Wednesday, July 22, 2015

KNWA Losing Main Anchor

KNWA/Fayetteville reports main anchor Jonathan Martinez is leaving the station.  KNWA reports Martinez is headed to KPRC/Houston, TX.  Martinez will be anchoring weekends at the station. 

32 Comments:

At 10:35 AM, July 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the lack of comments you can tell nobody cares. Please hire somebody from Arkansas that cares .

 
At 4:41 PM, July 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like who?

 
At 8:44 PM, July 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Kane morning anchor at KATV would be a good fit. Chance for him to grow and a solid future for NWA.

 
At 9:06 PM, July 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV is a larger market. Why move to a smaller one?

 
At 9:12 PM, July 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No he should stay there... 'cause 7 is Kane.

 
At 10:50 PM, July 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's a morning anchor and that's a main anchor job. It would pay more and NWA is a great place to work. It's not like he's moving to the evening chair at KATV.

 
At 6:02 PM, July 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's going to be tough to find someone that can sit beside Laine Boobs Baker. She's freakin annoying.

 
At 7:42 PM, July 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johnathan Martinez never really related to viewers like Matt Turner did on the set or off the news set for several northwest Arkansas functions he was the life of the party at every knwa sponered event or charity function he helped to host. Martinez basically showed up to knwa functions hiding in the corner pretending to care when ever the camera came on. Which makes me laugh at the fact after two years he is leaving for the bigger market in Houston when Matt Turner had several offers from much bigger markets out in the east coast but stayed loyal to knwa in northwest Arkansas until his dream job opened up at THV in Little Rock near his family in Arkadelphia. KNWA needs to go back to hiring people from Arkansas who are familiar to Northwest Arkansas and the Razorbacks which will make it easier to relate to viewers. No more Texas imports !

 
At 8:32 PM, July 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed. Matt Turner made KNWA because he cared about the people and it didn't matter if the camera was on or off.

 
At 9:30 PM, July 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the NWA stations are losing reporters to the larger markets. It's a stepping stone. Not finding anyone who wants to stay.

 
At 9:52 PM, July 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always has and always will reporters but this is an anchor.

 
At 9:56 PM, July 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is true for reporters who are from out state but I have found reporters who grew up in Arkansas and are also Razorback fans are pretty loyal to their stations and northwest Arkansas.Because their family lives nearby in Arkansas and Fayetteville is one best towns to be in during the fall for Razorback fans not so much for imports from Houston or North Texas!

 
At 9:03 PM, July 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Name some good ones that fit that discription.

 
At 7:09 AM, July 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KNWA is owned by Nexstar, which is based in Texas. That's why they think everyone knows more about TV if they are from Texas.

 
At 7:10 AM, July 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK does the same thing. That's why they remain at number 3 in the market. No leadership.

 
At 3:57 PM, July 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm from Arkansas but had to leave the state so I could advance my career and make a living

 
At 12:25 AM, July 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does the f'in razorbacks mean anything? There's more to NWA than that pig logo and college sports.

 
At 5:51 PM, July 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well they are all in on the Razorbacks. Yes, need someone that can relate to this area. Until they get Paige and Kelly type thing going I will keep it on 40. Wouldn't that be the best news if you had Kelly and Paige do the news, Gina D weather and Alyssa Orange on sports? Sorry just kidding.

 
At 6:08 PM, July 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'd watch a all female lineup, yum!!

 
At 11:22 PM, July 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KFSM has a all star female lineup already. Zoellner at the anchor, Ellen Thalls and Esther Katro as reporters and Heather Geller on sports. Bring back Shelby Hays for weather and that is an amazing lineup.

 
At 9:28 AM, July 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You must not be watching the same women on KFSM as I am. Don't get me wrong, they aren't bad but no way it's an "all-star" lineup. Zoellner is the only one who has made strides in their improvements.

 
At 5:53 PM, July 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lineup used to be grwat but most of those beautiful ladies have moved on to better things.

 
At 7:39 PM, July 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I know ladies and gentlemen Paige P. & Kelly J. =Ratings

 
At 8:12 AM, July 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on getting away from Nexstar. They are idiots.

 
At 12:38 AM, July 31, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy #$%@. I just want a station that isn't obsessed with razorbacks, and does good, solid, news reports. They can't get ghetto, like 5News. KNWA is out...

 
At 9:11 AM, July 31, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Move away from Arkansas is your only option.

 
At 9:31 AM, July 31, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

heather geller on sports, really? i bet she didn't even PLAY sports in high school! she is awful to watch, absolutely no credibility. she IS qualified to host a segment on too much lipstick, though....

 
At 8:39 PM, August 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KNWA is starting to stink. The news hasn't been the same since Neile left, the weather people aren't very viewable especially since Gina "left". The Razorback Nation has too many people. Hey we don't need six people to talk about some MLB pitcher from UA or John Daly's pants.

 
At 11:54 PM, August 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neile Jones was way too over-the-top, and KNWA went overboard with her.
I thought she was going to a Tulsa station, but I can't find her. I'd group her in with Ashley Beck.


 
At 3:27 PM, August 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley Beck? Come on. I think they should just let all those Razorback Nation people do the whole news.

 
At 11:56 PM, August 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Merica!

 
At 1:14 AM, August 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ch 7 posted a pic on their FB about a teenaged cheerleader from Sheridan that posted a pic on her instagram with a black face. From what I have read 7 was playing the race card stirring the pot but took it down after a lot of people complained about it saying it was not newsworthy and only done to embarrass the teen and stir up racism.

 

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