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Little Rock Station Adds New Meteorologist

In Arkansas, CBS, Hirings, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, NBC, Weather on June 4, 2012 at 9:03 am

Sarah Fortner (Courtesy: Twitter)

Former Zanesville, Ohio meteorologist Sarah Fortner has been hired as the new morning met for KTHV in Little Rock.

Fortner’s Twitter account confirms she started at the Arkansas CBS affiliate May 17.

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Source: Little Rock Reporter Leaves For Connecticut Job

In ABC, Arkansas, Hirings, Little Rock-Pine Bluff on June 3, 2012 at 9:44 am

Stephanie Simoni (Courtesy: Twitter)

KATV reporter Stephanie Simoni will be leaving the Little Rock, Ark., station very soon to take a job in New England.

Arkansas TV News reports Simoni has been hired at WTNH, the ABC affiliate in New Haven, Conn., according to a tipster for the blog.

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Shreveport Forecaster Sues Former Employer For Discrimination; ND Leaves Abruptly

In Arkansas, Firings, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Louisiana, NBC, Shreveport, Weather on May 31, 2012 at 10:43 am

Michael Fabac (Courtesy: TVSpy)

An Austin news director with Little Rock ties has left NBC affiliate KXAN after the station found itself in legal trouble earlier this month.

But it’s unclear whether or not Michael Fabac, who had also been ND at Little Rock’s KLRT, left voluntarily.

Two lawsuits filed against the station — one from a former weekend morning meteorologist — have sent shockwaves through the building.

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Arkansas News Director Leaves To “Pursue Other Opportunities”

In ABC, Arkansas, CW, Firings, Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Jackson, Mississippi on May 28, 2012 at 10:13 am

Dawn Dugle (Courtesy: Rick Gevers)

Dawn Dugle, news director at KHBS/KHOG-TV in Fort Smith, Ark., has left the station.

She had worked there for a little over two years.

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Kansas City Broadcaster Set To Become Louisiana Station’s Top Anchor

In Arkansas, CBS, Hirings, Louisiana, Monroe-El Dorado on May 27, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Mark Boyle (Courtesy: KCTV)

Kansas City weekend anchor and reporter Mark Boyle will soon become the new main anchor for KNOE-TV in the Monroe, La.-El Dorado, Ark., market, according to TVSpy.

Boyle currently works at CBS affiliate KCTV, where he’s been employed since July 2010.

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Nexstar Posts First Quarter Gains Of Almost 20 Percent

In Arkansas, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Louisiana, NBC, Nexstar, Retransmission, Shreveport on May 26, 2012 at 10:06 am

Nexstar Broadcasting, which operates or owns 55 television stations across the U.S., has announced a 19.6 percent increase in net revenue for the first quarter of 2012 versus last year.

Two of those stations Nexstar owns are in the South TV News viewing area: KARK in Little Rock, Ark., and KTAL in Shreveport, La.

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New Assistant ND Picked For Little Rock Station

In Arkansas, Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Hirings, NBC, Nexstar on May 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Ernie Paulson (Courtesy: Rick Gevers)

KARK-TV in Little Rock has hired Ernie Paulson as the station’s assistant news director.

There’s no word on when he officially starts.

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New Reporter for KARK Hired

In Arkansas, Hirings, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, NBC on May 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Josh Berry (Courtesy: KARK-TV)

Josh Berry joins the KARK-TV team this month as the Little Rock, Ark., NBC affiliate’s newest reporter.

According to an article on ArkansasMatters.com, Berry previously worked at KTAB, the CBS affiliate in Abilene, Texas.

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Fort Smith CBS Station Adds New Reporter

In Arkansas, CBS, Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Hirings, MyTV on May 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Christine Whitten (Courtesy: Twitter)

South TV News has learned journalist Christine Whitten started with KFSM-TV last month as a reporter for the Fort Smith, Ark., station.

Her station bio on KFSM’s website states she previously worked at sister station KFOR, the NBC afiliate in Oklahoma City.

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Sign Of The Times? Fort Smith Station Lets Sportscasters Go, Paves Way For “Radical Change”

In Arkansas, CBS, Editor's Desk, Firings, Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Leaving the Biz on May 10, 2012 at 8:25 am

Mike Irwin (Courtesy: KFSM-TV)

In a time where local sports is considered a dying art in many television markets, Fort Smith, Ark., CBS affiliate KFSM-TV has fired sports reporter Mike Irwin and chosen not to renew sports director John Engleman’s contract.

ArkansasOnline.com reports Irwin had worked at the station for 37 years, while Engleman started in 2009.

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