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January 20, 2015

Jan 19, 2015 by     Comments Off on January 20, 2015    Posted under: Featured

Iowa – the heart of America; home state for one of my favorites (WLS’ CURTIS MILES) as well as today’s creative DARRIN FULLERTON, who is returning to Iowa in his new job. Darrin takes up the creative mantel at Sinclair’s CBS affil, KGAN in Cedar Rapids. The Morningside College grad will be making the switch from LIN’s Wichita operation, which is NBC in that part of Kansas. If you’re into calls, they include KSNW, KSNC, KSNK, KSNL, and ESNW. Whew. Just keeping up with that list is a fulltime job. An accomplished graphic designer, he’s worked at KMEG in Sioux City as Promotions Director, worked at a radio station as Continuity Director and began his TV career at KTIV in Sioux City. Love a man who mixes radio and TV. In Cedar Rapids, he’ll be closer to family, which is the #1 reason so many of us pack up and grab a new opportunity. All the best and Well Dunne! Darrin.

CYNTHIA TURNER, the famous Cynopsis founder and all-round great creative, has a new calling. She’s entered the non-profit world, and that means it will never be the same. Cynthia is the new Chairman of Norwalk-CT based Halles Hope, Inc. Click on the name and read all about it. Halle’s Hope is dedicated to building hope and possibilities for children and was created in memory of her granddaughter. What? You say you want to contribute? YES YOU DO! It’s all about helping, and Cynthia will no doubt make the world so much better. Well Dunne!

Think About This: “Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.”  ~ Martin Luther King, J

Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

May 31, 2012

May 31, 2012 by     Comments Off on May 31, 2012    Posted under: Uncategorized

For all you who struggle to find the perfect candidate for your open slots, there’s hope. Here the tale of one such match from Fox59 (WXIN) in Indianapolis, where CSD MICHAEL BROUDER found JEFF FIELD. Let’s let Michael speak for himself: “I am very happy to let you know that Jeff has joined the FOX59/Indiana’s 4 team in the newly created position of On-Air Promotion Coordinator.  He comes to us from Tribune’s regional creative services department in Chicago where he worked in a similar capacity, but now with the added benefit of being close to his alma mater, Indiana University! Since arriving at the beginning of the month, he hasn’t missed a beat promoting two of the top CW and Fox affiliates in the country!” A big Well Dunne! to Jeff.

Well Dunne! Talent’s BERT THOMAS MORRIS is recording a music project for a friend’s band.  Very cool. Of course, he’s also doing his voice work as well. 

Cynopsis Kids Imagination Award is June 7 so make sure you register. CYNTHIA TURNER always does a fabulous job of throwing an event, and the keynote speaker is RICHARD WIESE, who hosts Born to Explore with Richard Wiese. Yeah, his manager must have helped him name the show.

Job Alert – Producer, Content at Fox59 in Indy.

FOX59 Indianapolis is looking for news junkies to help us share stories and better engage our local community through digital and social media.  You should be motivated, tech-savvy and addicted to current events. You should feel pangs of withdrawal when you’re unplugged. You should appreciate a great headline that makes clicking irresistible. You should enjoy turning around a clever tweet before the rest of your friends, whenever a big story breaks.

We are looking for content specialists, not a traditional webmaster. Your passion for using technology to more effectively share news and information is what’s critical. We are looking for folks who will be evangelists and help the entire newsroom embrace digital and social media.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure news is consistently, accurately and quickly shared through digital and social media.
  • Use the right tools to tell the story: whether it’s a brief update, article, photo, video, etc.
  • Learn what appeals most to the community and promote FOX59 content accordingly.
  • Foster dialog, debate and camaraderie among FOX59 fans and followers.
  • Navigate newsroom systems to retrieve scripts, assignments and video clips.
  • Lightly edit raw video so we can share news before it’s packaged for broadcast.
  • Ensure that rights, embargos and similar restrictions are followed.
  • Apply thoughtful, accurate labels, categories and descriptions to local news content.
  • Use metrics to predict what content will be most popular and deliver it.
  • Assist the sales department with production and promotion of client sponsorship


  • Able to accurately handle multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work well independently and as a member of a larger team. 
  • Comfortable with web applications, non-linear video editing and standard office software.
  • Flexible and able to handle additional hours when severe weather or breaking news occurs. 

Above all, we are looking for exceptional collaborators and communicators with a proven ability to earn the respect and support of managers, peers, and consumers alike. Cover letters are welcome and encouraged  Please send stating position desired and referral source to Human Resources, WXIN-TV, 6910 Network Place, Indianapolis, IN 46278.  EOE.


Think About This: "Well, I must endure the presence of two or three caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies. It seems that they are very beautiful.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry




May 10, 2011

May 10, 2011 by     Comments Off on May 10, 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized

Talk about a good sport…more than golf claps please for CHRIS PURSELL, who has taken the terrific gig of Managing Editor of Sports for Cynthia Turner’s media empire. His informative and well put together email is perfect to go with some coffee every morning. Chris used to be with PROMAX and deserves a Well Dunne! as well as two extra points.

AMC is so hot, what with The Killing, Mad Men, Breaking Bad…and MARNIE BLACK has a hot new job…she’s the new SVP of PR for them, dealing with consumer press. She was doing her own thing PR-wise. The Barnard grad, NYC based of course, has also been SVP of Communications at MTV Networks. Well Dunne! Marnie!

Job Alert – VP of Marketing for the NFL Network in Culver City.

Anybody else find it…uh…interesting that of the top 10 highest paid American CEO’s, no less than six (!) were media toppers?  Specifically, Jeff Bewks of Time Warner @$26.1mil, Robert Iger of Disney @$28mil, Brian Roberts of Comcast @31mil, Zaslav of Discovery @ $42.6mil, Les Moonves of CBS @$56.9mil and Phillipe Dauman of Viacom coming out on top @$84.5mil. But remember, it’s not all just a paycheck on Friday. It’s a combination of perks, bonuses, preferred interest rates and stock stuff. Ohhhhkay.

Think About This: "Anyone in a state of seeking can never be happy. Only those who are constantly finding are fulfilled. And finding is not something that happens to us–it is something we do." ~ Alan Cohen