In The News

C86irAJVYAAxWBa.jpg-large-768x576KARK Hosts Third Regional Nexstar Training Day
TVNewsCheck – April 2017
The annual training day is the brainchild of KARK News Director Austin Kellerman and Jerry Walsh, Nexstar’s director of local content development.

Watch TVSpy This Week to See How One Local Station Owns Facebook Live
Adweek.com – March 2017
In this episode of TVSpy This Week, we talk to Little Rock NBC and Fox affiliate KARK-KLRT about owning the market when it comes to Facebook Live. Find out why they say it fits into what you’re already doing in the field.

Toddler Killings Prompt KARK Anti-Violence Campaign
TVNewsCheck – February 2017
In a direct response to the fatal shootings of two Little Rock toddlers, KARK and KLRT, the NBC and Fox affiliates in Little Rock respectively, launched a new anti-violence campaign called Victory Over Violence.

kark-klrt-toddlersNews Director Looking for Solutions After 2 Toddlers Die in Shootings
TVSpy – December 2016
Little Rock, Ark. news director Austin Kellerman is fed up and looking for solutions after two toddlers were shot to death within weeks of each other.

KARK Leads Little Rock Social Media by a Hair
NetNewsCheck – December 2016
It’s a neck-and-neck race for Nextstar’s KARK and Tegna’s KTHV in Little Rock, Ark., where the former holds a razor thin lead on social media performance according to Shareablee data. Both outlets explain that Facebook Live is a key emerging tool in stoking engagement and powering their performance.

KARK Channel 4 Wins Local ‘Cage Night’ Election Battleyleh
Arkansas Business, November 2016
Austin Kellerman, news director for KARK and its sister station, KLRT, known as Fox16, said the station had made political reporting a top priority over the past years. “From hosting debates to series on medical marijuana to exposing issues in the election process, we positioned ourselves for these results.”

KARK Little Rock: A Facebook Selfie
TV News Check,  November 2016
“If the news director plays a key role in what we do on social media each day,” said Kellerman, “it sends a clear message on its importance in our newsroom. Social media is the fastest-growing platform for our content, so it’s a key focus of our team.”

KARK 4 News Wins 4 Regional Emmys
Arkansas Matters, October 2016
“I couldn’t be more excited for our television stations to lead the state of Arkansas with this many wins,” said KARK-Fox16 News Director Austin Kellerman. “I think this proves the quality of work you’ll see on both KARK as well as sister station Fox16 each day.”

Media: Going Live
Arkansas Money & Politics, March 2016
When it comes to what you see on TV, Kellerman is among those news executives who understand the need to balance coverage between stories that are important and the stories viewers find interesting — and, those are not always the same thing.

Little Rock Station Gets Its Own Puppyshade-the-puppy-kark
TV Spy – February 2016
The whole story was that Shade, who was reportedly kicked off the morning show by news director Austin Kellerman earlier this month, would be allowed to stay if a Facebook post about him brought in 1000,00 likes.

Catholics you want to know: Austin & Laura Kellerman
Arkansas Catholic, January 2016
“Being there when they need someone, whether it’s a severe weather issue and you’re giving them lifesaving information to protect themselves or whether it’s educational things that help them make decisions on where they take their kids to school or safety trends; I enjoy that aspect of it. For us, it’s something new every day.”

Millennial Leadership Changing the Management Game
CBN News, July 2015
Knowledge of all things digital stands out to companies needing to compete in that arena. That helped seal the deal for Austin Kellerman, who took the job of news director at Little Rock’s NBC and FOX television stations.K