Sunday, August 12, 2012

Anchor Signs Off After Six Years in LR

Today is Heather Crawford's last day anchoring for KATV/Channel 7.  Crawford posted this letter on KATV.com:

I have tears in my eyes writing this letter. Tonight at 10 I will anchor my final show at KATV, and next week I will be moving with my family to Jacksonville, FL.

The past six years have been truly unforgettable.  We've been through so much together, the birth of my two children, the loss of my dear friend and colleague Anne Pressly, and so many other highs and lows.  I want to thank you for the bottom of my heart for inviting me into your homes each night to deliver the news.  I have been so blessed to work at such a wonderful television station and do what I love.  KATV truly is a family, and I've had the honor of working with so many talented individuals both in front of and behind the camera. It's hard to imagine leaving, but I'm getting ready to embark on a new adventure in the Sunshine State where I will continue my news career.

Arkansans are some of the nicest people in the world, and this state will always hold a special place in my heart. My two children will always be Arkansans having been born here, and we plan to come back and visit often.

While change can be scary I take comfort in one of my favorite Bible verses in Philippians. "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension shall guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
Thank you Arkansas for six wonderful years.  Please keep in touch on Facebook. May God bless you and your family.

Fondly,
Heather Crawford

30 Comments:

At 9:24 PM, August 12, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A true professional - Heather will be missed.

 
At 7:46 AM, August 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You served Arkansas well. Good luck Heather!

 
At 7:47 AM, August 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no better sight than Little Rock in your rearview mirror

 
At 10:46 AM, August 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck to Heather and her family as they embark on this new adventure! She was my favorite anchor in Little Rock. I know she will do well wherever she goes!

 
At 10:54 AM, August 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There goes the best weekend anchor in the market. Let's hope the Gannett station she goes to will be better than the situation at THV.

 
At 12:43 PM, August 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only took five comments this time before THV was mentioned. I had the over/under at 7. Oh well.

 
At 1:03 PM, August 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She sounds like a nice lady and good looking. But I truly have no idea who she is... Did she work during the week at all? Never seen her at a story.

 
At 1:06 PM, August 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're an idiot.

 
At 1:13 PM, August 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, sorry if I offended. I just don't watch katv weekend news. Our weekenders report during the week, and I am surprised I haven't seen her before. That's all.

Best,
The idiot

 
At 1:31 PM, August 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I moved away from 7 for weekend news while pamela smyth was there but cam bak after heather got the gig. now theres nowhere to go. all weekend anchors sucks

 
At 2:08 PM, August 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

amen 1:31! Why does 11 leave that girl doing the news on the weekend. It is so hard to watch her stumble over words and the chit chat stuff is even worse. I feel so bad for her.

 
At 6:34 PM, August 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey channel 4.. there is a big fire in Perry County. Maybe you should send a crew to cover it and not just rely on your viewers to send you pics. Aren't you supposed to provide the video and pics to us?? Actually, don't worry. Channel 7 has it covered LIVE.

 
At 6:42 PM, August 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK was begging fans on facebook to send them pics of a fire they missed over the weekend. It's funny. Please send us the news. We can't cover it by ourselves!!!

 
At 9:14 PM, August 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK is begging for fire pics from Gurdon tonight. Remember when tv stations would go get news stories themselves?

 
At 10:17 PM, August 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heather is a professional, I know one when I see one... Lived with one for a year, YIIKES!!! Good luck, and God Bless HC...

 
At 10:31 AM, August 14, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heather will be missed but did you see Melinda's red dress this morning? Dang, she has it going on. (.)(.)

 
At 1:14 PM, August 14, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melinda has nothing to flaunt so she should quit trying. Honey, you're past your prime and your revealing outfits make it hard for me to digest my cheerios.

 
At 2:51 PM, August 14, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Mayo it's ur birthday! Flaunt it girlfriend, you look great!

 
At 3:20 PM, August 14, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melinda has a womanly figure unlike her co-host who has the body of a 12 year old.

 
At 7:10 AM, August 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For crying out loud, is this blog now infested with 14 year old boys and TV station employees who hate what they do so much that they feel the need to turn a thread about Heather into this garbage?

I have had the pleasure of working with Heather, and can say she is a true professional who will be dearly missed.

All the best to you and your family Heather!

Dave Jones

 
At 9:01 AM, August 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

14 year old boys? no, the only people who cut down alyson for her figure are women.

 
At 12:54 PM, August 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And THV'ers.

 
At 1:29 PM, August 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melinda realizes 1987 passed her long time ago when she was the young thing anchoring & hosting @ KARK. At least she tries to flaunt what she thinks she still has along with what was she thinking of hair cuts unlike another lifer @ THV who just let it all go...

 
At 1:50 PM, August 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melinda is now the hot cougar on the set. Sorry, no anorexic chics need apply. There just aren't many real women on the news anymore. I can think of a few like Donna Terell on 16, Melinda on 7, and used to be Tracy Douglas on 4. That's about it. Heather wasn't bad though.

 
At 4:33 AM, August 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Munoz to weekend anchor, Beth at 5,6 and 10.

I'm a man, and I find ALLYSON! unattractive for the same reasons as Kelly Ripa (big mouth and no figure).

 
At 6:25 PM, August 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've often wondered how 7 can afford so many anchors. Beth only does midday and the 5? That seems like a pretty sweet gig. Seems like you could have one of the morning anchors do midday, and have her do the 5, 6, and 10. Then have a strong weekend anchor in Munoz.

 
At 9:32 PM, August 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can afford a lot of anchors when you let your main facility fall apart. The top of the building is painted rustsicle while the bottom is bum piss yellow.
Munoz to weekends and Allyson to 6 and 10.

 
At 8:03 AM, August 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree Munoz should go to weekends.

 
At 9:20 AM, August 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm often surprised how many people think Munoz shouldn't be anchoring the main shows.

I actually agree, but not because I dislike her. I just think there needs to be more balance on the set. Scott is dark complected and so is Munoz... he looks better next to a blonde.

Just my humble opinion.

 
At 3:55 PM, August 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is just something about Christina I don't like as an anchor. She never seems relaxed like Beth, but she is not "OMG I'm scared!" like Meredith Mitchell.

 

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