Tuesday, July 17, 2012

KATV Brings Two New Reporters on Board

KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock has hired two new reporters. A tipster tells me Justin Lewis and Jannette Reyes has joined the crew at KATV.  Justin Lewis is making a return to Arkansas having previously worked at KHOG as an intern.  Lewis started his professional career at WTVA in Tupelo, Mississippi in 2010 as a multimedia reporter. Lewis says he will be reporting and anchoring from time to time on KATV.

The other reporter hired at Channel 7 is Jannette Reyes from Ohio. 

129 Comments:

At 5:56 AM, July 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheesh, he looks 19. How old is that kid? An anchor? You have to be kidding me.

I guess they are all right. The glory days ain't coming back.

 
At 7:25 AM, July 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They just swept the book. I'd say they are pretty much in the middle of some glory days.

 
At 7:32 AM, July 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have seen Justin a few times on air. I think he has potential if KATV will fix some of those 'young-reporter' problems quickly.

Also saw Jeanette yesterday...she's probably my favorite new reporter in the market. Looking forward to more of her work.

 
At 7:49 AM, July 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's not an anchor, just padding his bio. And even if he was its no worse than the cheerleader that anchors at KARK. He seems like a pretty solid reporter though. Jeanette seemed to have a pretty rocky start. Her bio doesn't say where she worked before, only where she came from. I guess they're making the same mistakes THV has made by bringing in rookies. One ot the things Nick should not have brought with him. This is not a beginners market.

 
At 9:24 AM, July 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he's not an anchor, he should probably not say he is. That's called lying, and we don't like it when journalists lie.

 
At 9:30 AM, July 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word is, he is a self important shit. I guess we will find out.

 
At 10:06 AM, July 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:25. KATV did sweep the book, but their numbers are nothing like they were in the 1990's and early 2000's. Still, congratulations to KATV. They may be turning that damaged ship around.

 
At 10:25 AM, July 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From what I saw yesterday, she didn't look like a beginner to me. I'd take her over any of the THV reporters in a heartbeat.

 
At 10:35 AM, July 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to Nick. But if I were in his shoes, I'd lose Munoz. She's just a good reminder of the ship damage. I don't know if she had anything to do with it, but it's the price for having the hot seat. I'm willing to stick with Inman, I don't know why but he just seems more likeable. Just my opinion. Good luck over there.

 
At 11:07 AM, July 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In what world do you idiot thv'ers think that dominating the market for years, sweeping the book and having all the best talent, promos and behind the scenes staff is a sinking ship? In what world do you take the top rated station and start moving and getting rid of people? It's obvious that most of the posts on here from you guys and even though everybody knows how jealous and bitterr you all are the posts on here are real good view into your daily lives. It must suck working there. It must suck beIng you. It must suck waking up every day knowing that whatever you do your day is going to suck. It's really shows in your interactions on here and it shows on air. Good luck with everything, you obviously need it.

 
At 11:48 AM, July 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because until the last year or so, 7 was slumping. I know the books have been great, but it's been recent. Your product does look better and things are looking up for you. But heck, I can remember laughing and wondering if you were even going to show any video in your newscast. Maybe you did need new leadership or maybe it was luck. Only time will tell. Now I'm going to get back to what I'm doing. I'll try not to make it suck.

 
At 12:06 PM, July 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luck. Is it really anything else?

 
At 9:04 PM, July 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Munoz needs to go, but it won't be anytime soon. It'll be just like it is for Liz now: You can put up with it while the times are good, even give her the credit for it, but as soon as they get some poor returns (and that WILL happen eventualy), calls for her head abound.

 
At 9:25 PM, July 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Munoz, Liz, Mayo, hangers on & for some reason they keep their jobs..

 
At 10:02 PM, July 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll withhold judgement on the newbies but I will say Justin Lewis made me sit through the most boring sweeps story ever....so I feel like he owes me. LOL!

 
At 10:52 PM, July 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relax 10:02 the kid is brand new! Your probably an MMJ somewhere who just 'knows' they would have rocked that stlrh if they only had a camera guy. Get a life!

 
At 10:59 PM, July 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't worry too much about what is said here. It's just a bunch of pathetic THV employees who are just trying to make themselves feel better about their sad pathetic lives and station.

 
At 2:47 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that a serious twitter account he has?? Not very professional

 
At 4:50 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Munoz, Liz, and Mayo? I didn't know Mayo was in that company. I mean I think most everyone agrees the first two are worthless, but Melinda seems to be doing well in the morning.

 
At 4:56 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, no kidding on that twitter account! News flash, Junior, you are not in college any more! Or maybe you should be.

 
At 7:16 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Munoz and Liz on the same level? Give me a break. You all are idiots if you think that Christina is anything like Liz..on or off air. Viewers love Munoz.

 
At 7:24 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

News flash to you 2:47 and 4:56 (obviously over-nighters at THV or KARK) -- It's okay for reporters to show a personality on social media..in fact most 'pros' recommend it. How about you critique what you know? Crappy newscasts.

 
At 7:36 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He definitely looks and sounds like a homosexual. Is he out?

 
At 7:54 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, this sounds like high school. Are you stone throwers college educated adults? How about everyone spend this much energy and time on making a better product. What a novel idea.

 
At 8:13 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, I can't believe someone is recommending him to talk about how wasted he likes to get all the time. Listen kid, I'm not in the biz any more, so I don't know what the pros say these days, but I'm sure they don't want you to act like a frat guy on Friday night.

 
At 8:22 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh. I see the confusion 8:13. @JustinLewisReporting is no longer his handle, it's @justinlewiskatv. @JustinLewisReporting posted first in early July. I am guessing that someone picked up the old handle once he changed over.

 
At 8:25 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like he just changed it... nice to know he's reading all this stuff lol

 
At 8:25 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously people, Munoz is one of the most hard working professional anchors in this market. Whoever has the hang up about her on here is really proving themselves to be a completely jealous and petty human being. It's obvious you know nothing about talent or how to run a newsroom, that's why you work at THV. Christina is easily the best female anchor in this market and like the post above said, viewers love her. I'm not sure if by coming on here and trashing her makes you think your cooll or if you have such an inferiority complex that you feel the need to cut her down to try and make yourself better or what but whatever the reason it's not having its intended outcome. And to top it all off, she just kicked your ass in the books. She's been the anchor for a number of years now and has consistently kicked your ass. I know that's hard for you to comprehend but it's true. That's not a sign of someone who sucks, if you knew anything you'd understand that. And if you had the slightest clue about how to run a newsroom you'd know the last thing you do is get rid of anchors who are kicking everyone else's ass the way KATV is.

 
At 8:27 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually it looks like that whole handle has been removed... fishy

 
At 8:32 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he never meant to leave that link up on his personal page... kept it up for personal use, but his followers were from his old station. And his posts, when not about how drunk he was, were about "I'm not going to complain about my story today..." That was him.

 
At 8:45 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I kind of feel sorry for him. But I guess that's his introduction to life in the public eye. You really gotta watch it.

 
At 10:31 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kid, even if it was an honest mistake, this smacks of real professionalism issues. I know you are young, and we all liked to party at that age, but come on.

 
At 10:39 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just don't think it was his account anymore.

 
At 10:47 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares? We're talking about a no-name, green reporter here.

 
At 10:57 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But we have to talk about it, he works at KATV! We at THV can't seem to do anything to improve our product so all we can do is trash the leader every chance we get. That's all we have left.

 
At 11:01 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you admit it 10:57. At least we are all on the same page.

 
At 11:14 AM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He deleted it. I very much doubt whoever "took up the name" decided to post as him, then read this blog, felt bad and deleted it.

 
At 1:13 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Munoz is on, I change the channel. I don't care how professional or talented she is. I don't watch her, Dunbar-Gates, Baccam, or Roger S.

 
At 1:21 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well that just shows how much you know. Now get back to work trying to pull your loser station out of the gutter.

 
At 1:43 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

" I don't care how professional or talented she is" So you finally admit it, it's personal. Jealousy can be an ugly thing.

 
At 2:45 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which one of the KATV people do you think left both the 10:57 and 11:01 comment of July 19?

 
At 2:54 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it really matter? The rest of this blog has been taken over by THV'ers who can't seem to do anything but bash the people they can't beat.

 
At 6:35 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason Jeannette Reyes is "better" than the Today's THV MMJ's is becuase even though they are both out of college, she is less stressed because she is not on a deadline doing EVERYTHING herself.

Have her go out driving around a town she doesn't know, shoot interviews at 2, edit at 4 for the 5 p.m.

 
At 6:43 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No need too, she wasn't hired as an mmj. She is green but was much better today, she'll be fine. Just another reason THV sucks. Hiring mmj's right outta college and expect them to do what you just described. They however knew the deal going in so it's hard to feel to much sympathy for them. Yeah it sucks but they should've expected it going in.

 
At 7:30 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm the one who stated "I don't care how professional or talented she [Munoz] is." I'm a male, 40 something IT professional who is not jealous at all. I don't like Munoz anchoring the news and I don't like sauerkraut either.

 
At 7:42 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that the same description you put on your Internet dating profile?

 
At 8:04 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, any news on Fox 16 getting sold?

 
At 9:28 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too, don't like Munoz anchoring the news. Male 38. Sales professional.

Oh and I'm married... no dating profiles to speak of

 
At 9:31 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, I'm different. I truly don't mind her anchoring so much. I just don't like it when she is doing an interview. She seems so fake.

 
At 10:04 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, and I'm a male astronaut from Latvia and I think Craig Oneil is just dreamy.

 
At 10:44 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, Christina, maybe somebody needs to put her big girl panties on, and accept that not everyone likes you!

And I'm sure some of these people are. But I am not from channel 11.

 
At 11:01 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's not from Christina, that was from me. Look at the time dumbass. I'm sure she has much better things to do while on the air than respond to this petty blog. I know for a fact that most of these posts come from THV employees who just can't accept the fact that they are sinking fast with no idea how to stop it.

 
At 11:07 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

christina is just fine - she does a good job and comes off professional - i think some of u folks that are in 'the biz' are maybe a little too critical of the other stations news peeps. In my home - we pretty much watch the news on the station we were watching the previous program on then flip between the 3. I don't think Johnny Q. Pub is quite as caught up in this as some of the folks on here think.

 
At 6:17 AM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure Christina is up by 8:25 but I assume that comment came from her husband and not her directly.

 
At 8:22 AM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrong again.

 
At 8:39 AM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen, IT professional friend, the Munoz apologist made his argument laughable in his first sentence. "Hard working anchors" do not exist in this town. I am one who agrees they shouldn't be hard working, because we don't want them to be frazzled once they get on set. But she, nor any other anchors in this town "work hard". Except maybe Donna Terrell who has time to run her own business on the side.

If you don't like her, that is your opinion, and she should've known there would criticism when she took the job. Big girl panties indeed.

 
At 9:30 AM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in the newsroom with Christina. Can't speak for the other anchors in town, but I can say that Christina is a hard working anchor. She's on the web, social media, correcting scripts, offering stories, and working with reporters. Dang, quit your hating.

 
At 1:18 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I don't work with Christina, but let me ask you this: on average, does she take a 2 hour lunch? Does anyone who is not an anchor do that with any regularity?

What?

Crickets?

I thought so.

 
At 1:36 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I gotta say none of the "hard work" that was listed sounds like hard work at all.

 
At 1:39 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No shit! That sounds like my SIDE work! lol... I'll say it, I'm a channel 4 reporter.

Oh, and I don't have anything against Christina. Just sayin'

 
At 1:43 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

boo-hoo, hoo...I'm so mistreated.

 
At 7:33 AM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crickets indeed. Truth wins out.

 
At 8:21 AM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's official; Saturday Daybreak is worse than a local cable show.

 
At 8:25 AM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous TD said...

Janelle Lilley stepped it up this morning. You looked great, girl! Keep up the good work!

Back to Munoz...the problem I had with her from the beginning was her discussion of "our Razorbacks" only two months into the job. Came across as fake.

 
At 8:28 AM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No. Your post just wasnt worth responding to. And for the record, no she doesn't.

 
At 8:31 AM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janelle is the redhead, right? Listen-- Janelle is very cute and her reporting is professional. But this woman is NOT an anchor. At least without some major work. I'll be happy to give some coaching. $50 an hour and that's cheap.

 
At 8:36 AM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way-- here are some free tips to start off:

1. Don't flip or fiddle with your hair while reading the news. It makes you look vain and unprepared.

2. Read your scripts. Squinting at the prompter because you can't read it doesn't look good.

3. Keep your nose down. There's a reason for the cliche, "nose in the air." It makes you look arrogant

4. Don't shout at your audience or the people sitting or standing next to you. Your mike is three inches from your mouth.

5. Know when to put on that yuk-yuk smile and when to be serious. There should be a HUGE difference in your delivery when you're sitting shooting the bull with Todd on the couch and when you're reading news of death and destruction. You aren't doing that.

 
At 8:39 AM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you coach her to keep the hair out of her face and to keep her hands away from her face to keep it out of the way. Soooo distracting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 8:46 AM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"our Razorbacks" Seriously? That's your problem? If she would have said your Razorbacks you'd bitch about that too. If that's all it takes for you to form a negative opinion of someone then I'm sorry for you.

 
At 8:47 AM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kinda like Kat in the chicken challenge on GMA. Handle the chicken, move the hair out of her face, and didn't wash her hands. YUCK!!!!! The girls at katv need to wear hairnets while cooking and anchoring.....

 
At 9:15 AM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked at channel 7 until recently. Unless she's changed something in last few months, she does take two hour lunches, but so does Scott. And Ned takes 3 hour lunches.

 
At 10:42 AM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes... about the hair in Janell's face and her hands.

Hair and hands are the two most challenging things for local news people who don't have professionals preparing them like the big markets and networks do.

Hair in your face is sexy after work and at home, but not on the news. You're sexy enough with the raven hair and great eyes. Hair out of your face gives the impression that you're open and impartial. Stick with that.

I notice when you're reading the news and you make a big deal about flipping your script over, and it shows on the bottom corner of the camera when it they come back to you from the VO. Whey do you do that?! It's like the furniture guy, Hank, who has his hands above his nipples during his commercials. Very weird. I mean try talking like that to someone in a normal setting. Creepy.

He sells furniture, you read news. Keep your hands down. My guess is you're happy as a camper to be doing that job and making a tape. Just tone it down. Oh, and never put your hands together and forms a "V" with them like so many people do during their live shots. If you do, remember that deaf people will be laughing at you because that's sign language for "vagina."

Now, your voice. You could make it work. But, you're going to have to listen to your big sisters on the network and other places where women have learned how to not sound like they're just out of high school but like grown women. Try to sound like them. Get some voice coaching. Otherwise you're always going to be a reporter and you'll just end up marrying a doctor or drug rep and making babies like everyone else.

You already owe me way over $50.

 
At 11:19 AM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm holding my hands like a V from now on!!!

 
At 12:49 PM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That wasn't even worth the $50. Where do you come off critiquing? You must have been formally in the business. Formally being the key word. What's with all the KATV Christina and Janelle hate? Obviously someone likes their shows.

 
At 1:03 PM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just THV'ers masquerading as viewers and critics. They can't understand why they're getting beat and have no idea how to fix things so they come on here and try to make themselves feel better by cutting down the competition. It's become a joke and quite pathetic. They don't realize that attitudes like that carry over into their everyday lives and affects their work. And then they sit around and wonder why they can't attract more viewers. It's quite the toxic atmosphere over there lately.

 
At 1:19 PM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I prefer Beth over Munoz.

 
At 2:55 PM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love lamp.

 
At 9:25 PM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't that be formerly - instead of formally?

 
At 10:34 PM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah Moroni. Anyone who has grown in their life potential would be former TV. Its a badge of honor.

You obviously have little experience because all Little Rock TV has gone down in quality. All you snooty channel seven people should know the old teams at seven and channel four would bury you in every category.

Eleven has had opportunity time and again and always shot themselves in the foot sooner or later.

 
At 10:47 PM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter what the old teams would do. Channel 7 is kicking your ass now. Thanks again for stopping by THV. Please keep posting things like this on here often. It's become quite amusing watching you guys implode right in front of our eyes.

 
At 1:59 AM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's just hope he says, "news" instead of "Nyews"

 
At 7:00 AM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's your obsession with THV, 10:47? I'm not THVer and couldn't care less. They suck and so does your station. Just because you have the highest ratings doesn't mean you're good. It means everyone else sucks worse. You'd lose in Fayetteveville.

If you know Chris Kane, please tell him he looks like a douchebag with his sock/tie color coordination. The only thing that would make look like a bigger nerd is if his socks matched his bowtie.

 
At 8:24 AM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lose in Fayetteville, come on THV you can do better than that. But keep em coming though.

 
At 10:11 AM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best "news" broadcast is KARK's morning show, but the ratings say this isn't as popular as the fluff ALLYSON!, Melinda and Chris bring to the table.

 
At 11:22 AM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What else would either Allyson or Melinda be doing on air at any station if it weren't for morning fluff?

 
At 11:34 AM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there something wrong with fluff? Viewers like it.

 
At 11:45 AM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter. They do the mornings and according to the public they apparently do it well. What could THV accomplish if they focused on making their product better instead of wasting their time trying to cut down everybody else. Sadly for them we'll never know.

 
At 12:11 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't work for any of the stations, but it seems to me from the comments that 7 spends more time making fun of other stations than anyone else. It's ok to have an opinion as long as it isn't negative towards 7? This really does look like a high school blog.

 
At 12:28 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, when your number 1 you expect the criticism. You know you have a target on our back. It's well known that the majority of the posts come from disgruntled THV employees and their just getting called out.

 
At 2:06 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gannett bosses from DC will be town on Wednesday. As a current THVer, I hope they will come in here ready to make some changes. Start with our poor excuse for a news director and then the EP. We are a news department without leadership or direction.

 
At 3:46 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up with the EP? Which EP? This is the first we've heard of that complaint.

 
At 4:09 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gannett isn't here to chop heads. No one is going anywhere.

 
At 5:09 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw Jannette sunday night...she's channel 4 material. Come on KATV, you are setting the standard in Little Rock and dang that standard is getting lower and lower every time you bring in a newbie!

 
At 8:07 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think both of Channel 7's new reporters are decent on camera but are lousy when it comes to their packages. Could someone in that newsroom teach those kids to write...probably not.

 
At 8:30 PM, July 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You give and take.
At Today's THV all the reporters are MMJs and need all day.

Yet at all the other stations the reporters tend to do two packages a day. (I'm not saying every day)

I think KARK tries to go an extra step and let their reporters take time to 'investigate' .lol.
but they do right?

I am just saying that with less staff and more work, reporters have to do more and don't have time to do the best.

Are stations under staffed in the photog department?

When I was in news that was a real problem. Reporters couldn't even schedule all the interviews they wanted because there wasn't a photog available.

 
At 7:22 AM, July 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's exactly where MMJ gets started. It seems silly to not go do an interview when that reporter could man or woman up, and go shoot it themselves. But then you set a precedent that you can do it.

 
At 7:35 AM, July 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a former MMJ I can tell you that it is NOT worth setting that precedent. It will be used against you and in the long run your work WILL suffer. Man up and wait as long as you have to. Also, generally shops without MMJs don't have extra cameras just lying around so that people can go out themselves.

 
At 8:31 PM, July 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need people who can shoot and edit, anyone can hold a mic. This is news, not a beauty pageant.

 
At 9:33 PM, July 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is cool that katherina still edits, almost daily and will shoot if she has to. That doesn't happen often, but it is helpful. I think even if you have never been an mmj, you should know how to do it all. When there's breaking news and a photog has to shoot and get a live shot ready, the reporter shouldn't be sitting their checking their make up.

 
At 9:35 PM, July 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, used a voice program. I mean "sitting there"

 
At 2:15 AM, July 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Justin is an embarrassing little punk. He sings Justin Bieber songs all day in the newsroom and is an arrogant selfish asshole. I don't know of anyone within KATV that has positive words for him ...

 
At 5:31 AM, July 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what he sings, but I have definitely heard the arrogant selfish asshole part. Normally people are there for a while before they show their ugly sides, if they have one.

 
At 6:28 AM, July 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why does 7's "producer" show up on air all the time? How does he have time to do so, if he is really a producer? Is there a reason he can't control his gay lisp? Does he know he's got a face for radio?

 
At 12:19 PM, July 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well you'd think being gay, he'd realize the face for radio part... and yeah they've got a ridiculous amount of morning show "producers", so it's feasible to think he probably doesn't have a lot to do.

 
At 12:29 PM, July 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well with being so flamboyantly gay, no one will be as surprised if he is caught in a bathtub with other naked guys and dog collars.

 
At 12:57 PM, July 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again, THV hijacks the thread to lash out at KATV. Maybe it you concentrated on your own place instead of the market leaders, you wouldn't be falling into third place in the market. Say what you will about KATV producers, but they work their butt off daily. It shows on air and in the ratings. Nice class you are showing.

 
At 1:17 PM, July 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't have to say anything about KATV producers, that kid digs his own grave. Or as he would say, "digths histh on gwave"

 
At 1:39 PM, July 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks again THV. Keep em coming and stay classy my friends.

 
At 1:40 PM, July 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey it was your decision to put the ugly and flamboyant gay kid on tv. You live with the consequences. If you think the public doesn't notice - you are wrong.

 
At 3:12 PM, July 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

they are true comments. he is an unattractive person. being gay doesn't excuse him from physics of mirrors.

 
At 9:02 PM, July 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Justin? Justin Lewis the new reporter?

 
At 10:05 PM, July 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV's producer is obviously doing something right if they are letting him be on the air. There is always going to be room for improvements with any new reporter in the field, and the comments on this blog are just plain mean. It's one thing to give constructive criticism and say what someone could do differently, but to straight up bully someone is tasteless and cruel. This stuff is ridiculous. You people need to quit talking about others and step back and take a look at yourselves in those "mirrors" you like talking about so much.

 
At 11:27 PM, July 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, but Justin Lewis has no room for improvement. He is best at what he does. That being of course being one of the most incompetent reporters one could imagine. I'm sorry but every morning I walk through the newsroom I have to throw up when I see him ... And now since I identified myself as a KATV employee Rob Thomas is gonna try hard to find out who I am. Maybe we get another round mail soon on how to behave on the web ...

 
At 5:18 AM, July 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah, Justin's incompetence has probably reached his Rob's ears by now.

I suspect his old newsroom felt the same way about him, and they are probably the ones who put all that stuff up on his twitter page.

 
At 7:25 AM, July 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bahahahahaha! Well speak of the devil. Fugly Gay Barry has brought another teenaged producer with him and they are doing live shots this morning. It's producerpalooza on 7. So with two producers out, is there anyone keeping time back home?

 
At 7:34 AM, July 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't like the show or who is on it turn it off and go do something productive. BTW the "teenager" is way past being a teenager. She is an adult with a grownup college education.

 
At 7:38 AM, July 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well they both look like interns, and it's hilarious to watch.

 
At 8:12 AM, July 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the "KATV Employees" bashing Justin. Sure, he's had a rocky start and has some issues with producers, etc, but PLEASE SHUT THE HELL UP. You're the one that is an embarrassment to our newsroom whoever you are. No seriously, it has been talked about how we all wish you would we should keep our issues with him to ourselves.

Keep our dirty laundry inside the building please.

 
At 8:14 AM, July 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV just hired Ron Burgandy? Matt Turner to KARK.

 
At 9:00 AM, July 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Melinda Mayo trying to catch up with Liz Massey?? It was not a pretty sight watching Mayo ride around on the little scooter thing Friday morning!!

 
At 7:57 PM, July 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not the one that's airing our dirty laundry outside the building. I am not the one putting his ugly ass arrogant face on the air ... just saying.

 
At 8:12 PM, July 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Justin thinks is stuff doesn't stink. You're not that great. You're average at best.

 
At 6:18 AM, July 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yous guys need to keep your dirty laundry inside your dirty building.

 
At 3:03 PM, July 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since everyone thinks all ownerships, managers, on-air talent and producer is bad, let's have a positive exercise. All-star team starting with the top and work to build a pm show. You can use only 2 people from each station total to help avoid just picking your own across the board.
1. Owner
2. GM
3. ND
4. EP
5. Female
6. Male
7. Weather
8. Sports

 
At 12:20 AM, July 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just for clarification, if I use Justin Lewis both as male and female, will that count as 2 people or just one? Oh, never mind, it was supposed to be the all-star winning team and not the fail-league.

 
At 10:43 PM, July 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Munuz sucks!!!! She is so fake, ugly, and annoying. Justin Lewis is a liar! Propaganda of the news sucks.

 
At 10:46 PM, July 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Justin Lewis is a lying idiot. A hoax...a joke

 
At 10:48 PM, July 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Munoz sucks. I love to stop the dvr on her face and laugh. She is fake.

 
At 10:52 PM, July 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im not on any news station....I think u are sooo annoying :) ....if u are on....i change the channel

 

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