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Michelle White Lafitte Leaving Shreveport’s KTAL

Michelle White Lafitte is leaving the Shreveport, LA, NBC affiliate KTAL.

“Michelle White Lafitte has resigned her position at KTAL-TV,” KTAL vice president and general manager Mark McKay told TVSpy. “We appreciate the fine work she has done for us the past three years as well as her respected career in the Shreveport-Bossier-Texarkana television market. We wish her and her family all the best in the future.”

Rumors of the popular anchor being forced out at the station first came up in October after KTAL hired Jacque Jovic to replace her on the 10 pm. news.  The station then added to the confusion when Jovic debuted the same week White Lafitte started her vacation.  The station took to facebook to calm viewers who noticed the anchor was missing. Read more

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‘Where’s Michelle?’: KTAL Uses Facebook to Answer Rumors About Missing Anchor

A vacation, a new anchor, and a reshuffling of the existing anchor lineup caused a bit of confusion for viewers of KTAL in Shreveport, LA.

When the NBC affiliate recently welcomed Jacque Jovic from Cleveland’s WJW to its lineup, her arrival prompted a few anchor changes.  Longtime fan favorite Michelle White Lafitte, who anchored the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts was moved off the 10 p.m. and replaced by Jovic, leaving White Lafitte at 5 and 6 p.m. with co-anchor Nick LaFave.

The problem arose when Jovic started her anchor duties the same week White Lafitte took the week off .  Viewers noticed.  So the station took to its facebook page to let them know that Michelle White Lafitte was still an anchor at the station.

“Many of you have noticed our new anchor Jacque Jovic, who debuted on NBC 6 News this week,” the facebook post said.  “The feedback on her contribution to the newsroom has been great (which doesn’t surprise us) but it has brought up the question of ‘where’s Michelle?’”  The full posting, which you can view after the jump, goes on to explain the situation.

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Chris Huston Named KTAL News Director

Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced today that Chris Huston had been chosen to lead the newsroom at KTAL, the company’s NBC-affiliate in Shreveport, LA.

“Chris brings proven news management experience and a wealth of knowledge to KTAL,” said Mark Cummings, KTAL’s vice president and general manager. “I  am very excited he is joining our team.”

Huston is set to become KTAL’s news director next month. He comes to KTAL, which serves Shreveport in addition to the Texarkana region along the Texas-Arkansas border, from KIDK in Idaho Falls, where he also served as news director.

“I think everyone in the ArkLaTex recognizes that NBC 6 has made tremendous strides in the last few years,” said Huston. “I’m honored that the management team here felt that I could play a role in moving the station to even greater success.  I’m excited to hit the ground running.”