Friday, June 15, 2012

Shreveport Reporter Off To Florida

This from the tip box:

Heard through the grapevine that Summer Knowles of KSLA TV in Shrveport is heading to CBS station in Miami.  Starting work Monday!

Must be true as she has posted a pic of her new Florida driver's license on her facebook page.

40 Comments:

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

I think I something online that she was selling her furniture for the move. This has been in the works for a couple weeks. Funny how no one has leaked it until now.

 
At 7:15 PM, June 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Knowles had the look but lacked anchor talent as far as viewer appeal was concerned. Someone here said not long ago that it's as if someone majored in diet, fitness & makeup and couldn't get a modeling gig so they wound up doing TV news. Cold as ice demeanor when reading the prompter and not a warm-fuzzy feel for viewers at all. They took her off the AM & Noon anchor and back to reporting and a year later she's gone. She strikes one as the type who gets hired for her looks but falls short in other areas.

 
At 10:41 PM, June 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

gotta love the jealous haters back in Shreveport. I'm sure she'll be thinking about you a lot in Miami!

 
At 10:37 AM, June 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually agree with the hater who wrote about her lack of appeal as an anchor. Good reporting skills but personality fell short at the desk. Either you have it or you don't. Wish her well in her big move. I think she will do well there.

 
At 10:58 AM, June 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently Ms. Knowles is thinking about Shreveport since she's posting on this forum.

 
At 11:50 AM, June 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance. One down with a couple more to go at KSLA. Summer was a horrible anchor. Maybe she will do better in Miami.

 
At 11:53 AM, June 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like the H8tr had it right. So it begs the question: when is spot-on criticism or simple observation H8? From what I read, 7:15pm post seems spot-on as I too agree with it. I'm sure she'll do well in Miami, she's got a look and I'm sure she'll find her niche.

 
At 12:17 PM, June 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:15 is right. I watch daily and Summer never improved from when she first started. I never saw her do a perfect newscast. She always messed up something.

 
At 5:24 PM, June 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well judging from the thread of responses, looks like 7:15pm isn't so much a hater but rather someone who has pretty accurately nailed it.
Funny how people toss around "hater" when in fact it's just criticism.

 
At 4:05 AM, June 17, 2012, Anonymous Shreveporter said...

Summer will do well in Miami. She got screwed at KSLA, but still busted her butt for the last few months. Just like with any anchor, some loved and some hated. At the end of the day, someone saw something in her and thought she was good enough for Miami. Good for her.

 
At 9:07 AM, June 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok so there were 5 posts bashing her in 2 hours? sounds like one person agreeing with themself over and over.

 
At 9:16 AM, June 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's more then one person on here at a time. I posted the 11:50 comment.

 
At 3:45 PM, June 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I posted and just posted once, agreeing that she is not a good anchor but is a good reporting and wishing her well. I would not consider myself a hater, but rather a commentator.

 
At 4:06 PM, June 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha. ok whatever you 'two' say.

 
At 5:38 PM, June 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty obvious to me more than one person disapproved of her at the desk. She was after all demoted.

 
At 6:42 PM, June 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only posted once myself. If anyone is curious, here's a story that might give some insight to her personality. Comes from a former track coach of hers.
http://www.hurdlesfirst.com/Days%20of%20Summer.htm

 
At 10:11 PM, June 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe what you want 4:04. Summer is pretty and all, but she sucks as an anchor.

 
At 8:56 AM, June 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just on the KSLA and Raycom websites and they have not posted an opening for Summer's job. Are they not hiring or do they plan on filling from within?

 
At 8:59 AM, June 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denise Middleton the morning reporter was promoted to anchor and one of the morning producers is now the reporter.

 
At 12:12 PM, June 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Summer should take Denise to Miami with her. She's another one I have yet to see have a perfect newscast without any noticeable mistakes.

 
At 1:33 PM, June 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see I'm not alone. I'm not a Denise fan either. Did you catch the Noon today? The A block was pitiful.

 
At 3:14 PM, June 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doug is strong and it's an odd partnership

 
At 3:38 PM, June 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a polite way of putting it.

 
At 8:53 AM, June 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the deal with all the KSLA job openings? Something going on we haven't heard about yet?

 
At 10:47 AM, June 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it's not just KSLA. Have you been on the Raycom web site lately? They have lots of jobs posted company wide.

 
At 11:39 AM, June 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see what your talking about. KSLA has seven jobs posted which is high for them. But Raycom has tons of jobs posted for most of their stations. Seems like things are not so great in "Rayworld."

 
At 10:55 AM, June 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raycom ranks right up there next to Nexstar as far as tightwad broadcasters go. They've bought and sold different TV groups over the past few years so I'd imagine that's why there's so much turnover as they try to figure out how to best manage what they've got. Based in Alabama and affiliated with Robert Trent Jones Golf. Probably why we see so damn many spots on golf vacations on KSLA.

 
At 6:59 PM, June 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We know what "based in Alabama" is code for. I'm curious to know how much money Raycom has contributed to the Romney campaign and Pro Romney super pacs?

 
At 8:08 PM, June 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think corporate is actually in Montgomery if memory serves.

 
At 9:12 PM, June 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it is. It's very convenient to the capital building and governors mansion.

 
At 6:14 PM, July 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read the link about Summer when she was running track. Had to laugh when he said she dropped the F-bomb because he didn't pay enough attention to her. Geez, I'd never say that to my coach back when I was in school. (even though I may have thought it). Some insight indeed!

 
At 4:18 PM, July 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the deal with all the openings at KSLA? Their parent company Raycom has a lot posted to.

 
At 1:14 PM, July 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Ms Knowles didn't have too many pals in Shreveport as it's been very quiet in this thread. This would seem to indicate a kernel or two of truth in what's been posted.

 
At 1:21 PM, July 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw this post and for the life of me I can't remember who this person is/was. Guess we know why she's gone.

 
At 1:19 PM, July 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ego...ego...ego.
That's what's driving that boat!

 
At 11:23 PM, September 19, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's September 2013, and we love and welcome Summer all year round in Miami. She reports the news just fine here, and she's so easy on the eyes. Thank You, you Brokeback Mountain Razorbacks.

 
At 2:12 PM, October 20, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazingly nobody realizes that taking a job in a larger city is a promotion. Miami is a bigger market and a step up in her career. Your station only prepared for the transiton once they found out she was getting the new job. Wow yall slow. I would leave there also

 
At 7:56 PM, November 19, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is a terrible anchor but has other talents that are not for television

 
At 5:26 AM, December 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Summer is doing very well in Miami perhaps she didn't fit in with the backward thinking hicks from Shreveport area. Yes I said backward thinking hicks...the only thing going for that area is the casinos they added to rob the mindless hicks in the area. Still living in the 50's there.

 
At 6:48 PM, October 19, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that most of you vicious haters are washed up journalists that don't have the talent nor looks to make it anywhere? Has Summer done something to you that warrants such mean spirited comments? One thing I do know. When you sow such viciousness, you will reap ten-fold! Summer has moved on and seems to be doing quite well! you are st
Ch

 

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