Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tiffany Alaniz reportedly top contender for KODE anchor slot

Nexstar Broadcasting sources indicate the company has approached longtime KSNF anchor Tiffany Alaniz about returning to TV news as the new anchor of KODE's 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts.

Ms. Alaniz would replace Brian Dorman, who concluded a two-year run as KODE anchor Friday night and will be the new morning anchor at Nexstar's KTLA station in Shreveport, La. Dorman, who had been at KODE since December 2008, had been the sole anchor for KODE since Lauren Hieger left the station.

Reportedly, Nexstar's problems with Dorman as KODE anchor were not related to his talent or news sense, but his youth. At 26, he was one of the younger male news anchors, and was competing with two men, sister station KSNF's Jim Jackson and KOAM's Dowe Quick who have been at their posts for three decades.

For the time being, Gretchen Bolander, a KODE reporter since 1995, with considerable experience filling in as anchor on both the morning and evening newscasts, will be the anchor.

With Ms. Alaniz, the sources told The Turner Report, KODE will have a known commodity who will not have to be introduced and gradually win over viewers. She already has a fan base from her days co-anchoring KSNF's 6 and 10 p.m. news programs with Jim Jackson, and working on the station's morning show and 5 p.m. talk show/newscast with longtime weatherman Gary Bandy.

When Ms. Alaniz left KSNF in June 2009 to spend more time with her family, she was serving as assistant news director and anchoring First at Five with Bandy Except for a 14-month period around 2000, she was with KSNF from 1997 to 2009, working her way up the ladder from reporter to morning anchor to anchor of the 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tiffany is irritating to many people, though. She has a very nasal quality to her voice and she is not likeable. They should think again.

Anonymous said...

5:57, Do you think if she got one of those Jennifer Grey nosejobs, it would help her?

Sure wouldn't hurt to give it a try.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone else noticed that half of KODE's staff has quit in the past month or two? Mr. Dorman was not let go because of his "youth". His off-the-air personality and bad attitude drove his co-workers and management insane. Unfortunately that was a side the public never got to see. KODE would be much better off with Ms. Alanez. She may have a "nasal quality" to her voice, but at least she would be professional, not just on-air.

rashid1891 said...

Nexstar Broadcasting sources indicate the company has approached longtime KSNF anchor Tiffany Alaniz about returning to TV news

Anonymous said...

Tiffany is hot!

Anonymous said...

Did anonymous 11:14 mistype? I think Tiffany is not a hot but a not!
I think she is a seeker, not a thinker. She sure doesn't float my boat.

Anonymous said...

His age was definitely not the reason he was let go. They knew how young he was when they hired him. He was let go because no one wanted to put up with him any more. He brought nothing to that station except misery and contempt.

Anonymous said...

8:04 and 2:39 You sound bitter and jealous. Clearly you have worked there for too long. Come over to the Globe, we are hiring. Maybe you need a change of pace.

Randy said...

Just curious. If that was the reason Brian Dorman was let go, then doesn't it seem strange that he has been moved up the ladder to a larger market in the same company?

Anonymous said...

Good point Randy. He is jumping more than 60 markets in the same company. Sounds like he was a terrible employee. haha. Listen, I know Brian quite well. I know he can be tough and I can understand why some may think he is a jerk from time-to-time. But you need that in that role. KODE and KSN are alot better than they were. He has done great things. Maybe they forget how difficult and tough Tiffany can be. You have to be as a main anchor. I commend him for what he was able to do at age 26. He wouldn't speak about it with me much because of the role I have at the paper but I'm confident that it was an age thing. I think alot of pressure was put on him and the staff when the tower went down. I wish he would agree to interview with us about his departure but so far he has turned down every opportunity we have given him. I think he is a good kid and those who are posting on here really are jealous of his accomplishments at such a young age.

Anonymous said...

I heard from someone close to KODE that a Nexstar upper-management type warned the Shreveport station away from Dorman... but they didn't listen. From what I've heard, they'll regret it!

Anonymous said...

Dorman kicked and screamed on his way out. Went to Randy Turner for a little public support. Give me a break. It's the nature of the beast, be careful what you wish for choir boy.

Anonymous said...

Brian Dorman's ego will get his butt kicked by some coonass in Shreveport. Wish I could be there to see it happen.

Anonymous said...

Dorman is a headcase. He was when he was in Michigan as a teenager and will always be a jerk.

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone. I have first hand knowledge of several tv personalities that would churn your stomach. Jim Jackson is the most vulgar, arrogant person with little man syndrome you will ever meet. He cusses worse than a sailor. If anyone questions him, he goes ballistic.

Tiffany married one of the biggest party animals in the area. I have seen with my own eyes their party ways and drug use. She is not well liked before the marriage due to her "I'm better than everyone" attitude when it comes to about anything. She should not be back on air but then again, its KODE.

Most local tv personalities think they are movie stars, quite frankly with all the other sources of news nowadays, they are becoming a dinosaur. Their pay is bad yet they act like they are above everyone.

The weather guy on channel 7 is a known internet hound. He has women issues big time and uses his position as a sub market tv weatherman as his claim to fame when on the prowl online. Pathetic really.

If you had to choose an anchor and station, I guess Dow at 7 would be best. He is a decent guy.

And no, I am not in the biz and disgruntled in any manner. Let's just say I am a known person and their crowds have ran into my social circle.

Anonymous said...

Not to mention the Sex-a-pades of Tiffany's husband!!

Anonymous said...

How sad that you all are so bitter about such silly things. These men and women report the news and their personal lives are quite honesty none of your business. Yes they are on Television which showcases them more than the average job but is that any of your concern? No, I believe not. If you would like to make a more mature approach try commenting on how they are doing their jobs, not what they do off the set or with their husbands and friends.

Tiffany is a professional woman and to those who believe that she is all about herself it saddens me that you don't know her well enough or have your facts strait. She is one of the sweetest people I know and cares more about other people than most people I know. You obviously aren't much better than the person you think she is if all you have time to do is get on the internet and make ridiculous and petty comments about irrelevant things.
It's understandable to be jealous of her though. At her age, I can only hope to look that good.

Anonymous said...

12:09 thanks for the laugh!

Anonymous said...

yeah....she looks pretty good for 45

Anonymous said...

haha

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:45. From a guy in the business to a guy not, your review is quite accurate. I know from the inside that you nailed it. A little known fact is that off the air, the News People from all the stations Party, Date and celebrate across company lines. Yes Joplin, all the on-air people from no matter which station are as thick as thieves. It must be some kind of us against them mentality with the them being management.

Anonymous said...

Tiffany is an amazing person that gives to others often and has the kindest, compassionate heart! we are very fortunate to have her in our comunity. She is active in many philanthropic organizations that she does on her own time due to her own desire to help others.

Kahy said...

Tiffany is a truly amazing individual. As a former babysitter to her little girl I have witnessed so many things Tiffany and her family do for others. I'm so greatful to have them all in my life. I think Tiffany makes a fantastic news anchor and she is absolutely one of the most giving people I know, helping so many charities for nothing in return. I'm glad you're back Tiffany!!