:56 PM, August 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hog A Lu, Hog A Lu, Hog A Lu,
Hawg-a-leujah, Praise ye the PIG!

 
At 1:00 PM, August 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Bo...now Jesse?

If only the next two that KNWA hires for sports will be named Luke, with a female reporter named Daisy, then it will be complete!

But only if a sports shooter is named Cooter."

Possum on a gumbush! Amen to that!

Sincerely,
Deputy Enos Strait

 
At 11:45 AM, August 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its great they hired this guy! I'm happier than a dog with 2 peters! Yee-haw!

Although I'm sure I could take him in Madden

 
At 12:52 PM, August 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's hot!

 
At 4:11 PM, August 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But has he had a DWI yet? If not, they better get to work on him...

 
At 5:25 PM, August 22, 2006, Blogger mentor1938 said...

KNWA has gained a great sports caster.
He does a great job and is already missed here in the Rockford , Illinois viewing area of wrex-tv
Enjoy him or we wnat him back(the viewers)

 
At 5:27 PM, August 22, 2006, Blogger mentor1938 said...

to the kool aid blogger, you guys have gained a great sportscaster. He is already missed here in the Rockford, illinois viewing area.
you will really like the guy.

 
At 8:11 PM, September 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To you Kool Aid and video people --

you are getting a great person...someone who is passionate about life, about his career, and his place in the world. Shame on your small minds.

 
At 9:23 PM, September 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y'all in Arkansas are incredibly lucky to get Jesse Abdenour - you should treat him well! Everywhere he goes Jesse is greatly appreciated so cut the nasty and start appreciating what luck you just got! You got a prince among sportscasters!

Seattle Fans

 
At 3:28 PM, December 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome Jesse, good luck.
p.s. slap Neile and Meghan on the butt for me.

 
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