Tuesday, February 03, 2015

KTHV Anchor/Reporter Moves to Fox 16

Seems KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock has lost another reporter/anchor.  Melissa Dunbar Gates now is a reporter for KLRT/Channel 16/Little Rock.  The former weekend anchor for Channel 11made her debut on the air today.



81 Comments:

At 8:18 PM, February 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She was also on mark this am

 
At 11:47 PM, February 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She looks like a Simpson's character.

 
At 6:42 AM, February 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would she move to Fox 16?

 
At 7:16 AM, February 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She must have been so low on the totum pole over at 11 that she didn't even have a non-compete clause. This move isn't that good considering she moved from #2 to #3/#4

 
At 8:21 AM, February 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What rank a station is has nothing to do with whether or not it's a good move. It's about opportunity, pay and the people around you.

 
At 8:42 AM, February 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ranking is based on time slot and thv is dead last in the mornings and last at 5pm . kark viewers usually fall at 6 and 10 since they show the same stories basically word to word the same.

 
At 1:07 PM, February 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK is dead last in the mornings and 2nd at 6 and 10.

 
At 2:00 PM, February 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it's about "opportunity, pay and the people", she definitely shouldn't have gone to 4/16.

 
At 4:49 PM, February 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

she couldnt have been making much at 11 just being on on the weekends.

 
At 5:47 PM, February 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go back and look at past posts and based off of complaining, I would say all 3 reasons would be better.

 
At 3:27 PM, February 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melissa was a freelancer at THV and Gannett, I'm told, is getting away from using freelance talent.

 
At 7:59 AM, February 07, 2015, Blogger Wendy L said...

Who is the dumb black woman on the Saturday show? She said traffic delays on I-40 north and south!! Get educated if your going to do the news I-40 is east and west!

 
At 9:05 AM, February 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was probably the dumb white producer that wrote the script!

 
At 9:22 AM, February 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow Elicia Dover is a knockout! Sarah Fortner has some competition for hottest newser in LR.

 
At 2:22 PM, February 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@9:05, and the dumber black woman was dumb enough to read it In live television.

 
At 12:09 PM, February 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She removed herself from Gannett. Smart move.

 
At 5:18 PM, February 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

More Dover, even less Janelle & no to Shapiro. It was such a treat not to have to see or hear Janelle on Sat. Just don't understand why "Big Sal" Marine anchored instead of Dover.

 
At 3:34 PM, February 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big Sal is hot. Shapiro likes to let the dogs lick on Saturday morning.

 
At 5:34 PM, February 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's idea was it to bring brack the 1987 graphics package for weather?

Perme must be longing for the old days

 
At 3:17 AM, February 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally the move was good for her. She is probably happier making a dollar more an hour. Donna can teach her how to be a real news person. Fortitude people. Fox has it.

 
At 6:58 AM, February 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My cell phone App has better weather graphics.

 
At 8:45 AM, February 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donna? The whole mad black woman thing only plays to a very small group of people. She's one of the main reasons they've never left the bottom of the ratings barrel.

 
At 5:02 PM, February 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elicia Dover's new fake hair looks ridiculous. Is she trying to be like Erin?

 
At 9:07 PM, February 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's better looking than Erin with a bag over her head.

 
At 10:03 AM, February 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better get those eyes checked!

 
At 11:51 AM, February 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 & 11 = winners
4 & 16 = losers

 
At 2:12 PM, February 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put down your drink and leave the bar. Go back to preparing your newscast for tonight on THV.

 
At 3:03 PM, February 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's funny and true

 
At 5:43 PM, February 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is THV a winner by stealing kark or katv stories from a day earlier and acting like they just told the special report for the first time.

 
At 7:00 PM, February 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how everything here turns into a debate over race.

No wonder no quality talent wants to work in this backwards assed state...

 
At 10:32 AM, February 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melissa has that sexy mommy look. Just wished she dress sexier and wear some boots!!

 
At 4:25 PM, February 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's nice to see her on air more than once a week.

 
At 11:29 PM, February 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She has made a very good move.

 
At 9:18 AM, February 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janelle needs to make a move, off the air. Too much overload of her on KATV when they can use more of Dover & Marine instead

 
At 6:49 PM, February 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV's new wx graphics are Sinclair standard. They'll likely get the generic Sinclair lower 3rds and such soon.

 
At 8:48 AM, February 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that.

 
At 6:18 AM, February 16, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got up to watch the weather. Looks like KARK and KATV know that it's all about weather during ratings. THV is no where to be found. Man have they slipped in the past few years. They used to be in the game. Hats off to the other two stations.

 
At 7:15 AM, February 16, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Natalie Walters looks so HOT this morning!!! Nice low reviling top if you know what I mean!!!!

 
At 11:29 AM, February 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the best job of all the wx reporters in various locations this morning.
Can the male co-anchor on the Channel 16 morning show talk any faster?

 
At 1:30 PM, February 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the hell is Natalie Walters?

 
At 2:34 PM, February 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She does the weekday weather on channel 4.

 
At 1:00 PM, February 18, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the hell is Natalie Walters?
She's the one with the best fun bags! (0)(0)

 
At 9:06 PM, February 18, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melinda used to be the one to look at in terms of yabbos but she is getting bigger & older & needs a chin tuck & nose job to go along with the other upper face work she has had

 
At 12:53 PM, February 19, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still like me some big Mel.

 
At 1:09 PM, February 19, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mel is disgusting.

 
At 3:00 PM, February 19, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like you.

 
At 4:32 PM, February 19, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good one.

 
At 5:49 AM, February 20, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big Mel is NO Ginger Zee, Ginger doesn't even have to accessorize with what she wears each day. Ginger just shows up & is smoking, unlike Big Mel!!!

 
At 9:58 PM, February 20, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will see what Ginger looks like in 20 years. Still like me some big Mel and some Natalie and lots of Maribel Aber.

 
At 9:31 PM, February 21, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah. Sarah is the hottest in LR. No contest.

 
At 10:25 PM, February 21, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . and then you woke up.

 
At 12:05 PM, February 22, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:31 Thanks Sarah

 
At 11:38 PM, February 22, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarah is seriously the worst met in this market.

 
At 7:12 AM, February 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Bakers gonna bake, bake, bake, bake, bake

 
At 7:18 AM, February 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When she was the ABC weekend weather person, Ginger Zee looked smoking hot sitting behind the desk perfectly postured to accentuate her lack of curves.
Now she looks completely different when she has to stand up and walk in front of the camera.

Loves me some Sarah!

 
At 7:18 AM, February 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Liz!

 
At 2:02 PM, February 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems all a station has to do is confer the MET title on anyone and that person becomes a MET on the next newscast. Why not make everyone at a station a MET. That would be a first and they could say they have a MET on the air at all times.

Standards have fallen and continue to fall dramatically.

When bad weather is approaches or is here, please get someone on the air that know what they are talking about. Simply reading the NWS forecast will do. That is where the MET's get their information.

 
At 6:17 PM, February 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV lost me for good tonight. I understand Vilonia went through hell on earth when the tornado hit but other towns in Arkansas have experienced similar devastation. Why is THV doing so many stories on Vilonia? I don't understand with all the news in Arkansas, why focus so much on one community?

 
At 10:04 PM, February 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry. As soon another town gets flattened this spring they'll forget all about Vilonia. Never let a good tragedy go to waste.

 
At 10:16 PM, February 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is home....

 
At 10:25 PM, February 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's one of the few ratings strongholds 11 has. Theymwill make news happen in that county

 
At 10:32 PM, February 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:17... Did they ever really HAVE you?? If they never had you, then they can't lose you, now can they?

 
At 10:50 PM, February 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to look at your county information again. 7 is still King in Faulkner County. It's actually a really strong county for 4 as well.

 
At 9:43 PM, February 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:17, Vilonia has people who have stepped up to rebuild the town and have got many groups behind Rebuild Vilonia. I don't live in Vilonia, but had damage. My opinion is informed.

 
At 7:36 AM, February 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your opinion is wrong and stupid, not informed.

 
At 9:54 AM, February 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're a piece of garbage, 7:36. I've volunteered. I was in the tornado. I hate responding to your post, but I can't let some idiot say something that stupid. Next time you have parents crying because you found pictures and other items of their daughter who was killed in the tornado, I'll believe you're not garbage. The next time you get tick fever during the necessary tornado cleanup, I won't believe you're garbage. It sickens me for you to say that when I have friends who are trying to rebuild their businesses in Vilonia.

 
At 1:14 PM, February 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you know I wasn't there?

 
At 2:43 PM, February 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That doesn't excuse you for saying I was wrong and stupid when I volunteered in Vilonia, knew people who were killed who lived there and have friends who are rebuilding businesses and homes there. I realize your "stupid" comment is the apotheosis of narcissistic gaslighting and the backfire effect. I will not go further to your trolling level.

 
At 8:23 AM, March 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First, show me anywhere in the preceding posts that said you were wrong and stupid about volunteering in Vilonia. Second, the poat was about the coverage of Vilonia that is still ongoing, not about volunteering. Just because you were there helping does not make your opinion about this particular subject informed. It makes it wrong and stupid because volunteering has nothing to do with the way a newsroom is run or the content of its shows. Please inform me how volunteering makes you credible in this area.

 
At 11:09 AM, March 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well that escalated quickly.

 
At 1:16 PM, March 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are a lot of strange people on this blog that think their opinion really matters. Y'all just come on here to incite and inflame the gullible with your mindless chatter about worthless crap that nobody really cares about. Go do something worthwhile.

 
At 6:20 PM, March 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:23, you have no credibility as a troll. You are practicing cognitive dissonance and lying to yourself and others about being a troll because you are too insecure to admit your ignorance. I was referencing the coverage. Does baby need a pacifier? Also, 7:36 is the wrong and stupid comment. I was referencing the coverage and mentioned volunteering, friends in Vilonia and people I know were killed as proof of my cred. I come from a different perspective living in this area. You remind of the woman in Texas who left the obscenity laced message for station's weather department because they interrupted Criminal Minds to give a tornado warning.On a brighter note, at least you're not making inane pruient comments.

 
At 7:13 AM, March 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, just because you were there and helped does not mean your opinion is valid. If anything it's means you are biased towards Vilonia and therefore not in a position to have an honest unbiased opinion about the coverage. A lot of peole were there and a lot of people lost someone they know. Being there does not make you anymore special than anyone else and certainly doesn't give you any kind of advantage pertaining to the discussion of coverage. I sure hope you can find the time today to look up some more big words and use them improperly again.

 
At 8:37 PM, March 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:13, prove I'm using those words improperly. One of my two jobs involves research that includes gaslighting and narcissistic behavior.

 
At 10:55 PM, March 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations.

 
At 7:31 AM, March 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of strange people on this blog that think their opinion really matters. Y'all just come on here to incite and inflame the gullible with your mindless chatter about worthless crap that nobody really cares about. Go do something worthwhile.

1:16 PM, March 01, 2015

If that is true, then why are you reading all the "Mindless chatter and worthless crap that nobody really cares about?"

 
At 9:50 AM, March 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that is true, then why are you reading all the "Mindless chatter and worthless crap that nobody really cares about?"

7:31 AM, March 07, 2015

Like everyone I enjoy the occasional positive and uplifting comments. I have to weed out the crap to get to them however. People lack civility when they know their comments are Anonymous.

 
At 9:25 AM, March 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As are your posts . . .

 
At 9:55 PM, March 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:50 Hypocrite

 
At 10:08 PM, March 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

////Shutter////

 
At 10:25 PM, March 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shutter? Do you mean Shudder? lol

 

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