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KTHV Adds Denise Middleton as Anchor

Denise Middleton AnnounceLittle Rock CBS affiliate KTHV has announced Denise Middleton as evening anchor.

“I am very excited to have Denise on board,” KTHV news director Dave Parker said in a statement. “She brings a wealth of knowledge, energy, and passion to her work. Denise’s commitment to community is an important foundation for sharing the stories important to Arkansans.”

Middleton last worked at KSLA in Shreveport, LA, as morning anchor. She has also worked at KHAS in Hastings, NE.

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Daniel Wilkerson Joins WGCL From KTHV

daniel wilkersonDaniel Wilkerson is leaving KTHV, the CBS affiliate in Little Rock-Pine Bluff, for WGCL, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta.

“I’ll be making the move to Georgia and will be joining the CBS Atlanta news team. It’s a great opportunity,” Wilkerson wrote on Facebook. “I’ve made so many friends during my two years here. I love Little Rock and appreciate all of our THV 11 viewers, but I guess it’s time to make new memories and I know that will happen.”

Wilkerson is a multimedia journalist for KTHV’s 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. weekday newscasts and a producer for the Saturday 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.

KTHV Adds Two Reporters from Closed Virginia Station

grossman_raymond_kthvLittle Rock, AR, CBS affiliate KTHV has picked up two reporters from the now closed TV3 in Winchester, VA.

Dan Grossman, who had worked at TV3 for a few months before it shut down in December, started at KTHV earlier this week.

Alyssa Raymond starts Monday. She had been with TV3 for two years.

KTHV news director Dave Parker told TVspy, he is “very excited that we were able to get 2 quality reporters to help us here at THV11 and also offer new opportunities to both Dan and Alyssa. Truly a win-win.”

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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