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Anchor Liz Massey Leaving KTHV

massey_croppedKTHV anchor Liz Massey said she is leaving the Little Rock, AR, CBS affiliate next week.

Massey announced the news on her station facebook page, “This is something I never thought I’d be writing but I just wanted to let you know that after nearly 14 years, my last day at THV 11 News will be next Thursday, October 3rd.”

Massey, a 1998 graduate of Arkansas State University, won an Emmy in 2012 for “Secret Mission” where she helped bring a military mom who was deployed to Iraq and her three kids together in a surprise reunion.

[Arkansas TV News]

Jessica Duff Leaving KTHV for Radio

Jessica Duff, sports producer and multimedia journalist, is leaving KTHV.

Duff told TVSpy she’s moving to Arkansas sports radio station “The Source ” 93.3.

She came to the Little Rock, AR, CBS affiliate from WVLT in Knoxville, TN. Her last day at KTHV is Friday.

[Arkansas TV News]

Christine Haas Joins KTBC as Evening Co-Anchor

KTBC, the Fox O&O in Austin, has named Christine Haas co-anchor of its weekday evening newscasts.

Haas begins in Austin on August 12. She will co-anchor the 5 and 9 p.m. newscasts alongside Mike Warren, replacing Loriana Hernandez, who is moving to the morning newscast.

“Christine is well-respected in this business, winning numerous awards for her reporting. She’s going to be a valuable member of our team and we look forward to her return to Austin,” KTBC vice president and news director Pam Vaught said in a statement.

Haas comes from KNSD in San Diego, where she anchored the 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts. She has also worked at KHOU in Houston, KVUE in Austin, KARE in Minneapolis, WTSP in Tampa, KTHV in Little Rock and KAMR in Amarillo, Texas.

KTBC’s official announcement is after the jump. Read more

KTHV Hires Weekend Anchor

Phil Buck is joining Little Rock CBS affiliate KTHV as the weekend anchor and reporter.

Buck comes to KTHV from Missoula, MT, CBS affiliate KPAX where he anchored “Montana This Morning.”

“While at KPAX, he had the opportunity to cover everything from breaking news with wildfires in Glacier National Park to investigative reports ranging from exposing Montana’s DUI culture to the challenges of daycare regulation and oversight,” said KTHV news director Dave Parker. “Phil’s experience is a welcome addition to our team.” Read more

Marlisa Goldsmith to Join KTHV

Marlisa Goldsmith will join Little Rock CBS affiliate KTHV as a multimedia journalist.

“Marlisa’s experience combined with her excitement about joining our team makes her a great match here at THV 11,” said KTHV news director Dave Parker. “We’re very excited to welcome her on-board.”

Goldsmith comes to KTHV from KRBC in Abilene, TX, where she was a reporter and anchor. She started her broadcast career at KEYE in Austin, TX, as a producer/editor for news and sports. Her first day at KTHV will be Monday.

Dave Parker Joins KTHV as News Director

Dave Parker has been named news director for Little Rock CBS affiliate KTHV.

“I am thrilled to be joining the news team at THV 11,” said Parker. “I have always been committed to great story telling, responsible journalism and becoming a big part of the community.  My family is equally excited about making the move to Arkansas.”

Parker comes to KTHV from WCAU, the Philadelphia NBC owned station, where he has been the assistant news director for the last ten years. Read more

Friends and Family Remember Matt Turner: ‘Everyone He Met, He Had a Profound Impact On’

“If a man is measured by the lives he touched–then surely Matt Turner’s reach spanned an entire state.”

Those were the first words spoken by KTHV‘s Lisa Hutson in a story about the memorial service for anchor Matt Turner.  You can watch  the video of the story after the jump.

Turner, who had been at the Little Rock CBS affiliate for a month, died in a crash on Arkansas’ I-30 over the weekend.

Matt’s friends and family gathered to remember the anchor at the church where his father was once pastor.  Hutson spoke with the attendees about the impact Turner had on so many lives in such a short time.

“I don’t have a memory of this church without Matthew. I don’t. Matthew was the greatest role model. My son looked up to Matthew.” says Sheri Shepherd.

“If you looked at the scene here tonight, it’s unbelievable that a 32 year old man could mean at this point in his life to this many people and I think what it tells you is that everyone he met, he had a profound impact on,” says Bo Mattingly.

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KTHV Anchor Matt Turner Dies in Car Wreck

Matt Turner, anchor at Little Rock’s KTHV, died Saturday night when state police say his vehicle ran off the interstate and hit a highway sign. Turner had joined the station just last month, coming from KNWA (NBC) in Fayetteville, AR.

“Matt always loved and protected his family and his greatest asset was his love for his daughter Preslee,” Turner’s family said in a statement posted to the CBS affiliate’s website.

“He always put his family and friends ahead of himself and was constantly thinking ahead and planning on their behalf. Matt was a man of integrity and had a strong faith in God. While we are deeply saddened and feel a sense of great loss, we know that God will pull us through this very difficult time. We appreciate the support so many have already given and ask that you would remember us in your thoughts and prayers.”

The station aired a tribute to Turner as well as posting a gallery of candid photos. You can click the link to view the photo tribute and view the video after the jump.

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Chuck Maulden Leaving Little Rock’s KTHV

Chuck Maulden, news director for Little Rock CBS affiliate, KTHV, is leaving the station, according to the Arkansas Business.

The Arkansas native has been news director at the station since October 2007.  He previously worked at KSDK in St. Louis, MO as well as KAIT in Jonesboro, AR, WWMT in Kalamazoo, MI, and WVTM in Birmingham, AL.

TVSpy asked the station for comment but has not heard back.

Deanna Dewberry Joins KXAS From WISH

Deanna Dewberry will join Dallas NBC O&O KXAS next month, a station spokesperson confirms to TVSpy.

Dewberry will be a consumer and investigative reporter for KXAS. She comes to the station from WISH in Indianapolis, where she co-anchors the noon and 5 p.m. newscasts. News of Dewberry’s KXAS hire was first reported by NewsBlues.

It is a return to Dallas for the Texas native, who used to be an anchor and reporter at WFAA in Dallas. She has also worked at KLBK and KCBD in Lubbock, Tex., and KTHV in Little Rock.

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