Friday, June 27, 2008

Sorry for the lack of posts the past couple of weeks. My job is keeping me working some 12 hours or more a day..hopefully things will return to normal soon....

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Axe Falls at KLRT

This from a tipster: the axe has fallen at fox in little rock. mass firings. randy dotson(graphics); bob dunn(sales manager); lauren trager (assignment desk); chris kolkhorst (sports anchor); hunter loy (photographer); cheesa parham (producer).

This from an e-mailer:
Your post about KLRT lays has some very wrong information in it.

Cheesa Parham, Bob Dunn and Chirs Kolkhorst didn't get laid off.

Cheesa is still the Weekend Producer, Bob is still the General Sales Manager.

Chris made the decision in May to get out of the business. He is getting married and moving back to New England. KLRT is replacing him.

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.

Monday, June 09, 2008

O'Neill to Co-anchor THV's News

Arkansas reports KTHV Sports Director Craig O'Neill will be co-anchoring channel 11's 10pm newscast. reports O'Neill will be taking a leave of absence from sports to spearhead the stations new "community journalism" feature.

Friday, June 06, 2008

KAIT Loses Sports Director AND Producer

This from a tipster: Sports Director Glenn Marini and his wife, 10 PM Producer Emily are leaving. Glenn has accepted the sports director position at WANE in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This is a great opportunity for them and it’s close to Glenn’s hometown. Their last day will be June 27th.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

KAIT Reporter Leaving

This from a tipster: After several years at KAIT, Anchor/Reporter Heather Flanigan is
leaving. Her last day is Sunday, June 15th. Heather is getting married to former Region 8 Reporter Brett Garrett. They plan on living in Mississippi after the wedding.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

KFSM Met Leaves for South Carolina

This from the KFSM Weather Blog:

My last show on 5NEWS is Sunday morning. I have had such a wonderful experience living in Fort Smith and getting to know the community and becoming part of the 5NEWS family. The people of Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Rogers, Clarksville, etc. have been so supportive and friendly to me and I'll never forget it!

I am headed to Greenville, South Carolina to take a job as Chief Meteorologist at WHNS-TV. This move is a big one for me professionally and personally. It is a big step up in my career but also gets my fiance and I closer to family.

Brad and Garrett are 2 of the best meteorologists in the business, and I have learned so much from them... from "why Fayetteville gets so cold on calm nights" to "how much ice will Benton County see in the next ice storm". They are true professionals, but really cool too! I'll be faced with new challenges in Greenville including ice storms, hurricanes and severe weather.

Thanks again for all of your kind words and support through the past 2 years.