2017-04-20T23:05:14.769-05:00(image) With all the shuffling of anchors and reporters at KARK and KLRT a new reporter has been hired to fill in the gaps. Price McKeon will be joining the Nexstar group of stations in Little Rock in May. McKeon comes to Little Rock from FOX 23 in Tulsa, OK. Price begins her new job in May.
2017-04-20T22:53:07.022-05:00KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock Anchor/Reporter Stacey Spivey has left the station after two years. Spivey joined KATV in April 2015..and interned at the station in 2012. Spivey is a Benton native. Spivey made the announcement of her leaving on her facebook page:
2017-04-18T21:02:18.351-05:00Former KARK/Channel 4/Little Rock host Betty Fowler has passed away at age 91. Arkansas Online says Fowler hosted Little Rock Today and the children's show Betty's Little Rascals during the 1950's on KARK. Fowler also performed in live commercials on Channel 4.
2017-04-12T17:31:12.285-05:00KARK/Channel 4/Little Rock has named Jessi Turnure as the new host of Capitol View. Arkansas Online says Turnure will also serve as the station's statewide political correspondent. Turnure has been with the Little Rock station since 2015. Drew Petrimoulx had been host of the Sunday political program but since been promoted to the position of political reporter for Nexstar, KARK's parent company.
2017-04-12T17:31:22.067-05:00KARK/Channel 4/Little Rock reporter Drew Petrimoulx is on his way to Washington D.C. to become a political reporter for Nexstar. Arkansas Online reports Petrimoulx will continue to report for KARK and other Nexstar Broadcasting stations. Petrimoulx was also the host for Capitol View, KARK's political show.
2017-04-11T18:18:23.928-05:00KHBS/KHOG/40-29/Fayetteville-Fort Smith has a new morning weather anchor. TV Spy reports Taylor Pannell began on air April 3rd. Taylor is a 2015 graduate of Arkansas State University.
2017-03-25T17:12:52.805-05:00There will be a new anchor on the air at KNWA Today Monday morning. Jennifer Penate will be joining the morning show March 27th. Jennifer is a 2011 graduate of The University of Arkansas where she reported, produced and anchored the campus news station UATV. She comes to KNWA from KODE/Joplin, MO.
2017-03-24T11:38:15.207-05:00TV Spy reports Allison Wise has been promoted to fill the vacancy of weekend morning anchor for stations KHBS/KHOG/40-29. Allison has been working at the stations since 2011, starting out as associate producer and working her way to on air work. Allison starts anchoring weekday mornings April 1.
2017-03-15T12:54:11.494-05:00FTV Live reports Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Broadcasting is this/close to making a deal. FTV Live says it all depends on the FCC relaxing the ownership rules. Sinclair is the parent company of KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock.
2017-03-10T16:33:21.140-06:00Nexstar stations KARK/KLRT/KARZ/KASN have a new General Manager. TV Spy reports J. Kyle King has been promoted to fill the spot left vacant following the promotion of Mike Vaughn earlier this year. King comes to Central Arkansas from stations KMID and KPEG/Midland, Texas.
2017-03-08T18:35:47.765-06:00TV Spy reports KLRT/Channel 16/Little Rock weekend Meteorologist Matt Peterson is leaving Little Rock for KYW in Philadelphia. Peterson came to Channel 16 in April 2015
2017-03-01T10:46:50.156-06:00Reuters reports Sinclair Broadcast Group has approached Tribune Media Company about possibly combining the two companies. Tribune Media is comprised of 42 owned or operated broadcast stations, as well as cable network WGN America, Tribune Studios and WGN-Radio. Sinclair owns, operates or provides services to 173 television stations in 81 markets.
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2017-02-13T14:51:14.714-06:00Seems KHBS/KHOG/Channels 20/49 tweeted out the incorrect forecast Saturday. FTV Live had the screen grab:
2017-01-25T18:12:33.019-06:00Arkansas Native The Bachelor contestant Raven Gates has accused KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock of censoring Monday night's episode as she started telling the story of her finding her boyfriend cheating on her. KATV General Manager Mark Rose tells The Washington Post, "Gates’s anecdote was cut because the master control department — which preps the shows and puts the timing sheets in for each program — entered the wrong time, so a commercial break accidentally ran during the show’s content"
2017-01-18T11:09:39.312-06:00KARK's Vice President and General Manager Mike Vaughn has been promoted. Nexstar has promoted Vaughn to Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. The promotion follows the closing of Nexstar purchasing Media General to become the second largest broadcasting company in the United States.
2017-01-05T12:40:13.931-06:00The ax is falling at Sinclair stations across the country. TV news websites are reporting numerous firings at Sinclair stations the last couple of days...Who will get the ax in Little Rock...
2017-01-03T23:09:30.966-06:00KARK/Channel 4/Little Rock has hired a new weekend meteorologist. Arkansas Online reports Arkansas Native Hayden Nix will be the stations new weekend met. Hayden is originally from Rison and comes to the NBC affiliate from KTXS/Abilene, Texas.
2016-12-28T16:57:24.556-06:00FTV Live has an interesting story on how Tegna, the parent company of KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock, is trying to boost ratings on its low rated stations. FTV Live reports Tegna has hired a consultant to spear head that effort and has implemented the strategy at KXTV in Sacramento, California. FTV Live has a run down on of a recent newscast HERE
2016-11-29T12:58:53.418-06:00There's little news in the local news scene..so here are some numbers from the network news programs during the November sweeps period:
|Morning News Programs:||NBC||ABC||CBS|
|• Total Viewers:||8,523,000||8,619,000||7,115,000|
2016-11-22T14:41:08.241-06:00KARK/Channel 4/Little Rock meteorologist Kira Miner is leaving the station just after more than a year and a half in The Natural State. In a facebook post, Miner stated she is moving on to Tucson, Arizona to be a morning met. Miner came to KARK in March 2015
2016-11-15T14:17:09.095-06:00KARK/Channel 4 dominated election night coverage in the Little Rock market. TV Spy reports KARK won every quarter hour from 6:30pm Tuesday evening through 3am Wednesday morning. TV Spy also reports KARK had the highest rated 10pm newscast that night with a rating of 12.3.