Sunday, May 18, 2014

KATV Reporter Becomes Sales Account Exec

KATV reporter Justin Lewis is moving to the advertising department at the station.  Lewis made the announcement on his facebook page:


61 Comments:

At 5:05 PM, May 18, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good news. He was horrible.

 
At 6:30 AM, May 19, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you can't beat em, join em.

 
At 7:41 AM, May 19, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smart guy.

 
At 10:33 AM, May 19, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For someone who loves looking in the mirror, fixing his hair and having a local celebrity status to pick up young women, he must know he can't move up in the money department at 7.
Do you only get commission in the sales department or is there a base salary?

 
At 5:19 AM, May 20, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give me a break! The biggest ego's at Channel Seven are not in the newsroom.

BTW, few CARE about wall to wall election coverage anymore except TV people, people with no lives, political hacks and (speaking of huge egos) the candidates. Please get out of the 90's.

 
At 3:14 PM, May 20, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This place is crazy.

 
At 5:34 PM, May 20, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure anyone explained what a primary is to KATV. No one gets elected tonight. There's no reason to get crazy about it.

 
At 8:36 AM, May 21, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's an easy decision when you compare cars from the second floor to the third floor.

 
At 5:34 PM, May 21, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT IS THIS ABOUT???


Gene Prousnitzer ‏@meangene413 · 5h
I miss @sully7777 #ourman


Greg Yarbrough ‏@GregYarbrough · 5h
@meangene413 @sully7777 awwwwwwww


Gene Prousnitzer ‏@meangene413 · 4h
@GregYarbrough @sully7777 we know you miss him too Greg


 
At 5:58 PM, May 21, 2014, Anonymous Gene said...

It's about I have a lot of respect for Sully and I don't see him any more. But you'll probably take it for some deeper meaning so go for it but there isn't.

 
At 9:07 PM, May 21, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gene,
NO, I seriously was afraid something happened to Sully and I missed it. Love Steve Sullivan. Thank you very much. Appreciate it. Just when it came up on my twitter feed, well it was of concern.

 
At 6:52 AM, May 22, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No need to take it to a deeper meaning. It's creepy enough at face value.

 
At 6:08 PM, May 22, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for Justin! He actually wants to make money and most likely, go into management.

 
At 7:21 PM, May 22, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Above comment was obviously posted by Justin. No one else would even pretend like he's management material. Those of us that work with him know he's full of himself and not talented.

 
At 7:42 PM, May 22, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, what spite from the last poster. I hope you hide your hate in real life, because the last thing you want to do is piss off someone who works up there.

 
At 8:55 PM, May 22, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Renee will take Justin under her wing & teach him how to be even more obnoxious & loud just like her!!!

 
At 8:46 AM, May 23, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what you will but she makes more money than all of us.

 
At 9:07 AM, May 23, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She makes more money than all of us put together.

 
At 10:44 AM, May 23, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a news tip — Wendi Redman is leaving KTBS in Shreveport.

 
At 10:49 AM, May 23, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your post @ 5:19...What was the reason for all the coverage on a primary election? Give me a break...Tuesday night's 5:00 newscast was all about the primary election...Turned the channel to Rifleman.

 
At 10:54 AM, May 23, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are some simpletons working in the news department that I'm sure he won't miss having to deal with every day.

 
At 11:18 AM, May 23, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is smart for looking past wanting to show his face on TV. His first paycheck will make him forget the TV biz. Ha, and he is already cocky enough for sales.

 
At 12:58 PM, May 23, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the sales people make as much when Sinclair takes over? I always heard the commissions at KATV were the best in the market. I'm sure whatever happens it will be more money than a reporter could ever make, but I don't think Sinclair is known for rewarding hard work with monetary compensation - even for sales people.

 
At 3:21 PM, May 23, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it very interesting that one or several of you are obsessed with Sinclair Broadcasting. The one thing I have heard about and from Sinclair operations is that they are changing. When they are just Fox and MyTV stations, the stations received what they earned. If you have a 1/4 Horse he is fed,however he doesn't receive the quality of feed the thoroughbred is fed.

 
At 3:58 PM, May 23, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sinclair is not changing a thing. Koolaid drinkers can say what they want, but what you are hearing is just a reaction to their self-recognized reputation. But who knows if they will ever actually takeover, it's starting to feel more like a rumor.

 
At 9:00 PM, May 23, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:21 thinks KATV is a thoroughbred lol.

 
At 9:14 PM, May 23, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This book was proof positive KATV is no thoroughbred. We couldn't even get one decent story on the air. I'm about done with this place.

 
At 10:48 PM, May 23, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

News makes less and sales makes more. KATV commission is not the best in town.

 
At 12:38 AM, May 24, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, KATV does have the best commission due to the fear of losing market share when KARK and KLRT joined forces. Sales department has more leverage to gain more share when they work together.

Yes, sales makes way more than news. An average sales person will make 75k. A good one can make 100k plus.

 
At 1:37 PM, May 24, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK and KLRT have nothing to do with KATV commission levels. They have two sales teams.

 
At 9:09 PM, May 24, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh well that definitely means they are separate. Excuse us.

 
At 10:04 PM, May 24, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's you not us and the point is you have no intel of the market.

 
At 10:23 AM, May 25, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I only account for one of the other posts on this thread other than 9:09. So I thought I would write collectively, since others seem in agreement. Sorry if I was too presumptuous.

 
At 11:16 AM, May 25, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:04 is just scared of losing more sales people to KATV. He or she has no better "intel" than anyone else.

 
At 1:32 PM, May 25, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What station has lost sales people to KATV?

 
At 4:25 PM, May 25, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't recall that happening recently, but it's happened at every station over the years and it is always a concern.

 
At 4:00 PM, May 26, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so we're stuck with more stand ups with Matt Mushmouth???? Great.

 
At 5:13 PM, May 26, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jordan Bontke is awful he can't put a sentence together with confidence. How hard is it to sound like you know what you're taking about, when it is just Riverfest?

 
At 5:14 PM, May 26, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So was there a cat fight between the prima donnas Erin & Mel on the KATV midday show today? Former pageant wannabes going after it??

 
At 5:36 PM, May 26, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new sports chick on thv is horrible and dresses like she is going to a sorority formal every time on air. also enough with the hash tag segment do some actual reporting instead of news farming by stealing people posts on twitter to use for your own segment live on air.I don't need watch somebody getting paid to read twitter posts .

 
At 6:05 PM, May 26, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melinda doesn't fight with anyone. She knows it's better to smile and nod when dealing with bitches.

 
At 9:50 PM, May 26, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the way to handle that woman.

 
At 3:23 PM, May 27, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, yes. The bread and butter of any broadcast business, Sales, better known as Account Executives.

Remember: The next best thing to automation is straight salary.

 
At 4:26 PM, May 28, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened during this alleged cat fight? On or off air?

 
At 4:44 PM, May 28, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think it happened at all. It's probably just wishful thinking from a person who doesn't like either woman. Like someone else pointed out, Melinda wouldn't get into it even if she were provoked. She's smarter than that.

 
At 8:01 PM, May 29, 2014, Anonymous obat pelangsing alami said...

nice update :)

 
At 6:21 AM, May 30, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melinda is pretty good at smiling & striking a pose on air, she even has hand modeling skills to boot to go with her "met" certificate...

 
At 9:20 AM, May 30, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sinclair found it's loophole the sale should be going through very soon.

 
At 12:37 PM, May 30, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank goodness. Let's get on with the layoffs!

 
At 7:48 PM, May 30, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodbye to those that do accounting and master control.

 
At 3:03 PM, May 31, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Farewell and adieu ladies of Spain.

 
At 7:35 PM, May 31, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For we've received orders for return back to Boston...

 
At 9:24 PM, May 31, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And so nevermore shall we see you again...

 
At 9:59 PM, May 31, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time to say goodbye. I'm just sorry I didn't act sooner like so many others did.

 
At 8:13 AM, June 01, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Show me the way to go home. I'm tired and I wanna go to bed.

 
At 8:18 PM, June 01, 2014, Anonymous Sheriff Brody said...

I had a little drink about an hour ago, and it's gone straight to my head...

 
At 2:26 PM, June 02, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

where ever I may roam...

 
At 10:55 PM, June 02, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last people to leave the stations will be the janitorial staff.

You think not? Just wait and see.

 
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At 10:56 PM, June 24, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is still reporting

 

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