Monday, October 08, 2012

Winds Blowing in Change at Shreveport Station

Folks in the Ark-La-Tex are a buzz about the new anchors at Nexstar's KTAL/Channel 6/Shreveport.  One of the new anchors debuted today on the morning program.  Dan Jovic made his on air debut this morning as a new co-anchor of the morning program.  Dan joins KTAL from WJW, FOX 8 in Cleveland, Ohio.  Dan's wife Jacgue Jovic will be co-anchor of the evening news at KTAL.

40 Comments:

At 3:06 PM, October 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the winds be strong enough to blow out MEESHELLE?

 
At 4:31 PM, October 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

they aren't that strong.

 
At 4:39 PM, October 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Overall a solid anchor. But he doesn't need to move around as much. He seems hyper

 
At 4:53 PM, October 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a treat to wake up to Dan this morning. He and his wife seem to stay in the same place so I feel they will be here for a long time.

 
At 7:15 AM, October 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today is the first time I watched and I like Dan. Now this new reporter who was at the corn maze not so much. She needs to work on her delivery and speech.

 
At 8:35 AM, October 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Morgan's been on for over a year! Maybe the cold affected her today who knows! I like the onset chemistry between all the "talent" so far and Dan seems like a natural fit.

 
At 3:01 PM, October 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where was Meeshell yesterday?

 
At 3:43 PM, October 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares, it was a much better newscast with Michelle. Morgan may have "been on for over a year" but she sucks at ad lib.

 
At 8:36 AM, October 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After all these year 6 finally looks professional. Looks like 12 and 3 are finally getting some competition.

 
At 9:24 AM, October 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good time for 6 to make a move. Have ya'll seen the 10 o'clock news the last 2 nights on 12 ? What a mess. Teleprompter on the fritz evidently with a lot of dead air from Pat and "That's so Raven" as they shuffle through their papers on the desk. Wrong graphics were displayed regularly.

 
At 11:28 AM, October 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, I've been watching and its not just the 10. Their 5 and 6 are the same way. 12's production quality doesn't exist any more and they are about to take 6's place as the worst station in Shreveport.

 
At 2:03 PM, October 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To borrow from a hair metaphor: KSLA is showing its roots. It's clear that their lack of standards is catching up with them. Must figure that as long as they show up and shuffle through it that it won't matter. With KTAL's new push on-air, I think there may be some shifting in the ratings game by this time next year as long as KTAL does more by getting hyper local. KSLA and KTBS are relying on too much CNN and Satellite News packages to fill time. This could be KTAL's time to seize on this opportunity. Question is: will Nexstar Corporate give KTAL the money to grease things up better?

 
At 2:16 PM, October 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well like the headline of this thread said: "Things are BLOWING at KTAL" ;)

 
At 7:40 PM, November 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok so Dan isnt the best but two people in the morning makes things much more interesting.

 
At 7:49 PM, November 12, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the female AM anchor's expression could be more deadpan, I'd think she was bored being there. What's the deal? Is she on meds too?

 
At 9:43 AM, November 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's noting new. Leslie's always had that same expression. She won't be around much longer any way. It's been almost two years and her husband should be getting his transfer orders next year so she will be moving on to another market.

 
At 3:10 PM, November 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't imagine this on-air persona working for her long-term. But then again there are some on-air hires that have left me scratching my head and wondering WTF?

 
At 10:32 AM, November 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm right there with you 3:10 PM. We've had some real winners coming through this market. How these people were allowed to graduate J school, much less get hired, is baffling. Their resume tapes must be amazing.

 
At 10:29 PM, November 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had KTAL 6pm News on for noise as I was cooking dinner and I finally caught Michelle Lafite on air. Now I hear what everyone has posted about her vocal skills. Her roller-coaster delivery and when she finishes a sentence with a word ending in a hard consonant like "d", the d is really punctuated like "duh" as in saying "end" it's "en-duh". WTF is that all about? Is is a black thing or should I say "thin-guh"? Unfrickin'-believeable!

 
At 11:32 AM, November 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a Michelle "thin-guh." Did any of you notice on Michelle's Thanksgiving spot said she was thankful for this and thankful for that, but she did not say she was thankful for her husband? That's very telling.

 
At 6:57 PM, November 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Used his a## for target practice one night I betcha!

 
At 12:14 AM, November 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She actually did that when she was still on KSLA and long before he became a city judge.

 
At 7:41 PM, November 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nick was off tonight and MeeShell went Solo or in her words SoooooLLLLooooOOOO. She really is a meat-puppet, a news cartoon. When she & reporter Marquell dialogued, I thought I my ears would start bleeding so I changed the channel.
Vocal coaches would kill themselves.

 
At 10:09 AM, November 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Set 1 professional counseling.
Set 2 vocal coach.
Set 3 go back to Ivan Smith.

 
At 1:42 PM, November 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and you forgot:
Set 4: Check-in rehab and get off the pharmaceuticals and/or alcohol.

 
At 8:37 PM, November 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay...seems like KTAL has gotten past the new set, new HD and new hires... but what about the live remote pkgs... still shooting in low-res Standard Def? Saw something tonight with horrid location lighting and it looked like it was shot with a Fisher-Price cam. What gives?

 
At 12:21 AM, November 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 8:37 PM Both KTAL and KSLA have the worst live shots I have ever seen in any market. Honestly, they could not be any worse.

@ 1:42 PM Been there, done that. As everyone can see it did not work.

 
At 10:54 AM, November 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got to agree the local live shots by KSLA and KTAL really suck at times. I mean they promote the snot out of their "High Definition Newscasts" but then they pipe in crappy video from the scene. I don't think they could do much worse if they used stick-puppet drawings as live-remote / news re-enactments. Can't believe they look as bad with today's TV technology. Guess they think viewers must not be able to tell the difference.

 
At 7:23 PM, November 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stick puppet live shots. Never heard that one before.

 
At 8:54 PM, November 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have been joking about that at KTAL for a couple of years.

 
At 12:23 AM, November 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got to admit, the stick-puppet live remotes sounds pretty funny.

 
At 8:25 AM, November 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes it does. It is also strange how people outside the station are thinking the same thing we have been joking about for a couple years.

 
At 11:41 AM, November 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say KTAL has at least one puppet on air already. The way MeeShell talks, sounds and gestures, you'd think she was a puppet character on Sesame Street.

 
At 2:05 PM, November 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are not alone with the meat puppets. Have you seen KSLA lately?

 
At 7:05 PM, November 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Pat Simon is cartoonish, he drags out his words at times, over-emphasizes phrases. I think a lot of the talent at KSLA was hand-picked by James Smith because the men at least seem to share his vocal delivery.
Very schmarmy sounding and fake sincerity.

 
At 12:12 AM, December 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are correct 7:05.

 
At 4:40 PM, December 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto on the fake-sounding air-talent at KSLA. Remind me of phony radio announcers.

 
At 7:38 PM, December 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The winds were strong enough to blow Michelle out! The GM announced that Michelle had resigned, and on Friday, December 14th, Nick could not wipe the smile off his face.

 
At 6:23 PM, January 10, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like its a racial thing with comments about woman of color working the anchor desk.

 
At 10:04 AM, January 18, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a sad day for me to see anyone pushed out of their job in such a public way. I will say that since moving here, I have been un impressed with most of the news anchors including Michelle. Michelle over pronounced and stepped on her co- anchors quite a bit.

 

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