Thursday, January 13, 2011

Former THV Reporter Pops Up at KATV

This from a tipster:Katherina Yancy is now at KATV. She had a contract with 11. Just curious - what about a no compete claus?

Didn't see this happening. Yancy doesn't seem like a strong enough reporter for KATV. But then again the standards have been lowered in the Little Rock market.


At 8:19 AM, January 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enough already about this one reporter. This does not require two blogs.

Not strong enough for KATV? The girl has been doing everything herself. Shooting, editing, web, look lives, traveling, writing, graphics and no telling what I am leaving out.

Now she can focus on reporting.

So Holly Sonders was a strong KATV candidate? Her co-workers weren't happy with her and told everyone who would listen out in the field that she didn't even write her package or care to learn how to be a reporter.

If you care to comment, just keep writing on the thread below.

At 9:26 AM, January 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is very hard-working, kind, attractive, intelligent...

I don't know why some here must be so ugly.

At 9:29 AM, January 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's no Meredith Mitchell!!!

At 12:12 PM, January 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTBS is rising to the top!!! NEW SET ON ITS WAY!!! Go Shreveport market!!!

At 6:48 PM, January 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does this have to do with KTBS? We're discussing the bigger-market Little Rock, not Shreveport.

At 7:47 PM, January 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't work in that market, but personally going from being an MMJ to reporter is like a ton of bricks being lifted off me.

Can't describe it.

But MMJ's are the strongest candidates to hire (at a bigger market) as a reporter because they have been under so much daily pressure and work hard.

At 8:04 PM, January 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to have think skin to be on stage with folks watching. Most people can't handle it.

Sometimes people's opinions are the majority for talking someone down, but the title of this thread is rude.

If you have an opinion negative or positive about the matter fine, but my two cents is that she did the right thing for herself and will continue to get better.

Anyone who MMJ's and gets it done everyday and gets the lead the 10 p.m. news (when it was number one) every night should deserve some respect.

I am curious as to how the new MMJ's will last.

I think BJ and Max do a good job.

I don't understand why Pam got the Saturday morning show gig or why they put Faith as it's field reporter. Does THV get complaints about Faith's strong accent? This is Arkansas, I'd think people in the south wouldn't be as open to her.

At 12:29 PM, January 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is some clown posting about KTBS when the thread is about KATV in Little Rock? And how does having a new set make a difference in news performance anyway? Are people in Shreveport that easily influenced by such BS?

At 8:33 PM, January 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meredith rules!

At 5:20 PM, January 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

While on the subject of KATV, I was watching recently when a story about the many mini-earthquakes hitting Guy, Arkansas, aired.
Anchor Christina Munoz read the story detailing a 3.1 quake had struck on Wednesday and then casually mentioned that "a 6.7 quake had occurred on Tuesday" before rolling right into the next story.
Thanks to the DVR, I was able to rewind and see if I'd just heard her mention a 6.7 quake had taken place on Tuesday.
She had indeed mentioned a massive 6.7 quake hit Guy in what seemed a trivial manner.
Of course, I knew no such large quake had struck since it would have caused massive damage and would have made the national wires and news.
So how in the world could she have just ran right through such a glaring error without stopping to correct the obvious misprint on the TelePrompter?
I can only suffice that Mrs. Munoz, while a very pleasant person, is nothing more than a news reader.
Anyone with any sense of the news would have realized that such a quake hadn't taken place.
No correction anywhere in the newscast, by the way.
KTHV's Liz Massey committed a similar goof a few months back when reading a story about Arkansas' share of federal highway funds being "$63 BILLION" instead of million.
Again, don't see how anyone wouldn't catch that mistake and correct it instantly.
An example would be on Fox Business this morning when an anchor read a story about Apple's latest quarterly earnings on sales of more than $63 billion.
The copy said the company's profit came to only $6 MILLION, which the anchor immediately caught and corrected to $6 billion.
Now that's how it's done, folks.

At 8:58 PM, January 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

While it's unfortunate that Christina Munoz and Liz Massey both made such errors in reading what amounts to a typo in the prompter it's not something I would blame on them. It's actually their job to read what comes across word for word. If they had to stop on air and try and correct every thing they think is wrong they would never get through a show let alone it being one anybody would want to watch. Believe me, every anchor will make corrections on the fly but it's not something you want to do on a regular basis. Anchors should be able to trust that by the time it's gets into the prompter, it's been verified. Every once in a while a typo gets through, not the end of the world. As far as the folks on Fox Business go, I'm sure they had a producer in their ear as soon as they misspoke telling them to correct it. Your not going to find that level of producing in the local markets.

At 11:37 AM, January 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing is saying it wrong from what you are reading

another thing is reading it correctly and it being wrong

either way, you can't distinguish by watching the newscast which it is

plus, say Christina read it correctly at 6.7 and knew in her mind that wasn't right --- but you can't stop the newscast and correct it, especially if you don't know the right answer

If Liz said Billion, but it read million, she should have corrected herself because the answer was there

regardless, not just anyone can anchor. it maybe be a running joke as some people think anchors get paid to "read teleprompter" but the reason people say that is because 'anchors make it look easy'

anyone off the street would look like a fool if they went on the air. Maybe they'd appreciate it more if they had that chance.

At 12:53 PM, January 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anchors should proof scripts before they read them. They should be smart enough to know the difference between million and billion. Most are too busy shopping.

At 10:43 PM, January 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who shops during their break?

don't they all have kids and spouses?

At 1:12 AM, January 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"'s not something I would blame on them. It's actually their job to read what comes across word for word."

You are either a producer or a moron. Eh.. actually always one in the same.

How does it feel to be type-cast?

At 2:51 PM, January 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I liked was the plane that made an emergency landing at LR last week being a "McDonald Boeing" MD-80. A what??? When did McDonald form a company with Boeing?

Need some poof readers, bad.

At 12:10 AM, January 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...


yes, you and everyone else needs a 'poof' reader!

I know I would like someone, several eyes looking over me.

If I write a paper and have looked over it a million times, I personally can't catch things, but if I (not being a paid proof reader) look at someone elses work with fresh eyes, things will pop out at me.

At 10:28 PM, January 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See, I told you so. ;-)

At 11:37 PM, January 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't think her man will leave THV. He likes the freedom away from his wife. Plus, he can now meet up with his "friend" if you know what I mean.

At 12:37 AM, January 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No I don't know what you mean.

Dave is always with his choice.

When she worked at THV, he sat in the empty desk next to her while she was working.

Those are two people/ a couple who really likes to be around each other. I swear the only time they smiled is when they were around each other.

A few months ago when they told him they were changing his schedule, he said only if they changed Katherina's to the same and they did.

Aside from work, they work. They have a production company so they are a team in every aspect.

He already told people close to him at THV he has applied at KATV so he could work with his wife again and this time 'really work with her' and shoot packages together.

So again, I don't know what 'friend' you are talking about.

Maybe you are talking about Neil. I know they both hang out with Neil all the time and only talk about it when Ashley isn't around because they are married, yet don't live or talk to each other.

At 9:11 AM, January 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In compasion Neil and Ashley didn't get along half the time when the worked together. I don't know if he ever did anything to deserve her nagging in front of co-workers at work.

She has blown up before and acted like a child over things (in front of co-workers). That isn't very professional.

Dave and his wife are the complete opposite. If you're ever outside when they pull up, they kiss and tell each other to have a good day before walking in.

They seem like a team, eat their bagged lunch together and keep one another in better spirits.

At 12:00 PM, January 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Davy has been asked if he misses Katherina, he say yes and no because now he doesn't have to worry about her everyday since she went out everyday as an MMJ by herself. He felt helpless and it stressed him out.

The no part is because he plans on working with her soon.

It will hurt THV if they are down a photographer because they don't hire photogs anymore, just MMJs.

THV has half the photogs all the other stations have. But double the reporters (they are MMJs though. Not a good choice.

At 1:58 PM, January 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not surprised about Davey. He’s got game. The females love asking him for help.

At 8:43 PM, January 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is bull shit if I have ever heard any.

Get your facts straight and come up in public with your name and give proof.

Give these young couples a break.

At 9:07 PM, January 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 'females' ask Davey for help because he is damn good as his job.

Can't wait for him to leave THV and give everyone the finger for what one of his co-workers (more than likely) is doing here.

You think he likes helping those new clueless girls how to shoot and edit. Hell no.

Dave, leave that hell hole. You will be missed by many, but you will be better off and happy again with your wife who is 10-times better off already.

Some people just can't let others be happy.

Nothing to see here folks, go on about your lives.

There were also rumors Neil was cheating on Ash with Dawn Scott. Why are these people such targets. and it's all at THV, humm sounds to me like there are rumor starters in that newsroom.

I am officially done with this blog. I'm tired of people doing whatever they want because they're anonymous.

At 10:48 PM, January 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is to anyone:
as long as you are truly happy and want to be together, don't listen to what others have to say.

they are haters.

don't you people know that us viewers have access to this website and it looks really bad on the stations and makes me not like THV for the type of people represented them on here.

For all I know it could be anyone from Liz Massey to an intern.


At 11:18 AM, January 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would hate to work at THV and have co-workers smile to my face and then try and start shit behind my back.

This isn't the first time (on this site) and with these types of people it won't be the last.

At 11:54 AM, January 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Here are the facts:
Dave has been designated by management to help teach Avid editing and help every MMJ with trouble shooing on their computers.

It doesn't sound sexy when you say Davey helps the guys too. Davey has even been called on his day off on several occasions by BJ Steed for help with graphics. And he and Katherina do show up.

Davey has helped Max almost on a nightly bases with his computer problems and helps him edit in a crunch.

Davey is the only nightside weekend photographer therefore he edits Lisa Hutson and Lindsey Clarks packages.

So 'the ladies love to ask for Davey's help' because EVERY MMJ, tall, short, fat, pretty, man or woman has been told to go to Davey.

Oh and he also helped he attractive wife when she had problems.


At 11:22 PM, January 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

His wife is not that attractive on tv.

At 11:28 PM, January 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ewwwww.........Dawn & Neil. Neil always looked like such a NERD! Why did he leave KARK?

At 9:07 AM, January 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lindsey Clark's Packages?

At 9:58 AM, January 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just from a viewer's standpoint, I am suprised KATV put Katherina on the air with her stale delivery. Someone needs to work with her on her voice. Definitely not KATV type quality as some of the women on there.

At 9:20 PM, January 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the last poster. You may not have noticed but KATV is not the powerhouse that it once was. It is showing in the talent they are hiring, the product they brodcast and the tools they are not buying. It reminds of what happened to KARK in the late 80's early 90's. However, it seems like KARK didn't loose the good qualities as quick.

I am not in the business. Just a longtime advertiser.

At 9:24 PM, January 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to Neil? Did KARK fire his az$?

At 10:43 PM, January 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well at least yancy is better than thvs new hires.ruff. ashley needs a make over. Dawn is hot. Neil is doing his own thing and id b surprised if either of the two are in his life. If yancy wasn't descent she wouldn't be the lead package in every show everyday.just saying.

At 8:41 PM, January 31, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She should run into the arms of her real lover—weekend assignment editor and photographer Steve Payne.

I can picture it now.

She tells him he’s a great photographer while others complain about his work ethic, arrogance, mediocre photography and slow editing.
Then, he can tell her how beautiful and talented she is while managers say her voice delivery is as bad as it was years ago and hasn’t progressed.

Together, they can bash THV on a news blog and the people they work with. Yes, we know. In this news blog, they will compare themselves to new hires who have less experience but show better progression than they will ever see in a lifetime.

At 1:50 PM, February 02, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Jancy was married to Rob Hutcherson, and they had 3 kids!

At 1:50 PM, February 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yancy, Jancy, confusing isn't it?

At 10:52 PM, February 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's sort of a nasal-twangy thang.


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