Monday, January 07, 2013

THV Finally Hires News Director

KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock has named a new News Director. TV Spy reports Dave Parker joins Channel 11 from WCAU, the NBC affiliate in Philadelphi, PA. Where he served as the assistant news director for ten years.  KTHV had been without a News Director since Chuck Maulden left the station in September 2012.

47 Comments:

At 2:58 PM, January 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this guy have the power to fire people?

 
At 3:16 PM, January 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was fired in Philly. Been out of work for a while. Probably comes cheap.

 
At 6:34 PM, January 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, who should he fire first?

 
At 7:41 PM, January 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take your pick. Couldn't go wrong firing almost anyone but I'd have to go with Liz.

 
At 8:32 PM, January 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please let it be Sara Fortner.

 
At 9:29 AM, January 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The THV people have been through enough in the last year. I don't work there, but let's not play this small minded game and pour salt in a wound. Go do something productive instead of hoping somebody loses their livelihood.

 
At 9:39 AM, January 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have friends at KTHV. I hope they don't lose their jobs. Maybe they need a morale booster. Healthy raises all around with some added staff to ease the burden of their workload. Product quality would jump higher than a tick on the run.

Of course, when the other stations got wind of this they would be forced to follow suit and anarchy would erupt. These corporations are for MAKING money not sharing it!

Good luck KTHVers.

 
At 3:06 PM, January 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do some of you posters want to bury your head in the sand and pretend like nothing has happened at KTHV?
Dude is going to assess the talent and make changes where necessary and that will help the bottom line.

With that said, you gotta loves you some Sarah!

 
At 3:28 PM, January 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love me some Sarah. Hope she stays right where she is.

 
At 3:32 PM, January 09, 2013, Blogger B. Galinkin said...

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At 4:43 PM, January 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Sarah.

 
At 4:59 PM, January 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor is that he's already called in at least one on-air personality and pretty much told that person to hit the road. Nothing immediate but this person now knows what the future holds and it's not at THV. More to come as well I'm sure.

 
At 5:14 PM, January 09, 2013, Anonymous Lil' Ole Me said...

I don't wish for anyone to lose their job in this economy but I think some of the on-air personalities would be better suited pursuing a different career path (off the camera). It's pretty bad when I see some individuals still struggling with presentation after several years under their belt. I'm just a viewer with an opinion calling it like I see it.

 
At 6:15 PM, January 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With fewer and fewer jobs in broadcasting every year, you are better off to get out now before you get pushed out. Take it from someone who has been in your shoes, life is so much better after broadcasting. I have never been happier personally and professionally.

 
At 7:37 PM, January 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV runs the same news four time every night, at 5, 6, 6:30 and 10. That's way too much. They should just drop the 6:30. They also need a sports director badly. Worst sports in the LR market.

 
At 1:06 AM, January 10, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't know they have been operating without a news director for so long. Couldn't tell any difference.

 
At 9:01 AM, January 10, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worst sports is KARK. Nothing but Razorbacks.

 
At 6:53 AM, January 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All Razorbacks all the time is not good and their ratings prove it.

Sarah is great, she is young and getting better.

 
At 10:02 AM, January 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Jeannette Reyes still doing Robert Burton on the side?

 
At 12:15 PM, January 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh please, give it a rest. Nobody cares about you trying to start something negative on here because you can't say anything positive about your own station. Maybe a little more time and effort into your product and less time trying to start a fight on a stupid blog would yield something you can actually be proud of. You're obviously a small, petty individual and I actually kind of feel sorry for people like you.

 
At 1:40 PM, January 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Razorback Nation report comes in at number 3 in Little Rock. That is the highest ranking for anything Razorback related in a while.

Alyse and Sarah rock!

 
At 4:21 PM, January 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wrong igmo. The razorback's baseball team is ranked #1

 
At 5:52 PM, January 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, did they win the College World Series? They were #1 last year, too. Then they started sucking.

Razorback Nation is Amateur Hour and you've got the TV ratings to prove it.

 
At 9:10 PM, January 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know the Razorbacks are the only ones playing any kind of sports in Arkansas. Apparently, no high school or other college teams matter.

Until KARK crawls out from under their rock, I'll watch THV for sports.

 
At 9:39 PM, January 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People don't realize that many, many more people didn't go to UA and don't support the Razorbacks. Just wish that old Frank would have the cajones to play ASU. Not going to happen.

Oh, yeah. Rest assured that old Frank is still running the show.

 
At 10:10 PM, January 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of crawling out from under a rock, will Wess Moore appear on a local TV station any time soon?

KARK, what you are doing now isn't working. Change for the better.

 
At 11:29 PM, January 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anybody see Liz Massy freak out trying to tell Mark Edwards to shut up when he was trying make a joke about the gator teeth being green from the weed bust! Liz needs to chill out and stop acting like a top flight on air personality with journalism skills when you don't even write or understand your own news segments.

 
At 5:12 PM, January 12, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She may have been bitter over that sad solo news cast she had to do by herself....

 
At 8:55 PM, January 12, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liz is a great wife, mother,friend, and anchor. And don't bother saying it, I am not Liz. I just know real from fake when I see it

 
At 10:16 PM, January 12, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatever....Liz.

 
At 12:03 AM, January 13, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ol' Frank will NEVER give up running the show!

 
At 12:53 AM, January 13, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only knowledgeable weather guesser on during the bad weather on Saturday night was Todd on KATV.

Please, when bad weather threatens have an experienced weather guesser on your newscasts.

 
At 8:03 AM, January 13, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:53: Apparently you don't watch KTHV very closely. All 3 of their people were there. Mainly Sarah on the air but they were all there if you payed attention or looked online.


Here was Pam Baccam's tweet:
Pam Baccam ‏@pbaccam
The #severewx brought in our #Thvwxteam. @SarahFortnerWx @ed_buckner @tombrannon pic.twitter.com/XyZhH8AD

https://twitter.com/pbaccam/status/290330800350715905/photo/1

 
At 9:48 AM, January 13, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Payed......Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. You must work for KTHV.

 
At 11:33 AM, January 13, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liz will not be on the air in this market much longer. Gone within the year.

 
At 11:54 AM, January 13, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, you have to wonder who puts this stuff on here about Liz. I don't think she has ever done anything to anybody. who would feel so threatened by her that there is constantly a barage of statements and attacks. She is a great person, and one would be hard pressed to say anything negative about her that was true. She may be a little over weight, but she is honest hard working and a good wife and mother. Ther is not much more in this world that is more important than that.

 
At 12:48 PM, January 13, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her being gone within a year is not an opinion.

 
At 12:49 PM, January 13, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you've obviously never worked with her to heap such praise on her.

 
At 12:57 PM, January 13, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with KARK is that it's now being run from Texas.

 
At 1:57 PM, January 13, 2013, Blogger Alan Jones said...

9:48 I am sorry for the typo (payed). I am sure in life you are perfect. I was typing my response quickly and did not catch my error.

Thanks for the mean spirit.

I don't work for KTHV or any other media station. I and my family are just viewers. I do like keeping up with the weather so I follow several people with several of that stations (except for KARK as they can't keep a qualified person long enough or they leave before they learn enough about Arkansas and Arkansas Weather).

I also have to say the way you all comment about some of the people is just unreal. I think there are many qualified news people here in the Little Rock market.

If there is an issue off air that may be one thin, but my wife and I like watching Liz and Craig. We enjoy many of the people on the other stations.

Are there some that are lacking sure and that can be mentioned but don't trash them so hard. They are people and you would not want that happening to you.

I am still amazed at the people that went after Liz's child. Those people should be ashamed of themselves and get counseling.

I have posted anonymous before as it was just easier, but will post this with my account.

Alan

 
At 3:54 PM, January 13, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take Sarah or Tom or Meredith over Crazy During Severe Weather Ed any day.

 
At 5:06 PM, January 13, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liz is a fine person. Well said, 1:57.

 
At 8:19 PM, January 13, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh stop it Liz, you're creeping me out

 
At 2:16 AM, January 14, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liz is real.
Christina is fake.
That is why we watch 11.

 
At 10:00 AM, January 16, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was Liz really given her notice recently?

 
At 5:41 PM, January 17, 2013, Blogger jjsunshine said...

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At 6:20 AM, January 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be easy to assume that something is up with Liz since she was feeling sorry for herself on her FB page recently about big changes coming.

Liz is a nice person, could have been a millionaire long ago if she'd moved to the West Coast, is a good reporter but is only a mediocre anchor. Few ad-libbing skils and is just a country girl. Nothing wrong with that but once again, Channel 11 people confuse fuzzy warm emotions with the TV business.

Why hasn't 11 resumed the search for a new male anchor. Craig was being put out to pasture 10-months ago. Now that the grief of losing their anchor in the car accident has passed, are they going to get back to reality?

 

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