Friday, September 15, 2006

Backpack Journalist's Trail Leads to Weekend Anchor Desk

ATN can confirm a tip that KTHV Backpack Journalist Mike Duncan has been promoted to the position of weekend anchor at the station. Duncan joined KTHV in June of this year to become the Little Rock market's first Backpack Journalist. The weekend position has been filled the last number of months by several anchor/reporters at THV following the dismissal of Win Noble.

44 Comments:

At 9:22 PM, September 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great for him, but what in the world will THV do to fill that glorious Backpack Journalist position??

Unless he wears a backpack or tries to make his work look a little more down to earth, viewers just don't understand what that is.

 
At 7:00 AM, September 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the plot thickens for the over crowded anchor desk at THV when Dawn Scott returns. There is no room for 4 anchors. One of them has to be out, the question is whom? Andy or Anne? I can't see Liz sitting next to Dawn, just can't picture that in my mind. It doesn't look right.

 
At 12:31 PM, September 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for Mike. He deserves to move up.

 
At 4:59 PM, September 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree!!! KTHV is losing ground bigtime. Why not start hiring photogs to anchor and Bob jonesers fresh out of college. I say sure, lay is like 0-4 in chosing talent. Being hired at kthv is like being on the madden cover.

 
At 7:11 PM, September 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is the worst.

 
At 7:12 PM, September 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was he with KNWA?

 
At 8:45 PM, September 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, he was with KNWA.

 
At 9:07 PM, September 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Mike Duncan is a fine news anchor.I used to watch him on KNWA.He seems professional and he seems like a nice person in general.I just think that we do not need to talk negative about people,because it isnt the right thing to do.

 
At 9:25 PM, September 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't speak for anyone else's experience, but I worked with him at KNWA earlier in the year and he's hands down one of the nicest people I've met in the business. The guy is an absolute wealth of Broadcast knowledge, which he's more than happy to share with younger folks comin up. PA's and photogs included. And a damn fine musician from what I understand.
Good Luck Mike

 
At 9:27 PM, September 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In this position you hired a white person instead of a black person and if he was black he would not probably get that elevated position.

 
At 12:31 AM, September 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

your right!!! if he were black he would be in NYC. and if your black in LR, you're not that good, or new.

 
At 2:09 AM, September 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So does that mean he goes out and shoots his own stuff, edits it, then stacks the show, create the OTSs, locksdown the camera, rolls prompter, then updates the website?

 
At 9:53 AM, September 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is amazing to me how no one can be happy for the man. Get over yourselves. If you all were that good you would have got the position or you would have been out of Arkansas by now. Get over it. Congrats Mike. You deserve it.

 
At 10:45 AM, September 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been in the biz quite a long time and Mike is hands-down one the nicest people I've ever met. He's also very talented and unlike a lot of folks these days, he really does care about what he's doing.

Mike, I wish you nothing but success in your new position.

 
At 11:36 AM, September 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I woked w/ Mike and he is creepy. As in, "There's a dollar in my pocket little boy," CREEPY.

 
At 1:29 PM, September 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked with Mike, as well. He has years of experience in the business, and is more deserving for his quick rise than anyone else I know. He is a wealth of knowledge for journalism, and helped me in my career a lot.

Congratulations, Mike.

 
At 1:51 PM, September 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked with him as well. He's a hard worker who knows his stuff. He deserves to move up. KTHV did the right thing by making him an anchor. Some of you need to stop hating and get a life. If you are bashing him, you obviously don't know him at all. Way to go Mike.

 
At 3:41 PM, September 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In this position you hired a white person instead of a black person and if he was black he would not probably get that elevated position.

9:27 PM, September 16, 2006


Todd are you piss that you did not get the weekend job?
KTHV Management

 
At 5:31 PM, September 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF Todd was Really black maybe he would have got the job? or if he was a white girl romr bob jones tech. OR a white homo-erotic boy toy. ALL WHITE KTHV

 
At 1:59 AM, September 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When does this start? Andy anchored Sunday night. Also, Beth Ward was back. How long is Becky taking off? And who's feeding the garden cat while she's gone?

 
At 9:46 AM, September 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Becky was off because I saw on the morning show that Tom is off for a week and a half. Hmmm, why would he be off so long?

 
At 9:48 AM, September 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was the WORST of all of the fill in anchors.

VERY DISAPPOINTED VIEWER!

 
At 9:55 AM, September 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that it's fine that Mike got this position. But, I was wondering what the other people there that wanted that job think? I don't see THV putting much value on loyalty. I don't like that. I am an average viewer, and here is a list of those who I think are the biggest assets to THV, take it for what it's worth.

1. Tom Brannon and Robyn Richardson- if they are gone, I will turn the channel.
2. Anne Jansen- again, she's my favorite anchor. She leaves, I leave, even with Dawn Scott coming in.
3. Craig O'Neill- please take care of Craig.
4. Todd Wilson, Melissa Dunbar, Allison Courtney - good reporters, I hope they stay.

If I were making decisions over there, these people would be my top priority. Again, I'm and average viewer, just letting you know what will make me turn the channel. Written in stone.

 
At 10:01 AM, September 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom is off so long because he has been there forever, and has a lot of vacation time. I'm ready for his return, that show is definately not the same without him. I've missed him the last week. If he did ever leave, I agree he would be very hard to replace, and so would Robyn.

 
At 10:23 AM, September 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike, in comparison to the others, is like watching the morgue report. He'll really need to loosen up for me to keep watching the weekend. Sure he is a good person, but maybe being the head anchor isn't the best place for him.

 
At 11:32 AM, September 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV is so unpredictable, I would rather watch stability. They bring back Dawn but don't tell us how the dynamics will change. They are so wrapped up in Dawn Scott right now. If they neglect everyone else, there will be a huge turnover. They are cutting off their nose to spite their face, it's pathetic. The best news they have is their morning show.

 
At 12:10 PM, September 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike is one of the hardest working people I've met in this market. I say "Go Mike!" -- he's the polar opposite of slackers like Win Noble.

 
At 2:40 PM, September 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice he may be...but he's still a five o'clock anchor in a 6'oclock world!

 
At 3:52 PM, September 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice he may be...but he's still a five o'clock anchor in a six o'clock world.

 
At 4:01 PM, September 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does THV have a good morning show because it has good anchors, or because it's had the best anchors and staff and had them all on the same show for like, forever?

 
At 4:17 PM, September 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does it matter as long as the ratings are good. You can say that about most #1 shows.

 
At 12:53 AM, September 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Larry the Garden Cat leaves, I leave.

 
At 5:39 AM, September 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Morale at KTHV is a train wreck right now, I wouldn't be surprised if everyone left.

 
At 3:35 PM, September 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only place in the state morale is worse than KTHV is KNWA. Is anyone happy there?

 
At 4:05 PM, September 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree with the morale statement. You are letting a few unhappy apples dictate the culture. That is weak management not a morale problem. I just happen to know some people inside both KTHV and KNWA that are very happy. Don't generalize.

 
At 4:58 PM, September 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE NEXSTAR!!!!! I"M HAPPY AT KNWA!!!!


NEXSTAR+LOVE=KNWA

 
At 4:58 PM, September 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are plenty of happy people at KNWA.

 
At 10:58 PM, September 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike is a dependable, hard working guy who is a real pro. I also wish him the best of luck.

 
At 11:23 AM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only happy people at KNWA are the one's who are high. Way to go Nexstar for not doing drug testing!

 
At 9:37 PM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw the new THV weekend anchor today at noon. My goodness...

I have about decided we just need to hold tryouts for anchor positions when they come open.....there has to be people out there that can deliver the news better than those who send resumes/tapes right now!! Good grief!!

 
At 10:03 PM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my goodness, good or bad?

 
At 11:40 PM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't bring Dawn Scott back please don't!

 
At 10:38 PM, September 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a call out to all the people who hide behind "anonymous".f you will name all the people that you say are so un-happy at KTHV, KNWA or any other station for that matter then I will give you another list that has people that are happy. I bet you won't do it because you would be on that list. You can say you are protecting them but actually you would be doing them a favor by helping them out of the business if you really cared. Now get back to work.

 
At 3:30 PM, December 02, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm ... wonder what he was carrying in that backpack? Should have walked to work and carried his lunch.

 

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