71 years in the broadcast biz. That’s the combination of SYDNEY RUBIN and her husband ALEX’s time doing TV marketing and shooting news, respectively. And, as the saying goes, they’ve been there and got the T-shirts, mugs, and branded items galore. Time to try another dance, and that they are. Syd is leaving her News Brand Manager slot at Tribune’s KCPQ in Seattle and Alex is turning his camera into the news ops guy there as well. The two are going to operate their Port Angeles, Washington B&B fulltime. Yes, they bought a B&B and it’s gorgeous. Maitland Manor. See for yourself – that’s the front as today’s picture. Syd’s a grad of the prestigious Syracuse Newhouse School of Communication and has worked in marketing in markets like Albany, Seattle, Colorado Springs. A consultant for Magid, she knows how to market like a major pro. It’s another loss to the collective marketing world of television. And it might even be an indictment to the way TV works today on a local level. Would say she’d be missed, but that’s not going to happen…we’re going to go see her in Port Angeles and enjoy her delicious cooking, in particular the jams and jellies that add the special je ne sais quoi to breakfast. She’s also going to serve Bailey’s Irish oatmeal. She’ll be around for a few more weeks, so reach out to her yourselves. Saying Well Dunne! seems rather less than called for. But Well Dunne! Rubins.
Think About This: “There is no envy, jealousy, or hatred between the different colors of the rainbow. And no fear either. Because each one exists to make the others’ love more beautiful.” ~ Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry