Thursday, March 28, 2013

THV Producer Hits the Road

This from the tip jar:

Longtime executive producer Carol Phillips left KTHV last week.  Carol had been with THV over 15 years.

39 Comments:

At 10:05 AM, March 29, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful person.....sad to see her go.....but this business can just drag you down. I applaude her for sticking in so long. We could learn a lot from a dedicated soul like her. Carol your awesome!!!

 
At 10:27 AM, March 29, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought she just retired, what's with the big drama.

 
At 10:08 PM, March 29, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The title "producer" really makes me laugh. Sounds big.

 
At 7:09 AM, March 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Carol. Very best wishes!!!!!

 
At 6:53 PM, March 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good riddance.

 
At 9:19 PM, March 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the post at 10:08pm, the Producer is the most important person in a tv show. They are responsible for getting everything together and are in charge of everyone during that show.

Hope that informs you.

 
At 9:59 AM, March 31, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually the 9:19 poster is more correct. Sure they tell producers that, but in television news they are paid with a title and responsibility. But it's otherwise a joke. They have no real power. Most veteran producers recognize and accept this (or are no longer producers). My guess is the previous poster is a fairly new producer who hasn't realized that yet, but he or she will someday.

The most important people in a tv news show are the anchors, who can produce it themselves if they have to.

Hope that informs you.

 
At 1:42 PM, March 31, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why all the vitriolic attitude all the time on this blog? As a viewer, I am shocked, and I wonder how much of this anger comes from smiling anchors and reporters or if it comes from those who are not in front of the camera. Wow! I must say, though, there do seem to be fewer hate filled comments then there have been in the past. But really, can't you all just wish this woman well.

 
At 4:38 PM, March 31, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, this is a cut throat business. The young ones are always trying prove themselves and the veterans are just trying to keep their jobs. Young producers and reporters hate to be judged, corrected,or criticized,and will do anything to make themselves look good for the boss.

 
At 9:44 PM, March 31, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of big things happening. Carol gone, Michelle leaving, and THV Assignment Editor Steve Payne is undergoing sex change surgery. We wish him the best of luck.

 
At 8:07 AM, April 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MC posted on Facebook that "God rolled out the red carpet" for her for this job.

I really think we need to leave God out of this. God wants nothing to do with local TV news and if He cared about you, he would have gotten you a job in something else--any job.

 
At 8:18 AM, April 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of these posts about "change" sound like April Fools jokes.

 
At 10:08 AM, April 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Producers, when you make 25 grand a year and tell people you are in charge, it really makes everyone else laugh.

 
At 10:24 AM, April 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just about anybody can produce a show. That's why it's an entry level job with minimal pay. Producers are generally bitter little people who think that they could run a newsroom better than anyone and just know they could do better on air than most everyone already on.

 
At 8:37 PM, April 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sort of like a golf "professional" at a golf course that can supposedly teach you how to play golf but could not beat you if you played him/her 18 holes.

 
At 6:25 AM, April 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know Carol, but wish her the best of luck. As a former LR producer I can tell you that people at other stations in the market make a heck of a lot more than 25K a year. I can also tell you the producer can make or break a newscast- ask any anchor.

 
At 7:03 AM, April 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did KTHV get rid of the livestream behind the scenes?The only thing I can think of is they feared an FCC fine or a lawsuit if something inappropriate was said.

 
At 8:57 AM, April 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a producer and I don't even quite make 25k a year.

 
At 9:03 AM, April 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the best things THV had going for them were the behind the scenes stuff on THV2. I go to other stations now when it goes to commercials.

 
At 9:44 AM, April 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"make or break a newscast"? Wow you people have seriously drank too much of your own cool-aid. If you think anyone but you thinks twice about how good your newscast was, you have seriously lost your sense of reality. We are not saving lives here. It's just a dying medium in the twilight of it's former glory.

 
At 10:41 AM, April 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If producers want to think they are in charge, why would you care? You've tricked them into doing all the work, for a quarter of your salary (more money in the budget for you), and they believe what they do matters. And all because they think they are in charge? Hahaha. Letting them think they are in charge is an easy way to pay them with their own egos.

 
At 6:15 PM, April 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV 2 was viewed as a potential liability by corporate and management. THV was the only station within Gannett that had 'behind the scenes.' They couldn't understand the benefit only the liability that an anchor would say a dirty word and get in trouble with the FCC.

 
At 6:51 PM, April 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:15 THAT MAKES SENSE.SOME VIEWERS ARE UPSET, BUT WITH TIME THEY'LL GET OVER IT. BESIDES IT WASN'T LIKE THERE WAS ANYTHING SAID THAT WAS THAT INTERESTING ANYWAY.

 
At 10:27 PM, April 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She had the ability to ACT so caring and real. She would taddle and gossip on co-workers to keep her job. She is and has been dead weight to THV for more than 10 years. I wish both of her faces the best of luck. She was not a team player, and left behind a reputation in the newsroom as the fake newsroom mother.

 
At 4:36 AM, April 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She was great and will be missed.By the way, her job is to answer to and report to management, and some people in the news room need to be tattled on to higher ups. Furthermore, you must be commenting on here frequently because your inability to spell taddles on you.

 
At 8:51 AM, April 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

" her job is to answer to and report to management,"
Then I blame her for THV's downfall. She was a 2 faced, "Yes" lady who needed to be gone.

 
At 9:49 AM, April 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taddles? Isn't the pot calling the "keddle" black?

 
At 10:58 AM, April 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So word is that Stephanie Bryant will be replacing Liz soon. Truth? I think she did a great job filling in last week. Funny that no one has mentioned the Feb ratings. Where are all the Alyse fans that were saying that she would turn things around?

 
At 11:35 AM, April 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The morning show is the best thing THV has going for them. And even they aren't winning. Total domination for 7 again.

 
At 1:57 PM, April 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am an anchor and really like my current producers. i know that they take care of all the big picture. i have had some bad ones, but i have also had some bad photogs, reporters, co-anchors. truth is, producers have so much responsibility and stress and i am grateful when i get one who cares. call it "thinking they are running a newsroom," but i call it "giving a shit." and many of the newbies i have helped train got tricked into the job right out of college. blame it on yourself for being petty and greedy. produce your own damn show. then lets talk because i had to produce to get my foot in the door. its not fun. its not glamours. and its not easy.

 
At 6:51 AM, April 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are an anchor? I could barely follow that post.

 
At 9:33 PM, April 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember this. Anchors and broadcast journalist do not have to be able to spell or even correctly compose a sentence. It's all done for them and, in many cases, the Peter Principle applies. " A person rises to their highest level of incompetence and remains there.

 
At 8:14 AM, April 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be just fine if my level of incompetence was making 6 figures as a main anchor in a medium market.

 
At 9:55 AM, April 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re:THV behind the scenes gone.
Maybe they finally realized it was showing what some airhead anchors they have.

 
At 11:19 PM, April 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really hard to replace an "Executive" producer. Really hard to do. Good luck!

 
At 9:57 AM, April 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol 11:19. "Executive" producers are one in a million! Hahahaha

 
At 3:44 PM, April 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the February books out yet? Why no mention about the results?

 
At 8:34 PM, April 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're out. 7 won absolutely everything again. That's why no mention of it on here.

 
At 7:50 AM, April 18, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are story stackers and there are producers.

Sadly, no one in this market has a producer--just stackers who are a little better at stacking than others.

Worked with Carol for years. true that she is a tattler but most people in the THV newsroom love that stuff. Anne Jansen--Carol's best friend at THV-- was her mentor.

 

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