Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Northwest Arkansas Station Names New News Director

KHBS/KHOG/Channel 40/29/Northwest Arkansas has named a new news director.  Colleen Clement has been tabbed for the position.  Clement comes to Arkansas from WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Michigan where she was an executive producer.  

“Colleen has distinguished herself throughout her career as a newsroom leader with a unique blend of exceptional team leadership skills, and an eye for what it takes to deliver great local television news,” said KHBS/KHOG-TV President and General Manager, Shawn A. Oswald. “Her passion, energy, and work ethic are infectious and I’m confident our team and our viewers will be well-served with this appointment,” added Oswald.

Clement  begins her new job January 11, 2016.

24 Comments:

At 4:52 PM, December 23, 2015, Blogger billcarey said...

Congratulations Colleen! Well deserved, and you will do great! - Bill Carey

 
At 9:55 PM, December 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only wonder if she knows the dumpster fire that she's taking on. It's a sinking ship. Her first move better be to find a way to clean house - starting with Daniel, Paige, all of the producers, directors, and PAs.

 
At 2:15 PM, December 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daniel and Paige are the only ones who should stay at 40/29. Get rid of Kelli Johnson, Craig etc. Dump Mitch Roberts as sports director.

Paige Preusse is the best anchor in the AR/OK/KS/MO area by far.

 
At 9:48 PM, December 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's nothing wrong with any of the anchors at 40/29, from a viewers standpoint. I'd say all are solid. Paige took me a while to warm up to... If anything, I'd say lay off the tanning for a bit.

Does 40/29 actually have weekend people? They seem to be rotating through the anchors. What is the schedule there?

 
At 7:58 PM, December 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad the ratings don't show they're the best around...oh wait, "everywhere."

 
At 6:57 PM, December 26, 2015, Blogger Heather Mary Quaine said...

Colleen, I am happy for you my friend. January 11 is soon so I guess trying to see you before you leave won't be possible. You are so beautiful - inside and out! I hope for great times, good health, and courage to fight the powers that be! I know you will make a difference in the lives of your co-workers and your tv audience. God is Good! Lovin you from the D always. Heather Mary

 
At 11:57 PM, December 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paige took me a while to warm up to... If anything, I'd say lay off the tanning for a bit.

If anything, she is the worst, especially paired with Daniel. My advice, and hopefully Santa was beyond generous to her, is to fix the entire package. Instead of spending money for the fake pair, she should have spent it on her face. She looks more and more Chinese everyday as her eyes get more and more slanted. And can somebody please tell her which camera to look at? Plus it wouldn't hurt her if she actually read through her scripts instead of spending three hours primping.

Does 40/29 actually have weekend people? They seem to be rotating through the anchors. What is the schedule there?

The last two candidates they brought in weren't good. The first one lied on his experience, but they didn't discover it until after he was already in the building doing his audition. You would think a company like Hearst would do a better job vetting candidates as this guy could have been crazy. The other candidate was a former underwear model who couldn't read a news story if his life depended on it. The former ND spent 45 minutes teaching him how to stress the proper words and how to express the right emotions while reading. It's Hearst MO - do more with less so don't expect anyone hired soon.

They let great talent go, and they don't replace it with great talent. I hope they enjoy fighting KNWA for last place. Anglea, Jocko, Josh, Drew, Emily, Ben, John Paul, Jules.. you don't lose talent like that without paying a price.

 
At 2:12 AM, December 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol Great Talent in NWA, thats funny. The hogs are in the Liberty Bowl yet one would think by the hype of the media and fans that the Hogs are in the CF Playoffs. Kool-Aid.

 
At 10:03 AM, December 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I love Daniel and Paige, they should be in a much bigger market. Darby is good too and he's funny.

 
At 10:10 AM, December 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure how I feel about Brad Carl - what happened to Drew?

 
At 5:32 PM, December 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drew is in Milwaukee. Jocko is in Madison. Josh is in Pittsburgh. Angela is in Orlando.

A bigger market for the two divas? How about a smaller market where they can LEARN how to be anchors?

Darby isn't going anywhere anytime soon. The soon-to-be wife is from here, they just bought a house, and she works for Tyson. I wouldn't be surprised if he became the next 'face of 40' once Cannon announces his retirement next year.

As for the Hogs, the coverage is the same no matter what college town you're in. My friends in Manhattan say their sports coverage is the same we have here - nonstop coverage of a bowl game.

 
At 7:59 AM, January 04, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hawg, Hawgs, Hawgs. That's all the local stations know to talk about. Listen, more people DON'T watch the games than do. Mult-million dollar salaries are just ludicrous. But that's college ball with college ath-a-let-ic, jock-strap mentality.

 
At 10:57 AM, January 12, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darby got fired mark in Little Rock as a weekend weather met and he is your chief weather met.?

 
At 3:51 PM, January 12, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darby didn't get fired at KARK in Little Rock. He left that aweful station

 
At 3:53 PM, January 12, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is the new News Director working out at 40/29. Good or is this still the honeymoon phase?

 
At 11:05 AM, January 15, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darby got let go by KARk as a weekend weather Met. it was even mentioned on this blog that he got let go because Pat Walker was already lined up to take his place before Darby even knew he was being let go at the end of the month.I even remember him joking on twitter back then that he was living in a tent and hiking in Hot Springs after he got let go.Because why would he leave kark and have nothing lined up for his next job for almost 7 months.

 
At 2:42 PM, January 16, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paige Preusse is the best anchor in the AR/OK/KS/MO area by far.

and do tell, what color is the sky in your world?

LMAO....Get back to work and stop the hype. You are a small town 'on air personality' doing small town news.

 
At 2:47 PM, January 16, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paige is BY FAR the WORST anchor.

She spends 3 hours - yes 3 hours - putting on makeup instead of reading and prepping for a newscast.

She tweets about sports, then whenever she's out live, laughing because people ask her sports questions.

She doesn't focus during a newscast about doing her job, instead flirting with Craig - which is just nasty - or complaining to Daniel about the one thing they have in common, their boy problems.

 
At 8:25 PM, January 17, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it wouldn't surprise me if aj wrote that. I can't imagine how jealous she must be to work next to paige

 
At 9:49 PM, January 17, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you only knew how much Paige hates AJ.

 
At 11:41 PM, January 17, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish they would put Paige on every broadcast. I'd watch her all day

 
At 10:19 PM, January 18, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And let me guess.. you'd stroke that tiny dick too.

 
At 5:29 PM, January 25, 2016, Blogger NWAINFOWARRIORS said...

Is it me or do you people concentrate way too much attention on the talent instead of the news content? I don't get it. Some of you have way too much time on your hands and are entirely too disconnected. Who is more handsome than whom and who’s hotter and sexier than who just doesn’t make sense. I really don’t get you people. It’s no wonder Arkansas is poorly ranked in almost every sociological and educational representative statistical matter.

 
At 7:15 PM, January 30, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they would improve the talent, it would go a LONG ways to improving the product. When you have anchors who CAN'T read or who don't know which camera to look at, it makes it hard to take them seriously.

 

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