Saturday, November 27, 2010
Tiffany Alaniz reportedly top contender for KODE anchor slot
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.