Friday, October 07, 2011

Shreveport Station Gets New Weather Guess

Just in time for the new sweeps period about to start, KTBS, Channel 3 has hired a Met. Alexandra Cranford has started work for the station. A google search turned up she came from KNOE in Moneroe, LA.

20 Comments:

At 5:16 PM, October 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really? So has KTBS bought KNOE or what? This is the third person from KNOE to come to KTBS. Both the weekend anchor and weekend Met are from KNOE, and were on the air there for years.

 
At 8:01 AM, October 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

at least alexandra looks sexy and doesn`t look like some plastic dolled up ding bat like they had in the past

 
At 8:25 AM, October 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES! to the last post. I thought nearly the same. She looks, well..natural and her voice is clear. Now, let's see if she knows what she's doing ;)

 
At 1:30 PM, October 08, 2011, Anonymous Occluded Front said...

She has a very professional "radio type" voice. I think she will do just fine. Seems really comfortable in her delivery.

 
At 2:15 PM, October 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alexandra is good looking and I really like her delivery. Hopefully she will stick around.

Yeah I agree 5:16. It's strange how much KNOE talent is on KTBS now. Years ago KTAL was the starter station for people to move on to KSLA or KTBS. Now it seems to be KNOE.

 
At 1:26 PM, October 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love her, she is very nice to look at and knows what she it talking about - he deliverly is very professional - not just some airhead voice reading a weather cast.

 
At 4:28 PM, October 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alexandra looks very prefessional and classy. she seems good at what she does and I hope to see her stick around for a while.She is what KTBS needed.

 
At 6:29 PM, October 10, 2011, Anonymous Former KTBS Employee said...

Yes, KTAL does need a lot but it's not in front of the camera. I say a prayer for Alexandra and all of my former co-workers there. She doesn't realize what a toxic environment she has come into.

 
At 12:39 PM, October 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 6:29 PM poster:

Didn't you mean KTBS needs a lot instead of KTAL? (Of course they both need help but thought you might want to clarify.)

 
At 2:39 PM, October 11, 2011, Anonymous Former KTBS Employee said...

Your right, my bad. I can't believe I did that. Just goes to show what being up for over 30 hours dealing with work (the Monday from hell) and a sick kid can do to you.

Yes both KTAL and KTBS need a lot of help behind the camera. KTAL is only station I refused to apply with when I was laid off from KTBS. Even as bad as KTAL is after seeing the 11:30 newscast today KTBS needs even more help. But then again those things will happen than when you have one person doing the work of five of us use to do.

 
At 4:38 PM, October 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sign O' the times... TV has always been cost-conscious but dang....it's really gotten out of hand around here lately.

 
At 6:39 PM, October 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did KTAL get their weekend anchor Marquell from? The young lady is very ghetto.

 
At 11:00 AM, October 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LoL...KTAL is just happy to have people who can string words together. They won't improve significantly with what they've got going on over there. When the evening news comes on, we can't change the channel fast enough.

 
At 12:56 PM, October 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same here. Once KTAL airs the lottery numbers, that is if they even air the lottery numbers, we are off to KSLA or KTBS. Which ever one we can get to the quickest.

Now as bad as KTAL is KSLA's news at noon is messed up every day. I have watched every noon newscast for weeks and every one of them have multiple f___ ups.

 
At 1:25 PM, October 25, 2011, Anonymous Occluded Front said...

@12:56pm

I was watching today and evidently the teleprompter quit... Summer quickly faded into Autumn.....

 
At 5:26 PM, October 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Occulted Front, it was bad today, but Summer does stuff like that every day. Then there are the other problems KSLA has every day during the news at noon. The tease and open not running right. That is if they run at all. Mics not being turned on. The wrong OTS's and/or graphics on the wrong packages. The washed out tower cams and traffic cams that need to be white balanced. Ect, ect ect....

 
At 12:56 PM, December 05, 2011, Anonymous xl pharmacy said...

Alexandra Cranford has been doing a great job at KTBS, she is very spontaneous and her weather report is very accurate!

 
At 11:51 AM, December 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Toxic work environment"... That pretty much sums it up. But what has struck me in recent years... The disconnect between people who work in the field and those who work in the station. Granted, any aspect of that business is stressful. But stress inside the station in a comfortable, dry working environment is MUCH different than being on a live shot at a crime scene, freezing to death in the pouring rain. I have respect for ANYONE who has worked in the business, but more so for those who work in the field. Those of you who are working in the field know why I say this. There are just some things your other coworkers, like producers and editors, will never understand. I don't mean any disrespect to producers and editors, but those in the field tend to become more attached to their stories in a personal way. It's one thing to deal with the news from the newsroom... It's one thing to make a decision that a particular person needs to be interviewed for a story. It's quite another thing to ask the father how he feels about his dead son. Sorry to ramble... But these things NEED to be talked about, and hopefully in the newsroom.

 
At 7:46 PM, December 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:51 AM:
You're definitely correct about disconnects between those in the field to those back at the station.
It's been my experience that office folks consider field folks as resources much in the same manner as they would a piece of equipment or some production element. Some vets get a little more respect but by and large, everybody else is merely a cog in somebody else's wheel. And the talking mannequins are about as useful as tits on a boarhog when it comes to producing news. Oh sure, they may (RE)write their intros or pretend-nice with those who can make them look good. But other than being figureheads, that's about it. The anchor-blonde, the Af-American Diva, to them, their newsjob is as much a social-status job than anything else. Their self-regard is enough to make you gag just when you're around them. So we field-hands get the hell outta the building as much as possible so as to avoid such clap-trap as the office-types who ride desks and occupy space.

 
At 10:43 AM, June 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well if miss cranford ever want to marry someone in their mid fifties,ugly,no money,bad credit,no future advancement, in sight, please, Alexandra call me

 

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