Friday, September 27, 2013

Shreveport Reporter Arrested

KTBS/Channel 3/Shreveport reporter Eric James was arrested Friday afternoon obscenity charges.  KSLA reports James was arrested in Hamel park along with another Shreveport man.  No specifics are being released as police continue the investigation.  James was Channel 3' education reporter.  

Station management had this to say: "We have heard the report of his arrest. We are in the process of gathering more information and investigating the matter. In the meantime, Eric James has been placed on administrative leave."

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Long Time KTHV Anchor Leaving

KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock anchor Liz Massey announced today she is leaving the station:

Monday, September 23, 2013

KATV is Still the One in Little Rock

The numbers are in for July and KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock is the winner in all newscasts...except the noon newscast.  KTHV won the in the mid-day numbers.  Arkansas has all the Nielson Media Reseach numbers from July.  Here's what the news directors had to say:

“I’m very pleased with the July numbers,” said Nick Genty, news director at KATV.  Genty said he was particularly happy with the station’s 10 p.m. news, which drew an 8.7 rating and a 20.3 percent share, as compared to KTHV’s 7.1 and KARK-TV, Channel 4’s 5.1.

KTHV News Director Dave Parker said the station is working on the quality of its programming.
“We’re making deliberate steps to improve the quality of our product,” he said. “We’ve developed and added support to our news gathering and reporter base. The iPhone, iPad and Android apps are full of fresh content available as news happens. Our entire team is excited to see that Arkansans are counting on THV 11 News on the air as well as through the convenience of their mobile devices.”

Of course KARK/KLRT can't comment on ratings as they don't subscribe.  

KTHV Posts Weekend Met Opening

This will make folks go hmmmmm....

Friday, September 20, 2013

Northwest Arkansas Brings New Weather Guesser on Board

Brad Carl has been named weekend morning meteorologist and weekday morning reporter at KHBS/KHOG-TV, the Hearst Television Inc. ABC affiliate serving the Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Arkansas television market. With Carl’s addition, 40/29 News will be the only local television station in the market with four meteorologists. 
Carl joins 40/29 News from KULR in Billings, Montana where he’s been part of the forecasting and reporting team since his graduation from the University of Washington in 2011. 

"Brad’s addition creates the largest team of meteorologists in our viewing area and enhances our commitment to provide the most comprehensive weather coverage around the clock,” said KHBS/KHOG-TV News Director, Greg Shepperd. 
Carl joins Anchor/Reporter John Paul on 40/29 News Sunrise each Saturday and Sunday at 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. On weekdays Carl will report for 40/29 News Sunrise, the market’s top rated weekday morning news.* 40/29 News Sunrise on weekdays features anchors Kelly Johnson, Derek Burleson, meteorologist, Laura Huckabee, reporter Jonathan Rozelle and Washington D.C. correspondent, Hallie Jackson.

KATV Dedicates News Studio

KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock has dedicated its news studio to the late Dale Nicholson.  Nicholson spent more than 50 years at KATV, three decades of that as general manager.  A ceremony was held Thursday night at the station.  A scholarship has also been set up in Nicholson's name.  Watch the video of the ceremony above.  

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Shreveport Weather Guesser Leaves

This from the tip jar:

Kevin Roth, 3rd string met at KSLA, has left the building for good. He reportedly has accepted a similar position in Dallas.

Friday, September 13, 2013

THV'ers on the Move

This from the  tip box:

Jessica Duff announces she is leaving THV and going to work for The Source 93.3. MMJ Max Siegel is also leaving. So is producer Stephen O.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Nexstar Moves High School Football Show to KLRT

As reported on this blog months ago, high school football show Fearless Friday is moving to KLRT/Channel 16/Little Rock.  The show in years past has been broadcast statewide on KARK/Channel 4/Little Rock.  "Fearless" will be hosted by KLRT Sports Director Wes Moore with a 30 minute version at 9:30pm featuring live reports from games in Central Arkansas then at 10:30pm the program will cover games statewide.  The 10:30pm edition will also be broadcast on Fox 24 in Northwest Arkansas. 

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

KATV Welcomes New Reporter Home

Meet KATV's newest reporter, Alicia Dover.  KATV anchor Christina Munoz sat down with the Arkansas native to find out a little about her.