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posted by ATN @ 4:56 PM
Maybe this blog will lose its daily Sarah basher.
Makes you question the quality of Charlotte television
Maybe they will hire someone good to replace her
Correction, Sarah bashers. She was horrible, Arkansans deserve better. Good riddance.
For the most part Charlotte TV is very good. Unless you're NBC or Fox.
Poor Charlotte. I think Dunleavy is from that area any chance they agree to a package deal and take both?
With her job performance while at THV especially during severe weather you have to think it was probably a mutual decision. Hopefully THV will make a better hire this time so I can go back to watching THV for the weather coverage. I can hear the viewers in Charlotte now, "where did this idiot come from?" Arkansas. "Arkansas?" "That explains it!"
I'm curious. Where did she earn a degree in Meteorology?
Mutual decision? Charlotte is a much better market.
As long as it's sunny and clear in Charlotte all the time she will be fine. Uh maybe.
Wow THV is really cleaning house lately. Mark, Liz, Ashley, Sarah. Who is next?
Cleaning house, 8:05? 4 people in a year? At least two of their own choice? Seems like pretty normal turnover, to me. As for Sarah's on-air work, I liked it. But I'm just an average old viewer. I appreciated her personality and ability to relate to the others. That's a lot of what sells me on a TV team-relationships. Either THV fakes it better than the others, or they really like each other. So many of you focus on the severe weather times. Ed has been here 20 years? Maybe longer. He's going to be more polished. Relax, my would-be critics. And, if any of you took the time to read her bio, her meteorological degree is from Florida State. To the best of my knowledge, that's not a paper mill like some others. 'Nuff said.
Thanks Sarah for your input. It was not just severe weather, you messed up all the time, so much it was painful to watch and even harder to know what the hell you just said about any forecast. It always so funny how people will defend terrible because oh she is so cute or he is so hot or she does a diaper drive, that she gets paid to do blah blah blah. Relate to the others? Ha ha ha ha, everyone at THV is fake with the exception of Craig and Ed.
Wow. Sounds like some rejected suitors.
9:37, lets just drop it. I'm not Sarah. As I said, I'm a viewer, male, much older, just somebody who remembers when the paper here had a TV critic to attack these issues. Thought this blog might fill the hole, but sniping is obviously more the style of many posters.
Sounds like people are just being honest to me. I saw her a few times when I switch to see how the different stations handle the severe weather, she was worse than what most on here say, oh my! If anything they are being more than nice about it. I thought Merideth was bad but I had not seen bad until I saw Miss Fortner. She sucked more than Martone and Cummins if you get my drift. Anyway, all the best to her, I bet THV is probably glad she is leaving though poor Ed needs some help so he does not have to come in on his days off.
Kinda like the time she said it's wet outside because it's raining. Or we've got this white fluffy snow falling.
I guess we won't be hearing about bow and arrow storms anymore or sand melting either.
Sarah is moving from a station in Little Rock (Market Rating 56) in second place trying to keep from being third to a station way behind in third in Charlotte (market Rating 24). This is a significant market jump for Sarah. She will also be closer to her parent's home near Jacksonville, Florida. When you notice the market jumps of many people who've left this market, there is no shame in being from Arkansas. While some people have bombed once they went to a larger market, enough people have made the most of their chances so working in Arkansas is not a detriment in many places. In some news outlets in the northeast that thinks nothing happens in flyover country, that's where one finds likely bias.Some meteorologists are under pressure in the United States to spruce up their forecasts because some consultants find weather forecasting boring. I did not like the "snice" reference Sarah made about the snow and mix in a forecast last week. I thought it was too cute. I wondered if she was pressured to make cute comments to stand out from other mets in the market. Tegna/Gannett must have thought enough of her work because both KTHV and WCNC are owned by them.
LR is a springboard to other markets. Nothing more.If you take this market seriously, you need to have your head examined - to make sure it will fit though doorways.
Because the head of some people that say something like that last sentence must have a head that fits in a keyhole because they don't much knowledge to fill it so it is small.
I seriously doubt KTHV had her use words like snice, bow and arrow storm and doing jumping jacks on location when Tom asked her a question she did not even know she was live and thought Tom was just messing with her. The look of disgust on his face was priceless! There were many other times she fouled up so bad that Ed had to come in on his day off. How many Chief Meteorologists would put up with that? I agree with the other poster that it was probably a mutual decision, She probably knew her contract would not be renewed and probably applied for jobs at many other stations, Charlotte was just the stupid one that hired her. I have nothing against her personally but how anyone that saw her do a forecast can say she is good is beyond me. Hopefully my fav station will do good by their loyal viewers this time and hire someone that knows weather.
That's a very long sentence. Apparently you have no punctuation in that head of yours.If you don't realize LR is podunk, you are the reason I made that statement.
Wow, some of you are mean to the core.
Your head should know automatic spell checkers will cause grammar issues. I own that. What about people who call a state Podunk but still live there? I make enough in my job that I can move but I stay here because I like living in Arkansas. Why live in a state that you consider podunk?
She certainly stood out vs the rest, the worst by far.
Who said I live in Arkansas? I didn't.
Can she take that hideous Janelle with her??
You really are a jealous skank, aren't you?
Cannot wait to see sexy Janelle this morning, I got up extra early! Haters gonna hate, she is Finer than frog hair. Yep, hate all you want.
She got her degree at Florida State, which is a fairly difficult and math intensive program.
I don't care if she went to Harvard she is still a horrible met. Craig is in the weather garden with Ed all the time, surely some of that weather guessing has sunk in just let him do the weekend weather.
Craig used to do the weather on the radio as "Sherman Bonner." A goofy amalgam of Ron Sherman & Tom Bonner.
Give it to Craig or Merideth. Merideth was no worse and probably a little better than Sarah but thats not saying much.
Good luck. Enjoy your life. Never read this blog again. The sad ones will move on to someone new.
Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya! See ya!
Florida State is known as a top party school where people major in drinking beer bongs not math .
Noooo! Not perky Sarah!
Best news I have heard in a while.
Hey Sarah, take Dawn and Dunleavy with you.
Why does a met on a LR station always wear sleeveless, evening/cocktail dresses to do the weather? She does a good job with the weather but why that type of dress?
Probably dressed for the part time job Escort Service after the newcast.
Meredith is way worse. She looks like a bleach blonde horse. But Sarah sure isn't that good either.
How about the preggo jugs on Natalie Walters? I pay close attention to her forecasts. Wowzers
You mean Push up bra Sarah?
I often come here to be entertained, and often stunned by the comments, but rarely reply. This time I must. Someone posted about THV losing "Mark, Liz, Ashley and Sarah". How far back do you want to go? Mark and Liz were at least two years ago or more. Every station in the market would look like a revolving door using that standard. As for Sarah, THV was her first job in television. Can any of the other mets in the market honestly say they were so much better as a first timer? There are some long time mets in the market like Ed and Ned. Just because they've stayed, doesn't mean they haven't had the opportunity to "springboard" from LR to bigger markets. This industry is made up of people in ALL positions who move around in order to move up in market size, pay, etc. I have no problem with people having different opinions. That's why we have multiple choices on who, what and when to watch. I'll deter from throwing stones, because there's a glass wall nearby. I wish others could judge themselves by the same standards they hold others. As for me, I've spent more than 30 years in the industry, in several different roles, on camera, off camera, management and marketing. The one thing that keeps me from commenting very often here is that posters are so incredibly disrespectful to others who are fighting the same battles in a changing industry that they are. Whey not show some positivity, respect and realistic views, and in turn, perhaps we could begin to get higher quality individuals who are willing to stay and grow with stations right here at home. Thank you.
Why not? Talking about Kira Miner? She has a body for those dresses. I like her look.
First job on tv or not, she progressively got worse not better. If you have been in the industry 30 yrs then you are part of the problem if you think viewers don't have the right to criticize someone that is on our fav news channel. That' what is wrong with this Country today, we are not supposed to hurt anyone's feelings no matter how terrible they are at their job. Everyone that tries out makes the team, everyone that participates gets a trophy, everyone at the Birthday Party gets a gift. This Country has raised a bunch of self entitled wusses. Now back to your post, you are stunned someone commented about 11 cleaning house yet a "jugs" post does not phase you?
We should all have a press release when we change jobs. How stupid.
8:19' you are right in your comments except that Sarah started at Zanesville, Ohio. She made a jump to the 57th market from market 204 of 210 markets.Regarding haters, an easy way to discover that someone has a mental illness is through their social media posts. I see many instances of histrionic personality when posters post creepy posts about people on local stations and then make up lies about someone who calls out their creepy obscene posts. Histrionic people are compensatory narcissists who can't see the inappropriateness of their behavior. I know when someone posts creepy posts, their mental illness is speaking for them. Someone who lies about people they don't know on social media are letting their mental illness speak for them. Trolls make interesting experiment projects because they are often blind to their mental illness.
Well that station in Charlotte will drop in the ratings and lose viewers. What a trainwreck.
You have it all wrong Dr. Phil, the narcissists are the ones reporting the news not the viewers.
This is 8:19 am again. Yes, you have every right to be critical of those you choose to watch. I am simply saying that constructive vs. destructive. You are right, not everyone deserves a trophy, that was a great analogy. But if upper management had the same observations, they would have to find a more constructive way to relay it. As for all "boob" comments, that's why I come here but rarely post. You can't fix stupid or irrelevant. And thank you for the correction on Zanesville. Good night.
Thank you Sarah! Why wait till the 28th? Bye!
A real good start but much more is needed and a few more need to be shown the door if THV ever wants to return to their former glory.
Charlotte get ready a bow and arrow storm with little bitty snice is about to hit the 28th. Lol. Thank you Charlotte for hiring Little Rocks worst weekend weather guesser that never got it right unless it was sunny and clear skies, well almost got it right. LMAO
Who is Sarah Fortner? I read the title thread but never saw her on THV 11?
4:23am What rock have you been living under for the last few years? Clearly you cant be a regular THV viewer.
Did I say I was a regular THV viewer? No I did not.
The only thing more creepy than remarks on this blog are those who stalk their favorite LR "celebrities" at the gym, and brag about knowing them personally. Project narcissistic psycho stalkers are dangerous.
Celebrities lol thats funny. They act like and maybe think they are but they are wrong. Just someone that reads the newspaper for you on the tv, thats all. Then there is Sarah with her bow and arrow storms. The only place for that is yesterdays thv.
Yeah this person likes to brag how much they know the celebs at the gym, and how offended they might be by remarks on this blog. Probably a porker who needs to drop a ton. Might get there if they work the weights as much as their mouth.People who act like they are offended by comments are usually the fat & ugly ones that nobody would touch with a 10 foot pole. They wish someone would make a remark about them at work so they can file harassment suits.
Someone's mental illness is causing them to seek attention. I'll let the experiment project troll further embarrass themselves.
Uh oh, the mentally challenged troll police shows up for work again. How much does that pay to be the resident shrink? If you are offended by the posts don't read them. And that my friend is your tip of the day!
I love how the experiment project troll posts creepy obscene posts on a media website and whines through their mental illness because someone thinks their posts are inappropriate. The NCAAP director in Maricopa County, Arizona was forced out recently for saying to a reporter what you say about women you don't know. It shows your lack of sense when a creep falsely says someone is a stalker to deflect their creepy behavior. Don't post creepy posts if you can't take criticism, troll.
Ooh ooh! I know celebrities!!
Where are the creepy posts? Its the ones that come here to read about themselves that are complaining. Everytime someone posts something negative about thv the resident stalker shrink gets their lil feelings hurt. Give it a rest.
There aren't any "creepy" posts. The Celebrity stalker is just upset his crush Sarah is leaving. He probably gets really nad headaches and breaks out in a rash when someone post something negative about her or any other THV employee. The sooner he realizes they are not celebrities the better off he or she will be.
Most of Sarah's critics are women who are jealous of her body.
Thanks for stopping by Sarah! Really? A cup, rabbit teeth, looks to be about 5ft 2, worst met in Arkansas. Yeah I bet they are real jealous.
Monteverdi is the only one at 11 that is hot. Alyse is very pretty but not so hot anymore. Maybe they will hire a hot weekend met this time around and one that also has some brains.
Boy, I'm sure glad there was no Internet when I worked in this market back in the 70s.
Elle Mohs gets my vote at 11 - cuteness overload! she seems fun
Why? Your job would have been much easier as most of the news comes from social media today.
Nobody has made any naughty remarks about Sarah's tits, so the celebrity stalker can calm down. It's ok.
I will miss her rack. No push up bra. those babies are firm boys.
Yep, if she were in the line at the Bunny Ranch next to Janelle and Erin, I'd pick her in a heartbeat. It's what's between her legs that counts.
12:50, I have learned much about your histrionic personality disorder through your baiting, repetitive lying about me even though you don't know me and attention seeking . Any gain you get from your behavior is pyrrhic. You keep referring to me as a stalker. People who attack others like you are doing say things about others that they think about of themselves. I'm too busy working to help people and make the world a better place. Making the world a better place includes helping you. If helping you can help make it where local media people who won't look at this site because of comments like yours think they can look at it again, that is helpful. If someone acts like you in social media, I know your behavior could escalate. You need help. Here's a link to a page about Histrionic Personality Disorder to help you:http://outofthefog.website/personality-disorders-1/2015/12/6/histrionic-personality-disorder-hpd
You both need to stick to the topic, its about the worst met in Arkansas leaving. Stay focused. See ya!
You are a fruitcake. You keep deflecting to take attention away from yourself. You brag about all the celebs you know at your gym, but act like you're not a stalker. Why don't you post links about your own problems & we'll give you a diagnosis. You're quick to point out everyone else's so-called flaws. You're not too busy making the world a better place if you have time to check this blog for any references to titties. The only thing you're busy doing is bragging about all these people you are supposedly helping.Wanna make the world a better place? Buy a bullet & rent a gun.Here's a helpful link to point you in the right direction.http://www.gofuckyourselfcunt.com
She's been nuts for a while.
Back to Elle Mohs. She is definitely hot.
Only thing hot at thv is the weather garden in the summer.
People reporting the news talk about others everyday and have no problem sticking a microphone in someones face but nobody is supposed to talk about them. Makes sense.
I guess I'm in the minority but I enjoy Sarah. Sure when she started out it was rough but it takes time when starting fresh out of college. I'll tell you what else, she's definitely much better than Meredith. After all these years, she's still sounds like it's her first day on the job. I'm just stating facts here folks.
I could tell Sarah didn't like Joey. She was out with me because of that.
I respectfully disagree. At least Merideth never said a Bow and Arrow Storm was coming. There were too many other times she was terrible to list. I always watch THV for news and weather and never once did I ever have to change the channel until she was hired. I kept thinking she would get better but she actually got worse the past few years. When she was hired a few people on here that claimed they work for THV said she was a Rising Star lol and was hired for a reason. What reason was that? When she did severe weather coverage THV would lose viewers in droves and Ed would show up on his day off and take over. One would think after about 4 yrs she would have gotten a little better, at least good enough to stand on her own during severe weather but she never did. You cannot help but think she was on her way out at THV because of that. I think THV gambled and hired a young kinda cute kid to try and get some younger viewers and it failed. Comparing Sarah to Merideth is not exactly a good way to guage how good Sarah is as they are both horrible and there is not a whole lot of difference between the two. Take the way they look out of the equation and you pretty much have the same person. Just the facts folks.
@11:40 am, we will have to agree to disagree but I did enjoy your comment. :)
Because the cat was smarter lol
The blonde on 11 this morning has some serious boobage. Yowza yowza yowza!
She lost any kind of respect with almost every viewer when she became completely lost and refused to continue doing updates for Ed Buckner during the severe storms on Wednesday before Christmas with regular anchors like Monteverdi doing her job and was no show for the really bad weather weekend after Christmas. Forcing Ed Buckner to show up that weekend for the severe weather even though he has a wife and kids that he could be with during the holidays.
I saw that too. All I could do was shake my head in disbelief. I bet Ed will be involved in picking her replacement so he can actually enjoy his days off instead of having to cover for the dimwit Fortner. Awww but she is cute so lets give her a break. Give me a break! Hired to take Eds place bwaaahaaaha ha ha ha ha ha!
I guess you will have to find something else to complain about... you must be miserable Ebert.
Keep going THV, Mark, Ashley, Liz and Sarah is a great start but more needs to be done to get you out of the dumpster. See ya!
But if they followed all your advice they would be whipping your ass in the ratings, right? Now, is that what you REALLY want, or do you just like hearing yourself, excuse me, seeing yourself talk? I just think, no matter what, no matter who, no matter when...girls like you will never be satisfied with anything around you. Sad, so very sad.
Wrong. I watch THV exclusively and they are getting rid of the right people but a few more should go so it can be the station it once was. How silly of me to want my fav station to get better right?
Sarah Fortner lol
Well since today is Valentines day she would be correct if there was a Cupid "Bow and Arrow Storm" Oh the humanity!
Tell me what you think the phrase "Oh the humanity" means. It's outdated by say 100 years or so. It sounds ridiculous kinda like the bow and arrow storm phrase you seem to relish. So you make fun of somebody saying something you say is stupid, by saying something stupid? That makes you retarded doesn't it? lmao douche boy.
Google it Nancy. I am too busy to do your homework. I see someone talking about your crush hurts your feelings. Maybe you can move to Charlotte and stalk her there loser. Amazing how people will defend someone that is horrible but stupid loves company as they say. Oh my bad is that too old a phrase for you to understand? See ya!
Yep that fortner girl is terrible but its thv so what do you expect? The whole lot is terrible and has been for a long time. 100 dollars says they hire another bleached blonde to take her place. thv has more bleach than wal mart.
I've got nothing against bleach blondes. The one that replaced Ashley is pretty hot. Nice sweater puppies.
10:01 Let me educate him, her or it. When radio reporter Herb Morrison saw the airship Hindenberg burst into flames in 1937, he blurted “Oh, the humanity!” meaning something like “what terrible human suffering!” Sorry you think a tragic event where people lost their lives is stupid. What's stupid is a Meteorologist calling a Bow Echo a Bow and Arrow Storm. Ed Buckner probably saved lives when he came in on his days off to take over the severe weather coverage because Fortner could not do it, putting lives at risk. Any questions?
Sarah Fortner lol. Maybe Liz can come back now?
Man I sure hope that never happens. Don't give them any ideas.
10:01 Let me educate him, her or it. When radio reporter Herb Morrison saw the airship Hindenberg burst into flames in 1937, he blurted “Oh, the humanity!” meaning something like “what terrible human suffering!” Sorry you think a tragic event where people lost their lives is stupid. What's stupid is a Meteorologist calling a Bow Echo a Bow and Arrow Storm. Ed Buckner probably saved lives when he came in on his days off to take over the severe weather coverage because Fortner could not do it, putting lives at risk. Any questions? 1:52 PM, February 15, 2016Here's some education for you, professor.TV "Mets" get their info from the NWS. The RADAR cannot detect a tornado, only the possibility of a tornado is shown on the RADAR display.In addition, the NWS depends on someone in the vicinity of the suspected tornado to identify it for sure to verify what seems to be a tornado on the RADAR.The "Mets" are notified by the NWS that a tornado has been sighted at such-and-such location and then the "Mets" tell the viewing audience of the impending tornado and attempt to plot the path of the tornado.It takes a lot of people, not just the "Mets" on TV to save lives.And,BTW,you misspelled Hindenburg.
The mets relay the info to the viewer and thats where she failed. She even refused to do updates for Ed after he came in to cover because she was in over her head. Spin it all you want. And no, I did not misspell Hindenburg, I copied and pasted that from the internet just like you did with your post and that is the way they spelled it. How much do you charge for a misspelled word spelling police? Go write them a ticket. And guess what? Sarah still sucks.
Bye bye! See ya! Won't be missed.
Just be relative and not outdated is all... kinda like your station... lmao about the bleached blonde comment... you have a total of 7... SEVEN... I did not stutter... we need ALOT more of them to get anywhere close to you. 7... Is... bleached blonde!!
So who will 11 get rid of next?
Next time I post I will run it by you first for your approval. Now hold your breath until that happens.
Even your insults are old and boring.
Thanks! They keep you reading and responding don't they?
Sarah Fortner, by far, was the best meteorologist that the market has ever seen!
Thanks for stopping by Sarah. Need help packing? Best met LR has ever seen? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! The only met in Ark that could not handle severe weather. Even sunny and clear days were tough for her. Maybe KTHV will hire someone good this time around. Best met LR has ever seen? Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Thanks for the laugh, I needed that.
lol... you posted that then commented on it... lame
Sorry, wasn't me. You probably do that and thats why you brought it up in the first place because you think everyone is as stupid as you are and would answer their own posts. Dr Phil frequents this blog, seek him out and get the help you need.
I know how devious people are. I'm sure I'm right about you... Mr. answer his own post.
Good, keep thinking that if it makes you feel better. Unlike you I don't have to answer my own posts as many other posters think your crush Sarah is horrible too. Sorry thats just the facts, don't cry now it will be alright. I don't mean to hurt your feelings but she is, was and will forever be an idiot. 4 years in Arkansas and she got worse not better, put lives at risk and let many Arkansans down. But I see how you could have a crush on her, she is as stupid as you are. See ya!
7:55pm the only thing lame is the fact she has posted all over social media that she is leaving and how much she loves Arkansas and how it was such a hard decision to make. She is just fishing for compliments and longing to hear how much the idiots on social media love her, how great a met she is and begging her to stay, feeding her ego. Its sad how stupid people are. She gave up on live tv during severe weather coverage but some idiots love her because they have a crush on her. When will you people learn their tv persona is all fake, they would not give you the time of day if you saw them out in public. Sarah will not even give you live updates during severe weather but awww she is soooo sweet as this tornado just ripped through my home that she did not tell us was possibly on the ground headed our way. Idiots.
I guess Merideth will do the weekend weather now. I wonder if she can do severe weather coverage? The time of year for storms is fast approaching. And by the way Alyse looked gorgeous today. Wow!
Merideth should get the job and would do well I believe. She did a better job than Sarah so there is no reason to think she could not handle it.
Pitter patter rain possibly tonight she said. Smh
She is so stupid but at least she will be gone soon. Poor poor Charlotte but thats where God wants her to serve next according to the story at the top of the page so I guess God wants to punish Charlotte for some reason.
4 more days and See Ya! Whoo hooo!
Ride that bow and arrow storm out of here lol.
Goodbye Sarah Fortner and have fun in Charlotte, NC God bless you. KTHV will begin looking for a replacement Maybe morning meteorologist Meredith will likely take your place.
THV should leave the position vacant. It's been vacant for the past 4 yrs.
lol... she's gone and you still can't let it go? Go find something else to live for... lol
Just like you cannot let go when they post about her lol. Get a life! You people make me laugh, someone posts something about someone then people like you get all bent out of shape over it and take it personal. I also think she was horrible and possibly the worst met LR has ever seen. How's that for ya? You like that? Good!
THV is getting rid of the right people thats for sure. I can think of 2 or 3 more that should go too.
Bring back Liz!
No Liz is not coming back KTHV is currently looking for a replacement for Sarah Fortner that person will start in the early summer.
Someone with big boobies please!
The shorter list would be who should stay.
It's irrelevant what you think... slow burn.
Anything will be better than SF. Good grief she was awful.
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