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Brad Reed Signing Off From KFTA

brad reedBrad Reed has announced his departure from KFTA, the Fox affiliate in Fort Smith, Ark. Reed, who says he plans to pursue a medical degree will officially sign off May 14.

Reed has anchored and produced the evening newscast since 2009. In a statement, he said his role at KFTA “allowed me to meet and interview some of the most interesting people in Northwest Arkansas, and serve dozens of non-profit organizations in the community that are near and dear to my heart.”

“I’ve worked with some of the most talented people in TV news, and will cherish the relationships I have been able to develop through this job,” Reed said. “Thank you for inviting me into your homes each night, and for trusting me to do the job I have loved so much.”

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Lisa Kelsey Named VP-GM At KNWA-KFTA

Lisa Kelsey has been named vice president and general manager of Nexstar Broadcasting’s KNWA-KFTA in Fayetteville, AR.

Since 2008, Kelsey has been the director of sales for Nexstar’s Fayetteville-Fort Smith television and e-Media operations. She began her career with KNWA in 1996 as a senior account executive. From 2002 to 2004, she worked for Johnson & Johnson, returning to KNWA as sales manager in 2004.

She has built high performance teams which generate impressive revenue share growth, has overseen regional business development efforts with noteworthy success, created countless successful advertising solutions for businesses, and has championed many new station initiatives which resulted in audience growth and revenue success,” Nexstar EVP-COO Brian Jones said in a statement.

Nexstar Taps Mike Vaughn to Lead KARK-KARZ

Nexstar has promoted Mike Vaughn, the vice president and general manager of KNWA-KFTA in Fayetteville-Ft. Smith, to VP-GM of KARK-KARZ, the company’s Little Rock duopoly.

Before being named VP-GM in Fayetteville, Vaughn was based in Little Rock working as director of sales for KARK as well as KNWA-KFTA.

Vaughn said that he’s excited to be returning to Little Rock and promised that he “will be focusing on further extending our stations’ track record of broadcasting excellence and service to the Central Arkansas community.”

“Mike brings a wealth of broadcast experience and long-term track record of success to his new position,” said Rick Rogala, Nexstar’s senior vice president and regional manager, in making the announcement. He has “the right skill set and community commitment to lead our efforts in this important market,” Rogala added.