Tuesday, December 25, 2012

And these are the days in Local Television News....

The year is almost up..here are the top stories of 2012:

January:
Jody Lowery returned to KTBS/3/Shreveport

KARK redone its website

February
Former Shreveport News Director Austin Kellerman hired at KARK

Mark McKay named GM at KTAL

March
Nexstar starts airing Arkansas Today on its channels in Little Rock...Shreveport...Monroe and
Fayetteville


Newport Television put KLRT and KASN up for sale

22 year KATV veteran Pamela Smith retired

Scott Munsell quit KATV

April
Arkansas native Laura Huckabee returned to the state and named meteorologist for KHBS/KHOG-TV  

Jocelyn Tovar cames to KARK from KTXS/Abilene, Texas 

KATV lead the way in the February ratings 

The story of the year in Arkansas happened this month...Bobby Petrino fired from the U of A

Brittany Bell joins KHBS/KHOG-TV as Meteorolgist and Reporter 

May
Stephanie Simoni left KATV

Sarah Fortner joined KTHV as a Meteorologist

 KHBS/KHOG News Director Dawn Dugle leaves

KARK 4 Welcomes new reporter Josh Berry

KFSM's Sport's Director John Engleman fired       

June
KTAL Broadcasts in HD

KTHV Sports Director Wes Moore Leaves 

Longtime KSLA news anchor and former Public Service Commissioner Don Owen has passed away. 

Veteran sportscaster Mike Irwin joined the Razorback Nation sports team. 

 KSLA reporter Erin Stevenson leaves for Dallas

KARK Sports director Kerri O'Hara quits

July
 KFSM's Ashley Ketz and her husband, KNWA/KFTA's Aaron Nolan leave

KARK veteran personality Dave Woodman retires

Two new reporters Elbony Wilcott and Alese Underwood start at KTAL

KNWA anchor/reporter Matt Turner quits and moves to KTHV

August
Nexstar/Mission Broadcasting buy KLRT and KASN

Justin Lewis and Jannette Reyes has joined the crew at KATV
T
racy Clemons departing KSLA in Shreveport for a similar post in St. Louis, MO

KARK Met Darby Bybee's contract not renewed

Clean Sweep in ratings for KATV in July; KTHV Sinks Further

KTBS Midday News expanding to one hour from 11AM-Noon
  
KTHV/Channel 11 producer and MMJ Jessica Duff moved to sports reporter

Sports reporter/anchor Aiyana Cristal quits KTHV

Greg Sheppard has been hired as the new News Director at KHBS/KHOG/Fort Smith-Fayetteville

Heather Crawford quits KATV

Jonathan Martinez has been hired to anchor the 5, 6, and 10 newscasts on KNWA. 

September
KTAL hires Dan and Jacque Jovic...Stephanie Claytor...

Chuck Maulden out as KTHV News Director

KATV senior vice president and general manager Mark Rose has been to promoted to president 

 Morning show weatherman Jason Adams' KFSM contract was not renewed

Matt Turner debuts at KTHV anchor desk

October
KTBS weekday Met Alexandra Cranford leaves for a position at WWL New Orleans

KTHV Anchor Matt Turner Killed in vehicle Accident

New KTAL anchors debut

November
Former Little Rock Met Darby Bybee joins KHBS/KHOG

Former Channel 7 Reporter Dewayne Graham passes away

Rhonda Lee and Chris Redford fired at KTBS

December
Mission Broadcasting in final steps of taking control of KLRT/KASN

Michelle White Lefitte quits KTAL

Brian Fowler hired as Met for KTBS
   
 

 

14 Comments:

At 7:44 PM, December 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hot tub?

 
At 10:22 PM, December 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hot tub time was in 2011

 
At 11:27 PM, December 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK redone its website? Anyone associated with this site able to formulate a grammatically correct sentence?

 
At 9:30 AM, December 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Former THV weather person and the reason we have Meredith, Becky Ditchfield, is looking great on her return to work after having a baby.

 
At 3:04 PM, December 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, those is a lot of changes over the past year, and more of it, and the drama surrounding it, continue into the new year.

 
At 3:25 PM, December 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jessica got a "Farrah" do!!!!!

 
At 8:12 AM, December 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come all the female weather guessers on THV have beer guts?

Just wonderin'

 
At 7:15 PM, December 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV female weather guessers have beer guts?

 
At 7:31 PM, December 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarah's a chunk but Meredith looks great. Where's Tracy been? I liked her.

 
At 7:49 AM, December 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the blogger doesn't want to bring it up.......www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/89825/KATV-stays-on-top-in-nielsen-ratings

 
At 9:14 AM, December 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder who KATV is paying for those ratings, because I find that hard to believe....

 
At 10:30 AM, December 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it's been wrong for the last year? What about when THV actually was competitive? Was it wrong then?

 
At 2:57 PM, December 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Sara is chunky.
7:31, Meredith does look great. Married life must agree with her.
Tracy Beanne is one beautiful girl. She is no longer associated with THV.
Ashley Blackstone's Christmas and vacation must have been great. Her hair never looked better.
Where has Alyse been?

 
At 6:24 AM, December 31, 2012, Anonymous Anshuman said...

How improved this site is now . I am
astonished by this fact. This local tv portal is now expanding

 

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