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August 6, 2017

Aug 6, 2018 by     Comments Off on August 6, 2017    Posted under: Featured

There’s a very fine line (if it exists at all) between marketing programming and making programming. Jumping back and forth should be easy, but a lot of folks don’t seem to understand the relationship between the two. Then again, some get it…and a talented person takes on the job of Executive Producer. It’s what ED ROTH has done. Kudos to the owners of AZTV in Phoenix for nabbing him to be the EP for their Arizona Daily Mix. Ed had been handling marketing for syndie The List. Ed got a degree from Boston U and even studied at Texas in Austin. He worked with the legendary team of Jacobs and Gerber where they really taught him the in’s and out’s of copywriting. He’s been Creative Director for Catspaw Productions (RIP Doug Paul) and for Disney back when it was Buena Vista TV.  Ed’s put his creative stamp on Fox Broadcasting’s shows, Vacation TV and a slew of cable nets. Most fun was working with the San Diego Padres…Ed’s a baseball man. He’s getting up with the sun and loving it. Round of applause for his new gig. Well Dunne! Ed.

Think About This: “The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but do not show you what to see.”  ~  Alexandra K. Trenfor

August 11, 2015

Aug 10, 2015 by     Comments Off on August 11, 2015    Posted under: Featured

Austin, Texas is one of those really great markets. It acts like a major city but has a lot of the easiness of a smaller town. Great combo. Most people, once they live in Austin, don’t want to leave. And if you’re lucky, you don’t have to. Yes, most there ignore the Texas politicians, and that’s a good thing. I believe one can’t ignore the Texas Longhorns, but that’s not the point. The point is it’s a super place, and NATALIA EGAN looks like she’s found the ideal spot for a long and happy stay. The lady in question hales from the Hartford, Connecticut area, and came to Austin about seven years ago. After getting a start in TV promo at WVIT, NBC in Hartford, she came south to be Senior Promo Producer for Austin’s CW and NBC there, KXAN. First promotion was to Brand Manager and now, just a few weeks ago,  she was named Creative Services Director. Since it’s Texas, let’s add a big YeeHaw to the Well Dunne! Natalia.

ED ROTH is getting new biz cards with Content Brand Manager as his new title. Yes, it means he’s wrangling the brand across all and every platform for Scripps’ syndie show The List. Bravo and Well Dunne! Ed


Job Alert – Promotions Director WSBT Mishawaka IN

Job Alert – On-Air Promo Producer NBC Miami 


Think About This: “How do you know which of your intentions is likely to be fulfilled? The answer lies in paying attention to the clues provided by the nonlocal mind. Notice the coincidences in your life. Coincidences are messages. They are clues from God or spirit or nonlocal reality, urging you to break out of your karmic conditioning, your familiar patterns of thinking. They are offering you an opportunity to enter a domain of awareness where you feel loved and cared for by the infinite intelligence that is your source. Spiritual traditions call this the state of grace." ~ Deepak Chopra


Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


August 6, 2015

Aug 5, 2015 by     Comments Off on August 6, 2015    Posted under: Featured

DAVID HERSHEY is a lucky man. Besides the fact he has the coolest car that is a personality in and of itself (ask him about The Bandit) – he also has a notable group of creatives for his Dallas shop, KTVT. His own words will illuminate you on the latest which is nailing down a super Topical producer in a very tight market: I’m happy to announce that DUSTIN MAGWIRE will be joining our CBS 11-TXA 21 Creative Services team as a Topical Promo Writer-Producer!  Dustin has been doing incredible promo work as the Senior Promotion Producer at KTBC Fox 7 in Austin and has been doing so for nearly 5 years.  He is also a graduate of the University of North Texas.  Dustin will join our team on Monday, August 24.  Please help me welcome him to our already-incredible team here at CBS 11 and TXA 21! Well Dunne! Dustin. 

Since ED ROTH Is on hiatus this week, it’s only fair to let you know he’s been promoted at The List. Details will be forthcoming when the show is back to production, so get yourselves ready to give him a huge Well Dunne! Ed~!

August 24 is the day KRISTEN BYRUM begins as CSD at WNCN in Raleigh, too. All about her tomorrow, when the picture arrives. She’s pretty and talented, too. Worth the wait. 

Job Alert – Senior Marketing Producer/Promotion Manager   KGUN 9/CW Tucson 

Imagine living in a place that’s warm and sunny virtually year round. Imagine a job where you have the opportunity to not only produce great television marketing, but you’ll have a chance to help shape the brand. At KGUN 9 in Tucson we are looking for an imaginative, dedicated and motivated senior producer/promotion manager. You’ll use toys and tools that will help bring out your best work. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a group of people who are relentless to be the best and play just as hard.  If this sounds like the perfect job…we sure think it is! See if you’re ready for the challenge. Go to http://scripps.com/careers/find-a-job Please include your resume and a link to samples of your work. 

About us: KGUN 9 has a long history of excellence in Tucson.  Advanced editing suites, fully equipped grip trucks, and Glidecam are among the exciting tools available to help a marketing producer create excellence. The station is part of a community that is home to large employers such as University of Arizona, and Davis Monthan Air Force Base. It’s also a major tourist destination year round with many nationally known resorts, parks and other attractions.  

Job responsibilities:

  • Oversee day to day marketing  Broadcast air this includes 
  • Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in television marketing
  • Candidate should be skilled in computer editing and associated programs such as After effects, Photoshop and other related programs. 
  • Must have experience shooting and lighting 
  • Management and supervisory skills are preferred
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to set time management and project priorities for themselves and others on the team. 
  • Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate initiative and independent thinking while also being able to collaborate successfully with a variety of team members in other departments. 
  • Must have a current and valid driver’s license. 
  • Must be able to multi task and work on multiple projects at once. 

Education: College degree in communications or related field preferred or equivalent experience. The E.W. Scripps Company, KGUN 9 and the CW Tucson are equal opportunity employers. Employment based on successful drug test. 

Job Alert – Creative Services Director WJLA DC

Job Alert – News Promo Manager WBFF/WNUV Baltimore


Think About This: "Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do."  ~ Byron Katie


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May 5, 2015

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No secret how evocative the name Valley of the Sun is. Phoenix’s nickname alludes to the idea of market #12 being an oasis in the great Southwest high country. Magical in a way. An amazing locale that is home to a burgeoning creative sector. The latest creative member to hit the city limits is LAUREL PORTIE. Ms. Laurel is reporting for work as the new promo writer-producer for The List, the syndicated strip produced by Scripps at their KNXV locale. A native of south Louisiana, she’ll handle the heat very well, thanks for asking. Sans humidity, it will be devine. Laurel has the knack for promotion and has worked and learned at such operations as CBS’s KTVT in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Sinclair’s operation in San Antonio and Media General’s WNCT in Greenville, NC. (All humidity markets, fyi). It’s a mutual admiration society with her new boss, ED ROTH, Marketing Manager for The List. BTW, Ms. Laurel is also a musician and has played all over – ask her about Mrs. Howel. A big smile along with a huge Well Dunne! Laurel.

2C Media has changed their name…it’s now 2C Creative. Even more excitement is on tap – they have wrangled the best talent you can imagine. Make a note…and check them out. They rock! 

Think About This: "You do not have to like what is going on in your life, but you must accept that it, whatever it is, is going on. As long as you do not accept reality, you are powerless to define the role you will play. Failure to accept reality is a denial of your power to make a conscious choice. When you do not choose, you live by default. You are a victim of circumstances."  ~ Iyanla Vanzant

Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


June 10, 2014

Jun 9, 2014 by     Comments Off on June 10, 2014    Posted under: Featured

Desert living is great…hot dry air, spectacular sunrises and sets, cacti. Phoenix is particularly excellent; surrounded by mountains and full of art, cuisine, shopping and talented people. The next new talent in the Valley of the Sun isn’t exactly new…he lived there in the past and is excited to return, not just to family but to a terrific new job. The Welcome Back matt is out for BRANDT DOTSON who is going to work for Scripps’ nationally syndicated The List. Yes, he’s going to be writing and producing promos, and he’s quite good at it. For the last year or so, he’s been in Tulsa at KJRH. Before that he honed his craft in Sacramento’s Hearst station as well as in Tucson. He’ll be working with the uber-talented ED ROTH so all kind of fireworks are on the horizon. Big Well Dunne! Brandt. Hope your oral surgery went well.

All the best wishes in the world going out to promo lady GAYLE GLUCK who just got engaged. The founder of Our Gang Productions is so happy, you can feel her smile through the pixels.

Job Alert – Promo Producer KSDK St Louis

Think About This:  “It’s possible to mend our world only by finding the courage to mend ourselves.”  ~  Dr. Sonya Friedman

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


September 10, 2013

Sep 10, 2013 by     Comments Off on September 10, 2013    Posted under: Featured

ED ROTH was already hard at work on his second day on the job…caught him in a meeting to be precise. He’s the new Marketing Manager of Scripps’ show The List. He’s happy and adjusting very well to the Phoenix locale. Ed’s been in LA and no doubt will find the real estate prices at this end of I-10 to be more to his liking (to anyone’s liking actually). He’s bringing a wealth of marketing, producing and promotional background with him…including station-side work at WFLD and WMAQ in Chicago and KUSA and KWGN in Denver. Let’s not forget his own consulting The Ed Roth Show which found his work on CNN, ABC and cool baseball promos for The San Diego Padres. He was part of the legendary Jacobs and Gerber at one time, and was Executive Director Creative Service for Buena Vista TV, now called Disney/ABC Domestic Television. He’s got a very impressive list of his own! Well Dunne! Ed.


Many of you are reading this on 9/11. Time has eased the blow, diminished the shock, and given us all time to come to terms with the myriad of changes these 12 years have brought. Let’s make a concerted effort to remember all the people who were lost on that day, in NYC, Pennsylvania and DC and not focus on the divisions that have sprung up since.


Think About This:  “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”   ~  Leonardo da Vinci