Longhorn Comes Home
This week Courtney Timmons returned to Austin. Timmons is the new KEYE TV (CBS) sports anchor/reporter working with Bob Ballou, sports director. Timmons is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. So, this homecoming is particularly sweet since she has been reporting on the fortunes of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks for the Fayetteville, Arkansas NBC station.
Certainly, no criticism of the Hogs intended as they gave #1 Florida a run for their money last weekend. Further, Suzanne Black, KEYE news director is a proud Arkansas graduate as is KXAN TV (NBC) anchor Leslie Rhode.
Timmons’ arrival means that Gregg Watson can return to his first love, reporting news, although he has plenty of sports reporting in his background. Watson has been filling-in since the early September sudden departure of Chris Pelikan. Watson’s return to the newsroom will bring welcomed content for KEYE’s newscasts.
Timmons has made huge leaps in market size since her graduation from UT. She started at the Abilene CBS affiliate, market 165. Her next stop was KMID TV in Midland, the ABC affiliate. Then, she leaped to the 100th market in Fayetteville at the NBC station. Now, as of this week she is back in Austin, the 48th market. All are Nexstar-managed TV stations.
Her bio, still on the web site of her former station, says Timmons grew up in Dallas. She has always enjoyed watching, playing, and talking about sports. So, she is making a career of doing what she likes.
© Jim McNabb, 2009