Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Movin' and Shakin' in Shreveport

This from a tipster:

KSLA fills Carl Pendley chair with Pat Simmon.

KTAL is going to move Paula Van Drisse to weekends and Shelli Briery to mornings.

22 Comments:

At 10:54 AM, June 11, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Replace a bad anchor with one who is worse? Does KTAL WANT to fail? Shelli Briery can't even anchor a 30 minute newscast...now they're giving her a 2 hour morning show? Someone PLEASE tell me, is the new news director blind, deaf, or just dumb?

 
At 3:04 PM, June 11, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are these people that you speak of???

 
At 3:21 PM, June 11, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTAL morning show is like watching someone die. Two bright spots, Rustin Duke knows his weather
and It HAS THE BEST FLOOR CREW...

 
At 3:39 PM, June 11, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

tanya francois is my fave she should anchor

 
At 4:47 PM, June 11, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post floor crew, but even having a decent weather guy won't make that show good.

 
At 11:29 PM, June 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

chip is the man! He's like a happy Todd

 
At 4:21 AM, June 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they should give Shelli a chance, at least she looks bright and alert. I mean Paula is pretty, but let's face it that can take a newscast only so far.

 
At 4:49 PM, June 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have been at KTAL longer than 3 years it's because you can't move on. No amount of money in the world is worth that form of abuse.
I can't even see a clear signal, and I live in Shreveport. That evening lineup is so funny. A black guy that paints his hair, a large female, and a midget with a poof ball haircut.
Good luck!!!

 
At 12:45 AM, June 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shelli Briery is a very hardworking and talented lady, and KTAL should be thrilled to have her as the new morning anchor. I do feel bad for weekends because now no one will watch, with what's her face. Why is someone talking about Tania Francois, she's at KSLA but she should anchor. She is a great reporter. Back to KTAL everyone must admit the anchors and sports might need work but Weather is always on point. Kudos to Todd, Rustin, and Chip.

 
At 8:20 PM, June 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the new news director can let Scotty T. show him how it's done? or just flip a coin and help nexstar get that MONEY BABY!!!! YEEEEEHHHH
Who cares about the people in the newsroom working for peanuts, it's about the BONUS!!!!
somebody's going to hell for this....

 
At 12:12 AM, June 17, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Shelli Briery is a very hardworking and talented lady, and KTAL should be thrilled to have her as the new morning anchor"

I've been in the news business for eleven years. "Hardworking" and "talented" are two different things. Just because this person works hard does not mean she has the ability to perform well behind the desk. No matter how hard you work, or how determined you are the ability to be a solid news anchor is a natural gift. From what I've seen so far, she doesn't have it.

 
At 6:44 PM, June 18, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Name one GOOD thing Paul Bergen has done at KTAL? Made empty promises, and bad moves to the morning show.....

 
At 6:32 PM, June 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like Carolyn Roy is back at KSLA

 
At 4:45 PM, June 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear that one of the better reporters Jonathan Mccall is looking to leave KSLA.

 
At 12:08 PM, June 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat Simon was in Baton Rouge for years and is one of the best male new readers in the biz. Don't know what KSLA rating are like but he will bring in some viewers

 
At 7:33 PM, June 26, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude Scott Thomas is a GOD....DAMN IDIOT

 
At 1:33 AM, June 27, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell? Who said Tania Francois should be anchoring?! What news cast are you watching??? She yells at you all the dang time and she always uses props for her stories! Can you not do a good job at reporting without using a prop? Are your reporting skills that weak?
THEN, she looks like crap. If you blink, you could miss her hair, her face is a pain to look at, and she could use a wardrobe manager. Face it, people are more likely to watch pretty and tolerable faces deliver the news...not ugly and painful to look at faces. KSLA needs to work on making her look presentable THEN she can look into others ventures.

 
At 10:37 AM, June 30, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree; Tania Francois...have you seen that bear? She will never anchor,she's uncouth,a horrible reporter and she doeosn't comb her hair, her face is as round as a moon pie. Ed Bradely would have never hired such a hot mess, shame on you Jayne Ruben!! I'm pretty sure Tania posted that message about herself which is just sad. As far as Jonathan Mccall leaving, he should leave since he's only making minumum wage, there is nothing glamorous about his paycheck. Again, shame on you Jayne Ruben? Your talent will never stay if you keep trying to short change them. Would you want your 20 children working for minimum wage?

 
At 3:56 PM, July 09, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTAL seems to be replacing ignorant people with more ignorant people who seem to make the same ignorant decisions. I wonder if it bothers all the anchors and all the reporters that 97% of their promos are about Todd. Having a Todd Warren promo going straight into a Rustin Duke weather? What is that? And still no replacement weekend anchor? They don't even seem to be able to fill positions where they should at least be able to get kids straight out of school.

Everyone sees what the big guys at KTAL must want to do, go ahead and put Todd doing weather and anchoring all the shows, we know he will sign for it. Anything to get his ego a little bigger.

Any hopes of this Paul Bergen guy making improvements seem to be wasted.

Paul Bergen? Seems more like Ron Burgundy. I guess it all falls back on good ol' Scott Thomas. Come on man, make some decisions to improve the station instead of just trying to save money to improve your bonus.

 
At 3:10 PM, July 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

any word on Rustin Duke moving on?

 
At 2:45 PM, August 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shelly Briery has personality. That's why they put her on the morning show. I personally think a morning show should be less desk and more chairs and coffee, but that's just me. And I think Shelly would be great at that. Frankly, I think everyone in Shreveport news forgets way too often that they are in SHREVEPORT. We are a podunk town in the middle of a podunk state. Snootiness and pretense is not going to win people over. Just look at the people winning over at KSLA or KTBS. It's not the suit-wearing pompous windbag-style reporters. It's the personality and hard work reporters like Redford and Fransois.

Why hasn't someone hired me as news director?

 
At 10:55 PM, August 22, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever said Tania Francois is ugly needs to adjust their tv's and their eyes! Those posts had to be written by the same hater and someone at KSLA or whose tired of her getting all those good stories. She always tells really good stories. I watch ch. 12 because of her. I like her. She's real, she looks fine on tv and comes off pretty and cute on TV. Hey, Tania are you single? can I take you out?

 

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