Former Arkansas media figures return to Natural State

Two former Arkansas media figures – and Arkansas natives – who left the Natural State last year are back.

Ashley Ketz and her husband, Aaron Nolan, now live in Bentonville. They recently lived in Chicago and worked for Nation News, the nationwide cable news network of Texas-based Nexstar Media. Ketz was a national correspondent and deputy anchor, and Nolan was a breaking news anchor.

Ketz recently started a new corporate business job at Walmart Inc. Nolan said he still works for NewsNation.

“I’ll be a national correspondent based in Northwest Arkansas and cover stories in the south,” Nolan wrote in an email.

Ketz and Nolan worked for Little Rock NBC affiliate KARK-TV before leaving last year for NewsNation. Nolan co-hosted the Morning News and, prior to that, spent several years as a sports presenter and reporter for the “Razorback Nation”. Nolan also worked earlier in his career as a general assignment reporter at KNWA-TV in Fayetteville.

Ketz was an Emmy Award-winning evening news anchor at KARK. Her career has also included a stop as an evening news anchor at KFSM-TV in Fayetteville.

Ketz, from Batesville, and Nolan, from Maumelle, got married in 2010.

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