Tagged: katv-tv channel 7

Thoughts on Sinclair, After Working for John Robert Starr

by Kyle Massey 4/16/2018 12:00 am

No, local news folks shouldn’t be pledging their bosses’ allegiance to Trump in the media wars. But they are at financial gunpoint.

Jessica DeLoach Looking for Local Leaders, Including One at Home

by Kyle Massey 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Political analyst and TV commentator Jessica DeLoach has a new job in Washington with The NewDEAL, a network promoting progressive policies and candidates nationwide.

Nielsen, Meet Sorenson: TV Ratings Tools Grow

by Kyle Massey 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Nielsen is a fabled name in television ratings history, but in smaller markets like Arkansas, it has long been the technological equivalent of a handwritten letter in the Snapchat age.

Scott Carroll Heads from Democrat-Gazette to Channel 7

by Kyle Massey 12/4/2017 12:00 am

Scott Carroll’s first day at KATV was last Monday, almost exactly a month after his last shift at the daily newspaper.

NICU to Nursery: One Family's Journey Through Premature Birth

by Alexis Crowe 12/1/2017 12:00 am

Graham and Charlotte's six weeks in the NICU were especially hard on mom, Erin, and dad, Evan. But their homecoming made it all worth it.

Gary Weir: A TV Sensation, No Bozo at Business

by Kyle Massey 10/16/2017 12:00 am

While Gary Weir in his Bozo the Clown character enchanted generations of Arkansas children, Arkansas broadcast professionals emphasize that Weir also had a career beyond the red nose.

Mocking the Media at Its Heroic Hour

by Kyle Massey 9/11/2017 12:00 am

A hurricane had devastated his hometown, other powerful storms were brewing in the Atlantic, and Bill Bishop was fed up with hot air.

Well-Traveled Native Says, 'Good Afternoon Arkansas'

by Kyle Massey 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Elicia Dover returns home to become a co-host of of "Good Afternoon Arkansas," the Little Rock market’s first news, talk and lifestyle show to go live in the afternoons.

A Word From Sinclair, and Giggles from John Oliver

by Kyle Massey 7/17/2017 12:00 am

KATV's Chris Kane appearance in a video clip shown on HBO's “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” illustrated a line that apparently bears repeating.

As KASU Hits 60, New Media Is the Message

by Kyle Massey 5/29/2017 12:00 am

KASU-FM at Arkansas State University provides journalists to a media industry not just looking for radio announcers, TV reporters, news writers and social media specialists, but seeking prospects who do it all.

Affiliations Shift Among Arkansas Stations Following Sinclair Deal

by Kyle Massey 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns KATV in Little Rock, reached a deal a couple of weeks ago to acquire Tribune Media Co., owner of KFSM in Fort Smith, for close to $4 billion.

Beth Ward, Little Rock TV Mainstay, Dies

by Kyle Massey 12/9/2016 11:45 am

Beth Ward, a fixture on Little Rock television for more than 37 years, died Thursday after complications from heart surgery.

KARK Channel 4 Wins Local 'Cage Night' Election Battle

by Kyle Massey 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Riding the wave of NBC’s national election coverage, Little Rock’s KARK won the local ratings battle as Donald J. Trump won the political war.

Looking Up at Channel 7, With a Drone of Its Own

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

You might say that KATV has a new drone to play with, but it’s no toy; instead, it’s a sophisticated newsgathering tool costing at least $6,000, not counting the employees who fly it.

It’s Home Again in Little Rock for KATV Anchor Chris May

by Kyle Massey 9/12/2016 12:00 am

After nearly two decades as a big-market new anchor, Chris May returned to KATV in August, and last week reflected on being back where he started.

Anchor Chris May Returns to KATV in August

by Kyle Massey 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Born and raised in Little Rock, Chris May is returning to KATV-TV, Channel 7, after nearly two decades of major-market anchoring in Boston and Philadelphia.

Record-Setting Ron Sherman Shares Gusty Memories

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Ron Sherman had just landed a Guinness World Record for producing 3,503 TV commercials and was in a counting mode, so he faced the inevitable question: How many times did he draw Gusty?

KATV, KTHV Introduce New Members of Morning Teams

by Kyle Massey 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Elisabeth Armstrong has returned to Little Rock from Texas to be a morning reporter for ABC affiliate KATV in Little Rock. Laura Monteverdi has settled into her new job as co-anchor of "THV11 This Morning."

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Media & Marketing

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A media and marketing resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

April Baker Takes on Mornings for KFSM

by Mark Carter 10/5/2015 12:00 am

April Baker is the new weekday morning anchor at KFSM, Channel 5, in Fort Smith/northwest Arkansas. She comes to Arkansas from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. KFSM, by the way, is looking into moving more of its operations to NWA.