Monday, February 25, 2008

Longtime KSLA Anchor Leaving

A tipster tells ATN KSLA/Channel 12/Shreveport anchor Carl Pendly is leaving the station. The tipster says Wednesday is Pendly's last day on air. Pendly joined KSLA in 1979.

21 Comments:

At 5:22 PM, February 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck?

 
At 5:24 PM, February 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Position: Anchor Department: News
Location: KSLA LA - Shreveport Days/Hours: Mon - Fri 2pm - 11pm
Posted: 1/3/2008 Type: Full Time
Details: KSLA News 12, the market leader, is searching for a dynamic Anchor for our number one rated evening newscasts. Applicant should have at least five years experience anchoring/reporting. Candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, have solid news judgment, be an outstanding storyteller, and have strong reporting and live skills. Candidate must bring professionalism, energy, confidence and personality to our newscasts and our newsroom. These responsibilities and skills apply on-air and online. Please send resume to: KSLA-TV, attn: Jayne Ruben, 1812 Fairfield Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71101. EOE-M/F/D/V.
Contact: jruben@ksla.com

 
At 5:36 PM, February 26, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is he going?

 
At 7:49 PM, February 26, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To work full-time selling pianos

 
At 10:06 PM, February 26, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was on tv longer than that anchor woman at KTHV that retired.

 
At 10:04 AM, February 28, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He said last night that he has accepted a job with O'Brien Energy as their communications head.

 
At 12:52 PM, February 28, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also owns "Pendley Pianos" in Shreveport.

 
At 7:14 PM, February 29, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder why Bob Griffin was missing from Carl's on air "send off"? The two were together for 29 years so it makes you wonder.

 
At 8:04 PM, February 29, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dunno....maybe Griff had a free dinner-gig somewhere that same night.

 
At 8:06 PM, February 29, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You must know Bob pretty well to make a comment like that. ;)

 
At 9:09 PM, February 29, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brent Solomon is the WORST reporter in the history of LR TV.

 
At 1:00 AM, March 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave Brent alone, and stay out of Pendley's farewell thread.

 
At 2:47 AM, March 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll miss ya, Carl. SHV TV won't be the same without you.

 
At 2:39 PM, March 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Leave Brent alone, and stay out of Pendley's farewell thread.'

Or, you will do what?

 
At 8:16 PM, March 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quote: Dunno....maybe Griff had a free dinner-gig somewhere that same night.

But others that couldn't be there had their well wishes to him on video.

 
At 1:31 AM, March 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well...who knows why Bob wasn't involved. Technically, Bob isn't on full-time status and maybe he wasn't invited to participate. That's happened in past tributes with other former KSLA folks who made significant contributions back in the day. Just the new corporate culture of that environment, I suppose.

 
At 9:34 AM, March 07, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look...while newsfolks appear to be all chummy and friendly while doing their job...the reality is that a lot of them aren't real pals and you could classify their co-worker relationships as "professional". I've seen on-air folks who've worked together for years and hold grudges for some silly reason because they got upstaged by a co-worker, or someone passed on some gossip shared in confidence or just plain ego-clashes.... don't kid yourself.

It's usually not one-big-happy-newsfamily as much as the TV promotion dept. & mngmnt would like everyone to believe. And while it may have been bad form for a fellow-veteran colleague not to say a couple words in tribute, you have to remember that the news mngmt drives a lot of what is done in this regard.

After seeing the goodbye tribute, I have to say that it looked as though there wasn't a whole helluva lot of thought put into it, considering the almost 29 years of coverage. Where were Pendley's key outtakes like when he interviewed Letterman? Or his "Walter Mitty" stories like parachuting out of a plane or his brush with death when the news copter crashed? Guess the station archives must be poorly organized or non-existent except for personal "escape tapes".

Nope...today's local news organizations are more about cut 'n paste than they are about details and depth...and that's why you get what you get, even when they have a special moment or two to celebrate the station's history as one of its veteran broadcasters turns a personal chapter. The station missed out on a rare opportunity to promote its own legacy by celebrating that of a retiring anchor. And whether you like Carl or not.... you have to realize that there are few people who will experience a similar tenure in local TV as the biz doesn't really allow for that anymore.

 
At 9:04 AM, March 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any word on who Carl's replacement will be? So far, no one has shown up on-air to take his seat.

 
At 1:25 PM, March 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wanted: Anchor / Reporter for a smaller southern market TV station that excels in mediocrity. 4 yr degree required, must work for cheap and have little, if any ambition. This is where TV folks come to die. If this sounds like you, give us a call!

 
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