KARK Adds Husband and Wife Anchor Duo

By Kevin Eck 

KARK, the Nexstar owned NBC affiliate for Little Rock, AR, has announced the addition of two anchors who are also married to each other.

Starting in September, Ashley Ketz will join Bob Clausen on the 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. newscast. Ketz replaces Jessica Dean who was recently named anchor at KYW in Philadelphia. Also joining the station in September is Ketz’s husband, Aaron Nolan, who returns to KARK as co-anchor of “Arkansas Today,” the station’s noon newscast. He will anchor alongside Mallory Hardin.

“We couldn’t be more excited about welcoming Ashley home to Arkansas,” said KARK news director Austin Kellerman.  “Ashley has done a standout job since joining Nexstar Broadcasting’s station in Springfield.  It’s a natural transition for her to return home and help lead our team in Little Rock.”


Nolan is currently an anchor at Nexstar’s KOZL in Springfield, MO, while Ketz anchors for sister station KOLR.

“We truly enjoyed our time in Springfield, but Arkansas is home,” added Ketz. “We look forward to working with such a trusted and talented team and telling the stories that matter to Arkansans.”

Nolan will also report for both KARK and FOX affiliate KLRT.

He started his career at KARK and has also worked at KNWA in Fayetteville, AR. Ketz began her career at KFSM in Fort Smith, AR.