Friday, March 16, 2007

Former KTHV Anchor Becomes Financial Advisor

I had several sources on this story. From e-mails I received it was in the daily Bull Whiz e-letter and Arkansas Business.com has a story about it. Former KTHV anchor anchor Andy Pearson has given up the anchor chair to be a financial advisor for UBS Financial Services Inc.

What does Pearson have to say about the move? “The television business had sort of changed, and the single thing I enjoyed most about it was the ability to help people and tell their stories,” said Pearson. “What better way to help someone than to do it financially? That could potentially last for generations.”

53 Comments:

At 7:22 PM, March 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing that's not accurate in the Arkansas Business article is that Pearson didn't choose not to negotiate his contract. That decision was made for him.

Where do their reporters get their stuff? From Larry Audas' mouth to Jeff Hankins ears?

 
At 8:12 PM, March 16, 2007, Anonymous an oBserver said...

Andy, one doesn't have to read very many posts on this blog to understand that you are smart to get out of the broadcasting business. Good luck to you.

 
At 2:10 AM, March 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That decision was made for him."

Sounds so much like this business. Andy Pearson is lucky to be so unlucky. This game is filled with losers in management who tend to ruin what could otherwise be a fun industry.

 
At 10:35 AM, March 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy was one of the best journalists in the market. Viewers liked him and felt like they had a history with him from his KATV days. He was by far a better anchor for THV than Audas ever was.

Good luck, Andy.

 
At 11:29 AM, March 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

one of the best. Thanks for helping me get going. Miss you AP.

 
At 6:01 PM, March 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy, one doesn't have to read very many posts on this blog to understand that you are smart to get out of the broadcasting business. Good luck to you.

Those words are true. The only people in broadcasting that management cares about are the sales people. All the rest, especially technicians and production people, are necessary evils.

 
At 4:58 PM, March 18, 2007, Anonymous floaty mcoriginal said...

Is "financial adviser" fancy talk for Krispy Kreme manager? Cause dude would EXCEL at that.

 
At 4:59 PM, March 18, 2007, Anonymous floaty truthy! said...

Oh, and Andy Pearson is an enormous dick who was hated by all his co-workers. Classy.

 
At 5:50 PM, March 18, 2007, Anonymous an oBserver said...

Floaty:
You are the posterchild for ProChoice.

 
At 6:22 PM, March 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To this day, Today's THV gets more phone calls wondering when Andy is coming back rather then his replacement.

 
At 6:52 PM, March 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay we know where Andy is.

What happen to Doug Krile???

 
At 9:41 PM, March 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's sad... not said.

I can't stand it when I get so ticked at jerks like McFloaty that I post grammatical errors.

Then again, his whole existence is to make life difficult for those around him. He's not happy unless others are too.

 
At 11:58 PM, March 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Andy!

Ultimately I don't believe he wanted to be there(THV/Audusville) and had other plans and goals for his life and willed them to happen. The circumstances of that happening are irrelevant.

Who wouldn't want more out of life? Being in a position where you're not appreciated(at the time anyway..ha!..sorry LA..hehe), always having the MCFloatys(related to MCzillioncaloriemeal?) jealous of and jabbing at you topped with horrible working hours and the whole pettiness of the news business wouldn't come close to a fulfilling life for me either.

You've created a wonderful spot for yourself and with your communication/people skills you're bound to go far! You worked hard for your successes in the news business and my bet is that will carry over into your new venture.

Glad to hear life is going well but you'll always be missed during the news hour....

 
At 12:02 AM, March 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to see someone go after their dreams rather than settle in life then just bitch about it.

Hope all see the example you've set Andy. Nice job.

 
At 9:06 AM, March 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Broadcasting is a crappy business that only gives petty people a chance to make petty comments about these anchors. When news about Andy was sparse he was a martyr, the best thing to happen to Little Rock broadcasting. Before he left and now it seems again people seem to feel comfortable taking shots at his weight constantly.

 
At 11:06 AM, March 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I hate to even think of what all the people who write on this look like.

Own up people. What's YOUR height and weight? Get the log out of.....

 
At 1:16 PM, March 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting that there was nothing in the paper today about Dawn's supposed long awaited return to the airwaves. But there was something about where Andy Pearson was going.

Hmmm...

 
At 2:50 PM, March 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's really not so surprising 1:16. That ran in Paper Trails and the lady who writes it doesn't run anything that's not spoonfed to her.

 
At 5:15 PM, March 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny... 7 & 4 don't have strong male anchors either...

 
At 10:43 PM, March 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree. Bob is a great anchor. Inman is pretty good as well.

 
At 12:48 AM, March 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, Bob and Scott are alright. Bob seems to be a little better, though. KTHV will fall in the ratings. Dawn just doesn't attract me into watching. She's seemed uncomfortable and frankly, kind of fake since she came back to LR.... But that's not saying much, because Anne has been here forever, and has always seemed fake.... there's just not any chemistry between them. I like Anne, she's a professional, but it wouldn't hurt for her to smile or convincingly laugh on camera every once and a while, even if it's not sincere. One thing I like about Christina Munoz is that she really seems to enjoy her job, and genuinely likes her co-workers. Of course, this is just a viewer's opinion.

 
At 8:57 AM, March 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched Andy do live shots on many occasions. He would stay in the RV until a few minutes before his shot... lumber out just in time to do the shot.... sweat through it.. then drag himself bac into the RV and start eating again. He was not interested in meeting anyone or being nice to the public.

 
At 9:12 AM, March 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just because you're on TV doesn't mean you have to like being around people.

You should try to fake it whenever possible though.

 
At 9:25 AM, March 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did stations start using RV's?

 
At 5:57 PM, March 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Channel 7 employees for weighing in and bashing 11 again...
But your wrong... Bob and Scott are too small time for even this puny market. No presence.

 
At 6:04 PM, March 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought we were talking about male anchors and Andy Pearson. Why would you bring Anne and Dawn into the conversation.

 
At 8:36 PM, March 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

will i get free hotdogs with my consultation?

 
At 12:57 AM, March 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Thanks Channel 7 employees for weighing in and bashing 11 again...
But your wrong... Bob and Scott are too small time for even this puny market. No presence."

I'd hardly call this market puny, and Bob has plenty of presence though you are certainly entitled to your opinion.

 
At 2:28 PM, March 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd hardly call this market puny either. It's not really even a complete dot on the map.

 
At 10:23 PM, March 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody know where Mitch Chandler landed?

 
At 12:47 PM, March 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spelling, grammar, punctuation and lack of vocabulary show that the above was "written" by a broadcast journalist.

 
At 4:44 PM, March 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1;37

How would you know if she's angry a lot

 
At 6:57 AM, March 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog is getting a bit confusing.

I can't find a 1:37 post that I'm "assuming" 4:44 3/23 is referring to.

Secondly, to which post is 12:47 3/23 referring to?

Thanks.

 
At 9:16 AM, March 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe it is 3:44 on 3/22, no, wait, it's 3:56 on 3/21, no, it's . . . what difference does it make?

 
At 2:07 PM, March 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting that the blog was edited for content and DCG left up the crap aboug Anne J being the THV male. What a joke.

 
At 2:21 PM, March 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn Scott is great.

 
At 2:25 AM, March 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fluke book.

But if true, Little Rock viewers can't whine anymore about the lack of quality TV. Because if you think what 11 won with in February is the best, there's a lot more coming your way.

Tune back in about May 26th.

 
At 9:23 AM, March 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fluke Book?

THV has won the 10 the last two books. Liz has been carrying the load and it will only get better now that she has help again. Give LIz some credit.
Can't you concede a loss with any degree of grace. KATV is losing ground even with a #1 showing at 5 and 6.
Sounds like all the bitter prognosticators who put THV at #4 were using their emotions and not their brains.

 
At 9:30 AM, March 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah... pure sentimentality...if it's true as some posters have put on here that Andy Pearson still gets more phone calls as to his whereabouts 90 days after he left, then it would make sense that it hasn't sunk in that Pearson is gone.

Plus since we're still in the dark ages when it comes to ratings calculation, any major changes at a station don't usually reflect in the ratings book for sometime.

Then again, maybe 11 managers are kicking themselves in the head that they could have saved so much money with one mediocre anchor.

 
At 9:39 PM, March 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a load of crap... Blah, Blah, Blah....
Yeah we suck because the ratings are flawed.
Its a technology problem.
Could you sound more pathetic?

 
At 9:46 PM, March 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe what you want, I don't give a crap.

Just ask 11 about the time that Nielsen loaded the books in Jefferson County or any of a half dozen times the book placement has been questionable.

The problem should be short-lived since LR is slated for metered ratings very soon.

You know what those are, don't you?

 
At 8:57 AM, March 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see the numbers....

post 'em if you got 'em.

 
At 9:09 AM, March 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feb #s per your request:

Mornings-THV 8, KARK 6, KATV 5
5pm- KATV 12, KARK 9, THV 8
6pm- KATV 15, THV 9, KARK 8
10pm- THV 13, KATV 11, KARK 8

These are rounded off, don't have the decimals yet which means some of the gaps may be larger. How 'bout Daybreak coming in at #3? The morning is more competitive than in the past huh?

 
At 10:09 AM, March 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is THV doing so poorly in the 5 p.m. slot? KARK is doing well in the mornings.. because.. they're plain working harder and offering a better product.

 
At 11:14 AM, March 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of mornings, does anybody know why Robyn and Tom have not signed their contracts yet? They have both been awful quiet about it too.

 
At 12:25 PM, March 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know... but it would be a sea-change if there was a big contract squabble and neither stayed! Lots of the viewers would turn to KARK.. then they would be #1 for sure !

 
At 4:35 PM, March 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great time to be the news director at KATV. I'm sure Dale is buying everybody drinks and having a grand old time.

 
At 9:07 PM, March 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why leave out the share numbers? Those are important.

 
At 8:18 AM, March 28, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get the feeling Andy is going to be pushing Krispy Kreme stock !

 
At 10:53 AM, March 28, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn is doing better after her time off... she really is.

 
At 9:31 PM, March 29, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well well. Aren't you the ambitious one with the high IQ?

It appears you have proven wrong those on here who say you don't do much at work. You obviously get done whatever you set your mind to and have the capabilities to do it Andy. Nice job. Serious doubts anyone else could make such a switch.

Impressive. You'll undoubtedly do well.

On another note:
One would think this would shut mcfloaty up but his degree of ignorance and stupidity are too far gone for that. Why don't you tell us about your accomplishments though mcfloat? HA!

 
At 2:27 PM, March 30, 2007, Anonymous an oBserver said...

It's morons like McFloaty that motivate me to donate lots of money to Planned Parenthood. As long as there are worthless idiots like him, abortion MUST remain a viable alternative.

 
At 9:35 PM, March 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you know floaty's parents are wishing they'd taken that route too.

Get with it Mcfloat. You seem to enjoy being an idiot but do you not have enough sense to realize .....Oh wow. I can't believe I'm even thinking to ask that question. Nevermind.

Just go back to your room at Fort Roots and try to stay put for the night floaty. Taken your Halcion yet? Please don't forget your dose tonite. That or any other of your meds.

 

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