Saturday, September 30, 2006

KATV's GM Hires Grandson for 7's Sports Department

ATN has received several e-mails saying the KATV GM Dale Nicholson's grandson has been hired to fill the vacancy in the sports department.

40 Comments:

At 9:30 PM, September 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is true. Nicholson resigned from KFSM on Friday. He's a good guy and will do well for them. We wish him the best.

 
At 10:18 PM, September 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wonder how he got that job

 
At 11:42 PM, September 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here we go....channel 7 sucks, how could they do that, why won't they hire me, isn't that illegal, channel 7 sucks....yada, yada, yada

 
At 12:04 AM, October 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to know if that GM wants to adopt ME!

 
At 4:05 AM, October 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did I understand correctly that one of the reasons Karen Fuller left was because KATV wouldn't hire her husband? If that's true, this hiring seems unfair because I'm guessing Karen would've never left if her husband could've gotten a job here. Nothing against this young guy. Just asking if that was the case.

 
At 10:25 AM, October 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who has seen Nicholson on t.v. knows he's a great addition to KATV. At 21 years old he has a world of talent and is embarking on a successful career in television.

My guess is: family or no family, he was probably the best candidate for the job.

KFSM is losing a lot.

 
At 11:33 AM, October 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really don't have to say KATV sucks. This proves it. Best choice or not you don't do this. It is bad for morale and will only lead to disaster in the long run. Eventually someone will hear the line "do you know who my grandfather is?" I can tell you no one at KATV is happy about this except for Dale. There is no shortage of young punks with talent that want to work in sports, you shouldn't have to hire the GMs punk grandson.

 
At 2:08 PM, October 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric Sullivan and Dale used to run around in Ft. Smith every now and then but Dale had Eric fired when Eric and Ashley Beck had their little fling cause Dale loved that girl, even more than he did sports.

 
At 2:22 PM, October 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Eric Sullivan and Dale used to run around in Ft. Smith every now and then but Dale had Eric fired when Eric and Ashley Beck had their little fling cause Dale loved that girl, even more than he did sports."

wow, thats completely wrong.

 
At 5:36 PM, October 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did I understand correctly that one of the reasons Karen Fuller left was because KATV wouldn't hire her husband? If that's true, this hiring seems unfair because I'm guessing Karen would've never left if her husband could've gotten a job here. Nothing against this young guy. Just asking if that was the case.

She got her first husband a job at KATV. Chopper Scott is the former Mr. Karen Fuller. So I don't think hiring her second husband had anything to do with her leaving KATV.

 
At 7:04 PM, October 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can tell you no one at KATV is happy about this except for Dale.

Really' how do you know that? Because it's completely wrong.

 
At 8:37 PM, October 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dale did not get Eric Sullivan fired... Eric got himself fired and that is not wrong.

Dale will do fine for KATV. Dale definitely has a better attitude than Eric Sullivan.

 
At 10:34 AM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just proves Randy has no control over the newsroom. He's just a spineless figure-head that won't even wipe his ... without Dale approving the rough draft.

 
At 1:37 PM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you are so wrong. How do you know it wasn't randy's idea? From what I've heard and seen this guy seems more than competent and ready to make a move into a bigger market. Is it jealousy or just your hatred of KATV that make you tell complete lies and falsehoods on here?

 
At 2:11 PM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I'm jealous. I wish I could work at a station where the GM makes you hire his Grandson. (disable sarcasm font) Actually I, do but not much longer.

 
At 3:32 PM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dale did a pretty good job at KFSM. I'm sure he will do fine at KATV....as long as people don't hold the nepotism over his head all the time and make things tougher for him.

 
At 4:13 PM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's a good guy and will do fine in the job. I worked with him at KFSM and he had a good attitude, worked hard and developed nicely on-air during his time here.

He had nothing to do with the Sully situation. That was all Sully.

 
At 5:14 PM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dale is extremely talented. I've been around this market for a while and that kid has more potential than I've seen in a LONG time. Kudos to D-Nic.

And BTW, for those of you new to TV, it's not what you know... it's who you know. Throw in some talent and you'll fly to the top.

 
At 7:28 AM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...it's not what you know... it's who you know. "

THAT IS SO TRUE!

 
At 10:18 AM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, it may look shady b/c his grandad is the head dude over there, but if you all really know dale, you would know that he DOES NOT ride the family coat tail! grandad would not have given dale that job if he wasn't good or extremely talented to begin with. no family connect can hide that. but i worked closely with dale at KFSM and know that he has paid his dues like all of us. he's a VERY hard worker and deserves the upper move regardless if blood line is in the big seat or not!
YOU GO DALE! shake the haters off.

 
At 10:36 AM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Floaty McVay said...

I hear he's an illegal immigrant to boot. And gay. And retarded. And possibly a pedophile. KATV TOTALLY SUCKS!!!!! WHOOOOOO!!!!!

 
At 11:49 AM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That would be funny if it wasn't how most people around here actually think.

 
At 11:55 AM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did not have a fling with Eric Sullivan.

Dale Nicholson

 
At 11:58 AM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric was way better than Dale. I mean on covering sports not under the cover.

Ashley Beck

 
At 1:07 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley? Which one, I know lots of Ashley's.

Eric Sullivan

 
At 3:03 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about KATV not hiring Karen Fuller's 2nd husband, but I remember hearing that he had an internship at KTHV, which he lost when they figured out who his wife was. Was it weird that he left a good job in the financial sector to "follow his dream" and become a beloved tv news anchor/actor/spokesmodel/whatever? Is any of this true? It's what I was told back when Karen was still in LR. And what's he doing now?

 
At 7:14 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dale is engaged to an amazing former reporter at KFSM...and NO not Ashley Beck! Leave him alone, he and his fiance are happy.

 
At 7:57 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dale is engaged to an amazing former reporter at KFSM...and NO not Ashley Beck! Leave him alone, he and his fiance are happy.

THANKS CASSANDRA!

 
At 1:10 AM, October 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you go cassie! back your man! and dale is and was waaayyy better than eric. eric couldn't even get his words out cause he was short of breath in those tiny jersies he wore on friday nights. Y'ALL REMEMBER THAT.

and as far as the hater who keeps posting ... i think we can all agree that that's eric aka "sulley" postin that. he's still bitter that he treated dale like crap while workin at 5, only to get booted b/c he was chin deep in his ego and couldn't get a job sweepin KATV's floor let alone workin there on air. jealousy is not cute even if you are wearing your feelings on the sleeves of the itty bitty jersy.

 
At 1:13 AM, October 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ... what is eric doin now besides postin on this blog? did he get another job somewhere else?
and what's with the ashley crap? why does everyone talk bad about her?

 
At 9:07 AM, October 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you people are full of sh*t..you don't know anything about the people you start rumors about..if your gonna post something make sure it's true..the only thing true on this topic is dale got another job and the rest of you are jealous..try and move on

 
At 4:46 PM, October 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Dale is engaged to an amazing former reporter at KFSM...and NO not Ashley Beck! Leave him alone, he and his fiance are happy."

Dale and Matt Splett are getting married??

 
At 9:51 PM, October 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually posted 7:14 and NO I'm not Cassie, I'm a co-worker of Dale's at KFSM.
I'm sure Cassie has way better things to do working a much bigger market than we are, haha!

 
At 12:32 AM, October 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still no diversity at KATV, oh well, I guess the best person was hired for the job. Kudos to KATV for their devoted sense of integrity and their "middle finger" to society for saying the 'Good ole Boy' System is alive and well (displayed sarcasm)

 
At 8:35 AM, October 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nepotism works, ask Joe Buck ! Don't like that reality? get over it or get a granddad who has done something instead of one like you have that sits around picking his a@#

 
At 10:45 AM, October 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'd like to see a show of hands of those who WOULDN'T take the job if their grandad offered it to them. ... ( sounds of crickets ) that's what i thought! i know i would in a heart beat and not look back from my higher market at the haters who are still like 50 markets below me.

 
At 12:46 PM, October 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got that right, for that matter if there is a granddad out there who could hire a capable grandson, who wouldn't do it? As far as I know Dale is capbable, so channel 7 sucks because they hired a capable sports reporter whos grandfather happens to be in position there? that is they way it works, sorry to everyone else who thinks it is wrong.

 
At 12:48 PM, October 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I am engaged to Dale, I guess everybody knows now. Wish us luck in the future.

Mike Irwin

 
At 12:57 PM, October 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to check out that job situation over at KFSM, job security there may not be what it used to be. Hey grandpa, tell me about the good ole days !

 
At 12:00 PM, October 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Update from the Hill in NWA: Dale Nicholson said his farewell in the 10:00 newscast last night! What TRUE class and enthusiasm he shows on-air and off-camera...Looks like he's going to be missed.

 

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