Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Former KSLA Chief Met to KTAL

This from a tipster: KTAL News to fill Rustin Dukes spot with former KSLA's Patrick Dennis.

Note: Dennis left KSLA awhile back to start his own production studio

39 Comments:

At 1:50 PM, July 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I was Dennis that would be a real step down. Going from KSLA to KTAL! I heard he was doing stuff at Summer Grove Church as well as running his company.

Todd Lame-O Warren better watch out now. Hes got some real competition at the station now. Not that Rustin wasn't.

Sad to see Rustin go, but glad it is someone that is good. Now are there any plans to get an anchor?

Awkward girl was replaced by someone that stumbles on every other word because she can't read the prompter.

 
At 2:03 PM, July 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The question everyone is asking...
Can Todd's ego handle this?

 
At 2:35 PM, July 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think he can handle it.

I can see the headlines now..."KTAL Met. Todd Warren Implodes On Air".

I just hope that KTAL doesn't suck the life out of Patrick!

 
At 3:33 PM, July 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this mean Patrick has to give up the car commercial gig?

 
At 4:32 PM, July 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure he fill find a to keep that. I noticed he also does so Voice Overs on some commercials. I hope he keeps those jobs when he gets sucked into the black hole...I mean Nextstar/KTAL!

 
At 4:44 PM, July 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring on Patrick!
It will nice to have something other than that feminine weather guy they have now. What a joke he is. I know that KTAL is known for making bad decisions, but that Rustin Duke guy takes the cake. I would rather watch Richard Simmons sing show tunes than Rustin Duke give the weather.

PATRICK DENNIS and Todd Warren, now that is a weather team you can trust!

So long Rustin, good luck getting a job at Food Locker!

Now if only they would put Todd on mornings and PATRICK DENNIS at nights, they may have some quality news.

 
At 4:56 PM, July 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd Warren...can you say crap on tv?!?! Rustin Duke was the best weather guy KTAL had.

Rustin is only on to bigger and better things.

 
At 9:27 PM, July 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked with Rustin Duke in Monroe. He's a solid guy. He has a good heart and loves to laugh.
I wish he would come on back to Funroe!!!


Oh, and by the way, he pulls more ass than most people can dream of.....
Good luck RD!!

 
At 9:27 PM, July 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patrick Dennis is going back to where he was before he went to KSLA. I wish him well....again....

 
At 9:30 PM, July 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Patrick Dennis gets moved to nights. Todd Warren is a huge dork!
If I see one more "thrust TODD" I will die...

 
At 12:36 AM, July 16, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Rustin Going?

 
At 1:42 AM, July 16, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...Hell if he doesn't change his ways!

 
At 1:22 PM, July 16, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word is Mr. Duke has some pretty big offers on his plate....Don't know if they are in TV????

 
At 2:04 PM, July 16, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that he also has a big offer in his... well... nevermind.

 
At 6:00 PM, July 16, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd Warren and the instant weather network are enough to keep KTAL's weather reputation in tack.
Rustin Duke or Patrick Dennis will not matter as long as Todd is on in the evenings. I was not very impressed with Patrick Dennis's handling of severe weather coverage and am not sure if he graduated from a REAL university like Todd Warren.
Todd Warren DOES NOT have an ego!!!

 
At 10:08 PM, July 16, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree Todd Warren DOES NOT have an EGO!!! He is a GREAT weather man and that is why I watch KTAL!! I am sooo glad KTAL is bringing Patrick cause now I can start watching the weather in the mornings too instead of watching the Weather Channel! I can't stand watching Rustin Duke!!
Rustin Duke was the best weather guy on T.V.??!! Oh PLEASE!!! The only thing that guy is good at is getting arrested for a DUI!!! How come that didn't make the news???

 
At 1:53 AM, July 17, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This from a tipster: KTAL's Todd Warren is doing research on getting him self cloned so everyone in the world will be able to tune into their local news station and TRUST TODD!

God get'em Toddy boy!

 
At 5:59 AM, July 17, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting Patrick Dennis back over to KTAL is great!
Yes, going from KSLA to KTAL is a major come down. However, KTAL does not have a GM who is a total bastard like at KSLA. Since he took over he has fired or run off over half the station, including Patrick. Who knows, I just may follow Patrick over there myself;-)

 
At 6:04 AM, July 17, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, Patick could not stay off the air after all. I can't wait for him to start the morning show. Rustin is a great guy to do shots with, but he sucks as a weather guy.

 
At 2:56 PM, July 17, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was Rustin Arrested or charged with DWI? I bet whatever Ktal news person who wrote that doesn't know the difference?
I bet it didn't make the news because it never happened ;)

 
At 10:30 PM, July 17, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would think that if you worked at a news station you would know that Rustin was charged!! That's usually what happens when you get busted by the cops for drinking and driving! He loves hanging out at the bars!! So check it out before you say it never happened unless whoever wrote that happens to be Rustin Duke himself???!!! Along with a few other of these comments on this blog! :P

 
At 3:22 AM, July 18, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How exciting...Patrick Dennis and Todd Warren on the same station...fantastic. Both are very talented weather guys. It'll be nice waking up to Patrick and catching up with Todd in the evenings. Weather guys with real experience...KTAL is moving up! Yay!

 
At 9:26 AM, July 18, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I go to bars every weekend, and I have never seen Rustin duke out. I thought he was married with children? Maybe we are talking about another guy? And yes, you can be arrested and not charged, just ask oj.

 
At 1:52 AM, July 22, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How exciting...Patrick Dennis and Todd Warren on the same station...fantastic. Both are very talented weather guys. It'll be nice waking up to Patrick and catching up with Todd in the evenings. Weather guys with real experience...KTAL is moving up! Yay!"

I am having problems telling if this is sarcasm of if on of the higher ups at KTAL wrote this. You know, one of the few people who actually make the money and sit back and watch the station suck.

 
At 1:56 PM, July 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Yes, Rustin WAS arrested for DWI last year. His SPD mugshot was on the cover of The Inquisitor. So was Maria's mugshot when she got her DWI last year too.

Now Joe Arena was also on the cover of The Inquisitor, but he was NOT arrested so The Inquisitor had to lift Joe's picture off the KTAL wed site. Unless someone in the newsroom provided it to them.

Rumor has it Rustin's DWI case has been dropped. If this is true I would like to know just who Rustin knows to get his case dropped?

 
At 2:24 PM, July 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have never seen Rustin out at the bars then you must not be go to the right bars. I can not count the number of times I have seen Rustin at the bars so drunk he can barely walk.

There was this one instance Rustin was so hammered it took him about ten minutes to find his car keys. They were in his own pocket. It took him another ten minutes to get into his car and get out of the parking lot. That was so disturbing I stopped drinking for a while.

 
At 11:06 PM, July 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

please racall the instance? He works the morning shift and has children, when does he do anything?
Guess you work evenings

 
At 1:43 AM, July 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see here...they got rid of Joe, they're getting rid of Rustin...both very talented people. But how long did Maria work there after she was arrested?
Seriously. Do the managers shake a magic eight ball everytime they make a decision?
When are we actually going to see some positive changes now that they have a new news director?

 
At 9:42 AM, July 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, Rustin Duke's contract is up. This really has nothing to do with anything other than that.
Rustin is a great guy to work with, and will be missed.

 
At 7:37 PM, July 28, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, a couple of these postings are obviosly from Todd and/or Paul.

Rustin is a great guy and was a lot of fun to work with. Good luck man, and stay far far away from Nexstar!

 
At 7:38 PM, July 28, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that you all have totally shreeded both Rustin and Todd, why don't you move on. I will give you a topic. Rick Boone and Shelli Briery. Discuss.

 
At 2:02 AM, July 29, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Warren, are you on the computer hating on another co-worker again. Have you ever liked ANY other weather person?

P.S. Tiffany Wong hated Todd Warren the whole time. Just like Kelly,Rob,Brian,Rustin,Patrick Dennis, ETC...........

 
At 9:18 PM, July 29, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How exciting...Patrick Dennis and Todd Warren on the same station...fantastic. Both are very talented weather guys. It'll be nice waking up to Patrick and catching up with Todd in the evenings. Weather guys with real experience...KTAL is moving up! Yay!
That was definitely written by KTAL's news director, he's always saying things are "fantastic". I'm sure his bonus check is fantastic now that all he's hired is girls straight out of college. Rumor is that he's sleeping with at least one of them....He's a total womanizer, he hires these little waifs because he's threatened by everyone else.

 
At 2:33 PM, August 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stumbling or not - Shelly Briery is an asset to KTAL. She is a solid reporter and a good person. She also looks good on TV. So what if she stumbles a bit. Everyone gets better with practice. Anyway, I'd rather trustworthy be the top criteria for anchor. You can trust that she knows what she is talking about - unlike other anchors who have no idea.

 
At 2:35 PM, August 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I've never noticed Todd having an ego. He knows the weather and he knows his job. That's not ego. That's confidence. I'd rather trust Todd than those creepos at the other stations.

 
At 11:45 AM, August 11, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Patrick, but I have never liked Todd. I don't think it is that I despise Todd, but I think they push him way too much. They basically shove him down everyone's throat. Look at the website, for example. It is Todd, not the anchors at the top of the page. Everything I see has his name and face on it, as though he is the only person who works at the station. The other stations push their TEAMS. KTAL pushes Todd, and we better like him or else. Maybe he is a nice guy, but we are sick of Trust Todd. How about trusting the TEAM?

 
At 8:01 PM, August 11, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hasn't todd always been the only met? hasn't all the others just been weather anchors? gotta have the met in front of the name.

 
At 12:53 PM, August 12, 2008, Blogger Rustin said...

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At 11:09 AM, September 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have three mets now and that must be a first for KTAL. Hope they keep it up. And, I actually like all three of them-scary for 6!!!

 

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