Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, viewers in the Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Ark., market (DMA 100), will be able to watch 40/29 News Sunrise on Hearst-owned KHBS-KHOG’s The Arkansas CW subchannel, weekdays from 7 to 7:30 a.m. Using the newsgathering resources from ABC affiliates KHBS and KHOG, the 7 a.m. newscast on The Arkansas CW will offer viewers another option […]
Hearst-owned ABC affiliate KHBS/KHOG Fayetteville-Fort Smith, Ark. (DMA 100), has hired Deana Day as executive producer. Her first day will be Nov. 2. Day has backgroud with the market. For two years, she was an anchor-reporter at KNWA Fayetteville. Most recently, Day was news director at KTIV Sioux City, Iowa. She has also worked at […]
Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate KHBS-KHOG Ft. Smith-Fayetteville, Ark. (DMA 101), has named Darby Bybee chief meteorologist. Bybee will provide forecasts weeknights on 40/29 News at 5, 6, 9 and 10 p.m. Bybee has been with 40/29 News since November 2012, where he’s worked as weekend evening meteorologist while also contributing reporting on all 40/29 News […]
Paige Preusse has been promoted to co-anchor of 40/29 News at Nine on the CW subchannels of Hearst Television-owned KHBS-KHOG Fort Smith, Ark. (DMA 101). She teams up with news anchor Daniel Armbruster. Preusse will also co-anchor 40/29 News at 10:00 p.m. with Craig Cannon, while contributing reporting to 40/29 News at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. […]
On Oct. 30, Yuna Lee will join Hearst Television’s duopoly ABC duopoly KHBS-KHOG Fort Smith, Ark. (DMA 101), as co-anchor and reporter. Lee will co-anchor 40/29 News Sunrise on weekdays (4:30-7 a.m.) with Ben Wagner and Meteorologist Laura Huckabee, while also contributing reporting on all 40/29 news platforms. Lee comes to the stations from WHIO […]
Joe McMahon today was named national sales manager of KHBS-KHOG, Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate serving the Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Arkansas television market (DMA 101). The new post is effective May 22. “Joe and I formed a strong bond while he excelled as my National Sales Manager at Cox Media,” said KHBS-KHOG President-GM Shawn A. […]
Hearst Television-owned ABC affiliates KHBS-KHOG Fort Smith, Ark. (DMA 101) have hired Mitch Roberts as sports director, effective May 5. A familiar face to viewers in the Fayetteville-Fort Smith television market, Roberts most recently worked as a news anchor/reporter for KFSM, but most of Roberts’ career has been spent as a sports director. He has […]
The sales exec from KWCH Wichita succeeds Brian Sather as head of Hearst’s ABC affiliates in Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Ark.
Hearst-owned ABC affils KHBS-KHOG Fort Smith, Ark. (DMA 101), today named Yve Jones assistant news director. For the last five years, Jones has been news operations manager at Hearst’s WISN Milwaukee. Jones will wrap up her tenure in Wisconsin on Jan. 16 and will join the 40/29 News team on Jan. 21.
The Hearst ABC duopoly of KHBS-KHOG Fayetteville-Fort Smith, Ark. (DMA 101), has named Brad Carl weekend morning meteorologist and weekday morning reporter. Carl joins 40/29 News from KULR Billings, Mont., where he’s been part of the forecasting and reporting team since his graduation from the University of Washington in 2011. Carl joins Anchor-Reporter John Paul […]
Hearst Television’s KHBS (ABC)-KHOG (CW) Fort Smith Ark. (DMA 101), today named Ben Wagner and Paige Preusse weekend evening co-anchors. Wagner has been reporting for 40/29 News since August 2012 while Preusse joins from WTWO Terre Haute, Ind., where she anchored, reported and produced. Wagner and Preusse will co-anchor KHBS’s 40/29 News at 6, 9 […]
Hearst-owned KHBS (ABC)-KHOG (CW) Fort Smith, Ark. (DMA 101), and the American Red Cross in Arkansas asked for viewers help and they responded by pledging more than $15,000 to the Outreach For Oklahoma tornado relief drive. Funds raised will benefit those in areas affected by the Oklahoma tornado. “I’m so proud to be a member […]
Hearst Television’s KHBS (ABC)-KHOG (CW) Fort Smith, Ark. (DMA 101), and the American Red Cross in Arkansas will hold a disaster relief drive, Outreach For Oklahoma, today. Funds raised will benefit those in areas impacted by the Oklahoma tornado. “Our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors in Oklahoma,” said KHBS-KHOG president-GM Brian Sather. “It is […]
Sarah Landau has been named digital sales manager for KHBS-KHOG, the Hearst Television-owned ABC and CW affiliates in Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Ark. (DMA 101). Landau will oversee all local digital sales for 4029tv.com, the two stations’ mobile platforms and all other associated digital properties. Since 2009 Landau has been the stations’ marketing consultant. She was recently […]
Hearst Television’s ABC duopoly of KHBS-KHOG Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Ark. (DMA 101), on Wednesday announced the addition of Darby Bybee to the station’s weather team. Bybee’s addition brings the stations’ weather team to four meteorologists. Bybee has more than four years of meteorology experience, most recently working at KARK Little Rock, Ark. Prior to KARK, Bybee worked […]
Beginning Saturday, Oct. 13, Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate KHBS-KHOG Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark. (DMA 101), will bring viewers a local weekend morning newscast. 40/29 News Sunrise, will air at 6-7 a.m. and 8-9 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, ABC’s Good Morning America will now air at 7 a.m. while continuing to air on […]
Hearst’s KHBS-KHOG Fort Smith, Ark., is producing 40/29 News at 9 p.m. on the Arkansas CW seven days a week beginning today.
Hearst promotes the managing editor of its KCRA Sacramento, Calif., to lead news operations at its Arkansas ABC affiliates.
Arkansas native Laura Huckabee has been named meteorologist for Hearst Television’s ABC affiliates KHBS-KHOG Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers (DMA 101). An NWA-certified meteorologist, Huckabee brings 20 years of television forecasting experience to 40/29 News Sunrise, the station’s 4:30 – 7 a.m. weekday newscast. She will begin the new assignment on May 14. For 10 years Laura Huckabee […]
Chad Happersett, formerly sales director for Gocom’s CW/Fox duopoly in Champaign, Ill., will head up sales at the ABC-CW duo.in Fort Smith- Fayetteville, Ark.
Next month, Gary Mutchler will join Hearst’s Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Ark. (DMA 101) duopoly of KHBS (ABC)-KHOG (CW) as local sales manager. He will oversee local sales including oversight for teams in both Fort Smith and Rogers, Ark., beginning Jan. 9, 2012. Mutchler most recently was the general sales manager of the SagamoreHill group of stations […]
Shea Singleton has joined Hearst Television’s Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Ark. (DMA 101), duopoly of KHBS (ABC) and KHOG (CW) as a digital sales manager on Dec. 19. He will oversee all local digital sales for 4029tv.com, 40/29’s mobile site and all other associated digital properties. Singleton brings five years of digital sales/marketing experience with him. Singleton […]
Josh Taylor will join Hearst Television’s Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Ark. (DMA 101), duopoly KHBS (ABC)-KHOG (CW) as sports anchor and reporter in January. Taylor will anchor sports at 5:30, 6 and 10 p.m. on weekends, report throughout the week and online at 4029tv.com. Taylor brings three-plus years of professional, college and high school sports reporting experience, […]
Hearst’s duopoly of KHBS (ABC)-KHOG (CW) in Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Ark. (DMA 100), has promoted Kelly Johnson from multimedia journalist to anchor/reporter. Johnson will join the 40/29 News Sunrise anchor team alongside Derek Burleson and Meteorologist Matt Devitt beginning Sept. 12. 40/29 News Sunrise airs weekdays from 4:30 to 7 a.m. Johnson has been part of […]
Hearst duopoly KHBS (ABC)-KHOG (CW) Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Ark. (DMA 100), has promoted Kelly Johnson from multimedia journalist to anchor/reporter. On Sept. 12, Johnson will join the 40/29 News Sunrise anchor team alongside Derek Burleson and Meteorologist Matt Devitt. 40/29 News Sunrise airs weekdays from 4:30 to 7 a.m. Viewers will recognize Johnson from her live […]
Mike Jacques joins KHBS-KHOG Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Ark. (DMA 100) as sports director-anchor and reporter on June 27. Jacques will anchor and report on 40/29 News at 6 and 10 p.m. and online at 4029tv.com. Jacques brings more than 10 years of college and high school sports reporting talent to KHBS-KHOG News — most recently as […]
The Hearst duopoly in Fort Smith, Ark., will air its 40/29 News Sunrise from 4:30 to 7 a.m. beginning April 18.
Melissa Kelly has been promoted to assignment manager at Hearst Television’s duopoly in Fort Smith, Ark. (DMA 100), KHBS (ABC) and KHOG (CW) and co-owned 4029tv.com. A veteran of the KHBS-KHOG newsroom and life-long area resident, Kelly will generate story ideas, manage daily news gathering, and oversee assignments for news crews in Northwest Arkansas and […]