KHBS-KHOG Ups Kelly To Assignment Manger
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 Fort Smith.
Kevin Fontaine, KHBS-KHOG’s current assignment manager, was promoted to account executive with the station’s sales department. Kelly will assume her new role at the beginning of March.
Kelly has been the co-anchor of 40/29 News Sunrise since October 2008. She joined KHBS-KHOG as an associate producer in 2002, and was quickly promoted to reporter where she covered local news for six years.
Kelly graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism, summa cum laude.