Friday, August 11, 2006

Tipster: Hiring Has Begun for KFTA

This from a tipster: "KNWA Hired Mary Marsh and another reporter to start back its Fort Smith KFTA office. "

38 Comments:

At 5:14 PM, August 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I predict a 1 rating, if they are lucky.

 
At 5:16 PM, August 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, they'll do really well against CSI and Grey's Anatomy. Woo hoo.

 
At 7:31 PM, August 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where in Ft. Smith are they going to work? I heard that John Griffin still owns the Ft. Smith building. Is this correct?

 
At 7:33 PM, August 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, good put-downs y'all!...that'll show 'em.

 
At 8:15 PM, August 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always like the "searched the nation for the best candidate" type non-sense. It should read "searched the nation for someone overqualified who would work real cheap, but couldn't find anyone worth crap who would take the job for what we would pay, so we'll promote from within which is what we knew we would do the whole time anyway"

 
At 12:56 AM, August 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences to the new hires - way to flush your careers down the toilet . . . . .

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

Congratulations Mary!!!!!

 
At 2:27 AM, August 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yeah, good put-downs y'all!...that'll show 'em."

Actually, no it won't.

The demographic that the local stations are aiming for are either in bed by 9 or at Western Sizzlin'.

The primary goal is to attract more viewers away from either A) sleep or B) the salad & bread bar.

Good luck!

 
At 9:05 AM, August 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The other reporter is Jessica Dean

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

KNWA / KFTA announced today they will be hiring Pee Wee Herman.

Word is that Nexstar and Russell have him earmarked for upper management.

 
At 3:16 PM, August 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for those getting these jobs. They'd have a much better future at a station with an actual future...

 
At 3:51 PM, August 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that after all their "Fort Smith sucks, Fort Smith sucks" comments, KNWA is now trying to figure out a way to slink back into Fort Smith. I feel sorry for those reporters because they are in for a rude awakening.

 
At 6:30 PM, August 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe those are KFTA reporters not KNWA. I know that KNWA is NWA only but I don't think that's true for the Fox Station. Does anyone know? No matter what the 9pm news looks like it will be better than anything that the old station could have put on the air.

 
At 1:45 PM, August 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe this will be their first on-air reporting jobs for both of the new hires...so, who knows? Maybe they will hit the ground running! All first jobs are stressful in the beginning, so it really might not make that much of a difference being at KFTA in Ft. Smith. I know Dean is a USC grad and Marsh is top-notch with a Master's degree.

Good Luck to both!

 
At 6:34 PM, August 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how they will look on air. Anyone know what these people look like?

 
At 6:35 PM, August 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think one of them is kind of short so don't know how they will look on air.

 
At 6:44 PM, August 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Jessica. You and Mary will do a great job!

 
At 8:13 PM, August 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think I saw one of them dancing at for the Barrio Band one night. Really sexy little thing. Hope it shows up on the camera.

 
At 11:46 PM, August 13, 2006, Blogger Ryan said...

Any word on who is going to do weather? Is it going to be KNWA's chief met or someone else?

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

Any pictures of her?

 
At 4:27 PM, August 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check the networking sites. Bet one of them has a myspace

 
At 4:38 PM, August 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think this might be one of them.

www.myspace.com/marymaymarsh

 
At 8:16 PM, August 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is Mary Marsh

 
At 11:19 AM, August 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it better to get a job where you can (and have to) do daily broadcast performance than to do p.a. in a major market? Talent with a bunch of on-air hours combined with ambition wins. Evidence of willingness to sacrifice/postpone gratification to build a career is a plus when you're ready to move.

 
At 1:33 PM, August 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet these gals will not be long in Fort Smith if they are any good. A year tops and then off to a larger market back in NWA or Little Rock or Tulsa or Dallas etc. Tough life being on the move so much but worth it if you can give up the other things for a while.

 
At 7:10 PM, August 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dallas...are you serious, a market on the verge of top 10, after spending "a year tops" in Fort Smith? Ok, I understand LR, but you guys sometimes act like NWA is a step up from Ft. Smith, when it is the SAME market!

 
At 9:02 AM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KFSM does send some of its people to Oklahoma City after 3 or 4 years and I think some folks out of 40/29 have made nice jumps. Dallas is a little unbelievable, though.

NWA is in the same market so that wouldn't be a jump, just a move.

 
At 2:03 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they purchase some really short tripods for Mary:)

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

That is harsh! But I would like to see her interview a NBA player. You do have to admit she is cute. Can't be over 5 foot tall.

 
At 7:05 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sad that Mary made her myspace private...can I be your friend?

 
At 8:21 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha...the stalking begins.

 
At 10:13 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all about talent. A Jackson Mississippi meteorologist went from Market #89 to Market #1

 
At 3:37 PM, August 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.xanga.com/moonpiemary

 
At 8:04 PM, August 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it may be Fox in NWA/FS, but it is still a cool thing when a station adds employees. They could be cutting back and firing people. Props to KNWA/KFTA for supporting our careers.

 
At 8:17 AM, August 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=854032538

 
At 7:05 PM, August 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, someone's got to quit posting this poor girls personal stuff!

 
At 10:05 PM, August 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

True enough is enough

 
At 10:52 PM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Rob said...

One of these two just left their job at KFTA

 

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