Monday, July 16, 2012

KSLA Reporter Making an Exit

This from the tip box:

Tracy Clemons departing KSLA in Shreveport for a similar post in St. Louis, MO. 

According to  his bio, Clemons joined KSLA in July 2010.

23 Comments:

At 5:18 PM, July 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck in St. Louis Tracy. You will do well there. I know several others who have moved there and they love it.

 
At 5:57 PM, July 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Tracy. I am not surprised. I knew it wouldn't be long before you were moving on and moving up.

 
At 9:27 PM, July 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Tracy. I'll help you pack and split the cost of the U-Haul if we can move together.

 
At 8:32 AM, July 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12 is having a lot more turn over then usual. Whats the deal?

 
At 12:13 PM, July 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad your moving up Tracy. I hope your new station in St. Louis has much better production quality then KSLA. I'm watching the News at Noon, and lost count of all the obvious mistakes I saw in the A block.

 
At 9:58 PM, July 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@12:13

I saw that myself. KSLA keeps getting worse and worse every time I'm back to town. That was not acceptable when I worked there. I had several former co-workers who were fired for making less mistakes then what I saw today. KSLA has no standards any more. They clearly do not care about quality control any more. If they did they would not be putting out such a sloppy product every day.

 
At 10:17 PM, July 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess James Smith must be focusing on other things? Do they even train people there anymore?

 
At 5:38 PM, July 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously they don't. Just look what they are putting out. I NEVER thought I would say this, but KTAL has vastly improved and is doing a much better job then what KSLA is doing now. My how things have changed since I left Shreveport.

 
At 6:06 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What in the world is going on with KSLA? If they can not do any better with these live remotes they just need to quit doing them. Soft focus, bad audio, it's pitiful.

 
At 8:10 AM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems that KSLA is attempting to play catch-up with KTBS and their long running 50 Cities in 50 Weeks. As you saw yesterday, it looks and sounds terrible.

 
At 12:11 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well KSLA comes up with "ideas" but hasn't any staff or expertise to really execute them well. Management thinks they can do all this with what resources they've got and the simple answer is that they can't. They need to open their checkbook and really think that they are getting what they are paying for really.

 
At 4:00 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to work at KSLA and we had much higher standards then. We had high standards and were #1 in ratings all the time. Now I do not see any standards of any kind. I've been in town for a week and every newscast I have seen there were multiple on-air mistakes. Most of which were totally unavoidable. Even though I don't work at KSLA any more, it still bothers me to see how negligent they have become. To be honest, they look as bad as KTAL used to look.
Now KTAL has always been the worst station in Shreveport. They were terrible and everyone used to make fun of them. I never thought I would say this, but KTAL has finally turned it around and they look amazing. Their new look and improvements are the best in this market. You all know how bad they were. If KSLA keeps going the way they are, I can see them taking KTAL's place and becoming #3 in this market.

 
At 5:12 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. I was a news photog at KSLA back in the day. We had our issues then but never to the extent I see daily on a KSLA newscast today. News personalities aside ( I think they are pretty lame ) ...the signal is pretty bad for something that's supposed to be HD. I see field shots that are soft, out-of-focus, poor to no color balance, and even when all those things are ok, it's still not HD !!!
Raycom is known for being cheap-o among broadcasters and they are fast becoming the WHECO of the industry (the former KTAL owners).
Makes me disappointed in my former workplace.

 
At 10:29 AM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KSLA also uses the "Exclusive" label way too inappropriately. Blame it on their Raycom transplant, over the top assistant ND.

 
At 6:33 PM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, so that's who's responsible that? Half the time those KSLA "exclusives" are also being covered by 3 and 6. Now is this assistant ND the same person who is using all those Raycom Network packages for filler? They are relying on them more and more every day.

 
At 2:17 PM, July 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see KSLA has a lot of jobs posted. Are people fleeing before they get fired or what?

 
At 9:31 AM, August 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There must be something going on because KSLA normally doesn't have that many openings at one time.

 
At 4:44 PM, August 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had the pleasure of being a year behind T at Maryland then working a market away in Harrisonburg while he was in Charlottesville Va, then following nearby again when I moved to KATV and he worked at KSLA. I've always looked up to him as a reporter and wish him and his lovely bride every success in this latest move! - Janelle

 
At 7:22 PM, August 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harrisonburg? Gawd bless U! Did they ever get better camcorders?

 
At 3:51 PM, August 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's going on at KSLA? There are 10 job openings currently posted from as far back as May to within the past week. KSLA normally has around two or three job openings posted at any given time so this is a lot of openings for them.

 
At 8:44 PM, August 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the kids are going back to school?

 
At 9:20 PM, August 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No they are not. They are fleeing the station and some are getting out of broadcasting altogether. Over the past few weeks my sister-in-law hired two people who recently left KSLA for positions in a none broadcasting field.

 
At 9:51 AM, August 14, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KSLA averaged less then 5 job openings when I was there, so 10 openings at one time is really bad.

 

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