Sunday, May 27, 2012

KHBS/KHOG Looking for New ND

TV Spy reports Dawn Dugle has exited KHBS/KHOG.  Dugle joined the Northwest Arkansas station in early 2010 as News Director.  KHBS/KHOG VP and GM Brian Sather would not comment to TV Spy about her departure.

23 Comments:

At 6:41 AM, May 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So was there an incident which led to her firing, or was it just something that needed to happen?

 
At 1:18 AM, May 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn had been on thin ice for the past several months due to both MULTIPLE complaints from employees for her terrible behavior and unacceptable ratings. Dawn was always a rude, condescending, nightmare of a boss who didn't know what was best for the station and hiring her always was a disgrace. Unfortunately for Dawn, her negative reputation has spread all around the country (even ESPN, which is 20% owned by Hearst, knew about how she treated her co-workers). I hope she never gets another news director position again and I pray for whatever station gets stuck with her next...What's hilarious (and this is coming from current employees) is that she was definitely FIRED and did not leave to "pursue other opportunities". That's just a bunch of garbage that they tag on to any firing to cover and divert drama/speculation. Gotta love what happened to Dawn...Karma, really. The day she got fired there were celebrations all over the station that continued into the weekend...One thing is for sure, 40/29 is a better place without her. Good riddance!

 
At 6:47 AM, May 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did she do that made her so nasty?

 
At 1:36 AM, May 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coming from someone who used to work with her, I could not have said it better myself. Dawn Dugle was a Manipulative, Condescending, Backstabbing, Incompetent Evil WITCH!

I FEEL SORRY for anyone who had to work under DAWN DUGLE.

She's absolutely the WORST person I've ever came in contact with and an even WORSE News Director. EXTREMELY UNPROFESSIONAL!

Dawn Dugle treated her employees HORRIBLY, and she's the reason why the MAJORITY of KHBS/KHOG's newsroom staff has left.

She got exactly what was coming to her. Lets only hope she learned something from this. But knowing her (UNFORTUNATELY) I highly doubt she has.

 
At 9:38 AM, May 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have to agree with you 1:36. I've heard stories from several of your former co-workers about Dawn. I thought no one was worse then my last ND, but Dawn far exceeds ever her.

 
At 11:10 AM, May 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on, has anyone really liked their ND? Aren't they all pretty much idiots?

 
At 12:45 PM, May 31, 2012, Anonymous S.Mosley, viewer said...

Thanks to all who write comments.

TV Spy, asap please let this blog know the name of the new ND at 40/29.

Everyone who works deserves a boss/leader with integrity and civility -- neither take an education or experience to acquire.

 
At 5:53 PM, May 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are wrong 11:10. I've had several ND's I really liked over the years. When I first got into the business the ND was around for 10 years or more. Now they are lucky to make it 4 or 5 years.

 
At 10:27 PM, May 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To answer your question 11:10 AM... I know PLENTY of people who LOVE their news directors.

As far as Dawn Dugle...I can't name ONE SINGLE employee, past OR present who actually like her personally , or even respected her professionally.

There's nothing to "love" about Dawn Dugle.

Dawn Dugle is a bully! She's disrespectful, and she didn't have a clue on how to do her job.

Dawn Dugle would pick and choose who she'd respect (usually her hires..eventually she'd treat them like s#$% after a while too) and treat the rest of her employees badly!

She'd write her employees up for the most miniscule offenses, then after she'd have a stack on them (which were usually LIES anyway), she'd try to get them fired.

In her online resume, Dawn wrote something along the lines of "I hope to inspire young journalists to live up to their full potential" LMFAO!!!! What a load of S#$@!

Dawn Dugle took pleasure in seeing her employees fail!

She is completely delusional and it was scary working around "that" everyday!

I can't tell you how good it feels to see her gone.

My thoughts and condolences are with the newsroom that's going to be stuck with Dawn Dugle next!

 
At 10:28 PM, May 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To answer your question 11:10 AM... I know PLENTY of people who LOVE their news directors.

As far as Dawn Dugle...I can't name ONE SINGLE employee, past OR present who actually like her personally , or even respected her professionally.

There's nothing to "love" about Dawn Dugle.

Dawn Dugle is a bully! She's disrespectful, and she didn't have a clue on how to do her job.

Dawn Dugle would pick and choose who she'd respect (usually her hires..eventually she'd treat them like s#$% after a while too) and treat the rest of her employees badly!

She'd write her employees up for the most miniscule offenses, then after she'd have a stack on them (which were usually LIES anyway), she'd try to get them fired.

In her online resume, Dawn wrote something along the lines of "I hope to inspire young journalists to live up to their full potential" LMFAO!!!! What a load of S#$@!

Dawn Dugle took pleasure in seeing her employees fail!

She is completely delusional and it was scary working around "that" everyday!

I can't tell you how good it feels to see her gone.

My thoughts and condolences are with the newsroom that's going to be stuck with Dawn Dugle next!

 
At 5:44 PM, June 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've even heard that the folks at one of the other station were happy for the employees at 40/29 that had to work under her.

 
At 10:22 AM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any thoughts on who the new News Director will be?

 
At 7:58 PM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darth Vader would be a better ND then Dawn.

 
At 6:28 PM, June 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:22 AM not sure who will be Dawn Dugle's replacement, but they'll for sure have a huge mess to clean up.

 
At 6:30 PM, June 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO @ 7:58 PM! The devil himself would be more of a pleasure to work for than Dawn Dugle.

 
At 6:35 PM, June 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with everyone on here. Dawn Dugle was a horrible news director at 40/29 News and a horrible person.

We're all glad she's gone!

 
At 7:43 PM, June 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHA, good one 7:58. I agree with you 100%. Dawn Dugle is the worst person I have ever worked with.

 
At 1:14 PM, June 12, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn's personality was about as appealing as this...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/98151109@N00/3581346309/

 
At 7:42 AM, August 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She has landed at WTMJ in Milwaukee

 
At 3:18 PM, August 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God help them if she got a job there...Milwaukee, eh? How fitting...A COLD climate for such a COLD hearted person. Watch the ratings tank in 3, 2, 1...

 
At 3:19 PM, August 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God help them if she got a job there...Milwaukee, eh? How fitting...A COLD climate for such a COLD hearted person. Watch the ratings tank in 3, 2, 1...

 
At 6:04 AM, August 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Gawd!!! If that's true Dawn Dugle landed at WTMJ Milwaukee as News Director, may God help them all.
She is a mess, an absolute MESS. To say she's a "cold hearted person" is an understatement.
She's what I believe to be the epitome of evil. The example of what NOT to become in this business.
If anyone from WTMJ is reading this, RUN. Get out of your contracts now if you can. Don't be fooled by her INITIAL "witty caring personality"..it's all FAKE. Dawn Dugle is a DICTATOR.

 
At 7:36 PM, August 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn Dugle did get a job at WTMJ, but she is not the News Director OR Asst. News Director she is the E.P.

 

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