Thursday, April 23, 2015

KATV Hires Former KARK Creative Services Director

Matt Barnette has been hired as the new marketing producer at KATV/Channel 7/Little RockTV Newscheck reports Barnette will start his new job later this week.   Barnette most recently worked at the Nextsar stations in Little Rock. 

43 Comments:

At 3:49 PM, April 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooohh, he looks like a joy to work with.

 
At 4:36 PM, April 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh bearded one work your magic! Any chance he can fire Melinda? I was about to eat breakfast this morning, turned on the tv saw her and appetite left me.

 
At 6:42 PM, April 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yall just jealous KATV continues to improve while the rest spiral down the toilet.

 
At 6:50 PM, April 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is the funniest most talented person i have ever worked with. KATV won big time where KARK messed up. I only wish he could take us all with him.

 
At 8:49 PM, April 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he is a good guy.

 
At 8:58 PM, April 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH HELL YEAH

 
At 9:23 PM, April 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's a promo producer right?

 
At 9:25 PM, April 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great hire!

 
At 9:31 PM, April 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV contiues to get better? yea right! KATV lacks quality reporters. It might have the right anchors but good reporters are lacking.

 
At 10:53 PM, April 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes BETTER! Deal with it!

 
At 11:38 PM, April 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

By gloating on getting a new promo producer?

 
At 5:45 AM, April 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt is not just your dime a dozen promo producer. He makes everyone that works with him better.

 
At 7:50 AM, April 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, lots of praise for this guy. If he's really that good then he belongs at 7. It's a shame to waste good talent by working at competitors.

 
At 9:18 AM, April 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/12/19/1387473692099/Orson-Welles-008.jpg

 
At 12:33 PM, April 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Nexstar employee defects before they kill him. Congratulations.

 
At 3:55 PM, April 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt was never the Creative Services Director. He was a promotions producer who did not get promoted when the position opened. There was a reason for that.

 
At 6:05 PM, April 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because he wasn't from Texas?

 
At 6:13 PM, April 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He did his job and he could do anything they gave him. This was Nexstar good ol boy garbage from the beginning. They strung him along for months. I'm shocked he didn't leave when they told him he didn't get it full time.

 
At 12:22 AM, April 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Liz!

 
At 6:08 AM, April 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nexstar doesn't know good employees when they have them.

 
At 8:33 AM, April 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which ones would that be?

 
At 10:17 AM, April 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 4 has had plenty of good employees. They are just gone now.

 
At 9:01 PM, April 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like?????

 
At 7:05 AM, May 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Bonner.

 
At 7:14 PM, May 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tracy Douglas

 
At 7:17 PM, May 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Sullivan

 
At 7:18 PM, May 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brett Cummins

 
At 6:18 AM, May 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melissa Simas

 
At 11:15 AM, May 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave Woodman

 
At 3:54 PM, May 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bonner was before nexstar. Tracy chose to come off full time and she has done several things for them. Sullivan before nexstar. Bret really??? Melissa moved back up north with family and Woodman still works there doing something.

 
At 6:34 PM, May 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greg Dee

 
At 9:52 PM, May 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greg jumped to a bigger market not because they ran him off.

 
At 6:12 AM, May 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The point is... KARK has had some great employees. They just run them off or let them go.

 
At 8:03 AM, May 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of which the ones mentioned were not run off or let go. I see tge point.

 
At 10:26 PM, May 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jessica Dean, Brittney Johnson, Greg Dee, David Goins, etc. all left because they got offered positions in bigger markets. They weren't run off.

 
At 6:33 AM, May 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They wouldn't have been looking if 4 took care of them.

 
At 2:57 PM, May 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone would leave for a chance at a bigger market with higher pay. That's how the business works.

 
At 8:09 PM, May 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish they would all go, 7, 4 , 11 and 16, start ovet from scratch.

 
At 9:05 AM, May 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

^^^^ Idiot ^^^^

 
At 12:50 AM, May 16, 2015, Anonymous David Hershey (hersheycreative.com) said...

I used to be the Creative Services Director for KATV from 93-98. One of the most fun jobs I ever had. Great product and great people. Really loved living in Arkansas too.

 
At 6:44 AM, May 19, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 7 did have some great people there during that time period. It's not the same station anymore. None of the Little Rock stations are as good as they were back then. I think the war is over and news has lost to sales.

 
At 8:21 AM, May 19, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is not exclusive to Little Rock.

 
At 10:34 AM, May 22, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 7's production value went up a ton this book. We're all impressed with Matt. He's definitely weird but he has great ideas and executes them. KARK blew it with this one.

 

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