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September 13, 2017

Sep 12, 2017 by     Comments Off on September 13, 2017    Posted under: Featured

Anybody remember blow up toys that were punching bags? They looked like a clown, right down to the punchable red rubber nose and when you punched them, they’d rock back and then go forward at an unbelievably fast rate, usually hitting you in the face. Did I mention they were kid size? It seems that life has been that blow up clown in recent weeks. One thing after the other…pow, pow, pow. So if you haven’t yet been written up, take some deep breaths. You will be. Unless the clown bops us in the face again.


Tomorrow more about how Florida is doing…How Houston is doing…and we catch up with a lot that’s been simmering.


The good folks at Stephen Arnold Music wanted me to pass along the fact the WJLA campaign using their Waking Up My Day music (shout out to Promo Manager BONNIE WOOD) is not part of their brand new campaign called Ready. Just know all their music is Well Dunne! (and more).


Think About This:  “How Not to Respond to a Flood” by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson
Don’t respond with theology.
God isn’t angry, and God doesn’t want devastation.
Your sin didn’t cause the flood
that swept away your home, your town.
God doesn’t punish Houston, and
didn’t punish Miami or San Francisco, or New Orleans,
because God isn’t in the storm.
God weeps at our suffering. God loves.

Don’t respond with politics.
Hate government assistance later;
dismantle welfare tomorrow.
This is a time for us all to unite
to offer assistance,
to protect the weak and endangered.
Remember to feed the hungry
and clothe the naked.
The Bible and the government both agree on that.

Don’t respond with gree
Raise prices later,
on something else.
Not on housing or food, or medicine.
Not when people are soaked, tired, and terrified.
Do you rob the poor to line your pockets?
God cherishes the poor and the needy.

Don’t close your doors.
The point of your great big building is the people it can shelter.
You can always redo the floors
or get another carpet.
The time to shelter the homeless is now.
God wants to send an Ark.
Be that Ark.

As you treat the least of them …

Respond with compassion,
Respond with deeds of kindness,
Respond with open hands,
Respond with love,

… so shall you be treated.

Copyright © 2017 KDBacon/WellDunneTalent

September 28, 2015

Sep 27, 2015 by     Comments Off on September 28, 2015    Posted under: Featured

“I’m leaving paradise.” STAN MELTON JR sure knows how to perk up a person’s ears – starting a phone call with a very good promo line. The paradise of which he speaks is San Diego and his slot as Creative Services Director of Scripps’ KGTV, the ABC affiliate in a market with the beach, mountains, desert, perfect weather, foreign access and La Jolla, among other things. What would lure Stan away from such perfection? The call of home and the desire to make his family happy. Contrary to what Tom Wolfe has to say, Stan et familia are going home to Washington DC. Not just to their city home, but Stan is going to be Creative Services Director at WJLA. Yes, he had that job at one time. Wonder if they kept the business card template. He’ll be working with Promo Manager BONNIE WOOD as well as a few new creative faces. Stan’s son is growing up fast and all his friends as well as extended family will be welcoming the Meltons. He sounded happy about DC but hates leaving the station and the beach. Yes, his house on the beach is up for grabs, as is his old job. A great big Well Dunne! for the uber-creative and ever charming Stan.


Think About This: "How to stop time: Kiss. How to travel in time: Read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe.”  ~ Matt Haig


Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


December 1, 2014

Nov 30, 2014 by     Comments Off on December 1, 2014    Posted under: Featured

Wasn’t that the best…several days when we all caught our breaths, took time to realize our extraordinary lives are gifts…when we thought of those we love and might have gotten to spend time with them…when we smiled and laughed and let happiness share our spaces. May your holiday have been restful and energizing and most simply marvelous.

Speaking of most simply marvelous, one of the best people in the biz, and someone who is considered part of the family, has a new adventure before him. PHIL KRAFT is going to San Diego.  He’ll be the Sr. Writer Producer for Scripps’ KGTV working with both CSD STAN MELTON JR and Promo Manager LEILA STILLWELL at the ABC affiliate. Phil will be sadly leaving WJLA in DC, but he is rather happy to depart winter. A warm weather man by nature, Miami is where he grew up. He’s been at WJLA twice (loves it that much) as well as KPIX in San Francisco, KTVT in DFW, WFTV in Orlando, and WCNC in Charlotte where he began his Promo life, rescued from editing news. He and Stan are going to rekindle an old work relationship….Stan was his boss at WJLA at one time. The cross country adventure is on…and we’re sending Phil all the best wishes for his new job and many a Well Dunne!

Job Alert – Promo Pro BONNIE WOOD and WJLA are going to need to replace Phil, so all you writer producers out there, you know what to do now.

Job Alert – Senior Writer/Producer WFTV Orlando

Think About This: “The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”  ~ Thomas Merton

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


September 15, 2015

Sep 14, 2014 by     Comments Off on September 15, 2015    Posted under: Featured

Ah, the beginning of a new week. For ZOHRA ALNOOR, it’s the beginning of a new chapter in her TV career. She’ll be walking through the doors of ABC affil WJLA in suburban DC to take on the role of Producer for the wonderful BONNIE WOOD, who’s wrangling the department at the Sinclair outlet. Zohra has been over at FOX in DC doing production duties for the last three years…and she interned there as her first TV job after getting her sheepskin from George Mason U. In her new role, she’ll be working with the one and only producer PHIL KRAFT, who knows how to edit (and teach editing) better than anybody. Well Dunne! Zohra. Proud of ya!


Job Alert – Topical Producer WISN Milwaukee WI

Job Alert – Creative Services Director KRBK Springfield MO

Job Alert – Promo Producer WBIR Knoxville, TN

Job Alert – Producer FOX DC

Know what a coffee nap is? It’s the best way to get fully alert and it only takes 20 minutes. No kidding…it’s a coffee nap and every creative needs to lobby for them immediately. Backed up by science, thank you.


Think About This:  “Most of the unhappiness in your life is due to SAYING you want something, yet you wind up DOING something else. Be true to your inner you.”  ~ Karen Salmansohn

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


July 2, 2014

Jul 1, 2014 by     Comments Off on July 2, 2014    Posted under: Featured

When two talented, sparkling and wonderful creative come together, its such a happy and possibility-filled moment. And we have such a moment upon us…..DC’s CHRIS CICATELLI is heading to Houston to work with DALE LOCKETT and his team at Gannett’s KHOU. Chris has been in DC quite some time, even has his degree from University of Maryland at College Park. He’s been on-air and behind the scenes, at one time as CSD at BET and most recently doing creative at ABC affil WJLA. And yes, if you were at the DMV and saw  DC On Point, that was his baby and yes, he did a super job on-camera. WJLA’s BONNIE WOOD will definitely miss him when he decamps the capital and heads towards the Bayou. Lovely news….Well Dunne! Chris.

Job Alert WRITER/PRODUCER FOX 5 ATLANTA is searching for an awesome WRITER/PRODUCER to join our award winning Promotion team. This is your chance to work at one of the top FOX stations in the nation and show off your brilliant creative skills to a large market audience every day. Candidate must have amazing initiative and work ethic with at least 2-3 years of promotion experience at a news station. Excellent writing skills are required! Must be able to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work well with others. Non-linear editing experience and camera operation skills are needed. Make sure to highlight any involvement in late news promotion, unique social media strategies, or understanding of design programs. Candidate must also have a college degree in a related field.
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Job Alert  – Creative Services Producer Time Warner Cable Albany NY 157874BR

Think About This:  “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to he abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent 


June 26, 2013

Jun 26, 2013 by     Comments Off on June 26, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Yes, there is life after television. TODD LONG, who writes comedy and is talented in so many other ways as well, is using all that background of his to bring video to Raytheon, where he’s officially Senior Visual Effects Artist. He learned a lot doing TV promo at WAFF in Huntsville as well at net affiliates in Omaha and Victoria, TX. Always glad to hear about excellent transitions. Well Dunne! Todd.

How did you start your day. Bet it wasn’t as much fun as the folks in Vegas, where they did a 5K down the Vegas strip with Dr. Oz. Seen on the scene were WXYZ’s DAVE BAUMANN (looking muy fit), KJRH’s SAMANTHA KNOWLTON, WNCT’s MARC MORRISTON (who quipped that the run should have been named the ‘I’m not in shape 5K”), MARIAH GARDNER of WAGT and WJLA’s BONNIE WOOD. Way to go kids…wear those I Did The Strip With Dr. Oz shirts with pride. Well Dunne!

If you run into the one and only DEILIA WILLIAMS, make sure to comment on her shoes. 

Think About This:  "Alas for those that never sing, But die with all their music in them!"   ~  Oliver Wendell Holmes

June 20, 2012

Jun 20, 2012 by     Comments Off on June 20, 2012    Posted under: Uncategorized

DC is hot this time of year. Literally. And it just got hotter with the news that ANDREA LAIGN will be joining the Fox creative team in the nation’s capital. Her new title under VP MIKE HENRY is Senior Writer Producer, and she’ll be absolutely fabulous. A native of the area, Ms. Andrea has worked at ABC affil WJLA under their super then-CSD STAN MELTON and the talented BONNIE WOOD…and just down the road at Hearst’s WBAL in Baltimore.  The high energy lady also worked at KPRC in Houston, so she’s bringing a lot of know-how to the new assignment. A new media kind of girl, Ms. Laign has some of my favorite Facebook posts and a darn cute dog.  Well Dunne! Andrea.

Job Alert – Graphic Designer at KSTP in Minneapolis

A Well Dunne! to Apple, who as of July 20 is giving all their store employees a $4 an hour raise. Is there a better way to share their wealth and help global economics than that? 

Think About This: "The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart—this you will build your life by, and this you will become."  ~ James Lane Allen


August 3, 2011

Aug 3, 2011 by     1 Comment    Posted under: Uncategorized

Heading back east is PHIL KRAFT, who’s returning to DC and to WJLA, where he at one time worked in the promotion department. Yes, he’ll be right at home with BONNIE WOOD and her creative crew at the ABC affiliate, although he hates leaving uber-creative DAVID HERSHEY and his award-winning team at KTVT in Dallas-Ft. Worth. Phil grew up in Miami but his family seems to have all settled around the nation’s capital, so he’s not going to be spending all his money on plane tickets. Let’s all send Mr. K a great big Well Dunne!

BETHANN MEIER has taken the slot of Director of Marketing for The Promotional Edge, the LA firm that does fabulous special events for the cable industry. BethAnn will fit in perfectly, what with her background at MTV. Well Dunne! BethAnn!

March 2, 2010

Mar 2, 2010 by     Comments Off on March 2, 2010    Posted under: Uncategorized


Reding this Wednesday morning? On the West Coast? SoCal? Then pick up an issue of the LA TIMES and check out the business section – page 3. Yep,. that certainly does look like Well Dunne! Talent.

Despite all the snow that has piled up higher than rooftops (check out the shopping center parking lots if you think that’s an overstatement), our nation’s capital’s ABC affiliate WJLA is in for a treat. The return of uber super talented ANDREA LAIGN to the promotions department. Andrea had wandered into the freelance world when she turned in her WJLA key card, doing work for the National Education Association’s big hoo-ha headquarters. But she’s a TV news girl through and through. I bet Promo Manager BONNIE WOOD and News Director BILL LORD are smiling ear to ear. Andrea is bringing her awards with her and looking to do work that will garner more. Forgot to ask when Ms. Andrea gets her NEW keycard for entry…but it should be pretty soon. Well Dunne! Ms. Andrea.

LINDA BUTTON of Tooth + Nail has an interesting blog post in which she asks How are you using sound to change minds? Check it out

CTAM MARK Awards time. And this year, it’s easier than ever before. Click here for info and rules.

HOW many are getting their news from their phones???

Think About This: “Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is life that; one stitch at a time taken patiently, and the pattern will come out all right, like embroidery.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes