Kellerman comes to Little Rock after serving as News Director for KTAB (CBS) and KRBC (NBC) in Abilene, Texas (DMA 164). Prior to that he worked as Morning Show Executive Producer for KTVT (CBS) in Dallas, Texas (DMA 5) and Executive Producer at KTAL (NBC) in Shreveport, LA (DMA 83).
"I couldn't be more excited about making Little Rock our new home," Kellerman said. "I've closely followed the great work being done at KARK for many years and always aspired to join the team. I look forward to working with a dedicated group of journalists and bringing viewers across Central Arkansas an exciting and innovative product to watch."
KARK Vice President and General Manager Mike Vaughn said, "Austin has done a tremendous job in the company and has proven himself as both a leader and an innovator. Austin's enthusiasm and passion are a great fit for the KARK team." Vaughn added, "This station is committed to serving our communities, and under Austin's leadership we will remain focused on reporting stories that inspire, that bring people together and make Central Arkansas even greater."
Austin Kellerman officially starts as News Director on March 5, 2012.