Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Former KTBS Reporter/Anchor on the Way Back...

Well it is official....former KTBS anchor/reporter Jody Lowery is coming back to Shreveport. Lowery has made it official, announcing it on her facebook page. For the past 3 years she has been an anchor/reporter at Bay 9 News in Florida.

111 Comments:

At 10:38 PM, January 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She made need to unlike KSLA's Facebook page before joining the KTBS team. Lol

 
At 12:58 AM, January 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doubt that it is illegal to "like" one station while working at another. Welcome back, Jody, we missed you!

 
At 8:23 AM, January 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, that's great news! Welcome back Jody. She is exactly whatKTBS needs.

 
At 10:00 AM, January 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alright!! Blondie's Back!

 
At 10:23 AM, January 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodbye Meeshell..Goodbye Raven..
Helllloooo Jody !!

 
At 11:40 AM, January 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back and good luck Jody! Your going to need it.

 
At 11:53 AM, January 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo! I always liked Jody and miss working with her. Good luck girl!

 
At 1:34 PM, January 04, 2012, Anonymous Former KTBS Employee said...

Congratulations and welcome back Jody!

 
At 4:01 PM, January 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait until Jody starts. Does anyone when her first day is?

 
At 6:36 PM, January 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back Jody! Hope the new job works out for you. You already know how things are and what to expect so best of luck to you.

 
At 6:43 PM, January 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Luck Jody... definitely going to need it in that place.

 
At 1:23 PM, January 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We love you, Jody! Looking forward to your return.

 
At 2:27 PM, January 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard she is starting on Jan 16th.

 
At 3:36 PM, January 05, 2012, Anonymous Occluded Front said...

If she's starting the 16th then its probably primetime instead of weekends......Cool........

 
At 10:33 AM, January 07, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hurry up Jody! I'll help you move if it will get you back here and on air any sooner.

 
At 2:39 PM, January 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! The 16th is next Monday. can't wait!

 
At 5:10 PM, January 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know of any other changes that will take place at KTBS?

 
At 1:11 PM, January 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They'll probably have Rick Rowe put together some sappy "Welcome Home Jodi" pkg and sell sponsorship packages out the wazoo making this yet another over-the-top hokey local-yokel story.

 
At 2:06 PM, January 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't seen any promos on KTBS regarding Jodi's return. Are you sure she is starting on the 16th?

 
At 3:11 PM, January 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her bio is no longer on Bay 9 news site. Maybe she's coming ??

 
At 3:15 PM, January 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im really happy for Jody getting a weekday prime anchor spot. She's paid her dues on the weekends at 3 first and then in Fla, if thats the case.

 
At 5:10 PM, January 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait. I always liked Jody.

 
At 5:15 PM, January 11, 2012, Anonymous Occluded Front said...

Well, it's official ! They just introduced Jody on the 5 o'clock news. She starts tomorrow at 5, 6, and 10 with Jerry May....

 
At 12:04 AM, January 12, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy...is that her hair or a helmet?

 
At 8:26 AM, January 12, 2012, Anonymous Occluded Front said...

@ 12:04 am

I must admit the picture they showed with short hair from 10 years ago looked much better.

 
At 5:23 PM, January 13, 2012, Anonymous Miss Cosmetology said...

OMG! You guys bitch about stupidest stuff. Jody's hair is perfectly fine and there is nothing wrong with it. Most female broadcasters with long hair have the same style. It seems to be mandatory at FOX "News".

 
At 1:05 PM, January 14, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree with the other comments on Jodi's hairstyle. Same old, same old cookie cutter look. Boring blonde!

 
At 2:33 PM, January 14, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what do you boys look like? Evidently your not all that. If you were you would be on air.

 
At 4:52 PM, January 14, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Miss Cosmetology said...
OMG! You guys bitch about stupidest stuff. Jody's hair is perfectly fine and there is nothing wrong with it"

Well I'm female and to me it would look better if it were thinned out a little. Like someone else said, it looks like a helmet. Women have it tougher in media because of how we look and are judged by other women.

 
At 7:37 PM, January 14, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Jody Lowery, Judy Wagoner's little sister?

 
At 8:44 PM, January 14, 2012, Anonymous Miss Cosmetology said...

If you want to see some helmet hair go to First Duron any Sunday. Jody and Judy have nothing on those women.

 
At 8:53 PM, January 14, 2012, Anonymous Honey Pot said...

Girl you are so right. There is some huge hair at that church.

 
At 8:22 AM, January 15, 2012, Blogger Nick X said...

thank God for small miracles - Lowery has absolutely NO presence on camera but as long as she does voice-over news reports, she's ok - I quit watching Bay News 9 in Florida on weekends because of Lowery's facial contortions when reading the news, and gosh, talk about that 'deer in the headlights' look !!!

 
At 8:28 AM, January 15, 2012, Blogger Nick X said...

thank God for small miracles - Lowery has absolutely NO presence on camera but as long as she does voice-over news reports, she's ok - I quit watching Bay News 9 in Florida on weekends because of Lowery's facial contortions when reading the news, and gosh, talk about that 'deer in the headlights' look !!!

 
At 12:57 PM, January 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now you don't have to worry about it any more Nick. I've seen your news "talent" there in Tampa, and they are not that great.

 
At 4:18 PM, January 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTBS 3-- we're on your side, up your @#$, waiting for you in the backseat of your car, stalking you in the shower, annoying you at work and looking to make your life miserable 24/7/365. Signed ,the Wray Family. Oh and also please buy a Ford from our dealership, we really need the money.

 
At 2:16 PM, January 16, 2012, Anonymous Former KTBS Employee said...

Now that's funny! True, but funny.

 
At 7:41 PM, January 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honey Pot, 8:53, please don't refer to that place or those people as a "church". It is a congregation or assemblage of people, and they have a building in which to meet, but it is offensive to refer to their doings as "church".

 
At 7:50 PM, January 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody looks great and does AT LEAST as good as any other female on TV.

But there sure seems to be a lot of jealous females posting on this thread.

 
At 8:47 PM, January 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Anonymous 7:41, I take it you have a problem with First Duron? Or as I refer to them, the Assembly of I'm Better then You. They are a "unique" group of people are they? But until they are no longer listed in the phone book as a church, and have a tax exempt status, I'll keep referring to them as a church. Even cults get referred to as a church.

 
At 8:33 AM, January 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Jody is doing a great job. How anyone thinks she is worse than Judy Wagonner is beyond me. She comes across very personable and warm. Jusy comes across very cold and annoying.

 
At 3:51 PM, January 17, 2012, Anonymous Former KTBS Employee said...

Jody is a very nice person, and I miss working with her. People who have a problem with Jody have a problem with every one.

 
At 6:11 PM, January 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both are very nice and peronable professional ladies. Stop hatin!

 
At 10:08 PM, January 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:47pm, I always call them the assembly and academy of almighty football. But after the coach, Dunn molested that girl, and the Durons and the rest covered up for him like they were catholics or something, I sure do find it offensive to call them a "church".
I don't care about the womens hair.

 
At 12:52 AM, January 18, 2012, Anonymous Honey Pot said...

Oh sweetie, that was nothing. That's how the AOG rolls. We all know he really did it. I would have been shocked and surprised if they actually did something about it. There were a lot of other things going on at that school that never came to light.

You may be to young to remember this but all of the big religious scandals of the 1980's were members of the AOG. Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggert, Oral Roberts. All AOG.

 
At 9:49 AM, January 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 8:33AM. Jody is a much better anchor than Stephen Mayer or Judy Waggoner. I'd still rather have Sheri Talley but Jody is a very good replacement.

 
At 12:57 PM, January 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You folks at KTBS should stop bitching and be thankful you have Jody back as an anchor. I would give anything to have her over here at my station.

 
At 9:34 AM, January 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. I think Jody is doing a great job. Glad you're back, Jody!

 
At 11:09 AM, January 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed ! Jody is doing just fine !

 
At 6:44 PM, January 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTBS employees do not need to bitch about Jody or any of the other anchors. The anchors are doing fine now. Bitch about real things, like your being paid peanuts and your crime reporter can't form words.

 
At 8:00 PM, January 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh please!

 
At 1:19 AM, January 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh who really gives a rip about any of this?

 
At 11:08 AM, January 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The viewer gives a rip. The customer!! Plenty other news stations out there.

 
At 12:05 PM, January 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then pick up your remote and change the channel.

 
At 1:50 PM, January 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't live in the area just enjoy poking. Oh, and between the wigs and hairstyles they all need help.

 
At 4:22 PM, January 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention hair die.

 
At 4:28 PM, January 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Changing subjects. Does any one know what's going on with Skip? I know he's a temp, but I would love to see him on full time. Someone offer him a contract. PLEASE!

 
At 9:45 PM, January 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skip only works as a fill in p/t. He works full time (or did, Im assuming he still does) in the medical profession.

 
At 1:44 AM, January 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Skip works as an X-ray tech or something like that which is a better gig than doing the weather at KTBS. Yep, just a PT'er.

 
At 2:53 PM, January 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention the 2 inch curling iron for the barrel curls. Ha!

 
At 4:53 PM, January 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have watched the last couple of weeks since Jody has been back and I have no idea why people don't think she's doing a great job.

 
At 6:47 PM, January 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because some people bitch about everything no matter the subject. Some people post negative comments on here just to stir things up. And some people are jealous they did not get the job.

 
At 1:26 PM, January 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 4:53PM. Jody has done a great job since she has been back. How can anyone bitch about Jody and not bitch about Stephen Mayer? He had a nasal, whiney voice and wasn't that good looking. And don't even get me started about Judy Waggonner.

 
At 9:22 AM, January 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's wrong with Judy Waggoner?

 
At 1:31 PM, January 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a TV with picture and sound and you'll be able to figure it out.

 
At 1:40 PM, January 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the status with Angela Cruz? Will she be given more weekend anchoring responsibilities?

 
At 6:38 PM, January 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTBS had some "issues" during the 5:00. Looks like they were trying to do to much with the lives in the first and end blocks. Then went out of the show a minute early. Come on folks. Is this how a #1 station is supposed to look?

 
At 12:23 PM, January 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah it was pretty rough. Most defiantly not a show for the resume tape.

 
At 6:30 PM, January 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still can't believe KTBS is running spots for a Strip Club inside the 6pm news. So much for family-friendly. I can't wait for the day when the Wild Orchid spot runs before some church promo. Then again, it's the need for greed that governs the place.

 
At 1:47 AM, January 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Wild Orchid is about the only nostalgia for the old Bossier Strip left. I'm sure that there are plenty of "family" people who enjoy seeing those ads and remembering our good times on the strip, even if we won't actually be going to the Wild Orchid.

 
At 1:17 PM, January 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wife and I were also surprised at the Strip Club ads being placed in an early evening newscast. We were waiting for the weather with Joe as we were going to drive to Natchitoches for a family visit. While some find these ads ok, as parents we don't, especially around 6pm on a station that says it's on "our side". We're not prudes but we remember a time when such ads wouldn't be allowed that early. I realize the station has to make money but come on KTBS, can't you wait and show these later in the evening when our kids aren't in the room?

 
At 6:35 PM, January 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh please, that's been going on for a while. Wild Orchid and Action Central used to advertise on KTAL, but they were not allowed to air before 11:00pm. The current management changed that and started running them in Wheel of Fortune and primetime. They also used to air those commercials in breaks between church shows.

 
At 6:40 PM, January 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that's just wrong.

So who is the new weekend Met on KTBS? I didn't catch her name, but Judy did say they used to work together at KNOE. This makes the 5th person from KNOE to come over here to KTBS. Does any one know whats going on at KNOE to make all these people leave for KTBS?

 
At 6:48 PM, January 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Desperation perhaps? KNOE is really a starter station. Get a decent reel and get out ASAP, even if it's KTBS.
Hoak Media owns KNOE and they own mostly small stations in crappy TV mkts. They do well to keep the lights on and the transmitter running but that's about it.

 
At 10:58 AM, January 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh really? WIth all of the former KNOE folks coming here I was curious what was going on over there.

I see KNOE is now running KAQY that used to be run from KMSS. Considering how horrible Comm Corp is Hoak must be just as bad.

 
At 5:02 PM, January 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to Neil Shaw?

 
At 10:08 AM, January 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil was just temporary until they could hire a regular.

 
At 4:51 PM, February 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does anyone think about the new weather person?

 
At 11:53 AM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody Lowery has been here about a month and has done a very good job. Glad she's back.

 
At 1:53 PM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Occluded Front said...

Jody seems really comfy in the prime time spots. It's just like the old days with Fletch getting her cracked up during sports......

 
At 7:28 PM, February 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just an observation, but seems like Jody & Gerry have faceshapes / jawlines. Is this caused by camera angle? We were watching and when they did a 2-shot, my girlfriend point this out.

 
At 7:29 PM, February 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I meant the have similar "faceshape/jawlines"... kind of broad or so it seems on screen.

 
At 1:41 PM, February 07, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going back to some earlier posts, who is this new Rhonda person on the weekends? Is she just a temp like Neil Shaw?

And whats this about Wild Orchid advertising before 10:00 pm? They have been advertising on other stations for years, but never that early. Why the sudden change of heart now?

 
At 9:15 AM, February 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Rhonda is just another temp until Jennifer Gray moves back. She's definitely keeping her name and face in the public with her Bewleys commercials, isn't she?

 
At 10:35 AM, February 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jennifer is NOT coming back. She is making those Bewleys spot in Miami.

 
At 1:21 PM, February 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess Sirven no longer cares about the strip club ads appearing that early. Hey as long as they make money, that's all they care about.
Maybe Edwin gets trade at the Wild Orchid.

 
At 8:49 AM, February 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jennifer is coming back. We just don't know when.

 
At 12:04 PM, February 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really? Tell us more.

 
At 4:39 PM, February 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, what's the 411 on Jennifer coming back? Is this legit?

 
At 12:58 PM, February 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well unless her gig at NBC in Miami is temporary or tanks AND li'l Brad's Boat Tour biz tanks (or sinks). I couldn't imagine she'd be back UNLESS KTBS throws a boatload of money at her. With 3's crazy management history (Pay one or two anchors really well until they suck or GM needs a scapegoat...then they quit or get fired.) Yeah...anything's possible...but unlikely.

 
At 1:29 PM, February 11, 2012, Anonymous Former KTBS Employee said...

You took the words right out of my mouth. We all know how things work at KTBS. Last I heard they are way to happy in Miami to even consider moving back.

 
At 4:24 PM, February 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah...let's see:
Living in S. Florida or
coming back to Shrevesville?
Uh...no contest, unless you just can't get enough Strawn's Pie or
want to be closer to mama.

 
At 5:51 PM, February 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jen and Brad are NOT coming back. They are perfectly happy where they are at. They have fantastic weather. No state income tax. Plus why would why would they want pies from Strawn's when they can get real authentic Key Lime Pies there?

 
At 9:15 PM, February 12, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems that Jennifer has a track record of not staying anywhere for a very long time. So, I agree with those who think she will eventually come back. It might be in 6 months, a year or two, but she will come back. They are both from here, right?

 
At 11:54 AM, February 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only see Jen and Brad coming back here to live full time when his dad retires and Brad takes over full ownership of Reeve's Marine.

 
At 3:24 PM, February 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is as long as Reeves Marine manages to keep out of bankruptcy.
I heard they had money issues not long ago.

 
At 5:11 PM, February 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course Reeve's is having money problems. Unless you are on Swamp People who can afford to blow tens of thousands of dollars on a boat right now? I know a lot of people who have gotten rid their boats, jet skis, and RV's in the past two or three years.

 
At 6:34 PM, February 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well brothers Rusty & Rodney had a major falling out a few years ago over some business decisions. I heard from someone in the biz that Reeves ad buys were cash up-front due to some really slow-pays. I think their co-op ad buys disappeared.

 
At 10:02 AM, February 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would seem with Jennifer doing those Bewley's commercials, she wants to make sure the local area does not forget her name and face just in case they do move back.

 
At 11:17 AM, February 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seriously doubt that's the case, it's just some extra money. E.H. Spillers of Bewley's probably wanted her to do ads when she was a weathergirl at KTBS but George wouldn't allow it. Since she left, anything's fair-game as long as her NBC contract in Miami allows it.

 
At 12:47 PM, February 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In this economy who couldn't use some extra money. Plus it's not like there isn't a president with current and/or former local news personalities making commercials for local company's like Bewley's, Ivan Smith, Stumpwater Inn and others. Al Pierce from KTBS, and Tony Taglavore, and Bob Griffin from KSLA did it. Michelle White kept making commercials for Ivan Smith for at least the first year she was back on air at KTAL. Even Sherri Warren kept making commercials until her career and life imploded.

 
At 4:52 PM, February 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MeeShell kept doing Ivan Smith spots because Ivan Smith and the KTAL GM are tight and Nexstar corporate didn't notice. It wasn't until a new N.D. with actual news ethics came in and things changed

 
At 6:41 PM, February 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, that's true but so what? Michelle still did those Ivan Smith spots for years. That was all agreed to when Mark went behind Willy's back and hired Michelle without any input or notification from the N.D.

 
At 10:20 PM, February 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark got fired recently so looks like MeeShell's status could be questionable in the next few months.

 
At 1:13 PM, February 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't count on it. There will be more changes behind the camera then in front of the camera.

 
At 10:37 AM, February 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably right, but I would guess those changes mean more people leaving or getting canned due to increased workload. Given Nexstar's management history, I seriously doubt much will change if anything. The new guy is probably just happy to be out of sling-shit Texas and this move will be good on his resume.

 
At 9:47 PM, February 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

II miss you, jody. I stayed with cable tv cause of you. And now satellite will save me the big bucks. Good luck but what happened here? They seemed tocut your time on camerea and disrespected you by putting you outside as a reporter. That is why they will not grt 100 dollars a month from me. You got screwed.

 
At 10:53 PM, February 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF? STALKER ALERT! STAKER ALERT!

 
At 2:00 PM, February 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting reassigned from anchoring to reporting is a not-so-subtle hint that your days with a station are numbered. It's also a way to get employees to find another anchoring job elsewhere.

 
At 10:36 PM, June 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody is a royal bitch, she can leave for all I care!

 
At 6:49 PM, December 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember Jody commenting on how sophisticated the news business in this market was just before she left. She was covering a Fourth of July program at an elementary school. No one complains about her Facebook page. Wray, Sirven and Bain are the 3 Stooges and Elkins is doing a job that usually keeps her mug off air, where it belongs. Centenary College should annex the place and let even more students work there.

 

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