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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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Shreveport’s KTAL Expands On-Air Roster

Viewers of KTAL in Shreveport, LA will be seeing some new faces on the air in the coming weeks.

The NBC affiliate’s morning news team will add husband and wife anchors Dan and Jacque Jovic from WJW in Cleveland.  Jacque will also join veteran anchor Michelle White at 10 p.m.  You can get a glimpse of Dan in his WJW farewell video after the jump.

“In seven months we have gone from a two person morning show to what will be a five person show,” KTAL vice president and general manager Mark McKay told TVSpy.  “Additionally we will add a seasoned anchor to the desk while retaining Michele White at the station”

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Brandy Sanchez Named VP-GM of KAMR

Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced today that Brandy Sanchez has been named vice president and general manager of KAMR, the company’s NBC-affiliate in Amarillo, TX.

Sanchez will also oversee KCIT and KCPN, the market’s Mission Broadcasting stations, under Nexstar’s joint operating agreement with Mission.

Sanchez has spent the past 18 years working in Amarillo TV. She joined KCIT in 1994 as a traffic assistant, eventually climbing the ranks to become director of sales for KAMR, KCIT, and KCPN.

“I am proud to have the opportunity to work with the outstanding teams here at KAMR, KCIT, and KCPN,” Sanchez said in a statement. Read more

Mark McKay Takes Over as VP-GM of KTAL

Mark McKay has been appointed vice president and general manager at KTAL, the NBC-affiliate in Shreveport, LA, Nexstar Broadcasting announced today.

McKay’s appointment is a move within Nexstar — he joins KTAL from KAMR-KCIT-KCPN in Amarillo, TX, where he has been vice president and general manager since 2004. The new position is a return to KTAL for McKay, who began his broadcasting career as an anchor at the station in 1980.

Nexstar COO Brian Jones called McKay “the ideal person” to lead KTAL.

“He has an impressive background in all aspects of our business, and a proven track-record of leading teams that delivered compelling and effective marketing solutions for local and national advertisers,” Jones said in a statement.