Callie has been the lead anchor at KNOT for several years. She had big dreams of becoming a news anchor for Fox News but was never quite able to make that leap, considered by many at Fox has far too right wing. Callie was livid when Earl bequeathed KNOT to Smitty. She has her own ideas of how a station should be run – namely, that it should offer more programming featuring her. Callie sees Smitty as the one person standing in the way of her becoming a major star.