Friday, December 15, 2006

New Shreveport Mayor Picks KTBS Anchor as New Assistant

Source: The Shreveport Times The anchor's desk at KTBS is becoming quite the pipeline into the Mayor's 200 suite at Government Plaza.

Gwen Campbell, who has worked at Channel 3 for the past 26 years, has been hired to handle community and media relations for new Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover.

Campbell will apparently follow the course of her predecessor Liz Swaine, who left KTBS in 1998 to become an executive assistant for former Mayor Keith Hightower.

"We're very excited about her," said Dale Sibley, chief executive assistant to Glover. "She has a wealth of knowledge about the local media. Her experience, knowledge and credibility will serve us very well."

Campbell will start in her new role Monday, Sibley said.

Since coming to KTBS in 1980, Campbell has worked in a variety of on-air roles. Most recently, she covered education and anchored the 6 p.m. newscast for KTBS and was an anchor for the 9 p.m. newscast on UPN, Channel 21.

Campbell attended high school in England, graduated from the University of Arizona and spent the early years of her journalism career in radio news.


At 8:07 AM, December 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will no one post a comment on this lady? NO ONE!?!?!?!

At 10:47 PM, December 31, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have only met Gwen Campbell a few times, but each time I was impressed with her knowledge, demeanor and sincerity. I think she will do an excellent job.

At 12:41 AM, March 28, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always liked Gwen. She was like a real person, like everyone else. Not fake and skinny and plastic.

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At 3:14 PM, December 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She got fired from this job about a year ago. Does anyone know where she wound up?

At 12:40 PM, December 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know where she is, but I was VERY surprised at the way she treated the media once in Glover's admin. Very difficult to reach. Perhaps she was being told to do that from her superiors. Don't know. But still very surprised how that turned out.

At 7:53 PM, December 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well FWIW, it's pretty well known that Mayor Glover is a control-freak, is not one for deferring to other folks with better knowledge and it's been said he's a bit mercurial in temperment regarding PR.
As far as her TV experience goes, Gwen wasn't all the great as a reporter; just being in one place for so long means you have 1 or 2 yrs of experience 10 or 15 times! Word was when she got at city hall, she was slow on being proactive and hard to reach. She wouldn't return calls to reporters in a timely manner and was mostly "invisible". Others said she waited on the mayor to tell her what to do and that wouldn't happen. The "Peter Principle" ruled in her case. I always figured she'd land a PR gig with Caddo School Board given all the pumped-up news stories she did when Ollie Tyler was at the helm. Guess that didn't pan out either.

At 1:07 PM, August 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:53 OMG!
You are so right on!

At 11:17 PM, March 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

saw her recently and she is doing great.

At 5:24 PM, March 18, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gwen who? Looks like a black version of Jan Elkins.


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