Rick Bagley Returns to KFSM

By Chris Ariens 

After 2 and a half years in Houston, Rick Bagley has returned to his old job as VP/news director at KFSM in Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Ark.

Bagley previously had that job from 2008-2015 before joining KTRK in Houston as nightside EP.

“During his time here, we improved upon our position as the most watched news team,” said KFSM president and general manager Van Comer. “Rick led our strategy to add a 9 p.m. newscast on KXNW and expand our morning & weekend newscasts. We’re excited to have him back leading our news team.”


“This is an exciting time to work with the great staff at 5NEWS to create content that serves our viewers on multiple screens and 24 hours a day,” said Bagley.