Monday, April 23, 2012

New Arrival in LR


Just in time for May sweeps a new reporter is on the streets for KARK, Channel 4/Little Rock.  Jocelyn Tovar comes to KARK from KTXS/Abilene, Texas where she was the stations crime/courr.  According to her bio at KARK's website, she has also worked as a Washington, D.C. correspondent for KFDX-TV in Wichita Falls, Texas.

63 Comments:

At 5:32 PM, April 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK has a history of amazing talent.
http://t.co/JqYfzAY1

 
At 7:06 PM, April 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would she leave a large market likr DC to work in a smaller market like Little Rock?

 
At 7:42 PM, April 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She was probably a graduate student. Big J schools like Northwestern and Syracuse work out deals with smaller markets. They shoot pkgs in D.C. and are called 'Capitol Correspondents.' I did it when I was in grad school for a station in Wyoming. It's a good deal for the students because they get to make a reel with D.C. stuff that actually airs in a real market. Good luck Jocelyn!

 
At 8:10 PM, April 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to the last reporter KARK hired?

 
At 8:10 PM, April 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to the last reporter KARK hired?

 
At 8:42 PM, April 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well 7:42, Lets just hope that a job at KARK in Little can pay the school debt for a Big J school if that is indeed her story.

 
At 8:43 PM, April 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well 7:42, Lets just hope that a job at KARK in Little can pay the school debt for a Big J school if that is indeed her story.

 
At 8:00 AM, April 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

there's an echo in here.

 
At 10:33 AM, April 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Usually a one year mastsrs program isn't incredibly expensive...even at a big j school. They often give you a chance to TA a lower level class to get some money. Sometimes they'll even give you a stipend.

 
At 11:21 AM, April 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly 10:33. She probably worked for KFDX out of their Nexstar sister station WHAG in Hagerstown Maryland which is in the #8 Washington DC market.

Welcome to the speculation capital Jocelyn!

 
At 1:27 PM, April 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, if you read the article, she is coming to LR from Abilene, which is where the new ND is from. LR is a larger market than Abilene.

 
At 5:47 PM, April 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, I bet it's a weird vibe around the KARK newsroom. First they bring in a ND from Abilene TX? WTF? That market is a joke... like DMA 160+. Then he goes and gets a reporter from there. Horrible! What's that say to the staff? They were doing well just a little while back. Now, no more Mike Francis, Melissa Simas. That sucks! Is Jancey still around? Man... Bad move News Director!

 
At 5:58 PM, April 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I looked at her tape. Actually, looks like a good hire. Better than anything at kTHV.

 
At 8:43 PM, April 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last time I checked noone at THV had a lead pkg on their resume reel without sound bites on the hard hitting topic of a snake pit at a county fair. Give me a break. She'll be another perfect 'investigator' for that last place tabloid TMZ wannabe station. I'm tired of people saying THV talent sucks without pointing out how god awful the on-air people at for are.

 
At 8:45 PM, April 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

four not for. damn typos.

 
At 9:11 PM, April 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV reporters are improving, but still have a long way to go.

 
At 9:07 AM, April 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who has the best reporting staff?

 
At 6:26 PM, April 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think 7s is the best but THV's is the most underrated and could catch them soon. 4 and Fox have the worst.

 
At 10:20 PM, April 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT must be sweeps time. Jessica's skirt was the feature on KARK's news tonight. Wow, did anyone else see that?

 
At 10:34 PM, April 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would say 7,4,11 and then 16 as an overall group. Anchor teams 7,4,16 and then 11.

 
At 12:52 AM, April 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think 7 & 4 are close at the top then a HUGE drop to Fox & 11.

 
At 6:52 AM, April 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute, but she looks and sounds like a kid.

 
At 9:04 AM, April 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 10:20 share the deets on Jessica's skirt, I missed the "show"!

 
At 11:37 AM, April 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She looks prettier than any of the girls at 11 or 7

 
At 11:39 AM, April 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

not a bad idea with the Jessica skirt idea for sweeps... really, maybe the little rock news girls should just do the news topless. I would watch!

 
At 11:58 AM, April 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jessica Dean wishes she was as pretty as some of the girls at 11 and 7.

 
At 12:08 PM, April 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jessica is that girl who we'd sleep with but not marry

 
At 12:28 PM, April 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

. So who is the marrying kind? (a lady on the streets but a freak in the sheets)

 
At 12:35 PM, April 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just mean she's hot, but seems to be an airhead

 
At 2:00 PM, April 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the over/under on the amount of time it will take this new girl to find this blog, and start posting comments about herself?

 
At 11:10 PM, April 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats with Channel 4 doing meaningless fluff to start the book and Channel 7 doing actual journalism....i feel like its normally the other way around.

 
At 7:26 PM, April 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How would channel 4 know if they were in a book or not? They claim not to care.

 
At 9:16 AM, April 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Officially" we don't care. "Unofficially" we actually do care. Managers talk about it and keep a close eye it.

 
At 1:48 PM, April 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's how they calculate how much they charge advertisers. Just because they don't subscribe, doesn't mean they don't fight for increased ratings. That's what the advertisers are looking for.

 
At 1:50 PM, April 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just me or has KARK's news coverage been somewhat lacking and KATV'S better?

 
At 2:57 PM, April 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not generally a 7 fan and still can't stand their morning show, but I switched over to them for evenings and have been pleasantly surprised. I like Beth Hunt and I also enjoy most of their reporters. Losing Rup was an addition by subtraction imo.

 
At 9:06 PM, April 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh please don't bring her up... I thought we got rid of her... finally! You'd think years and years of ignoring her would be a hint. But no, she hung around. Way Too Long!

Sorry, we just can't sell that type of woman.

 
At 10:14 PM, April 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up with KARK's 4's "investigative" reporting of a Church in Vilonia problems with an insurance company and Adam's best control.

It sounds like based on the reporters comments and the Anchor's comments they did the story then tried on Sunday to contact the insurance company and Adam's Pest control. However they could not get in touch with the people. If this is really case the reporter an news director at 4 should be fired for letting this go to air. Those groups would not be able to respond properly on a Sunday. The report sounded very one sided even before this.

I am sure Adam's who is very big around here would have tried to respond if the had the appropriate notification.

 
At 10:36 PM, April 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word is the news director at 4 is openly contacting other station's talent and offering more money.

 
At 7:35 AM, April 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha. Nice try...not happening.

 
At 9:11 AM, April 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What decent talent would be without a contract? In this market?

 
At 10:41 AM, April 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought 7's reporters didn't have contracts. Or is that changed? I don't know if they have any good reporters or not, but I am pretty sure they used to not have any contracts.

 
At 11:42 AM, April 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I don't blame the guy - it's not the first time this market has inter-poached. And if there is one thing that remains constant around here - it's reporters whining about how little money they make. Sounds like he's taking the right approach, and it might pay off.

 
At 1:26 PM, April 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure Albritton can pay more than Nexstar.

 
At 4:28 PM, April 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember Jessica Dean did not have a noncompete contract and left 7 for 4 in a short time frame.

 
At 4:29 PM, April 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

‘Face the Nation’ Expanding to One Hour
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/face-the-nation-expanding-to-one-hour_b102051
Today's THV shifts 2nd half hour to THV 2,due to childrens programming committment.

 
At 4:38 PM, April 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice to see everyone's abilities boil down to their "hotness"

 
At 9:04 PM, April 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. Isn't that so disgusting and insulting to a talented female?

 
At 11:02 AM, May 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is not disgusting. It is the truth. If you have a problem with that, you should really go into another business. And yes, when your "hotness" fades, you will be replaced - and probably by a young inexperienced beauty queen (See Alyse Eady).

 
At 2:49 PM, May 01, 2012, Anonymous Old Poot said...

How many "over-40" ladies do you see anchoring LR news? Yep, sounds like hotness is a big factor.

 
At 3:03 PM, May 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liz Massey = far from hot

 
At 4:20 PM, May 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn Scott- over 40
Donna Terrell - over 40
Melinda Mayo - over 40
Christina Munoz - looks over 40

 
At 4:34 PM, May 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alyson Courtney - looks over 40
Pam Smith - was over 40
Liz Massey - looks over 40

 
At 6:24 PM, May 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So majority = under 40

 
At 7:05 PM, May 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These 20 somethings are attractive and will be in their 40's one day. If any of you ever go to any of the Top 5 markets, you will see that not all, but a majority of the anchors are 40 and older.

 
At 7:12 PM, May 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't all of the anchors in LR at least 30 anyway?

 
At 10:41 PM, May 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alyse is 23 and Ashley is 28. They are the young anchors.

 
At 7:49 AM, May 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Kane is 12.

 
At 8:58 AM, May 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alyson Courtney and Liz Massey are not over 40. Not sure about Munoz, but she looks to be in her mid 30's too.

 
At 9:05 AM, May 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Kane looks older than he is, but shows his age quite often during chit chat. Especially next to Melinda, who literally has children older than him.

 
At 9:11 AM, May 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it any wonder why we are losing viewers every day? when we put barbie dolls next to respected news men (Jessica Dean/Bob Clausen), how are people expected to take us seriously?

 
At 11:00 AM, May 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smaller markets have younger anchors who are working their way up.

 
At 9:55 AM, May 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what do all of the other ladies have to do with her

 

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