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Thursday, January 8, 2009

That didn't take long

Posted By on Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 9:57 AM

John Brummett won't have Kristin Fisher to kick around any more.  KATV's "Choose Your News" media darling will be headed to Washington D.C. to work as a correspondent for WUSA, a CBS affiliate in the nation's capital.  Fisher made the announcement during her Daily Debrief segment over the internet last night.  Fisher sparked a huge old vs. new media debate with seasoned columnist John Brummett that had the Arkansas press corps talking for weeks (You can catch a brief summary of their arguments in our video player). 

Fisher gained national media attention for her "Choose Your News" segment, which allows viewers to choose the news stories on which Fisher reports.  In the beginning she received about 1,000 votes per day.  At the height of her skirmish with Brummett, Fisher was getting about 3,000 votes per day. 

David Koon and I raised some questions about the segment in a Times cover story a few weeks ago.  Viewers can tune in to the CYN website and watch Fisher at her desk - drinking coffee, chatting with co-workers and working on her story - all throughout the day.  Fisher's segment turned into a money-maker for the station and made her popular with local viewers.  I suspect we haven't heard the last of Kristin Fisher.  

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