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Anchor Melissa Mahan Signs Off From KOAT

Melissa Mahan signed off Friday from KOAT, the ABC affiliate in Albuquerque.

“Thank you New Mexico for all the memories!” Mahan wrote on Facebook. “Today is bittersweet and I will always treasure my time here.”

Mahan, who joined the station in 2008, co-anchors the morning newscast. She has previously worked at WLNE in Providence, KJCT in Grand Junction and KTVE in Monroe.

No word yet on where she is headed. [h/t NewsBlues]

 

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Bob Walters Joins KNOE as News Director

There’s a new news director at KNOE, according to Jake’s DTV Blog: Bob Walters began at the CBS affiliate in Monroe, La. this week.

Walters joined the station, which is Hoak Media operates as part of a duopoly with KAQY, Parker Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate, on Monday. He spent more than 10 years as news director of WTVW in Evansville, becoming news director of WEHT when the stations merged last year. He was cut from the stations in June.

As Jake’s DTV Blog notes, he will be competing with his former employer, Nexstar Broadcasting, in his new role. Nexstar owns Fox-affiliated KARD and operates NBC-affiliated KTVE.

WMTV Hires Carlos Tucker, Hobie Artigue

WMTV, the NBC-affiliate in Madison, has hired Carlos Tucker (pictured) and Hobie Artigue.

Tucker, a meteorologist, began at the station last week. He joins WMTV from Weather Central, where he has worked for two years. Prior to that, he worked at WBNS in Columbus and KLBK in Lubbock, TX.

Artigue joins the station in mid-July as weekend sports anchor. He is currently the weekend sports anchor at KTVE, the NBC-affiliate in Monroe, LA.

Nexstar Pools Resources of Arkansas Stations to Launch Statewide Newscast

Using staffers and technical resources from four of its local stations in Arkansas, Nexstar Broadcasting is launching a statewide daily newscast called “Arkansas Today.”

Beginning today, the half-hour show will air on all four stations — KARK in Little Rock, KNWA in Fayetteville, KTVE in El Dorado and KTAL in Texarkana — on weekdays at noon. Although each station will have live broadcast capabilities for “Arkansas Today,” the newscast’s home base will be at KARK.

The show will be anchored by KARK anchor Mallory Hardin and meteorologist Greg Dee. Reporters from all four stations will contribute on a daily basis. Read more

Veteran Monroe Anchor John Denison Leaving KNOE

John Denison, a longtime anchor at Monroe CBS-affiliate KNOE, is leaving the station at the end of this month.

“I’ve been doing this a long time, but there are many things I want to do and can do while I’m able,” Denison told the News Star. “I’ve wanted to do some long-form writing, volunteering and travel, and that’s what I plan to do.”

Denison joined KNOE in 1981 and worked at the station for 11 years before joining rival KTVE. He rejoined KNOE in 2003 after a three-year sabbatical from television. His last broadcast will be February 29.

In addition to anchoring the station’s weekday primetime newscasts, Denison is managing editor of KNOE.

John Walton Becomes Latest KARD-KTVE News Director

John Walton, who most recently served as an executive producer at regional cable news station Central Florida News 13, has been named news director of KARD-KTVE, a Nexstar-owned duopoly serving the Monroe, LA-El Dorado, AR market.

“John began his career in Louisiana and was looking for an opportunity to return to his home state. I believe he is the right fit for our team,” said  said general manager Jerry Jones in announcing the hiring. “He has all the tools to take these two stations to the next level of in-depth, substantive news coverage. We’re proud to have him in the Nexstar family.”

A Louisiana native, Walton attended Southern University in Baton Rouge and worked as a producer at nearby WAFB early in his career. Read more