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Two Members of Management, EP Gone from Little Rock Station

In Arkansas, Firings, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, NBC on March 29, 2012 at 10:32 am

We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, but this is ridiculous: three newsroom managers have ended their employment with Little Rock NBC affiliate KARK this month.

Whether or not that was a choice made by management or the three employees, however, is unclear. reports General Manager Mike Vaughn confirmed former news director Rob Heverling, assistant news director Jeff Whatley and executive producer Stephanie Jackson ended their KARK careers March 2.

You may remember South TV News reporting in early March that Austin Kellerman had been pegged to replace Heverling at the helm, but our staffers did not know two others also simultaneously quit.

“It’s our company policy that we can’t comment on personnel issues,” Vaughn told

Yeah, we’ve been hearing that particular phrase a lot lately.


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