Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Northwest Arkansas Reporter Leaving...

This from the tip jar:

Heather Geller announced on Twitter that tonight was her last appearance as KFSM's sports reporter. She's headed to FOX23 in Tulsa.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Channel 11 Loses Weekend Anchor

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Phil Buck's last broadcast as weekend anchor was Sunday, May 22.  I believe he is going to the Tampa/St.Pete market

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.

Monday, May 16, 2016

ArkLaTex Anchor Leaving

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KSLA's Charisse Gibson is heading Cincinnati in the coming weeks to anchor there.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Little Rock Stations Add New Faces

TV Spy reports a couple of Little Rock stations have made new hires.

KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock has hired Raven Richard as a weather anchor for its noon newscast.  She will also anchor the Saturday morning news. Raven grew up in Little Rock and interned twice at KATV/Channel 7.

KARK/KLRT/Channel 4/Channel 16/Little Rock has Caitlin Rearden as a reporter. Reardon comes to Little Rock from Spokane, Washington.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sheriff Calls Out Shreveport Station for Being "Deceitful and Totally Biased"

KSLA/Channel 12/Shreveport was recently called out by a Louisiana Sheriff for not reporting all the facts in a story and making the story look like it was racially motivated.  TV Spy reports the sheriff held a news conference informing KSLA the report of a 17 year-old black male was “deceitful and totally biased.”  The mother of the 17 year old told the station the charges were racially motivated.  What the station failed to report was a 16 year old was arrested of the same crime.  The station had this to say about the situation:

“The sheriff is entitled to say what he wants,” KSLA news director Jayne Rubin told ABC affiliate KTBS. Rubin said the station added new information to the story after she learned of the situation.

“We regularly hold public officials accountable. But we must also hold ourselves accountable,” KSLA Joe Sciortino told viewers in an on-air editorial. “After looking into the story, our correction and follow up should have come sooner and been more transparent

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Northwest Arkansas Reporter Going to Tulsa

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KFSM TV 5 reporter Amy Slanchik is leaving for a similar position with KOTV, the CBS affiliate in Tulsa, OK.

 She has been at KFSM in Fort Smith since August 2014.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Little Rock Reporter Heading to Northwest Arkansas

KARK/KLRT reporter Hiliary Hunt is leaving Little Rock and heading to the Nexstar stations in Northwest Arkansas.  Arkansas Online reports Hunt will become a news anchor at Nexstar stations KNWA/KFTA.  Her last day on the air in Little Rock will be May 27th.