Monday, March 28, 2011
Olmstead returns to Joplin market
Mike Olmstead, former KSNF sports anchor, is back in the Joplin market, joining Jordan Aubey anchoring the 9 p.m. newscast at Fox 14.
I don't know if the plan is for the two to share the duties, but considering the job Aubey has done since Michael Corcoran left for KOLR-KSFX,Fox 14 is in the enviable position of having a pair of anchors who match up well with KOAM and KSNF, and is ahead of KODE.
(Apparently not, since Aubey just said that he is returning to his reporting duties.)
The arrival of Olmstead should help continue the momentum KJFX has been building in the 9 p.m. position for the past couple of years, a time in which it has equaled and occasionally passed the number of viewers who watch KSNF and KODE an hour later.
Olmstead has been working as a sports anchor in Louisville. He began his broadcasting career in the Joplin market 15 years ago and since then has been in Fayetteville, Little Rock, Tulsa, and Louisville.