Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Shreveport Weather Guesser Leaves.....AGAIN...

This from the tip box:

Just heard that Jennifer Reeves (nee Gray), the AM/NOON weather anchor at KTBS has put in her two weeks notice and will follow her husband to Miami.

82 Comments:

At 5:53 PM, July 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh really? So Little Brad is leaving the family business to move to Miami?

 
At 6:00 PM, July 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh dear, don't replace her with Christina. Get someone who knows what they are talking about!

 
At 9:00 AM, July 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Jennifer knows what she's talking about???? You don't know her then.

 
At 10:14 AM, July 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh great, everyone get ready to see yet another fresh face right out of a Mass Comm program then.I've had enough of KTBS. It's off to KSLA for me.

 
At 11:21 AM, July 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's certainly a shame that someone had to lose "his" job in order to make room for a person who knew she wasn't interested in being there in the first place. Thank God for karma because KTBS is certainly experiencing it right now.

 
At 11:38 AM, July 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, Mark was a better met. But the viewers liked Jen more, and it wasn't for her weather abilities

 
At 5:34 PM, July 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going into the boat rental business in South FL. Reeves Coastal Cruises

 
At 6:29 PM, July 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance to the b*tch.
But for those of you who enjoyed her reading Joe's forecast from the previous night in tight pants, When she decides to move back, they'll re-hire her.
Or she'll threaten to get Reeves marine to pull their advertising again.

 
At 6:50 PM, July 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last comment was rude and crude, but true.

 
At 8:46 PM, July 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I thought she was a little more well-liked than that. Geez! But, then again, it sounds like her abilities as a "meteorologist"/weather person left plenty to be desired.

How are they going to get someone to take that job knowing that, if she comes back, they're out the door? Or, did she burn her bridges this time around?

 
At 9:06 PM, July 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well this is no surprise. Heck when she came to town, he had legal issues concerning a contractual obligation with a former station. But it's like if you look like you should be doing porn they'll hire you in an instant. She'll land on her feet in Fla. probably doing some weather at WTVJ or some other station unless she burned bridges there. Course she knows how to work it.

 
At 7:44 AM, July 21, 2011, Blogger Independent Thinker said...

Just a thought.....

Why does ever thread on here turn negative? I watch all three stations in Shreveport (like some better than others) and can change the channel if I want. For those of you who are always negative, you might want to start looking in the mirror in the morning and working on the person that is staring back at you.

By the way, I do not work in the news business, and have no affiliation with any media outlet.

 
At 8:31 AM, July 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Marcy Novak- she was an actual meteorologist and knew what she was talking about!!

 
At 9:27 AM, July 21, 2011, Anonymous Negative Thinker said...

I don't believe you could call this thread negative when all that's been said is the truth. A veteran of the game was sent packing to allow her return. Hers aren't the only "boobs" at KTBS.

 
At 1:22 PM, July 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marcy has moved on to a station that lets her do what she was contracted to be, a meteorologist, and not be forced to report, and do silly live shots that were not weather related.
She will not be back.
Sure there is a lot of negativity, but at least on this thread, it's all true.

 
At 5:43 PM, July 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's one thing. I just saw the job posting on KTBS.com for a meteorologist/reporter. Here's my problem with that. You're never going to get a quality meteorologist when you ask them to report, too.

You're starting to see more mid-sized markets do this, and it's a major turn off to potential candidates. "Must have AMS seal", but then you want that highly qualified meteorologist to report, too? It's not gonna happen. This started off as a way for small markets to hire degreed meteorologists on the weekends... let them get their foot in the door in the business by letting them do two days of weather and three days of GAR. Now, mid-size markets see it as a way to cut costs.

I can guarantee you this. Unless KTBS is paying a ridiculous amount of money for Jennifer's gig, they will NOT get anyone worthwhile who is willing to report. Someone who is stopping in Shreveport for a two or three year contract as their second (or perhaps third) job as their moving up the market ladder isn't going to want to do that.

Not to mention... KTBS's morning format (4:30-7a, 7-7:30a, 11:30a-12p) is pretty brutal. After being awake at 3a, you're going to want someone to go out and turn a story, too?! WOW!

Sorry, just my two cents. I work in the business and I'm tired of seeing so many markets jump at the opportunity to cut costs. It's a big turn-off to any quality talent you may attract.

 
At 7:44 PM, July 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully KTBS will get someone decent. Meteorologist should be just reporters, but every market in Shreveport makes weekend mets do reporting jobs.

 
At 4:20 AM, July 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's because the weekend Mets at KTBS, KTAL, and KSLA are right out of college, and working at their first or second station.

5:23 PM is 100% correct. Everything at KTBS has changed over the past two or three years.We also have added responsibility's that are not in any of our job descriptions. Now we are doing our jobs plus the jobs of three or four other people who have either quit, been fired, or been laid off.

 
At 5:46 AM, July 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm watching the morning show right now and Jennifer looks as orange as Snookie. I can't take any one seriously who looks like an Umpa Lumpa.

 
At 8:55 AM, July 22, 2011, Anonymous fahqueue said...

you couldn't get some tits from the Hustler Club to come on the air for 35 seconds to stand in front of a green screen, do choreographed steps (Jennifer's reports featured the exact same movements no matter which broadcast you caught), and read off a Weather Channel forecast?

Jennifer wasn't interested in weather, couldn't give an accurate report (based on her own analysis)...she was just reading off what someone else interpreted.

She did wear the hell out of some sweaters and slacks, though....and by the end of her segment, I forgot what the forecast was, anyway

 
At 8:57 AM, July 22, 2011, Blogger brophy said...

if KTBS wanted to help the morning broadcast, they would get rid of the nancy-pants douchebag guy and the old Nancy Grace cuntface.....

Both are like nails on a chalkboard at 5 am.

 
At 9:21 AM, July 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please remove the last post

 
At 11:49 AM, July 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTBS is a sweatshop. Plain and simple. All the employees know it, they complain to everyone but management. The ones who are still there deal with it either because they can't find another job or they enjoy being big fish in a little pond.

 
At 3:30 PM, July 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTBS has some good people on the air that I enjoy watching, but my only complaint is that it is too obvious that they are hiring people who don't have experience yet. It shows that several of their reporters are doing this for the first time and the weekend anchor sounds like he's fresh out of college too. The weekend meteorologist has gotten better but she's still not experienced enough for this size market.

 
At 4:10 PM, July 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So do they do they change the Reeves Marine jingle? I guess it will just be see Rodney and old skipper too.

 
At 11:11 PM, July 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 7:44 AM, July 21, 2011 Poster

Hey..here's a thought: GFYS!!

Now figure that out.

 
At 5:57 PM, July 23, 2011, Anonymous Gee Whiz said...

There's two of them on the crime beat but I guess you are talking about the older one.

The thing about KTBS is that you have to be a right wingnut to work there. It should be them instead of KTAL to take over Faux33, because they could merge their newscast and nobody would notice the difference.

 
At 6:47 PM, July 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BPCC's news would be better then the fake news KMSS gets from it's sister station in either Baton Rouge or Tyler.

 
At 9:34 PM, July 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YESSSS!!!

 
At 9:42 PM, July 23, 2011, Anonymous JC said...

Here's a good idea. Why don't all you whinny asses go to college, get a meteorology or journalism degree, put in an application and do the weather or crime report yourself instead of spending all your time bitching on this blog. Or maybe you jackasses know you can't do it.grow the hell up,what does being gay have to do with reporting. crawl back under the rock you came from

 
At 2:48 AM, July 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe will be the next to leave.

 
At 6:30 AM, July 24, 2011, Anonymous Logan said...

I love how all of these immature comments are posted under the "Anonymous" moniker. Not using your real names, it makes it that much easier to imagine you all looking like Opie from "Family Guy". Only the things he says make more sense. Cut back on the verbal hatred, people. Exactly which classes at BPCC are letting you use their computers to say this stuff, anyway?

 
At 7:27 AM, July 24, 2011, Anonymous Brandon said...

They are logging in all over campus.

 
At 7:26 PM, July 24, 2011, Anonymous Brandon said...

"They smile in your face, All the time they want to take your place. The backstabbers. Backstabbers."

 
At 11:04 AM, July 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's with the dude constantly gay bashing?
People who do that are usually just repressing their homosexual tendencies.
It's 2011, not 1811.
Grow up.

 
At 11:09 AM, July 26, 2011, Anonymous Geoffrey Peterson said...

Balls.

 
At 11:09 AM, July 26, 2011, Anonymous CM Punk said...

Maybe this will open up for the directors to be paid like directors and not parking lot sweepers.

 
At 6:31 AM, July 27, 2011, Anonymous L.M. said...

Don't count on it.

 
At 7:48 AM, July 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any profit on hiring cheap right-out-of-school talent will go right in George's pocket. The directors won't get paid what they're worth.

 
At 8:33 AM, July 27, 2011, Anonymous L.M. said...

It's the same for the producers too.

 
At 8:41 AM, July 27, 2011, Anonymous T.C. said...

Some of us are looking down on you and your station from atop our ratings, and laughing our asses off at you. Catch us if you can. NOT!

 
At 9:33 AM, July 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, now Jennifer and Brad can go start their lives anew together as the ideal married couple.

Without having those annoying TRUTHS about them that seem to keep popping up here in Shreveport.

Isn't love grand?

 
At 1:03 PM, July 27, 2011, Anonymous Roy Mercer said...

@ 9:33 am.

So just what is the TRUTH ? More lies from an anonymous poster ?

 
At 8:47 PM, July 27, 2011, Anonymous Logan said...

The TRUTH (caps lock for emphasis, I take it?) is that everyone should relax. For all of you Jennifer haters, she's leaving. Why continue to badmouth her? Just worry about yourselves. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to make my parking lot sweeper-esque money by directing the KTBS 3 Nine O'Clock News Hour on KPXJ CW 21.

 
At 10:17 PM, July 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish KTBS would come up with a shorter name for that newscast.... But that would mean creating a new graphic opener which is so much work!!! I mean, I'd hate to mess with those tacky graphics which look as if they were created in Microsoft Paint!!!

 
At 7:55 AM, July 28, 2011, Anonymous Former Shreveporter said...

OMG, what's going on with Shreveport TV? KTBS use to be really good, but the last several times I've been in town it's been terrible. You have really come down in the world so your ratings must be falling too. I recognize a few people on your station, but where are you getting these kids from? Your 6:00 pm newscast looks like a father and son doing the news. And what's the deal with the Christmas graphics? Red and gold year round? Whatever!

KSLA is still the same as ever, but Ron Young who was the chief met on KTAL for years and years, is the only person I recognize on that station.

Even with all of the improvements, KTAL is just as horrible as ever. Now I do recognize Todd Warren, who use to be on KTBS, and Patrick Dennis and Michelle White who use to be on KSLA. Even with the three of them the whole station is still as big of a joke as it ever was. You should have seen their newscasts Monday. They were pathetic. Why the FCC hasn't shut them down by now is beyond me. None of my family or fiends who still live in Shreveport and Bossier CIty watch KTAL.

 
At 5:47 PM, July 28, 2011, Anonymous Logan said...

Be thankful for the red and gold graphics. We were originally going to go with yellow and a very bright orange. Haha, just kidding. I like to think our graphics and animations look decent, but to each their own.

 
At 6:33 PM, July 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before Jennifer leaves, maybe she could pass along to her fellow Shreveport meteorogists that the word they are trying to say in their forecasts is not "hunert" (as in the commonly heard, "Todays high should reach one hunert degrees). The word is pronounced "hun'-dred, as in "The high today should reach one hundred degrees.' Many viewers would appreciate the effort to speak English.

 
At 7:03 PM, July 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Meteorogists". Heh.

 
At 8:42 PM, July 28, 2011, Anonymous Shelly said...

I agree with Former Shreveporter, the local news is not as good as it use to be. I've watched KTBS all my life, but I just don't like it any more. I switched over to KSLA, and their news app is fantastic. They just blow the other stations away. That's why they are #1 in this market.

 
At 10:02 PM, July 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KSLA is not #1 in every hour, just most.

 
At 7:15 AM, July 29, 2011, Anonymous Brandon said...

So what. KSLA is #1 over all, and their on air product is proof of that.

 
At 1:22 PM, July 29, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

George Sirven originally picked THE EXACT SAME GRAPHICS PACKAGE THAT KTAL USES.
The only thing that stopped him was the graphics company won't sell the same gfx to two stations in the same market. Guess even George won't watch KTAL.
And as to KSLA's ratings win, people just chose the lesser of two evils.

 
At 2:59 PM, July 29, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck in Miami, J Gray!

 
At 3:26 PM, July 29, 2011, Anonymous Lindsey said...

1:22pm Are you serious? "The George" picked the same graphics as KTAL? WOW, that's to funny. I can't stop laughing about that. I don't blame him for not watching KTAL, but he should at least look at what the other stations are doing before making a change like that.

 
At 3:51 PM, July 29, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody told George, but he wouldn't listen.

 
At 5:29 PM, July 29, 2011, Anonymous Lindsey said...

If that's trhe case then George is as stubborn, and as arrogant as I thought he was.

 
At 1:40 AM, July 30, 2011, Anonymous 3watcher said...

I know that KTBS has gone way downhill, but I swore off KSLA back when they were so biased in their reporting about Jena, and they blatantly the march for criminals as "March for Justice".

I've been watching 3 almost exclusively since then, but it is getting difficult to avoid looking elsewhere. The Gerry/Steven matchup is just awful, and I fail to understand why there needs to be two talking heads reading the news anyway. It is not like they spend a full half hour with the camera trained on them. They introduce a lot of reporters and there are commercial breaks to boot. One person being the anchor is sufficient. I don't know what is happening at KSLA since I swore off of them, but Gerry is the best of any newscaster that I have seen in Shreveport, but that is faint praise indeed.

 
At 8:20 AM, July 30, 2011, Anonymous Former KTBS Employee said...

3watcher I'm sure there are other viewers like you who changed over from KSLA to KTBS, but not that many. KSLA is still the dominate station in this market, and has been for many years.

I agree with you about the Gerry/ Steven show. One of the previous comments said it looks like a father and son doing the news. I couldn't agree more.

I disagree with you about only having one anchor. Like every market around the country, the stations in this market have had a co-anchor format during the week for over 30 years now. The only station currently not running a co-anchor format is KTAL. That's because the former news director refused to fill the position when Rick Boone left for Sacramento two and a half years ago. Now that KTAL has a new news director, they finally hired a new co-anchor and he will start in a few weeks.

KTBS's news use to be very good, but those days are long gone. It also use to be a great place to work. I know, I was one of the 16 people they laid off in their first round of lay offs. KTBS has developed a very bad reputation within the business. They have now laid off more people at the station then KSLA, KTAL, and KMSS/KSHV combined.

 
At 7:57 AM, August 01, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sooo happy I was able to get out of KTBS when I did. I am still in the tv news business, working as a reporter in a top 25 market. Unfortunately, I learned a lot more of what NOT to do than what to do during my time at the sweat shop. Good luck to everyone that still works there, and may you find a light at the end of the tunnel that gets you out of KTBS before you are too jaded to stay in the business...

 
At 2:43 PM, August 01, 2011, Anonymous L.M. said...

I'm right with you on that. Most of us still here have resumes out to every station with an opening.

 
At 9:02 PM, August 03, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jennifer liked the cocaine. She will be fine in south fla

 
At 7:24 PM, August 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTBS should hire Skip on full time. He's been around for years, and doesn't get on my nerves like some of these others.

 
At 4:52 PM, August 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't Skip work in healthcare as an X-ray tech or something? Seems like a better job than weathercasting at KTBS.

 
At 9:03 AM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, hayseeds, but we will be quite glad to have Jennifer back here in South Florida. She's not Julie Durda, but she has her charms. Meanwhile, get back to "milking" your cows.

 
At 5:07 AM, August 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Omg I liked her and did a search to find out what happened to her I didn't know I run into a forum to spew hate I wish her luck.

 
At 8:09 AM, August 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

everyone has a right to change jobs especially when they marry. Good luck Jennifer Reeves!!!! Christina is a little too serious and needs to lighten up but shes getting better. A none of these people know alot about any of it; come on people.... they read what is given to them and put it on the air

 
At 6:55 AM, August 29, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And she'S BAAAA-AAACK. Again. And as orange as ever for the poster who likened her to Snookie, lol.

 
At 9:04 AM, August 29, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol......the last girl was so baaaad they brought Jen back?
what happened with the boat rental thing?

 
At 11:54 AM, August 29, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shame on you folks for your judgemental remarks and insults!!!

You definitely don't have enough to do with your time!!!!!

 
At 11:49 AM, August 30, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's the best thing to happen to weather in this area. Try to keep her this time!

 
At 7:57 PM, August 31, 2011, Blogger Big Mo said...

Is she just subbing this week until KTBS hires someone else or is she back full-time?

 
At 11:43 AM, September 01, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave her alone and get a life!!!

 
At 8:51 PM, September 01, 2011, Blogger Big Mo said...

Who the hell are you talking to? I was just asking an innocent question if she is back full-time or part-time.

 
At 10:14 PM, September 02, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am talking to anyone that is talking down on her. If this doesn't include you. Forget it!!!!

 
At 6:12 PM, September 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought she was The Very Best and hate that she's moving!

 
At 8:25 AM, October 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, lot of catty people down here! I'm in Miami and happy that she is returning. Was sad to see her go the first time.

 
At 5:58 AM, October 29, 2011, Anonymous Zaius said...

LMFAO@this thread!!! I had no idea she had even gone from South Florida since I cannot stand NBC6. I just kicked on the super leftwing piece of garbage for laughs and noticed she had a new name so I decided to google her and see if it was a marriage or divorce.

I reckon most of you would be happy to hear she has some sort of cast on her arm..!

BTW: She really is the most conservatively dressed weather girl on South Florida TV. The rest of them look like strippers and prostitutes. Jennifer is a welcome addition to the turd world freakshow we have going on down here with the TV news.

 
At 8:57 AM, January 07, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jennifer now belongs to us in Miami and we enjoy her tits; I mean I plan my day according to her forecasts. She is a tiger and a survivor. Leave her alone!!!!

 
At 7:19 AM, March 04, 2012, Anonymous Scoobe said...

So Jennifer Reeves is the latest token white girl. It is refreshing to see considering our market looks more Latin American then American. I am quite sure I will anger some one with that.

I don't know what the big deal is. Just enjoy the eye candy and be happy. Lets face it most of us couldn't do any worse at weather "forecasting".

A thermometer, barometer and humidistat are all the scientific tools you need to "forecast" weather. Watching the eastern and western skies helps some. And living in the area for at least 10 years will go a long way.

 
At 3:06 PM, April 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TORONADO JUST WENT THRU FOUKE ARKANSAS! WAS ANYONE HURT? 2:46 PM MONDAY, MARCH 4

 
At 9:48 AM, April 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She does look good with a dick in her mouth....I'm mean when she talks it sounds like she has a dick in her mouth!!

 

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