ND Out in Arkansas

Sources tell FTVLive that KFSM (Ft. Smith) News Director Bill Cummings is out at the Tribune (soon to be Sinclair) owned station.

Cummings has  been at the station for just over 2 1/2 years.

He joined the station in February 2015. He replaced Rick Bagley as ND. Bagley  left for KTRK in Houston.

Here is the internal email that was sent to the staff from GM Van Comer:

I received notice this morning from Bill Cummings that he is leaving his post as News Director for 5NEWS and pursuing other opportunities. He has graciously agreed to stay on through July 30th, which will get us through the July sweeps and allow us some needed time to search for his replacement. I greatly appreciate Bill for his work and dedication. We have enjoyed winning ratings, digital growth, and social media growth under his leadership. Please join me in wishing Bill and his wife Teressa the best as they move on to other adventures.

Onward and Upward! Van
Van Comer|President and General Manager