As was the case with the amazing TV people in Houston, the Florida TV pros stepped up and did epic work covering Irma. They still are. The internet allows us to see their news on-air, which is a modern miracle imo. The Florida, Georgia, South Carolina markets all shone. So many stories…so many deserving our attention and applause. So let’s start and keep adding to the honor role. And interest role, since we’re starting with blatant WDT promotion.
Well Dunne! Talent’s DARYN JOHNSON is a TV director for Fox’s WTVT in Tampa and was making it all happen on the air while sleeping in an office at the station on West Kennedy. Well Dunne! Talent’s SEAN CALDWELL headed to Atlanta and Irma followed him up I-75. An Atlanta resident already, RICH VANSLYKE read copy for Florida markets while preparing to have the hurricane mess with his town. Big-voiced MITCH PHILLIPS kept his sense of humor from the Fort Lauderdale area. All are safe.
In Jacksonville, WJXT’s Meteorologist JOHN GAUGHAN (pronounced Gone) did an A+ job on Irma in the Jax market. Promo that man with “GAUGHAN WITH THE WIND”. (Sorry SHERRY CARPENTER…had to use that.)
Creative “architect” STAN MELTON heads up DC’s ABC affil WJLA…and he recently teamed up with STEPHEN ARNOLD and his music, using the SAM cut “Waking Up My Day” for the station’s American Idol Front of the Line contest. The cut is part of the new “Ready” promo package. Well Dunne! Stan Stephen and CHAD COOK, VP of Creative for SAM.
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Scott Fitzgerald said there were no second acts to American lives. Things have changed; many creative types not only have second acts, but concurrent lives. One such modern is DARYN JOHNSON, who is on the road to Tampa’s WFTS where he’ll be live directing news and events. That’s one act. Act two is his voice work. He’s amazing. Daryn has been directing at Fox in Philly – the man hitting buttons for “Good Day Philadelphia” to be precise. His move to the Scripps ABC affil is for the best of reasons – to be closer to family. He’s been a director for WOFL and WESH in the Orlando markets as well as several production companies. But let’s focus on his voice work. Of course, he’s Well Dunne! and with that, we send him kudos and all the best. And you…well, send good thoughts but listen and see if he’s not just the sound you need. Go on…do it.
ANGELA COURTIN has three new initials to add to her business card: CMO. Love those three initials. The striking redhead is joining FOX as the VP and Chief Marketing Officer for the network. Angela is an Oklahoma State U Cowboy who’s making the switch to Fox just in time, since her old post at Relativity Media is going away (poor Relativity declared bankruptcy Friday). Ms Angela has worked at MTV, Aegis as well as been a producer for HBO’s Big Love. Very interesting background. A big Well Dunne! for a big job.
Job Alert – Promotion Manager WHBQ Memphis (work with RON DEJOSEPH)
If you can write creative circles around your peers and are ready to take that next step in your career by joining a winning organization…we would love to hear from you.
WHBQ-TV, the CMG owned Fox Affiliate in Memphis, TN is looking for a Promotions Manager.
Ideal candidates should have superior topical, series, image and PSA writing skills. Candidates should have the ability to creatively connect the dots of market research and parlay them into brand-reinforcing news, weather and digital promotion across all platforms.
The Promotions Manager will oversee a staff of Writer/Producers and supervise topical writing, editing, series and image production. Working closely with the Creative Services Director in forecasting, planning and executing station image campaigns is essential for this position.
Candidates should have experience in multi-platform promotion: on-air, web, social and mobile. Applicants must have editing experience and an outstanding demo reel showcasing your writing and creative prowess.
This is an amazing opportunity to work for one of the best companies in broadcasting.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. College degree is required.
If interested, apply at www.coxmediagroup.com/careers. No phone calls please. EOE M/F.
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