Monday, July 09, 2007

More Reporters Leaving Shreveport?

As the Red River rises, it seems a couple of reporters/anchors at KTAL could be on a boat out of the Ark-La-Tex. A tipster tells ATN,"Shannon Slattons contract is up and it is just a matter of time before she leaves AND "also Alexis Wiley is looking for another job and will buy the contract out."

46 Comments:

At 9:04 AM, July 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KSLA News 12 has just lost another photographer. Long time photoghapher John Chambers up and quit! He is the second photog to throw in the towel in months.

 
At 12:37 PM, July 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess he heard about the random drug tests about to be put in place for photogs at 12?

 
At 2:47 PM, July 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm excited that tonight KATV is going to show me how to ride the bus.

I hope they have tips like:
1) Try to Use exact change
2) Put your money in this thingy at the front of the bus
3) Sit down in any empty seat
4) Push this rubber thing on the wall that goes ding to tell the driver you want to get off.
5) Walk to the open doors and get off

See using public transportation is easy.

i hope the piece is done in smell-o-vision.

 
At 3:48 PM, July 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every reporter in the state can leave, for all I care.

Just so long as they FIRE HOUSTON NUTT.

 
At 4:57 PM, July 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little Rock news just gets worse and worse, but you stupid Arkansas people can't see it because you have never left the state long enough to watch anything else. What happened to KATV? Didn't that place used to be good?

 
At 7:12 PM, July 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does that have to do with reporters leaving Shreveport?

 
At 9:01 PM, July 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's Alexis going? I thought she was happy trouble shooting?

 
At 9:28 PM, July 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's goin on at ksla? i remember vague complaints in past threads people just did not back up. anyone wanna back it up now?

 
At 7:21 AM, July 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV is living off their past glory of the early '90's, and their growing audience of the AARP crowd without cable or satillite. Another sign of KATV'd demise, during the tail end of an old movie shown this past weekend, a Blue Hippo Ad (you hear that right) appeared during an ad break. Guess it won't be long before Tony Cotton starts making his home over on "7".

 
At 7:55 AM, July 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What genius posted this information..." A tipster tells ATN,Shannon Slattons contract is up and it is just a matter of time before she leaves ."

Shannon Slatton's departure is no big secret. Her position has been posted on TV jobs for more than a month.

Soon there will be lots of changes at KTAL. Nexstar will likely sell the station. They've spent a lot of money sprucing the place up. And some "men in suits" have already been seen touring the station. When the new owners come in, who knows what will happen to the on-air staff.

 
At 8:11 AM, July 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as KATV still have Beth Hunt & Kristen Fisher & Jessica Dean, we don't care who leaves Shreveport!!

 
At 10:15 AM, July 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want Melissa Simmas to get on a bus to Shreveport

 
At 10:43 AM, July 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The suits at KTAL were Nexstar people you idiot.

 
At 12:56 PM, July 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTAL is staffed with news management that just collects a check. Someone should be held accountable for the rash of bad on-air talent hires in the past year. C'mon, Rick Boone is Not cutting it! Just ask your ratings, co-workers and viewers.

 
At 10:07 AM, July 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The inanity of local TV news is symptomatic of the challeges pressing local TV everywhere. The superficiality of the news content and those reading it is transparent even to the casual observer. The pedestrian nature of local TV news coverage in Little Rock is hardly commensurate with the ravenous desire for in-depth coverage and analysis. News lite is cute but less filling, and leave you feeling all hollow no matter how pretty or handsome or sexy the talking heads reading the inanity.

 
At 1:01 PM, July 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you must have a great dictionary.

 
At 2:10 PM, July 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No I actually talk like that.

 
At 6:52 PM, July 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shannon Slatton has taken a job at KVEO in Brownsville, TX! A step-up if you ask me.

 
At 11:11 AM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If youy talk like that....well never mind.

 
At 2:47 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I talk like that because I am well-educated (Brown undergrad; Columbia grad), well travelled, and I care about the English language. I have cultivated an extraordinary vocabulary for which I refuse to apologize. But I am an NW Arkansas native and I won't hesitate to smash your face in if you're suggesting what I think you're suggesting. As much as it would pain me, I would be resolute in my reaction to your affrontery. Have a nice day!

 
At 4:43 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

more like john Brown online...DOUCHERY

 
At 5:03 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, Clif Cotton is leaving KTBS. Sad to see him go.

 
At 10:32 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring it mouthy.

 
At 1:43 AM, July 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Slatton is taking the Senior Senior Correspondent job in Delight, AR.

 
At 1:44 AM, July 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I heard that too.

 
At 12:41 PM, July 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doubt that Nexstar would sell it's biggest property in its holdings. I believe KTAL was (and still is) it's biggest (and best) performing property incomewise.

Just a thought worth considering.

 
At 12:43 PM, July 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The station(s) in the S'port/Texarkana market that have been on the block for sometime now are KMSS and KSHV...but the asking price is too high.

 
At 5:11 PM, July 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I talk like that because I am well-educated (Brown undergrad; Columbia grad), well travelled, and I care about the English language. I have cultivated an extraordinary vocabulary for which I refuse to apologize. But I am an NW Arkansas native and I won't hesitate to smash your face in if you're suggesting what I think you're suggesting. As much as it would pain me, I would be resolute in my reaction to your affrontery. Have a nice day!

Did you take spelling at Columbia?

 
At 5:15 PM, July 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well-analed

 
At 8:24 AM, July 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Clif Cotton going? He is really good.

 
At 6:32 PM, July 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clif is taking a job outside the industry in dallas, tx

 
At 1:34 PM, July 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Losing Shannon Slatton would be a major blow for KTAL. She is by far the best anchor they have. Channel 6 manages to suck the life out of its people. Best of luck to her!

 
At 1:36 PM, July 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wiley on the other hand should be banished right away. Her on camera presence is disturbing.

 
At 11:53 PM, July 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clif Cotton leaving? Best new I've heard in years. He is so darn silly. He will probably have to take a job outside TV. I doubt anyone would be that hard up.

 
At 11:22 AM, July 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTAL would have made Cliff main anchor. But Rick Boone beat him to the punch. See what $100,000 will buy you. One fake brotha, that can't read the news. Or it could have bought KTAL some needed equipment so they could really be live instead of just putting live on a stand-up that was shot midday.
The GM at KTAL must be RETARDED! or Rick has black mail pics.

 
At 11:51 AM, July 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That doesn't make any sense but stay classy Shreveport.
Ron Burgendy

 
At 10:15 AM, July 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If KSLA has random drug testing for photogs, then they're about to be more short staffed than ever!

 
At 10:16 AM, July 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to see Clif go. But no one's going to miss his crazy wife!!! Could two people be any more different from each other.

 
At 4:48 PM, July 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need some weed KSLA!!

thanks,
KTAL

 
At 11:00 PM, July 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you saying Rick Boone is making $100,000? That's a lot in this market--especially at KTAL.

 
At 12:43 PM, July 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

His new mercedes is parked out front. If you ask what's up he'll say his bank account.....TRY IT!

 
At 3:47 PM, July 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck to Shannon in her future endeavors. She is the best at that dump of a station. I also wish the best to Alexis. For the News Director (the one who just collects his check becuase he is to broke to retire) the News Manager (Can you really call yourself that? Is that why you demand RESPECT and then take people into the sound proof rooms and do only God knows what to them if they go against you in any way.) and the Station head (just sits in his office thinks his a big shot and has no idea what real news is) can all "F" themselves. They probably do becuase no woman in their right mind would come close to them with a ten foot poll. Yes I know 2 of them are married and they should suffer in hell right with their life sucking husbands. They would probably agree with me themselves if they knew anything that went on behind those station walls.

 
At 8:29 AM, July 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Management at KSLA just needs to WAKE UP!! They've lost and fired some great employees.

 
At 2:19 AM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave Schwartz has taken a job up north somewhere. That's just one of the many departures at hand.

 
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