Thursday, August 16, 2007

Former Miss Arkansas Making On Air Debut Tonight on KNWA

This from a tipster: Former Miss Arkansas Kelly George is in the building! She's good lookin' too! She's been shadowing for a while now - and gets ready for mornings staring on Monday Aug 20. Should be interesting!! She's doing on=air introductions tonight on the knwa shows.

69 Comments:

At 2:52 PM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks charles b. for being so informative. you might want to wait a little later to turn these things in so it's not so obvious on who it is. btw, you will never have a chance with her.

 
At 5:07 PM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

is anyone from any station actually under the impression that normal people answer those silly news polls???

 
At 6:06 PM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought I saw that woman on the air doing a report about a week ago.

 
At 6:15 PM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do I get the feeling nobody around here is going to talk about her journalistic credentials, and instead, post sophomoric comments about her appearance?

 
At 6:52 PM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH hum...they can't make it with journalism, so lets get the BROADS with the looks! What a novelty idea.
Really KNWA, can't you just do great journalism without the boobs/looks, really...you are not selling great journalism, you are selling SEX.

 
At 6:57 PM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and clearly 40/29 isn't selling sex. craig cannon looks as if he's ben exhumed from a coffin and drew michaels is the most asexual person ever.

 
At 7:20 PM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This young lady is not only pretty to look at but talented too. She is also serving her country which I dare say is more than most of the "manly" posters on this site have done. She will do well anywhere that she goes.

 
At 8:10 PM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She should be in Little Rock. That's all any station hired here.

 
At 8:23 PM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is a nice, smart, and interesting woman. Don't jump to conclusions about her. How about giving her a chance? Or is that not allowed in tv?

 
At 10:39 PM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's cute. I saw (but didn't hear) her on the 5... unfortunately, someone apparently doesn't know how to do an interview, as she was shown in profile talking to the anchors most of the time... very unprofessional.

I'm sure she'll do well, and be out of KNWA in under a year, like most people.

 
At 11:01 PM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noyice a lot of people slamming KNWA for various reasons. My question to all you smart people, what is their problem? What needs to be fixed?

 
At 11:49 PM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is Sarge jealous there's a way more beautiful girl in town? This girl blows Sarge out of the water, but then again so do most chicks at the mall!

 
At 12:21 AM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll tell you what needs to be fixed at KNWA. They should stop naming franchise pieces after reporters. We laugh every time they start a new one

 
At 1:08 AM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think Derek Ruscin has a chance? That's who I'm rooting for!

 
At 1:10 AM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to know WHAT'S THE DILL with your FLIPPIN' QUESTION!

It would be cool if Sarge and the beauty queen get together and visit Arkansas farms like Paris and Nicole. They can call it "The Simple Minds."

 
At 3:27 AM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, like, ya'll raise cows and stuff?

 
At 11:40 AM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you say "Lauren Jones - Anchorwoman?" what a joke. Will she wear a one-piece or a bikini is all I want to know.

 
At 2:47 PM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tank bikini? - Check!
Morning show gig? - Check!

Boring VO about a local guy who designed a more efficient toilet? - Priceless!


God Bless tank bikinis.

 
At 3:32 PM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to know WHAT'S THE DILL with your FLIPPIN' QUESTION!

DILL? Do you mean DEAL? YOu sound like a "Valley Girl."

 
At 5:10 PM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:01 PM

Well, they could get someone at the helm who knows what the hell they're doing. And, have we forgotten that the station forgets what news is during football season? "Oh man, the kicker does some funky thing with his hand before he kicks! LEAD STORY!" And having a little journalistic integrity goes a long way... do we really need to put raw video of a mentally handicapped man being shot to death by police?

It's all about poor leadership. They have some great talent, especially in their reporters... unfortunately, they're forced to do stupid shyte.

Also: You all care far more about how hot Dana is than she does.

 
At 5:24 PM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's always easiest to be the backseat news director. But why aren't you one if you have such great knowledge?

 
At 5:42 PM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:24 PM

What makes you think I'm not?

 
At 8:07 PM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My backseat news director can beat up your backseat news director!!

Nyah!

 
At 8:42 PM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes you think I'm not?

5:42 PM, August 17, 2007

Well then, fess up Mr. News Director......you are?????

 
At 10:20 PM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:42 PM, August 17, 2007

The fact remains... we don't know who other anon posters are. So instead of the "if you were so smart you'd BE so-and-so" why doesn't anyone address what's actually said?

A question was asked, and it was answered.

 
At 10:37 PM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, what's happening to Alexa Hamblin? She's terrible. Dollard deserves a better morning teammate.

 
At 11:56 PM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That station has continued to go down hill. They actually were making some good ground on audience growth in NWA but have been going down hill. Good idea with concept, decent talent with both reporters and anchors but management has continued to ruin it. I'm guessing it's the News Director but I would like to hear from someone internal.

 
At 12:16 AM, August 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't blame the News Director. Blame Nexstar.

 
At 12:55 AM, August 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my...just watched her "introduction." Very interesting, but not a darned thing about journalism except to say that she became interested when working the press desk at the Pentagon (Rummy era, no less)...Jeez, no news will be coming from KNWA, if it ever did. And, yes, I'll be catty as well..what the hell was she wearing, a potato sack? Tighten up on the clothes, quit bouncing your head and trying to act "cute" and lose the bright green golf-ball necklace. The "Lauren Jones" poster earlier was right. Nexstar, we do so love you...

 
At 4:09 AM, August 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From what I've seen, I am not impressed. She has gained weight since the picture was taken

 
At 8:07 AM, August 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She could gain fifty pounds and still beat anything on tv in this state.

 
At 11:55 AM, August 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The people dogging Ms. George on here are probably just jealous. The only reason you people feel the need to talk about her is because she's a smart, young and gorgeous pageant winner who accomplished more in the air force than most of you have pointing a camera or running a prompter.

This wouldn't be a hot topic if she was the average "Plain Jane" reporter hired out of school, like most others in NWA.

 
At 2:36 PM, August 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, it wouldn't be a hot topic if she was a journalist, instead of a beauty queen. Let her model swimsuits (if she fits) and leave the reporting to reporters and people who practice the craft.

 
At 4:44 PM, August 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's absolutely no reason to bash the girl for lack of experience, or her participation in pagents. Many people in all fields competed in pagents... including a few network anchors and reporters that spring to mind.

I, personally, think she'll do just fine... used to speaking in front of audiences, trained to be personable... etc. Let's not let our personal dislike for other stations cause us to attack people new to the business. I hope she kicks ass, and moves on to a better station.


*&*

 
At 5:37 PM, August 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

she was actually a military journalist for two years....and she's finishing her master's in journalism...someone said nothing about journalistic experience???

if she was such an air head I doubt she would have joined the Air Force. There are a LOT of big time news anchors out there who were in pageants.

 
At 6:23 PM, August 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A "military journalist?" -- there is no such thing. And she brings more experience as a beauty queen to her role than she does as a reporter, or "real" journalist. But that's OK, that's what local television has turned into. Good or bad, that's what it is now, and it won't return to the days of Uncle Walter or Ed. I guess I'll just stick with the Morning News, where they have reporters and do some of their own work, and it doesn't matter if you are a beauty queen. The papers may be losing the war, but in one sense, they won it long ago.

 
At 6:25 PM, August 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's evey reason to bash pageants. You must be a man to say there's no problem. The old boy's club continues, and women get a raw deal on TV.

 
At 6:26 PM, August 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if she was such an air head I doubt she would have joined the Air Force. There are a LOT of big time news anchors out there who were in pageants.

And few had the guts to serve their country.

 
At 9:20 PM, August 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I for one am tired of reading posts from either Kelly George herself or a few of her closest friends, touting her "military journalism" experience, the fact that she's "smart, young, and gorgeous," and "used to speaking in front of an audience." In another thread on this site, it was the fact that she interned at the Pentagon and worked around the clock at LRAFB during Hurricane Katrina efforts. Who would know (or care) about these details except Kelly herself, or maybe her parents??? And the comment about "if she was such an airhead, she wouldn't have joined the Air Force" made me laugh. There are plenty of idiots in all branches of the service, and if you're not a pilot in the Air Force, you are nothing in the Air Force. So please...let's just be honest. She is a beauty queen--not a trained broadcast journalist--who got hired by a small station in NWA...no more, no less.

 
At 2:09 AM, August 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I can give her props for serving her country, but not for the "queen" stuff, and not for working as a flack at the Pentagon (sorry, junior flack) and you are right, there's a lot of Kelly PR going on here, but not a lot of substance. Sorry, but it sure looks like all flash, and no real experience. If she wants to run for class president, or most popular news bunny, too cool...vote for her. If you work in the biz and have invested years of work into it and have degrees in it, and care about it and care about journalism, tv stations who hire people like her are doing everything they can to demean and devalue your efforts. You've got every reason to be critical of them...as a viewer, you should also be critical of them for watering down your news, handing it to someone with absolutely no depth. You probably go nuts when you go to Burger King and get the kid on his first day serving you, and you'd go nuts if you went to a lawyer, doctor or anyone else whose only qualification was having been in a beauty contest and having "gone to school" for something.

 
At 5:05 PM, August 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A "military journalist?" -- there is no such thing."

Begging your pardon but you don't know what you are talking about.

I was a military broadcast and print journalist (combat photographer to you) from 1965 to 1988. I was trained at DINFOS( Defense Information School), Fort Benjamin Harrison.

My published works have appeared in "Army Times", "Army Recorder" and other military and civilian news publications.

I have done news releases (radio and Television) from Europe, Asia and Central America. This is something you train for IN ADDITION TO having a college degree. I have have worked with both male and female journalists who were also in the military.

If you had the guts to serve your country and some military experience you might have known there are military journalists.

No branch of the service gives away the MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) of journalist to anyone. They have to earn it.

Don't spout off on something you know nothing about.

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

You went to DINFOS and you call yourself a journalist? You worked for the government, general. If you have experience working in a FREE press, then I tip my hat to you, no problem. FYI, I worked as a military "journalist" as well, so I DO know what I'm talking about. We were censored regularly, created news releases (that's that reporting or journalism, mi amigo, so don't try to float that one on us) and generally submitted all wire copy to the command for review. the so-called "stories" we worked on were little more than passing interest or fluff or PR pieces meant to further the interests of the armed forces and our commanders. It wasn't real journalism, and you sure as hell wouldn't be doing an investigative pieces. I don't give a fig for the work you or anyone did while in uniform...it is what it is. The work you did as a journalist outside the power of the pentagon and the influence of DINFOS is what I respect, so don't try to tell me your military experience or hers for that matter is the gold standard for journalism experience. I had the guts to serve my country, but I've also got the guts to tell the truth about it and about what it means in the larger scope of reportage. None of the spirit, none of the technique in getting to the bottom of stories and getting to the truth was I taught in the armed forces during my tour as a "journalist" for them. That I learned afteward working outside the military in the free press.

Hey, I was there too. Did they teach you morals? Did they teach you journalism ethics? Where did you learn your craft and what it means, while washing jeeps or while working in the real world?

 
At 6:48 PM, August 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your comments tell everyone on this blog why you never made it past your initial enlistment. Now you will have a meager retirement (if any) from the civilian press. Good Luck. You are obviously a "job hopper" that could not make it in a working, military enviornment. I will comment no more due to what appears to be a lack of respect on your part for people who serve in the military in any capacity.

 
At 8:07 PM, August 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, fellas...we aren't talking about your illustrative military careers here. The point is that Kelly George's Air Force career was spent largely composing news releases and answering questions from real journalists. Like it or not, that's what "military journalism" is, and it's mostly print. That's a far cry from sitting on the anchor desk or actually GATHERING the news. She is, as was stated before, a beauty queen who got hired by a small station in NWA.

 
At 8:22 PM, August 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes you think that both are "fellas?" Aren't you pre-judging.

 
At 8:32 PM, August 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Male egos....that's what makes me think they're both guys.

 
At 9:39 PM, August 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Past my initial "enlistment?" Wowwwwwww...you must have also taken some sort of intelligence analyst course at DINFOS the rest of us didn't get, right? Seems like your limited intel training probably wasn't as good as your other training. Are you actually working as a journalist right now? I couldn't tell from your post, but I get the feeling you aren't and that you've never held that job outside the service. Don't go raining on the rest of us because of your own shortcomings. I've got lots of respect for people who served...just not someone like you who thinks your "combat photography" experience qualifies you or anyone like you to talk about a free press. As for "enlistment" maybe you should remember to salute when you start yapping at me, if you can figure that one out.

 
At 10:22 PM, August 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like tater tots and Marimanly Mendes. Is her jawed wired or something.

 
At 6:06 AM, August 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Now you will have a meager retirement (if any) from the civilian press."

Yep. Looks like you are at the peak of a mediocre career.

 
At 7:23 AM, August 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys just wish you were as good looking as me.

Sincerely,

Gorgeous (yet anonymous) internet poster.

 
At 9:36 AM, August 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The girl is beautiful and will go as far as she wants to go if she desires.

The best thing she could do is to get out of an industry that will replace 70% of its workers with automation in the next 10 years.
If you don't believe it, look around your station an see how many jobs one person is doing now.

For the time being, straight salary is the next best thing to automation.

 
At 7:06 PM, August 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

local tv news is all about boobs. You either have them, or you are one.

 
At 8:04 PM, August 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"local tv news is all about boobs. You either have them, or you are one.

Craig Cannon?


I watched KNWA this morning to see what the fuss was about.....yaaaawn

 
At 8:17 AM, August 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched her video thing on the website and she has gotten chunky. Just not cool. And she keeps those boobs covered. Not cool

 
At 11:50 AM, August 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig Cannon is about boobs...he either has them, or he is one. And he should keep them covered.

 
At 12:02 PM, August 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good luck to kelly george getting her resume tape made and getting out of arkansas as fast as she can.

 
At 1:59 PM, August 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to set the record straight, she is not a former Miss Arkansas, but Miss Arkansas USA. The USA pageants do not have to have talent.

 
At 7:25 PM, August 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you're surprised that she doesn't look the same in person as she does in the photo on this site? That's a pageant photo--completely airbrushed. It's not real. If you passed these girls on the street, you'd never know them. Photos of actresses and models...from pageants to porn...are all airbrushed. None of what you see is real.

 
At 10:07 PM, August 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you passed these girls on the street, you'd never know them. Photos of actresses and models...from pageants to porn...are all airbrushed. None of what you see is real."

Actually, they are "colorstripped", not "air brushed." Colorstripping requires a lot more detail as well as talent and far surpasses "air brushing."

 
At 10:29 PM, August 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Point well-taken on the color-stripping process. Would also agree, from experience, that it takes a lot more talent and finesse than airbrushing ever did. But the other post was right in saying that you would not recognize most of these people if you saw them on the street.

 
At 11:22 PM, August 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean she doesn't look like that in person???

 
At 12:31 PM, August 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's okay. I like 'em thick.

 
At 2:33 PM, August 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only is she gorgeous, but it's good to see KNWA finally put some upbeat personality on their morning show. Just wait until she finds her stide. I bet it will be impresssive.

 
At 2:36 PM, August 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Out in under a year like most people?" Exactly who are you talking about? Neile, Matt, Derek Ruskin, Alexa, Meghan, Alex, Whitney or one of the other people who have been there for well over a year?

 
At 7:58 PM, August 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Management in the KARK newsroom is very good. I can't complain.

 
At 9:32 PM, August 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:36 PM, August 22, 2007

That place has more turnovers than a 24-hour bakery. They've went though virtually every photog they had over about a 6 month moth span, plus at least 3 reporters who were there for less than 6-8 months... that I know of. God knows how many behind the scenes folks they've lost... I know of at least 7.

 
At 8:18 AM, August 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

67 posts about a hottie in a tiny market. Beauty does rule the TV world!

 
At 12:26 PM, August 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to suck her toes.

 
At 12:40 AM, August 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a job posting for a weekend anchor at KNWA. What's up with that?

 

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