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
Clement begins her new job January 11, 2016.
Former Fort Smith GM Passes Away
Former KFSM/Channel 5/Fort Smith General Manager Edward Eugene “Gene” Graham has passed away. KFSM reports Graham passed away Saturday in Fort Smith. Graham spent 24 years at Channel 5 before retiring in as president and general manager in 2000.
“Those of us at KFSM who had the good fortune to work with Gene Graham
benefited from his leadership and professionalism,” said Van Comer,
current 5NEWS general manager. “His profound contribution to our
success will live on. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
TEGNA Employees To Get Bonus
TEGNA, the parent company of KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock, is giving its employees a little extra in their paychecks this holiday season. TV Spy reports TEGNA employees will recieve a $400 bonus this holiday season.
“TEGNA has made terrific progress since becoming a separate company six
months ago and we are primed for great things in 2016 and beyond,” wrote
Martore. “But we won’t be able to do it without you. As you’ve heard me
say before, you, our employees, are our greatest resource. What each of
you does every day matters and is critically important to our continued
Northwest Arkansas Anchor/Reporter Leaving
From the tip box
KHBS/KHOG/40/29 morning news anchor Ben Wagner is leaving Northwest Arkansas. Ben is headed to WISN/ Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he will be a morning anchor/reporter. Ben joined 40/29 in August 2012. His last day at KHBS/KHOG is December 23rd.