Next month will bring a Little Rock reunion for four longtime Arkansas broadcast journalists when Jim Pitcock, Lew Short, Carolyn Long and Larry Foley are honored by the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Jessi Turnure has been promoted to statewide political correspondent for Nexstar television stations in Arkansas, including KARK-TV in Little Rock, where she will host the Sunday morning political program "Capitol View."
Mike Vaughn, the general manager of KARK-TV before becoming a senior vice president and regional manager of Nexstar Media Group, has named his replacement at the Little Rock NBC affilliate: J. Kyle King, formerly general manager of KMID-TV in Odessa-Midland, Texas.
Sinclair Broadcast Group of Hunt Valley, Md. is proposing changes to its $985 million purchase of ABC affiliate stations owned by Allbritton Communications of Arlington, Va., following some objections by the Federal Communications Commission.
Nexstar Broadcasting Group wasted little time announcing a new anchor to replace Jessica Dean. The company said Ashley Ketz, an anchor at Nexstar's KOLR-TV, Channel 10, in Missouri, will join KARK-TV, Channel 4, in Little Rock.
Politico, the daily political news website, is reporting that its owner, Allbritton Communications, is exploring a potential sale of its TV stations, which includes ABC affiliate KATV-TV, Channel 7, in Little Rock.