Posts Tagged ‘Shawn Wilsie’

JTV Alum Katie Rooke Also Joins Liquidation Channel’s Roster

March 8, 2013

The Liquidation Channel is becoming the new home of displaced home shopping network hosts.

A couple of kind readers tipped us off that Katie Rooke, a former host on GemsTV and Jewelry Television, has now joined the Liquidation Channel.

Katie Rooke

Katie Rooke

Shawn Wilsie, refugee from ShopNBC, is at the the Liquidation Channel as well.

Rooke was a host at GemsTV, whose assets were essentially purchased by JTV. Rooke then started working at JTV in June 2010, and left about a year ago.

Somewhere in between there, she worked for Tiffany & Co. We believe she had worked with her husband Craig at GemsTV, and that they originally both came over to JTV.

ShopNBC Alum Shawn Wilsie Lands At Liquidation Channel

March 5, 2013

We learned from several folk who posted to this blog that former ShopNBC host Shawn Wilsie has a new gig. He is working for the Liquidation Channel (http://www.liquidationchannel.com/)

Here is what one person wrote:

EVERYONE WHOM LOVES SHAWN,JUST FOUND HIM, HE IS NOW PART OF LIQUIDATION CHANNEL. THEY HAVE JEWELRY FOR A FRACTION OF SHOPNBC, 24/7 AND A LOT OF THEIR QUANTITY IS ON SHOPNBC, THEY MARK IT UP!

Former ShopNBC host Shawn Wilsie has a brand new bag

Former ShopNBC host Shawn Wilsie has a brand new bag

I’M ON THE WEST COAST ;SF, CA..CHANNEL 77, BUT YOU CAN FIND THEM IN ALL OVER THE US, CANADA AND MEXICO. HE’S ON AT THE MOMENT, 1ST DAY; SUNDAY..MARCH 3 AND IS MAKING THE SHOW WONDERFUL, HE CAN BE HIMSELF..FUN! TO WATCH..HE SEEMS SO HAPPY! YEA

Wilsie, who had been on ShopNBC for 20 years, exited the network last June. He has relocated to Austin, Texas, and posted this info yesterday on Facebook:

Good Morning! It’s our big “Under $10″ day at the LC with 24 hours of amazing jewelry deals, so I hope you’ll tune in. Oh, and did I mention I make my debut there today? Please join me from 5-7pm Eastern time and again from 9pm-12am Eastern time.

DirecTv channel 226, Dish channel 274, Verizon Fios channel 152, many Time-Warner and Brighthouse cable systems, among others. Cable channel position will vary so check your local provider.

He also wrote, “I’ve never been happier than I am at Liquidation Channel.”

Congrats, Shawn.

ShopNBC Host Katina Forte Marks The Latest To Exit Home Shopping Network

July 19, 2012

The hits keep coming at ShopNBC — as in hosts making abrupt exits. The latest one is Katina Forte.

One of our dedicated readers tipped us off Wednesday that Forte was gone. ShopNBC had posted the news on Facebook.

“Katina Forte is no longer with ShopNBC,” the network posted.”We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.”

Former ShopNBC host Katina Forte

This exit comes just weeks after host Shawn Wilsie’s departure in June.

Forte seemed to be happy about leaving.

On Tuesday she posted on Facebook, “This is one of the happiest days of my life! I am so excited about what’s next! My dreams are coming true! Thanks for the love. You will be missed.”

Forte’s fans were not happy campers, however, and several mentioned on Facebook the abrupt exit a few years ago of host Charla Rines, who was very popular.

“This station only hires vapid hosts,” one person posted on ShopNBC’s wall.

“If you are let Katina go to make room for Charla, I’d learn to be OK with that,” another posted,

“Katina, head over to QVC,” wrote another.

“Kat got a better offer don’t worry about her,” posted another.

“What a scummy operation. Just carnival barkers and snake oil salesmen left, with the exception of two or three,” added another.

“First Charla, then Shawn, now Katina. Are you nuts? Good luck Katina,” posted another.

ShopNBC’s Shawn Wilsie’s ‘Axing’ Was Perhaps Just An Exit

June 19, 2012

Someone asked if we knew for a fact that long-time ShopNBC host Shawn Wilsie was “axed.”

Well, unless were were a fly on the wall in corporate offices for the No. 3 home shopping network, of course we don’t know it for a fact.

Maybe Wilsie’s contract was expiring, and ShopNBC didn’t renew it.

But Wilsie’s comments, after ShopNBC posted on Facebook that he was gone, sure made it sound like the exit wasn’t his idea.

But some folks inside the No. 3 home shopping network claim it was Wilsie’s decision to leave. So we’ll put that out there.

ShopNBC Axes Another Host, Shawn Wilsie

June 18, 2012

A beloved tipster let us know that ShopNBC has gotten rid of another well-liked host Shawn Wilsie.

Shawn Wilsie

Here’s what the No. 3 home shopping channel put on Facebook Saturday.

Thank you to Shawn Wilsie for over 20 years of service with the company. We here at ShopNBC, want to acknowledge his dedication, contribution, wit and wisdom over the years. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.

And don’t let the door slap you in the butt on the way out.

Our source told us that when someone asked him on Twitter where he was going, he said nowhere, he was going to have time on his hands.

“Arggh!” our source wrote.


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