Friday, January 23, 2009

KATV Cuts Jobs

This from a tipster: Channel 7 (KATV) laid off nearly thirty people today, including Richard Farrester (program director of thirty+ years) and Steve Powell. More lay-offs are expected later today.

Additional: Along with on air talent Steve Powell and program director Richard Farrester, KATV layoffs also included most of the Engineering department, including fixtures James Tidwell and Fred Anderson, leaving just one Maintenance Engineer and one Computer Tech on staff. As well as the commercial production department including longtime writer/producer Dale Butler and ADDY award winning national voice talent/editor David W. Jones.

Friday, January 09, 2009

KATV Reporter Movin' to DC

A tipster tells Arkansas TV News, Kristen Fisher has been hired by WUSA-TV in Washington, DC....