Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Shreveport Anchor/Reporter Heading North

KSLA/Channel 12/Shreveport anchor/reporter Brittany Pieper is heading out of the ArkLaTex.  Pieper is headed to KOMU/Columbia, Missouri where she will co-anchor the evening news.  Pieper had been with KSLA since June 2010.

Hat tip TV Spy

33 Comments:

At 11:18 PM, February 19, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KOMO is in Seattle.

 
At 12:16 AM, February 20, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KOMO is relevant because ???? Good luck Brittany at KOMU !!

 
At 12:17 AM, February 20, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KOMO is relevant because ???? Good luck Brittany at KOMU !!

 
At 12:33 AM, February 20, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heading to Columbia ay? That's the heart of Mizzou country. Good luck and have fun.

 
At 12:08 AM, February 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't KOMU operated by the University there?

 
At 6:34 AM, February 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:16am -- the original report on this blog said the anchor/reporter was going to KOMO, not KOMU

 
At 9:50 AM, February 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@12:08 AM You are correct. KOMU is an NBC affiliate that is operated by the University of Missouri.

 
At 7:51 PM, February 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in Columbia, MO a couple times, spent a month there one week. ;)

 
At 9:05 AM, February 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you.

 
At 10:46 AM, February 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Missouri = Misery

 
At 11:51 AM, February 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Louisiana = Lousy and Looser. Take you pick.

 
At 1:18 PM, February 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:46 am and 11:51 am = Whiners that wouldn't be happy anywhere !

 
At 11:17 PM, February 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lived and worked in Missouri for awhile. Not my cup of tea. Waay too whitebread and backward, just like Looser-Anna.

 
At 12:04 PM, February 26, 2013, Anonymous 11:51 AM Comment said...

It sucks here. That is why so many people in broadcasting, and other professions, leave Shreveport-Bossier and don't come back. I've lived here my entire life, and if I didn't have the amazing job I have now I would be one of them.

 
At 3:15 PM, February 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto: Came her for our sales territory and job is good but not in love with the area, its vibe or a lot of the community mindset. A lot of folks from around here are just in their own bubble and as long as they keep drinking or doing happy-hours, they seem to blissful in their own circles. Every time I drive back from the corporate offices in Dallas, the closer I get to Shreveport, the more I dread coming home. Sure wish the national economy would get back in swing, we'd have a better shot at a good transfer in the company.

 
At 12:43 AM, February 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@3:15 PM
It is very reassuring to see I'm not alone. I get that same feeling every time I drive back from Dallas as well. We've been seriously considering moving back to Dallas, or down to Austin for a couple of years now. We really miss the Metroplex and everything it has to offer.

 
At 11:55 AM, February 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have to agree with the last 3 posters on this one. Can't understand why Shreveport hasn't done more with itself in the past 20 or so years.
Local TV news here is little more than a public relations outlet for local bureaucrats ranging from the city gov't. to the DDA to the C of C to the CVB to the Robinson Film Ctr.

After our house sells, we'll be leaving for DFW.

 
At 5:09 PM, February 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will gladly help you pack, and pay for the UHaul, if you will take me with you.

 
At 1:26 PM, March 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recommend all of you relocate to the Metroplex as soon as possible. My only regret is that I didn't move here any sooner.

 
At 2:16 PM, March 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:55am Spot On, Spot On, Spot On.
It's the same old story, Shreveport Arts this, DDA that, Creative Class this, movie-making that, toss in a story about Chimp Haven every 3 months. There's no real news anymore except when someone gets stabbed, shot, robbed or run-over in the 'hood. And the sorry-state of Caddo Schools. And all this extended news but just repeating more of the same. What a waste of frequency.

 
At 11:05 PM, March 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed, but that's about all we need to fill these extended newscasts. This mkt doesn't have enough news to justify it.

 
At 10:15 AM, March 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right. I can see places like Dallas, Houston, LA, and New York having extended newscasts. They are much larger and have a lot more news then S'port-Bossier and the ArkLaTex ever will. Besides we did just fine for over 50 years without these extended newscasts.

 
At 1:55 PM, March 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, and those shorter newscast had more news, less fluff, and a whole lot less technical problems/incompetency.

 
At 11:18 AM, March 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A major, major part of the problem is the stations just don't have enough folks to gather a variety of content. GM's think that people only watch in short increments anyway so it's ok to keep rehashing the same ol' shit hour-after-hour. But there's considerable viewer fatigue when you keep seeing the same story in the AM, mid-day, early evening and late. I used to tune in religiously for local news but now local news is a hodge-podge of police blotter and network feeds / subscriber fluff that I don't bother with it much. Lucky if I watch local 2X a week and in spurts because it sucks so much.

 
At 4:15 PM, March 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree with several of the previous comments. I was recently in Houston and LA on business for several weeks and watched their newscasts daily. The content and on-air quality of the newscasts in both cites are far superior to ours. Not once did I see an obvious on-air mess up such as the wrong or mis-spelled graphics, the wrong package, packages not cued up, or edited wrong, mics clipped or not turned on, anchors and reporters who have clearly not pre-read the script. Of course those are Top 10 and Top 20 markets, but everything about them was better. Yes, they do have longer newscasts, but they have more news to report so they don't have to repeat the same thing every 30 minutes.

 
At 9:59 PM, March 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the risk of sounding irrelevant, but local news operations in Shreveport were a lot better years ago as far as reporting and actual local content was concerned. I actually knew some of the people who worked at KSLA back in the day and I was amazed at how much they did with all that bulky equipment. They didn't have all the bells & whistles they do today. Now local news is just so much repetition and newsfeed with live shots thrown in that often have no reason to be live remotes at all because everything has already happened. Who wants to see a building with crimescene tape? Local news here has really gotten podunk over the past few years. Sad.

 
At 11:46 PM, March 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree with your observation. I used to work at KSLA and there is no comparison between the product we put out then and the product they are putting out today. We worked our asses off back then with a lot less equipment. Try toting around a heavy 3 Chip cameras every day. If we messed up in every newscast like they do now we would have been fired. And it's not just KSLA. All three stations are terrible now.

 
At 11:45 AM, March 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta add my2Cents:
I'm a dinosaur who shot 16mm film and 3/4" VTR at KSLA. Sony Thompson Tube-cameras and heavy-as-hell Umatic VTR's. That's why my back and shoulder are messed up today. Owen & Staggs would raise hell over poorly shot stories and woe be to the reporter who didn't do a good job telling the story. We weren't perfect but it seems compared to how things are tossed together now, today's KSLA news product is lacking a good bit.
But boy they got whiz-bang promos and grfx don't they!

 
At 1:36 PM, March 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, the good ole days when KSLA had standards. Long before the this current group of kids were born.

 
At 1:32 PM, March 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you folks have been posting some very valid criticisms about the current state of KSLA, broadcasting, and the area in general, and I agree with all of the comments posted since February 26th. Especially that 3:15 PM comment. I start feeling the same dread every time I get along that section on I-20 between Marshall and Scottsdale.

As a former long time KSLA employee it is very depressing to watch their current newscast. Standards have clearly been lowered since my tenure. I have to admit I prefer watching KTBS, or even KTAL when I'm back in town. I would refuse to work at either station, but I do watch them.

The Shreveport-Bossier City area is not the most fun place to live. There are not that many things to do here. I mean how many times can you do Sci-Port? There are no semi-pro sports left here. All of the big banks on Texas Street are no longer the home offices of those banks. They used to support a lot of large and small events here. Yes, Mardi Gras has turned into a big business here, but only last a couple of weeks.

Many of the people here are not very friendly. The people working in local food service and retail have horrible attitudes. I know several people in retail and food service management from other areas who didn't last a year in S'port-Bossier before asking for a transfer.

Now that the shale revenue is not pumping like it was the local economy, real estate, and tax revenues are not as strong as they once were. If it were not for my few remaining family members who have not relocated or passed on I would have no come back here.

 
At 9:06 PM, March 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's funny to note that Shreveport is doing all this hype about tourism and arts-district hoopla to get more out-of-town visitors. But after checking travelsites like TripAdvisor and others, the hotel/hospitality biz in Shreveport gets consistently poor reviews, especially on hotel experiences. Someone was bidding on Priceline and got the BoomTown Casino Hotel which they wished they hadn't because it's in serious need of an upgrade as are most the other "premium hotels" in Shreveport.

This area really sucks in upscale hotels, everything is either a MicroTel, Holiday Inn Express...nothing really close to a 3 star. So much for hospitality vision.

 
At 12:21 AM, March 12, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:06 PM
That's no surprise. As in retail and food service, the hospitality industry rely exclusively on local help which which in Shreveport-Bossier is terrible. The only other place I have encountered such rude and hostile customer service is in Paris. France, not Texas.

 
At 12:07 PM, March 21, 2013, Anonymous Little Rocker said...

I've enjoyed reading the Shreveport threads and comments for years. You post the usual crazy comments like we do but you also get into very deep and very serious discussions that we don't. I have to commend you for that.

 

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