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The Buzz Shifts TV Partnership From KATV to KARK/Fox 16

The move surprised some Buzz listeners, especially fans of former Arkansas Razorback linebacker David Bazzel, a KABZ star who has done notable work with KATV over the years. read more >
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As Expected, Meteorologist Todd Yakoubian Joins KARK

KARK announced the hiring Wednesday, six months after Yakoubian announced he was leaving KATV after 18 years. read more >
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KARK Reporter Haven Hughes, 22, Dies in Motorcycle Crash

The station is also mourning the loss of veteran producer Chris Scott, who died after an undisclosed illness. read more >
Joel Young, a new meteorologist at KARK and KLRT
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Meteorologist Joel Young Joins KARK/KLRT

He has weather experience in Biloxi, Memphis and Sioux Falls. read more >
Laura Monteverdi

Laura Monteverdi to Join Bob Clausen as KARK Anchor

Laura Monteverdi, the veteran Little Rock TV journalist whose quiet departure from KTHV raised some eyebrows in July, is joining KARK in Little Rock as co-anchor on Channel 4’s evening newscasts with Bob Clausen. read more >
Shayla Teater, news director at KTHV, Channel 11, and Martha Myrick, the station's new assistant news director.

Teater, With TV in Her Blood, Becomes First Female News Director at KTHV

Shayla Teater was named Tuesday as news director of KTHV, Channel 11, in Little Rock, becoming the CBS affiliate’s first female news chief and only the second ever in the Little Rock television news market. read more >

AT&T, Nexstar Trade Accusations as Contract Talks Loom

As a contract standoff keeping Nexstar Media Group stations off the TV lineups of AT&T and DirecTV stretched into its second week, officials for both companies scheduled negotiations for Saturday in California. read more >

Little Rock as TV News Launching Pad: Success News Directors Can Recruit On

Little Rock ranks 57th on the list of America's top TV markets in the latest Nielsen roundup, but it punches well above its weight as a news town, and it has become a notable launching pad for TV journalists moving up. read more >

Nexstar to Sell KFSM to KTHV Owner Tegna

Nexstar Media Group is selling its northwest Arkansas CBS affiliate KFSM-TV, Channel 5, to Tegna Inc. read more >
Haylee Brooks
Media & Marketing

KARK and Fox 16 Hire Web Anchor, Haylee Brooks

Haylee Brooks, a news reporter at KMID-TV in Midland, Texas, has joined Little Rock sister stations KARK, Channel 4, and KLRT, Fox16. read more >
Austin Kellerman

KARK’s Kellerman, Who Put Spotlight On ‘Babe Bracket,’ Heading Home to Texas

KARK-TV News Director Austin Kellerman says he’s going home to Texas to work for parent company Nexstar Communications, ending a seven-year stint of directing news coverage for the Little Rock NBC affiliate. read more >
Bobby Ampezzan and Allie Brown, now of Mangan Holcomb Partners/Team SI in Little Rock
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Ampezzan, KARK’s Brown Join PR Team at Mangan Holcomb/Team SI

Bobby Ampezzan, the Arkansas journalist whose job as managing editor of Arkansas Public Media was eliminated recently when major public radio grant funding ended, has joined Mangan Holcomb Partners/Team SI of Little Rock as a public relations executive. read more >
Hilary Hunt

Hilary Hunt Returns to KARK as Weekend Anchor

She left Little Rock for Fayetteville as a blond TV reporter, but two years later Hilary Hunt has announced her return to KARK as a brunette anchor. read more >
Susanne Brunner (left) will make her first appearance as co-host of "KARK 4 Today" on July 23. Her replacement as co-host of "Good Day" on sister station KLRT-TV, Channel 16, is Ashlei King.
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New Morning Co-Anchor at KARK; New Sports Anchor at KTHV

A familiar morning face on KLRT, Fox 16, is taking her talents across the office to sister station KARK as Susanne Brunner becomes a co-anchor of Channel 4's award-winning morning news program, "KARK 4 Today." read more >
Courtney Goodson
Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing

Courtney Goodson Sues to Block Group’s Ads

An Arkansas Supreme Court justice files a lawsuit to block a conservative group's TV ads targeting her re-election bid. read more >
Chanley Painter
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News Staff Moves at KARK, KLRT

Chanley Painter, a former Miss Arkansas USA and attorney, has joined KARK/KLRT as a full-time reporter, News Director Austin Kellerman confirmed Thursday. The addition was one of several staff moves in the stations' news division. read more >
Tyler Thomason and Rebecca Jeffrey
Media & Marketing

Anchor Couple Return to Arkansas, Joining KARK

Two former Arkansas newscasters are on their way back to the state, coming as a package deal to KARK-TV, Channel 4 in Little Rock. read more >
From left to right: Jim Pitcock, Lew Short, Carolyn Long, Larry Foley.
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TV Academy Chapter to Honor Pitcock, Foley, Long and Short

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. read more >
Doug Krile
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Broadcasters Association Leader Doug Krile to Retire

The Arkansas Broadcasters Association says Executive Director Doug Krile will retire this summer. read more >
Price McKeon
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

KARK Hires New Reporter, Price McKeon

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. read more >