Arkansas TV NEWS
We cover the TV News biz of Little Rock and the Ark-La-Tex(Shreveport,LA) AND Northwest Arkansas TOO!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Met Leaves Northwest Arkansas
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
KARK Names New Co-anchor of Arkansas Today
New KARK Anchor Named
This didn't take long. KARK/Channel 4/Little Rock has already named a replacement for Jessica Dean who is headed to Philadelphia:
Ashley Ketz is returning home to Arkansas as the new evening co-anchor of KARK 4 News in Little Rock. The Batesville native will anchor the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. broadcasts alongside Bob Clausen beginning in September. Ketz is currently an evening anchor at Nexstar Broadcasting’s KOLR-TV in Springfield, Missouri.
“We couldn’t be more excited about welcoming Ashley home to Arkansas,” said KARK News Director Austin Kellerman. “Ashley has done a standout job since joining Nexstar Broadcasting’s station in Springfield. It’s a natural transition for her to return home and help lead our team in Little Rock.”
Monday, August 19, 2013
Arkansas Native Joins KATV
TV Spy reports Elicia Dover is joining KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock as a reporter. Dover comes to Little Rock from ABC News where she is a video journalist. Dover grew up in the Bryant area. Dover comes on board in September.
KARK Anchor Moving on...Movin' Up
KARK/Channel 4/Little Rock anchor Jessica Dean is leaving. Dean is leaving Little Rock for Philadelphia's CBS 3 where she will be co-anchoring the evening newscasts with Arkansas native Chris May. Her final newscast on KARK will be Sunday, September 8. Philadelphia is the 4th largest news market in the U.S.
In the news release Dean had this to say: “It has been a joy to tell the stories of my home state,” said Dean. “During my time here, I've seen how many big-hearted, kind people make up Arkansas. Together we've seen the best and the worst of life. It's been my honor to share these experiences with our viewers.”
Dean joined KARK as evening news anchor in 2011. Before that she worked for KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
THV Anchor Calls it Quits
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Raycom Stations Return to Dish
Broadcasting and Cable reports Raycom and Dish Network have reached a retransmission agreement. The deal was reached Friday night and Raycoms stations in 36 markets have returned to Dish subscribers.
Friday, August 09, 2013
KATV Reporter Lands on the West Coast
KATV reporter Matt Johnson has left. TV Spy reports Johnson has joined KFMB in San Diego, CA as a reporter.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Former KTBS Sports Director Now Doing Print
From the tip jar:
Former KTBS Sports Director Tim Fletcher is now reporting sports for The Shreveport Times. If you will remember Fletcher left KTBS in March to spend more time with family. Fletch still produces his radio show.