Courtney to Co-host Daybreak AND Contribute to KATV Newscasts
I am a little behind on this but here's the press release. My real job has been keeping me way to busy these days.....
KATV Press Release KATV General Manager and Senior Vice President Mark Rose and News Director Nick Genty are pleased to announce Alyson Courtney is the newest member of the Channel 7 News Team!
Alyson starts her duties on Channel 7 Friday morning. She will work alongside Beth Hunt, Meteorologist Melinda Mayo and Meteorologist Barry Brandt, broadcasting from Riverfest Friday. Alyson will also contribute special reports on KATV newscasts.
Courtney brings 13 years of experience to the job, much of that in Arkansas. She has worked as a news anchor, reporter and producer. Courtney is married and has two young daughters, Brooklyn and Berkeley.
“We are fortunate to have great anchors and reporters at KATV,” says Rose. “And with the addition of Alyson, we add another terrific person to the team. She is warm and dynamic. Viewers in Arkansas have really grown to love her. We are thrilled she is here and on Channel 7 now!
Genty, who has worked with Courtney for a number of years at another station, agrees. “Like several members of our anchor team, Alyson is a working mom and brings that perspective to the job. She can identify with the way events and issues in Arkansas affect families here. As a parent, she knows it is more than just news---it’s how that information impacts your family.”
Courtney says she has been looking forward to her first day on Channel 7 for quite some time. “I’m excited to be part of the Channel 7 news team and so grateful for the opportunity. I am joining a great group of journalists. They’re also wonderful people. I look forward to a whole lot of fun with KATV!”