Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Long Time KATV Anchor Leaving

Long time KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock anchor Scott Inman is leaving the station.   Arkansas Online reports the more than 15 year KATV veteran is leaving the anchor desk early next year to join GenWealth Financial Advisors as director of business development.  "This was a very difficult decision," Inman said of his leave from KATV. "I am truly humbled by the trust KATV viewers have placed in me over the years, and know that they will continue to trust KATV for their news, weather and sports." 

Inman joined KATV in 1999 as weekend sports anchor.  In 2003 he joined the news desk, co-anchoring the 5pm, 6pm and 10pm newscasts.  

 KATV said in a statement on its website that Inman has decided to leave to "pursue other interests and to spend more time with his family."

137 Comments:

At 7:25 PM, November 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck Scott, gonna miss you.

 
At 9:00 PM, November 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck Scott! Will miss seeing you on Arkansas best news station!

 
At 9:29 PM, November 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's gotta hurt.

 
At 10:18 PM, November 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow big loss looks like erin at 5 6 and 10 and beth at 6 and 10

 
At 10:21 PM, November 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would put Elica Dover on at 5 and test her out

 
At 4:07 AM, November 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not as much as 11 keeping Sarah, Craig and Dawn hurts, the Terrible Three will continue the downward spiral.

 
At 6:20 AM, November 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elicit would definitely be better than Erin, but we need a dude in there.

 
At 7:03 AM, November 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will they move Kane? Seems like the only option.

 
At 8:15 AM, November 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol... nice dodge... obsolete.

 
At 9:33 AM, November 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring Charles Crowson home

 
At 10:33 AM, November 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kane looks like the best choice unless the new owners of katv hire an out of state young guy which might make it look like Amateur hour with northwest Arkansas news stations.

 
At 1:57 PM, November 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will bring in someone for $8 an hour. Great opportunity for Sinclair to cut costs.

 
At 2:25 PM, November 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does it have to be another guy?

 
At 2:29 PM, November 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because they don't have any male anchors except Kane.

 
At 3:30 PM, November 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah, we don't want anyone from 11.

 
At 4:57 PM, November 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about Jason Peterson for anchor? he has been around does he not do well in that roll?

 
At 5:18 PM, November 25, 2015, Blogger the oBserver said...

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At 6:53 AM, November 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When people learn how to spell his name, he'll be ready for the chair.

 
At 7:20 AM, November 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is it carved in stone that the duel anchors have to be male - female?

 
At 7:33 AM, November 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not carved in stone. It's carved in ratings. Plus, KATV had lots of female anchors and hardly any male ones. It looks odd that half the population is not represented.

 
At 8:40 PM, November 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is making a wise decision and getting out of broadcasting while he is still young.

Great choice, Scott.

Good luck to you in your new life's work.

 
At 9:54 PM, November 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason is not main anchor material. After being 7 on your side investigator he couldnt be taken seriously. 7 will have to look at someone from outside little rock.

 
At 11:38 PM, November 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:33, do you notice that KATV also doesn't represent the black community on the anchor desk? Last black news anchor sued the s**t out of them and won. The diva white blond population is well represented and apparently the market is very happy with that.

Does anyone also notice that Bob Clausen on Channel Four is incapable of saying his own call letters correctly. He most always says "KRK." Lots of weak anchoring in LR. The guy on Fox would actually be a decent fit on 7.

 
At 11:40 PM, November 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pedersen could be a good,fill-in, but would have to loosen up.

 
At 12:17 AM, November 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If LR can put up with Sarah Fortner then they most certainly put up with 7 not having a black anchor. Maybe the black anchors that applied were not as good as the white anchors that got the position. Personally I don't care what color they are but I do not want to watch one hired because they were black. Makes NO sense to hire because the ratio is low. JMO

 
At 7:44 AM, November 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ratio is low? You have to have a black anchor to have a ratio. Unless you wanna show 0 as one of the numbers, but that looks bad, so don't do that! 7 is on your side, unless you're black.

 
At 7:57 AM, November 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black people should stop being lazy and stupid. Then they can be considered for anchor positions.

 
At 8:21 AM, November 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Kane is the obvious choice.

 
At 8:59 AM, November 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seven needs a colored guy, or maybe a chink. They're obligatory in commercials.

 
At 2:57 PM, November 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice pre game coverage on the hog game today thv. They tried to talk this game up as some big rivalry. Half the stadium is empty. What a joke.

 
At 4:12 PM, November 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People would rather watch at home instead of getting drenched. That's really shocking. I thought Baz was talking this up more than anyone.

 
At 4:24 PM, November 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it were not a big rivalry game that night be true. Big rivalry games sellout and the stadiums are packed, even in bad weather. Baz is a legend in his own mind.

 
At 9:16 PM, November 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baz belongs to YOU 7.

 
At 9:28 PM, November 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1)The Hawgs used to belong entirely to 7. No more.

2)4 needs to use at least a SD camera for the shots from NW AR.

3)11 needs someone to shade the cameras as in the faces are often clipped out while in the WX garden. One scoop won't do it, gang. Might want to call Orkin for a trade out for the bug problem.

 
At 12:09 AM, November 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baz should go back to Florida, most Arkansans don't like him. I met him once a few years ago, noting but a rude jerk.

 
At 2:34 AM, November 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bug problem in the WX Garden at 11 should be the least of their worries.

 
At 8:10 AM, November 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad I don't have a mold problem... breathing spores is a health issue channel 7.

 
At 8:25 AM, November 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV does have Ned as weather anchor so he's brown all the time, does that count?

 
At 6:51 PM, November 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the blinds on 7 remind me of the Stepford wives.

 
At 6:53 PM, November 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blondes

 
At 12:59 AM, November 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the stuttering women at THV reminds me of porky pig, th-th-th-th thats all folks!

 
At 4:01 AM, November 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are blind from watching thv.

 
At 11:34 AM, November 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will be in the blinds soon, picking off all the lame ducks at 7. KATV on it's side and sliding down the marsh into obscurity.

 
At 11:44 AM, November 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since KATV is all about gimmicks to pull in the eyes, why not try a trampoline cam? We will pay you and give you jiggle to watch our worn out waste of transmission... lol

 
At 5:03 PM, November 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This weather girl on 11 is dumber than a box of rocks. She has trouble getting thru one sentence without stumbling

 
At 8:53 PM, November 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the alcoholic doing weather at 7.

 
At 8:54 PM, November 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just heard about more changes coming soon at 7. They are not done yet.

 
At 9:50 PM, November 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is one reason I no longer watch 11, that and they fired Liz. I watch 4 and 7 now like most people and I must say they are both better than 11. Thanks for opening my eyes 11!

 
At 2:31 AM, November 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If all you want to hear about are the Razorblacks, the 4 is your station. Close second is 7.

 
At 9:10 AM, November 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arkansas: Where racism and sexism are OK in TV Blog comments. Y'all are pathetic.

 
At 1:52 PM, November 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then go away. Leave the state, we don't care.

 
At 2:53 PM, November 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We" is false consensus. You are trying to show that more people think like you than really do. That is saying "Everyone says" or "No one wants" shows no credibility. False consensus posts show others how intellectually deficient someone is. I see many false consensus posts on this blog.

 
At 4:29 PM, November 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to life with Sinclair. The big talent contracts are going away. More people will be "making the difficult decision to spend more time with family" in not to distant future.

 
At 6:06 PM, November 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then don't male stupid statements about Arkansas. That was your first mistake.

 
At 6:39 PM, November 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:06, I did not make the statement of 9:10. False consensus statements like 1:52 are a microcosm of the ignorance shown on this blog. False consensus statements implode a poster's credibility. That is why I posted.

 
At 6:45 PM, November 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I agree with poster that the person who wrote that should leave. I don't want that slandering person around here either. Bye Felicia!

 
At 10:22 PM, November 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it was an illegal that wrote that. Trying to get you hopped up, kinda like the surgeon. Something to think about.

 
At 11:23 PM, November 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Liz!

 
At 3:51 AM, December 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its THV's fault. If they didn't suck so bad we would not have so many THV employees on here bad mouthing KATV because they are so jealous they cannot see straight. Go away thv'ers get a better job and get a life you losers.

 
At 5:07 AM, December 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV isn't jealous. Like 4:29 pointed out, there will be a steady exodus from 7.. Those positions will be replaced with low salaries, or eliminated altogether. Not just "talent" but across the board. Think back 3 or 4 years, in the Allbritton era.

Get the popcorn, I think we've seen this Titanic movie before.

 
At 8:04 AM, December 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think a lot of people read this blog. I think most of the comments come from a handful of devotees from station A and B.

 
At 8:16 AM, December 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can THV please get rid of Dunleavy covering sports she knows nothing about college football and was very annoying on the pregame show last Friday. Also why was she wearing an orange headband for a Razorback pregame show up in Fayetteville?

 
At 1:48 PM, December 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably a Clemson fan, she is from that area. Not everyone in Arkansas loves the pitiful hogs.

 
At 3:20 PM, December 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a non-issue, both of the Hog fans watch 4 to hear about the latest janitor change at U of A.

 
At 4:01 PM, December 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bret Bielema's record at Arkansas in 3 seasons
17-20. Wow, thats a big time program!

 
At 5:53 PM, December 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

UofA has more fans in the stands than the other schools combined. Are you really trying to say there's not many Hog fans?

 
At 5:55 PM, December 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not true, especially that last home game, not even half full for a rivalry game. Pathetic

 
At 7:52 PM, December 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only reason they have a turnout at all is because there are no pro sports teams within 350 miles of LR.

 
At 10:18 AM, December 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

More students have attended other colleges in AR than the UA. Old Frank will not dare to let the UA Hawgs play ASU for fear of defeat, certainly this year.

 
At 10:52 AM, December 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep hearing negative comments about all of our looks. Who has the best body of all of us in the Little Rock market?

 
At 11:55 AM, December 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the orange headband for Dunleavy at the razorback game was just moronic considering Arkansas long hate toward the Texas Longhorns and sec conference foe Tennessee Vols who both have orange for their school colors.

 
At 1:30 PM, December 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mallory is the hottest girl in the market.

 
At 1:59 PM, December 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monteverdi, have you seen her in a tight fitting dress? Hottttttt

 
At 2:12 PM, December 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marielle Mohs is pretty darn nice.

 
At 5:09 PM, December 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huh? Not even close.

 
At 8:42 PM, December 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody has mentioned anyone on 7 yet. Interesting.

 
At 9:27 PM, December 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Mallory is hotter than any girl in the market. That's undeniable.

 
At 11:02 PM, December 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot vote, no hot babes in the LR market, sorry but its the sad truth. The best one, Mallory is maybe a 7 but thats being generous.

 
At 1:57 AM, December 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She may be nice but Marielle is nowhere close to hot. Puff puff pass dude.

 
At 5:57 PM, December 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please Please stop the comments on this blog!

 
At 6:07 PM, December 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The KATV weekend Movie Reviewer will win The Buzz Babe Bracket this year.

 
At 6:44 PM, December 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dover is the only hot girl at 7 at this point.

 
At 11:06 PM, December 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:57, If you don't like the comments on this blog, don't look at this blog. Everyone has a right to comment, even if the comment is stupid, crude, boring, etc. Besides, what fun would a blog be without comments? Just sayin... My vote for hotness goes to Sarah. Haha, just kidding. It goes to Mallory. She be numero uno in hotness.

 
At 12:14 AM, December 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:57 is mad because nobody has mentioned anyone at 11.

 
At 5:52 AM, December 04, 2015, Anonymous Butthead said...

Uh Beavis - Mohs & Monteverdi from 11 have been mentioned...

 
At 6:22 AM, December 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dover is the hottest at 7, but Mallory is the best in town.

 
At 12:03 PM, December 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hot is subjective, is it not?

 
At 1:36 PM, December 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Butthead, I thought he was joking about Mohs and Monteverdi. At least I hope so.

 
At 6:19 PM, December 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're better looking than anyone at 7

 
At 8:26 PM, December 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol. Thanks Marielle.

 
At 8:58 PM, December 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sick of 7's hard on for Pulaski Academy!!

 
At 9:06 PM, December 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kevin Kelly your no Gus Malzahn!!!

 
At 11:30 PM, December 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are sick of your hard on for 7. Ha ha ha ha ha

 
At 3:11 AM, December 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best thing on fox 16 today, Fauzios commercials. Best thing on KTHV today, the Sonic commercial was good.

 
At 3:17 AM, December 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would also add the Wing Shack commercial on 11 as well. They say in the commercial, Little Rocks best kept secret! Watch the commercial, if a Restaurant has a plastic Free Cell Phone banner out front then there is your hint its a dump. Also notice they bring food to the tables in styrofoam containers, there is your other hint. 3rd hint is the girl at the start of the commercial is behind the register, at the end of it she is drinking a beer at the bar. Low rent, low budget, not a single thing hanging on the walls either.

 
At 11:47 AM, December 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of the best joints don't have linen and a maitre d'. Taste first then critique.

 
At 11:53 AM, December 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol... posting on a local news blog at 3am on a sunday? Drink much?

 
At 1:48 PM, December 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Liz!

 
At 1:49 PM, December 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry blog master, I did not know it had to be a certain time before someone could post. I get up early every morning, sorry if that is against your rules. Next time I will ask your permission before I post.

 
At 4:00 PM, December 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just go to AA and get some help.

 
At 6:21 PM, December 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rehab is for quitters.

 
At 10:16 PM, December 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very glad to see Merideth doing the weather tonight, she is getting better. Maybe they will make her the reg weekend met.

 
At 5:33 PM, December 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still like seeing the chink kid from Unique Furniture downtown Jacksonville - cool!

 
At 9:04 PM, December 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let The Baz be the anchor.

 
At 9:04 PM, December 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loves me some Sarah!
Missing me some Liz!

 
At 10:06 PM, December 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Christina Munoz

 
At 10:34 PM, December 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two words:
Joan Early

 
At 11:45 PM, December 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marry Sarah and move far away please. Hire Liz as your maid and take her too.

 
At 2:15 AM, December 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep Joan Early is the finest thing that ever aired on local LR tv news. Nothing even comes close.

 
At 2:19 AM, December 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I prefer the J'ville redneck woman on the Unique Furniture commercial, especially how she says FUNG SWAY in that redeck J'Ville accent!

 
At 2:21 AM, December 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, let the Baz jerk be the anchor on the titanic.

 
At 3:37 AM, December 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best thing on thv today, my signal went black for 2 hrs ha ha ha

 
At 6:54 AM, December 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let Alyson anchor the news.

 
At 7:18 AM, December 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second that.

 
At 8:28 AM, December 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She already does.

 
At 7:27 PM, December 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ Steed missed up his chances at making it big.

 
At 7:27 PM, December 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

*messed

 
At 7:28 PM, December 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joan Early and Christina Munoz will never return full time. No reason. They're living the good life, after the news business.

 
At 7:39 AM, December 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bye bye suckers!

 
At 10:37 AM, December 09, 2015, Blogger Unknown said...

Didn't know Memphis was over 350 miles from Little Rock no wonder no one watches the news any more you can't even look up the milage on a computer.

 
At 7:01 PM, December 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TV news people are the definition of suckers.

 
At 7:38 PM, December 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What pro team is in Memphis? Do you mean the Tennessee Titans from Nashville? Look up the team on a computer, dumb ass.

 
At 9:03 PM, December 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are there not any fact checkers?

 
At 9:06 PM, December 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loves me some Sarah!
Sarah Elizabeth Hunt that is.

 
At 9:58 PM, December 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big Mel in a sexy Miss Claus outfit, ohhhhhh yeah!

 
At 7:32 AM, December 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear heavens someone bang the gong on the black girl on THV's Saturday morning show. It's horrific. Meredith actually looks like the smart and watchable one next to her.

 
At 8:19 PM, December 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello. Did the store have a "sell" or did the store have a "sale."?

KATV viewers and listeners want to know.

 
At 3:07 AM, December 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV had a 100% off sale but there were no takers so we are stuck with the idiots. They even tried to pay to get viewers but that too failed.

 
At 10:55 PM, December 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...


"Colonel Gleen Rd."

No excuse.

 
At 12:43 AM, December 24, 2015, Blogger J said...

I laughed. I cried.

(Grizzlies)

 
At 6:54 AM, December 30, 2015, Anonymous CockMongler said...

Natalie Walters is rocking some serious pregnant boobage. Sweater puppies for days.

 
At 6:59 AM, December 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The NBA team, the Grizzlies, you fuckhead

 
At 12:33 AM, December 31, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's Jason Harper up to these days? Other than schtooping a new woman and being insincere, fake, and a pseudo-Christian?

 
At 1:54 AM, January 01, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason Harper? Really? Go to bed Leslie.

 
At 9:19 AM, January 01, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason is having fun and getting a lot of younger pussy. Thanks for asking.

 
At 5:52 PM, January 03, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with a little strange every now & again.

 
At 8:35 PM, January 03, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't say pussy, or our resident shrink of the LR media celebrities will get all bent. If you say pussy at the River Trail or Park Plaza, they would call the cops on you.

 

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