Paulson takes over the position vacated when former boss Austin Kellerman, left to become director of digital content for Nexstar corporate in February.
Ernie Paulson, longtime KARK assistant news director, has been tapped to be the station’s next news director. KARK is Nexstar’s NBC affiliate in Little Rock.
According to an article in Arkansas Money & Politics, Paulson served as assistant news director since 2012, having previously worked as a reporter for KARK. He also served in the same role at Fayetteville’s KNWA. Paulson will also direct the news team for KLRT, the Fox affiliate.
Paulson takes over the position vacated when former boss Austin Kellerman, took over the role of director of digital content for Nexstar corporate in February.
Paulson has been assistant news director since 2012, having previously worked as a reporter for KARK. He also served in the same role at KNWA, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate in Fayetteville, Arks.
“I moved to Little Rock from California in 2000 to take a reporter position at KARK,” said Paulson. “After spending six years there I headed to OKC, with my new wife (an Arkansas girl). A few years later I made the move into management and cut my teeth in Fayetteville, AR. In 2012 I got the opportunity to return to KARK as the assistant news director. And now, nearly two decades after I first started as a reporter here, I am excited to report that I am the new news director for KARK & KLRT. What a journey it’s been.”
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