Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New Anchors Named in Northwest Arknasas

Source: Press Release KHBS/KHOG  Kelly Johnson and Paige Preusse have been named weeknight news anchors for KHBS/KHOG-TV, the home of 40/29 News.

Johnson will co-anchor 40/29 News at 5:00 p.m. with Daniel Armbruster and 6:00 p.m. with Craig Cannon, while Preusse will co-anchor 40/29 News at 9:00 p.m. with Armbruster and 10:00 p.m. with Cannon.

Johnson previously co-anchored 40/29 News Sunrise, while Preusse anchored 40/29’s weekend evening news. Both Johnson and Preusse will also contribute LIVE. LOCAL. LATE BREAKING. reporting on all 40/29 News platforms.

“Kelly and Paige’s anchoring and field reporting experience are a perfect fit for our team”, said 40/29 News Director, Greg Shepperd. “Their versatility will enhance 40/29 News’ commitment to thoroughly cover the entire market.”

Johnson and Preusse assume their new responsibilities, effective immediately.

43 Comments:

At 12:07 PM, April 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GREAT MOVE! Paige P is a rising star. She is so awesome.

 
At 2:37 PM, April 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paige Preusse is great. She's the best female in the NWA market. I was surprised they added Kelly Johnson. Paige had been anchoring weekdays for 4 months. She did a wonderful job at 5, 6, 9 & 10. Paige has a great personality.

Kelly Johnson is just there. Pretty dull.

It would have made more sense to use AJ (sports) instead of Kelly.

I don't think Paige will be in the NWA market for long. She'll be off to a major market in no time or she'll go national.

 
At 3:16 PM, April 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess we won't be seeing Paige in the LR market if she is on to bigger and better things.

 
At 4:35 PM, April 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paige is sure easy on the eyes! I wish she would come to LR.

 
At 9:03 PM, April 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, 2 hotties in the evenings! now, if they could just get craig to retire.......

 
At 10:39 PM, April 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paige is finer than frog hair split 4 ways!

 
At 11:13 PM, April 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've missed Kelly Johnson! She looks great... She looked great before except for the hair-bump thing.

I like Paige... but I think Kelly has a bit more personality to it.

 
At 11:33 PM, April 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are any of you blind? Paige is NOT that great. She makes more mistakes on a daily basis than any anchor should. The only way she gets to a bigger market is if she screws her way there.

As for Kelly, the only reason she came back is that the boss is on the way out. The higher ups loved her and didn't want her to leave. Plus she had a great offer from KFSM.

AJ would never take it. She's miserable here, given how they rarely have her covering sports. Doing news everyday? No thanks.

 
At 1:18 AM, April 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think she screws up a lot, I was in LR on business a couple of weeks ago and that weather guesser on ch 11 there I think her name was Sally or Sarah anyway she screwed up so many times I lost count and the anchor was horrible too. Cannot remember her name but she had straight brown hair and looked like a baby having a bowel movement when she was reading the teleprompter. And they claim LR is a major market or large market ha ha ha ha, not with that kind of crap.

 
At 4:55 AM, April 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Kelly Johnson, and Paige. I think they do quite well. I agree Craig needs to retire. Hate to beat a dead horse, but has Ashley Beck been fired from KFSM. Does any one know?

 
At 11:21 AM, April 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems the journalists on here are too tired after a day of citing sources to fact check anything. Where do some of you get this stuff?? Definitely not from the people involved!

 
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At 11:25 AM, April 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What "stuff" is not being fact checked?

 
At 3:30 PM, April 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

paige is too good for this market

 
At 4:38 PM, April 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too hot too! Gorgeous!

 
At 5:37 PM, April 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paige is a sorority girl at best. Bigger, better market? Surely you're not that damn blind. Kelly deserves to be behind that anchor desk.

 
At 7:54 PM, April 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha jealous much? Paige is good

 
At 1:19 AM, April 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG if you think Paige is good. Maybe good in bed but that's about it. She can barely walk and talk at the same time.

 
At 6:16 AM, April 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So happy to see Kelly back at the desk!

 
At 9:28 AM, April 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paige P > Ashley B
They only one that I put above Paige P is Justine W

 
At 9:52 AM, April 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One would think someone here could spell "Arkansas"!

 
At 12:04 PM, April 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would be more surprised if someone could.

 
At 7:55 PM, April 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

justine ward is so green and thinks she's way cuter than she is. paige on the other hand..

 
At 2:05 PM, May 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are just jealous. We are lucky to have such outstanding talent here in NWA area.

Does anyone know exactly where Ashley Beck went? Just poof disappeared from the news.

 
At 5:21 PM, May 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rehab. Rehab. Rehab.

 
At 5:28 PM, May 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is KFSM hiding or trying to bury with the Ashley Beck fiasco? Its been what .. 6 months since she's been on the set? Yet, the promos continue.

 
At 9:23 PM, May 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think KFSM's ego is they invested so much in ashley beck, she burned them with the dwi, then couldn't stay on the wagon. to give up on her would be another black eye. the only thing that makes that station watchable is garrett on the weather; other than that, they have nothing. other than the fact they used to be better than they are now, and many people just watch them out of "habit".

 
At 2:26 PM, May 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kfsm does a little better at covering the river valley. And they do have Garrett. People are tired of looking at Darren Bobb

 
At 5:15 PM, May 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From what I've heard, NOBODY at that station has heard from her since she disappeared. She evidently went through corporate in Chicago. She has left her co-workers and loyal viewers high and dry without any statement. It definitely shows what kind of person she really is.

 
At 12:47 PM, May 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley can blame no one but herself; she knew she was in a high profile position. time to start looking for new blood.....

 
At 9:39 PM, May 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley Beck sold her Ft. Smith home in April. She's not coming back.

FMLA would give her 3 months and she likely had accrued vacation and sick time so that would add a few months during which she could not be terminated or replaced, but I think that time is rapidly coming to an end.

The only person KFSM currently employs that could step into this job is Heather Lewis who is on the morning show but she recently had a baby and probably doesn't have the gravitas for evening news.

I'd be expecting some new blood come June.

 
At 11:08 AM, May 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad Ashley. Yes, KFSM needs to find someone to compete with Paige P & Kelly J who is looking great these days. I really like that new hair. Nice to see her back on the air. I am a loyal KFSM person they need to step the game up a bit and help my man D Bobb.

 
At 10:30 AM, May 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw this on another message board that she got a better offer in Tennessee here is the link. http://www.topix.com/forum/city/lincoln-ar/TBLLPULL3QM7U79IG

 
At 11:48 AM, May 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

they should have never let Allison Woods get away, but she's anchoring in northern california (redding, i think) now. she would have been MUCH better than ashley was on the anchor desk. really, tennessee is a BETTER job? good riddance, ashley!

 
At 5:15 PM, May 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe rehab in TN, but definitely no job.

 
At 7:49 AM, May 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, KFSM needs to find someone to compete with Paige P & Kelly J who is looking great these days.

And what color is the sky in your world.

idea* let's add more anchors...that will surley show those people over at kfsm and we will win the ratings.....BWHAHAH.

that will not happen anytime in the foreseeable future.

 
At 8:00 AM, May 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KFSM, the only station i know to send out text alerts....you go to their page to read it, and it takes 30 minutes for them to update the story. maybe you all should spend some time reporting the news, and not crowing about how great you think your ratings are!

 
At 12:19 PM, May 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beck isn't going to Tennessee, or Florida, or Texas, or wherever else someone's cousin heard. Everything here is pointing to serious health issues which will make returning to TV news nearly impossible. If Beck does reemerge at some point it's likely to be in someone's PR department.

 
At 11:17 PM, May 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why, oh why, are people obsessed with Ashley Beck? She was not a good anchor... but than again, it's 5News.

I love Paige and Kelly!

 
At 7:04 AM, May 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paige and Kelly are putting 5 news to shame.

 
At 12:21 PM, May 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darren Bobb is so boring, they definitely need to bring him someone to help that newscast! kelly & paige are a one-two punch; if they could just get craig cannon to retire, & promote daniel to lead, they would run away with the market. maybe bring in a "ginger zee" as chief met. once drew goes up north.....

 
At 6:54 PM, May 16, 2015, OpenID objectivefodder said...

Darren Bobb is liked by the older demographics, namely the 50 + audience and they have the money, so don't fret. He's a likable guy and delivers and carries well with his carryover and presentation. He's as professional as it gets in most markets. I lived in LA and I know mediocre talent who happens to be much younger. Channel five has it's place, albeit not as progressive as the other two in NWA.

 
At 10:52 AM, August 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG Kelly why did you go back. I hope you nailed a great contract to protect yourself from the Management. Best of luck and best wishes.

 

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