Former KATV anchor Chris May may be returning to Channel 7. The media mill is buzzing that he's coming back to replace Scott Inman in the anchor chair. Inman has moved into the financial advisor business.
May left KATV in 1998 for Boston, where he was an anchor until 2007, when he moved to another major market station, CBS3 in Philadelphia. He left that station at the end of June 2015 and his Facebook page says he's currently on sabbatical.
KATV announced yesterday that it is adding a drone to its news-gathering equipment. A news release expressing excitement about potential disaster coverage brought back memories of another TV station's experience. /more/
KATV has dug up on questionable public dealings by a familiar figure — former state Sen. Bill Walker, who headed the state Career Education Department during the administration of Gov. Mike Beebe. /more/
The Little Rock Technology Park Authority board on Wednesday night heard from park Director Brent Birch that two large tech companies and several small ones are eager to move into space on Main Street that the park is negotiating to buy. However, the buiilding, the annex to the Exchange Building at the northeast corner of Fifth and Main, probably won't be ready for occupation until the last quarter of 2015, Birch said. /more/
Former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson who hit headlines for remarks about liberal bias at the network has been hired by Sinclair Broadcasting (which has a reputation for conservative-tilted decisions). You'll be seeing her on KATV, a Sinclair outlet. /more/
KATV announced today that it, KHBS/KHOG in Fayetteville and KAIT in Jonesoboro will air a televised gubernatorial candidate debate between Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7. Two other candidates for governor are not included. /more/
A former science teacher at Mayflower High School has spoken to KATV Channel 7 about her resignation from the school three weeks ago due to the way administrators handled information she'd provided them about bullying at the school. Misty Nix said that a survey she conducted uncovered alarming information about bullying, including students who were "secret cutting" over being made fun of, and one student who talked about a desire to commit suicide. Nix said she was told by administrators to cancel the project and her data was taken by a vice principal at the school, and resigned after she learned she was being called into a disciplinary meeting with school officials. /more/
Roby Brock announced today that his Talk Business and Politics was changing TV partners, from the Fox 16/KARK-4 combined news operation to KATV. Brock had been with Fox and Channel 4 for 15 years. /more/
Without comment today, the Arkansas Supreme Court rejected a request for a rehearing of its decision killing a proposed amendment to allow three more casinos in Arkansas because of a flawed ballot title.
Twenty-four hours after meddling in President Obama's talks with Iran, hawkish Sen. Tom Cotton scheduled an off-the-record meeting with defense contractors, who'd be happy to supply goods for U.S. armed incursions in the Middle East.