Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Hey, Hey, There's a New Anchor in Town...

This from the tip box:

Hubert Tate, new weekend anchor at KLRT.

52 Comments:

At 10:56 PM, August 03, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting pick. will have to wait to see him behind tbe desk before I pass judgement but the live shot I saw him do was not impressive. multiple stumbles and he was stiffer than a snake in a refrigerator. maybe he was just a bit nervous but I miss the underappreciated justin earley.

 
At 11:39 PM, August 03, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Along the same lines, there is no pic or mention on their web site of Francis who recently went to WXIA-TV in Atlanta, GA. I really miss his drama and you know he could really have a time with the current heat wave.

 
At 12:07 PM, August 04, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:39 diff station

 
At 1:12 PM, August 04, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@11:39 Mike Francis was at KARK, not Fox16 which is where Hubert Tate works.

And they did put up a story about Mike Francis leaving, it just happened close to a month ago now.

 
At 12:00 AM, August 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess I didn't make myself clear. I am well aware that Francis worked at KARK. I was meaning to say that there is no mention of Francis on the WXIA-TV, Atlanta, Georgia, web site. While we were in the subject of weather guessers.

 
At 10:40 AM, August 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

but Tate isn't a weather-guesser. So you are still either confused or confusing.

 
At 8:12 PM, August 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think that the men/women on TV are predicting the weather all by them selves then you are living in a fantasy world. They take the official forecast (from official sources) and change it just a little to make it look like they are doing the forecasting themselves.

You are watching way to much TV. I guess you watch all those reality shows about being lost on an island somewhere too. Sad . . .

 
At 5:46 AM, August 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It just goes to show you how irrevelant KLRT is !!!

 
At 6:50 PM, August 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, you wish . . .

 
At 9:55 PM, August 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, as a viewer, I am disappointed most of the time with Kark's news show. It's usually just a rehash of old news.And that use to be my favorite station to watch.

 
At 2:08 PM, August 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You obviously haven't been watching lately.

 
At 5:49 PM, August 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter who the new anchor is at KLRT, Kelly Dudzik is all they need!!!

 
At 10:37 PM, August 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even KARK's promos are getting old and they seem to be running promos in the prime time newscasts.

Why are they telling me that the news is in high definition. I have a high definition receiver and know it. I guess they are expecting people with standard definition receivers to flip the switch to the high definition mode.

 
At 9:39 AM, August 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 7 had massive audio technical difficulties this weekend. The anchor looked like he stepped straight out of the movie Anchorman with his big hair.

 
At 11:37 AM, August 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that hair is sweet! plus isn't this a fox post....you guys are obsessed with 7!

 
At 12:07 PM, August 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank god we're talking about hair again!

 
At 12:12 PM, August 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK news looks so dated..late 90's or early 2000's. They should scrap and start over. KATV needs some updating on weekdays and ditch Pam on the weekends..she is just awful. KTHV has a better look but needs some better consistency in anchors. KLRT has a good look needs to gel better. DTerrell has to go..just awful..tired of her speaking to the audience like they are 3-year-olds.

 
At 11:27 PM, August 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK news looks so dated..late 90's or early 2000's. They should scrap and start over. KATV needs some updating on weekdays and ditch Pam on the weekends..she is just awful. KTHV has a better look but needs some better consistency in anchors. KLRT has a good look needs to gel better. DTerrell has to go..just awful..tired of her speaking to the audience like they are 3-year-olds.

Well said. One more scrapping that deserves mention is the "weather garden" that is used only to intro the weather then everyone goes inside. Amateurish lighting on the set in the weather garden and still looks like it was blown into LR from some other county via a tornado. Furniture looks really uncomfortable. Probably so poor in quality that they couldn't even do a trade out for it. "Weather garden", post-mounted camera resolution is pitiful. One suggestion would be to stretch a large scrim (a translucent material used in lighting) over the garden and filter some of that harsh light that is hitting it.

12:12 PM, August 08, 2011

 
At 11:27 PM, August 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fox will never "get rid" of donna terrell. Media people may not like her, but im sure she has a following and it would hurt more than help if she left. My thoughts.

Pam on katv on the other hand, she will never leave. Shes a fine anchor but you may not see someone else get an opp at that gig for a decade or more.

Kthv, pam on weekends is awful, new reporters too green and the AM show is being driven by a kid out of college. The show is awful.

Kark has some good people but some how never quite do it. Stop with your investigative promos. Dont care and when you compare the same story to another station, you found the same people to interview. You're not special.

 
At 11:29 PM, August 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah. What tough questions do they ask that the other stations don't? And, we all know now it's in high definition. Promo dept has not had an original idea in decades.

 
At 8:35 AM, August 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out of all the stations in town, I'd say KARK has produced the most memorable promos recently. I do see them airing a lot though and they are getting a bit old. I also agree that the "In High Definition" is getting old too.

 
At 8:36 AM, August 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I COMPLETELY disagree with THV's morning show. I have been a daybreak viewer, but the new team on THV is fabulous. I love it.

 
At 11:44 AM, August 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed with the above poster. I find myself flipping between katv and THV in the mornings, but always end up staying on THV because I get drawn in. Katv has no substance in the mornings. The only reason I even try watching katv is to see Alyson.

 
At 12:47 PM, August 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how the post of critique said nothing negative about 7 just all other stations. Gee I wonder where that person works.

 
At 5:59 PM, August 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 looks horrible in SD! They need to go HD soon. They do, however, have the best weather department on social media in my opinion.

 
At 10:25 PM, August 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:47 I dont know what you were reading but the katv defender responded right after a post that WAS critical of channel 7. I dont like katv but lets not totally throw out our reading comprehension skills!

 
At 2:37 AM, August 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poster didnt write anything neg about 7?

I think the p.smith issue is negative.

 
At 8:04 AM, August 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saying Pam Smith is a fine anchor is negative? ok. Are we missing something here? Comprehension skills? Fine anchor= negative.

 
At 10:14 AM, August 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cant believe I am entering the fray on this lame topic. but a poster did criticize katv's technical skills and an anchor's hair. I think that was what prompted the obsessed comment...since this was a fox blog. can we actually talk about hubert? I like him!

 
At 11:00 AM, August 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was up with Alyse Eady not being mic'ed up and shoeless this morning? Did she oversleep? I am just curious and not trying to be negative, in fact, I think she adds a beautiful spark to THV's early morning broadcast. I thought the faux pas was cute and humorous,and she handled it with confidence and grace!

 
At 11:37 PM, August 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new "anchor" at KLRT has a long way to go.

Sorta fits in with what KARK and KTHV have at present.

Mornings with Alyse on KTHV are a breath of fresh air for us all. She adds delight and beauty to the show. Is she a veteran? No, but she will be.

 
At 7:41 AM, August 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. I think Tom, Ashley, and Alyse will do well. I'm sure if you work at a competing station, you disagree. I work for an agency, so I don't have an axe to grind. Just my opinion. Good job you three!

 
At 12:06 PM, August 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love THV's morning show now, too. I think they have finally found the right mix of personalities. Saw the shoe/mic incident with Elyse too. Hilarious!

 
At 2:45 PM, August 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's the Eady lover out there? Dang...

 
At 4:01 PM, August 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I asked one of the kthv coworkers about eady. She was there on time. Just lost track of time that morning. They have a new newsroom computer system so it was a crazy week. No harm, no foul. Plus, viewers love channel 11 because they're so down to earth. The no shoe/mic stunt will actually play to her advantage. Makes her look normal. If she wants a tv fan base, she HAS to come off REAL. No more pageant hair and wave. Ashly has mastered the art humility very well. She gets more popular by the week..

 
At 4:22 PM, August 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I met Alyse at one of the garden parties and she doesn't have a problem with humility. She was very personable and down to earth. I'm enjoying her on the show. I like Ashley but her mole is distracting IMO

 
At 10:07 PM, August 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alyse is very nice to watch and she is getting to be a good host. She can interview very well and soon she will be able to do all the duties as a morning host is asked to do. Really compliments the show and seems very easy to work with.

About the mole that Ashley has, no problem. It's a beauty mark as far as I am concerned and you probably wish you looked as good as she.

KTHV will have the number one show on LR television for a long time with this combo of Tom, Ashley and Alyse. Hey, "Mornings with Tom, Ashley and Alyse" kinda has a ring to it.

 
At 12:30 PM, August 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eady may be down to earth but she is still green on interviewing. She was jamming the mic in the face of an interviewee but wasn't listening to what he was saying. Her nervous laugh has got to go soon. I would like to see here ask real leading questions and RESPOND with a real response or follow-up questions rather than that nervous laugh. She hasn't earned her spot yet. Would like to her to be less visible until she gets more comfortable in front of the camera. I am a viewer, don't work (never worked for a media station).

 
At 2:45 PM, August 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know Alyse from Adam and I've been a loyal THV viewer for 12 years. I had my doubts about alyse joining the show but I have been pleasantly surprised! She is so fun to watch and brings a lot of energy to the show. I don't think she has a nervous laugh at all. I even enjoy her interviews. I like seeing a pretty and youthful face on the show.

 
At 5:57 PM, August 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley was " cutting edge" when she was promoted, but with the longer hairstyle now she is a clone and not an original. The pulled back ponytail is proof of how good she would look in a short haircut. It would be awesome !!!! It would add to her credibility and add to the show's personality.

 
At 7:47 PM, August 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the land of KTHV brunettes, all with long hair, Ashley is hardly a clone. Yes her hair is a little longer then it was previously, but everything about her appearance and presentation is different than the other gals at THV. Besides her ponytail gives her the short hairstyle look that she rocks so successfully. In a sea, of brunettes and sameness she stands out.

 
At 7:50 PM, August 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley's hair is getting more pub than the new anchor at KLRT. Strange but true!!!

 
At 7:54 PM, August 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A clone of female anchors in general, not just the THV difference.

 
At 7:56 PM, August 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! I am an Elyse fan and she is defintely getting the most publicity.

 
At 8:06 PM, August 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is the "difference" in the thv difference. I have taken the time to get to know her and not only has she breathed life into the morning show, but she is just a good hearted person. In this business that is "cutting edge."

 
At 8:18 PM, August 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who has breathed life into the morning show Alyse or Ashley?

 
At 8:22 PM, August 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry! I meant to say Ashley.

She is the "difference" in the thv difference. I have taken the time to get to know her and not only has she breathed life into the morning show, but she is just a good hearted person. In this business that is "cutting edge."

 
At 1:51 AM, August 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love Ashley's hair just the way it is.

 
At 12:51 PM, August 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV set is getting a facelift today it looks like. check out their facebook page.

 
At 10:40 PM, August 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam is leaving the KATV weekend anchor chair. Guess you guys didn't have to wait a decade after all!

 
At 11:51 PM, August 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello lighting director, production manager, chief engineer or whomever at KTHV. Please put a scrim over that weatherman's light(s) in the garden. The camera shot looks like Hell.

 
At 11:24 AM, August 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've given Hubert a little time...he is just plain awful. I'm sure he is a nice guy though.

 

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