Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Former KATV Anchor/Arkansas Native Coming Home

Arkansas Business.com reports former KATV anchor Chris May is heading back to the station as anchor.  The announcement comes as KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock has been without a co-anchor for its evening newscasts since Scott Inman's departure in March.   

May left Little Rock in 1998 to become anchor in Boston then in Philadelphia.  KATV News Director Nick Genty told AB.com, "We're still working on exactly what Chris will be doing, but anchor is his obvious strength," Genty said. "I can say that we're very excited to have him back."

His first day on air will be August 1st.

29 Comments:

At 1:23 PM, May 19, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess we all just can't find the words for this. So he got canned in philly and is living out his paid contract and moving back to arkansas. Wonder what 7 is paying him....

 
At 6:08 PM, May 19, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shocked. Absolute homerun hire

 
At 7:07 PM, May 19, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why shocked? This was an obvious choice. He needs a job and 7 needs an anchor. They got him for a steal. Everyone should get a raise with the money they are savings from Scott to Chris.

 
At 9:03 PM, May 19, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YeA he could have gone to a much larger market I was surprised too

 
At 12:50 AM, May 20, 2016, OpenID Keith said...

Now all we need KATV to do is hire Karen Fuller or Kate Sullivan back.. Both were canned from their jobs at KCTV in Kansas City, and WBBM in Chicago, respectively. Lol then that'd be a throwback to the late 90s-early 2000s! The only one that would be missing would be Paul.

Neither of them would probably come back here though... Maybe Fuller, she's from AR, isn't she? Chris May is from here, too.. But Sullivan is from Massachusetts, so she likely doesn't have as deep of roots here as Chris or Karen.

If Beth Hunt ever leaves, and Karen or Kate are still available for hire, I wouldn't be surprised to see the station try to grab one of them.

 
At 1:28 AM, May 20, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just don't hire fortner back when she is canned in Charlotte.

 
At 8:51 AM, May 20, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The station did not get Chris May at a bargain basement price.

 
At 9:59 AM, May 20, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that he left his job and went into hiding after the rumors of him being gay came out .

 
At 11:14 AM, May 20, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.bleedphilly.com/blog/2015/06/kywcbs3-has-fired-chris-may-kathy-orr-and-beasley-reece.html

 
At 11:48 AM, May 20, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris May and Beth Hunt great combo. Too bad he's stuck with the ice queen at 5.

 
At 3:12 AM, May 21, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erin beats the stuttering and squinting Dawn and also that terrible lollipop head Ashley Ketz at 4. I must say that the new met at 11 is a welcome surprise and 10 times better than that idiot Fortner but can she handle severe weather on her own? Fortner could not be trusted with the keys.

 
At 10:07 PM, May 21, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil Buck saying tonight on the air that he's leaving. Anyone know where? Hope he has a clothing allowance where he's going. Only anchor who always looks like he has a suit weggie.

 
At 12:51 PM, May 22, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ice queen at 5 reminds me of a stepford wife

 
At 2:03 PM, May 22, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope that Kate Sullivan is never heard back in this market. She was a phony who was smiling on camera but a horrible person off. She got fired because WBBM had a 0.7 rating in the last Nielsens before she was fired. She was criticized for being a drama queen in her news reading by making stories sound more important than they were. She also mispronounced many Chicagoland street names during her news anchoring, which offended what few viewers weren't watching WLS, WGN or WMAQ.

 
At 2:15 AM, May 23, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why was Chris let go?

 
At 8:15 AM, May 23, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:15,

The reason from reading this article was low ratings and a questionable GM.

http://www.bleedphilly.com/blog/2015/06/kywcbs3-has-fired-chris-may-kathy-orr-and-beasley-reece.html

KYW was subject to a lawsuit. Some might find this relevant:
http://articles.philly.com/2014-11-17/news/56396630_1_news-agency-news-report-station

 
At 5:42 PM, May 23, 2016, Anonymous David Hershey said...

I had a blast working with Chris and the gang back in the 90's...we were all so young...so I guess that means we're all so old now...lol...all my best to Chris and the gang at KATV...maybe they'll let me cut a new promo for him...:)

-david hershey- creative services director, KATV 93-98

 
At 4:17 PM, May 28, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring Sarah Fortner back! Weather coverage just isn't the same without her! #TeamSarah #BestOfTheBest #BeautyAndBrains

 
At 9:35 PM, May 28, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's not coming back. Go to wcnc.com, the NBC Charlotte website, if you miss her that much. At least I had an intelligent response to your post unlike some benighted poster.

 
At 12:29 PM, May 29, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, aren't you all hoity-toity? Are you the Arkansas River Trail celeb stalker?

 
At 5:55 PM, May 29, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't you the racist troll with histrionic personality disorder who lies about people he doesn"the know by calling them names of traits he has, such as being a stalker? Since you make inane "celebrity" references, which local news anchor rejected you? You don`t post on a blog, you expose your subconscious insecurities for attention. I laugh with pity at your posts. I have already predicted the next lie and/or imbecilic comment you will post. You should thank me for giving you attention. The highlight of your life is boorish posting.

 
At 11:00 AM, May 30, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least you come when I call you. Here's a titty joke, since you like them so much.

A farmer tells his wife, "if you had bigger tits, I'd get rid of the cow."
The wife said, "if you had a bigger cock, I'd get rid of the tractor driver."

I expect a long-winded response so don't disappoint me. Use plenty of big words so it sounds important.

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

Nice way to show your histrionic personality disorder. I'm praying for you.

 
At 8:30 PM, May 30, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe one day we will all be as perfect as you think you are.

 
At 12:28 AM, June 01, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol Sarah Fortner! Now thats a joke from the past! I just hope Dawn will leave too and also Dunleavy. If that idiot Fortner can get another job as well as Buck then surely someone would offer the last 2 idiots a job out of state but Dawn would probably lose that big child support payment if she moved. We are probably stuck with Dunleavy but as I said, if the 2 idiots Fortner and Buck can get a job and leave the wonderful thv then surely someone is stupid enough to hire her as well.

 
At 9:52 PM, June 01, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris will do fine as long as he doesn't sit at the wrong desk. There is a fotog over there (Clato?) who will call Sinclair on him. I love fotogs who think they matter. It's so cute.

 
At 8:06 AM, June 04, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should just get rid of the photographers. Then you'll have nothing to complain about.

 
At 8:55 AM, June 04, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea.

 
At 2:52 PM, June 06, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah. Get rid of the photographers and hire artists to do artist renderings of all stories. Hey, it could happen.

 

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