Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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.”

18 Comments:

At 9:43 AM, August 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Ashley.

 
At 10:12 PM, August 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know this girl. But 4 made another stupid move in my opinion. They should have waited and see who 7 dumps from their anchors.

 
At 10:35 PM, August 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If 7 does dump anyone it'll be months before it happens. Not a smart decision to wait that long.

 
At 7:50 PM, August 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 isn't even sold yet. Dumpings will not will not be administered until after a few weeks of the beatings have passed.

 
At 11:44 AM, August 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley Ketz will do a good job. She got out of Ch 5 at the right time.

 
At 3:47 PM, August 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, the irony..

1. Channel 5 renovates the Fayetteville studio to emphasize it's NWA coverage around Ashley Ketz.
2. They spend too much money on the renovation and the GM gets in hot water with upper management.
3. In a desperate attempt to balance the budget, the Channel 5 GM fires John Engleman and Mike Irwin.
4. Ashley Ketz is allegedly frightened by the firings of John and Mike, and comes to the conclusion that if 5 can fire John and Mike, they can fire anyone.
5. Ashley quits KFSM and goes to work for Nextar.
6. Channel 5 moves all anchors to Fort Smith.

 
At 9:39 PM, August 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like beth has some competition

 
At 9:43 AM, August 29, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course they can fire anyone. You are all so dumb if you think you aren't expendable.

Every one of you can be replaced easily.

 
At 7:53 PM, September 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm already sick of this person. I don't trust anyone who kisses their dogs nose. Do you know where that's been?

 
At 2:14 PM, September 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did MB get a chance at this position, or was she looked over? Just wondering about seniority.

 
At 10:21 PM, September 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

62People welcoming her is one of the cheesiest promos I have ever seen air in this market.

 
At 3:58 PM, September 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i see they have moved the marketing of "arkansas's own" from jessica to Ashley

 
At 3:33 AM, September 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did Ashley's pops get outta jail? White collar stuff With his law practice.

 
At 6:43 PM, September 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Test

 
At 9:47 PM, September 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Running news promos about her on a news show that she is on while she is on it would indicate a lack of time sold. Not good.

News or Nyews or Newwas

Noon or Nyune

Just gets worse.

 
At 10:52 PM, September 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like the woman says on the promo they keep running in the show that she is on, "she's a small-town hero." Why promo someone inside a show they are on? Management?

 
At 7:25 AM, September 12, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know why you would run promos about the news you are watching but everyone does it.

 
At 10:32 PM, September 12, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's because they can't sell the time and they have to get their "money's worth" out of the promo.

A station would never run a promo in a time slot they could sell . . . or they shouldn't. Just not good management skills and corporate frowns on it. Never know when old corporate will have someone visit a city and stay in a motel and watch tv all day just to see what is going on.

 

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