How Many Changes Can Be on the Way at THV?
We cover the TV News biz of Little Rock and the Ark-La-Tex(Shreveport,LA) AND Northwest Arkansas TOO!
With the departure of KATV anchor Heather Crawford a couple of weeks ago Channel 7 has been without a permanent weekend anchor. Several reporters have manned the weekend anchor desk since. Today longtime KATV anchor/reporter Beth Hunt is taking care of the duties. Has KATV officially given her the position? Would be a wise choice in my opinion.
KTHV/Channel 11 producer and MMJ has tweeted she is moving to sports! Jessica Duff tweeted she is celebrating the move to sports. Duff currently produces Today's THV This Morning Saturday and has been an MMJ.She does have a sports background, as her bio says she worked as a sports assistant at WVLT the CBS affiliate in Knoxville, TN.
With the official announcement Matt Turner is joining KTHV/Channel 11 as an evening news anchor...we now speculate where Craig O'Neill will go. Will he be moving back to head the sports department or will KTHV move him to the morning news program? We will have to wait and see!
Source: KTHV We are proud to announce Arkansas native Matt Turner is joining the Today's THV News Team as an Evening News Anchor. For the past nine years, he has been a fixture in Northwest Arkansas as primary news anchor for KNWA (NBC) Television in Fayetteville.
TV Spy reports Greg Sheppard has been hired as the new News Director at KHBS/KHOG/Fort Smith-Fayetteville. He comes to Northwest Arkansas from KCRA, the Hearst NBC affiliate in Sacramento, CA.
Jonathan Martinez has been hired to anchor the 5, 6, and 10 newscasts on KNWA. Martinez is originally from Galveston, Texas. Martinez has worked in Boise, Idaho, Las Vegas and San Antonio, Texas. Martinez replaces Matt Turner who is making the move to Little Rock!