Price McKeon, a Floridian by way of the University of Georgia and KOKI, Fox23 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has hired on as reporter at KARK-TV in Little Rock.
News director Austin Kellerman announced the hire Wednesday, calling McKeon "the type of person who immediately connects with everyone she meets" and hailing her performance at the Tulsa station. He was particularly impressed with McKeon's coverage the high-profile police shooting of an unarmed man, Eric Harris, and deadly tornadoes in northeastern Oklahoma.
"Price has a great track record of digging up unique stories and bringing them to life," Kellerman said."I'm confident she'll be an instant hit with viewers across Arkansas."
McKeon, from the Tampa-St. Petersburg area, earned a degree in digital and broadcast journalism from the University of Georgia in 2011. Her Twitter account, where she described the Little Rock move as "exciting news," declares "Go Dawgs."
After leaving KOKI in May 2015, McKeon worked in her mother's Tampa medical practice.
At KARK, she will be following in the footsteps of Jessi Turnure, who was promoted to statewide political correspondent and the host of the Sunday political program "Capitol View" this month. That opening came after Drew Petrimoulx, the weekend show's host, took a Nexstar reporting job based in Washington, D.C.