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Like planes stacked up circling O’Hare in bad weather, so are people with new jobs and new adventures. Taking one at a time, we’ll land everybody safely and with style. Let’s begin with SETH SKUZA, who has been promoted at KTVT, the one-time labeled ‘ones to watch’ in Dallas-Ft. Worth. The CBS-owned station has been doing amazing work and Seth was a producer in that mix. Now he’s Senior Producer. A Baylor grad, he honed his chops in Vegas at KLAS under the leadership of legendary LEE MINARD. Now he’s calling DAVID HERSHEY boss. What a lucky man, Seth….so hear us tell you Well Dunne!
Deepest condolences and kind thoughts to JORDANA HOUCHINS of KPNX in Phoenix on the passing of her father.
Job Alert – Promotion Writer/Producer KTVT Dallas
Rare opening! The CBS O and O stations in Dallas-Fort Worth are looking for very special person to join our team. Can you write, edit, shoot and produce world-class on-air promotion, crafting your own spots from start to finish? That’s how we do it here in Texas and if you wouldn’t have it any other way, let’s talk. Please send a reel/link that showcases your best TSR, Image, Topical News and programming promotion. Send resumes and reels to email@example.com and apply online at our career page located at cbsdfw.com.
Think About This: “To forgive is to clear space for new people and experiences to enter your life. If you continue to carry the past into your present, you will recycle those painful experienes into your next one. Forgiveness isn’t about the murky past – it’s about a clear future.” ~ Emily Maroutian
What do you do when the following happens: 1 – your dad has health problems and 2 – you see an opening that is a step up from your current slot career-wise. You go for it, of course. Proximity to family, especially when all is not well, is job 1, as Ford used to say. JORDANA HOUCHINS added 1 and 2 and is heading to Phoenix from her plum slot on David Hershey’s KTVT creative marketing team. She’ll be headed to the Valley of the Sun towards the end of the month to take the Creative Brand Manager slot at TEGNA’s KPNX, NBC. She learned promo at KING in Settle and WCCB in Charlotte before heading out to LA where she did creative for KTLA, KABC, and KNBC as well as a stint working for Queen Latifah. She’ll be loving Phoenix, but she better eat all the TexMex she can before going out – Phoenix does not have very good (if at all) TexMex (alert the Chamber of Commerce!). Well Dunne! Jordana!
Speaking of Dallas, however did we miss sending out a big Well Dunne! to HOLLY ROMERO back in the early spring when she took over as for Dallas’ KDAF, the CW in Big D. Holly came down to Texas from being Assistant Creative Services Director of Hearst’s WISN in Milwaukee. The Tucson native has a degree from University of Arizona and has worked doing marketing for KOLD in her hometown as well as WTNZ in Knoxville. A belated but enthusiastic Well Dunne! Holly.
What a treat – writing about women in the biz. Anybody want to take a wild guess as to how many women head up TV station marketing departments? Go ahead…correct answers will be posted later. A solid number guess or a percentage is fine. Will there be a prize? Maybe…
Whoa there…what’s this silly nonsense about the FCC wanting money to comment? You say it’s true? Perhaps we should all pitch in and pool our money so we can call FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai names we can’t put in this blog. Imagine, a GoFundMe….
Think About This: “A lot of people would say ‘sexy’ is about the body. But to me, ‘sexy’ is a women with confidence. I admire women who have very little fear.” ~ Allegra Versace
No secret that Big D…Dallas, Texas, has long been a muy favorite locale. Now a muy favorite lady is headed there to work for The Bandit himself. Translation: Dallas rocks as does SMU. JORDANA HOUCHINS is Dallas-bound to work for DAVID HERSHEY, aka The Bandit, in the creative department of KTVT, CBS in the aforementioned north Texas market. She’ll be writing and producing and she’ll love the News Director, ANDREA PARQUET-TAYLOR. Jordana is going to leave the bright lights of LA behind when she heads east. While in LA, she produced promos for KNBC and KABC as well as KTLA. She also was Creative Director for the Queen Latifah Show via Studio City. The University of Washington student kicked off her TV career in Houston before going back to the Pacific Northwest where she promo’ed at KING and KCPQ. Let’s not forget her Charlotte NC slot at FOX. She’s going to have a blast and do work that the Metroplex will enjoy. Way to go Jordana. Watch out all you Texas bachelors…the blonde is landing soon. Well Dunne!
Job Alert – Promo Producer KDVR Denver
Think About This: “We are of course a nation of differences. Those differences don’t make us weak. They’re the source of our strength.” ~ Jimmy Carter
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Kicking 2014 off late, but persevering nonetheless. There are wonderful things afoot and smiles all around. For instance, JORDANA HOUCHINS has a fabulous new job – she’s Creative Director for the Queen Latifah Show. Queen not only had a fashion star outfit on the Peoples Choice Awards the other night, but her new talk show was voted favorite and she took home an Award. Jordana will no doubt have a blast marketing, having learned her stuff at KABC, KTLA and FOX in Charlotte. The University of Washington grad certainly knows how to make a new year fresh and exciting. Well Dunne! Jordana.
Closing the book on a long and illustrious career in TV marketing is ANNE ATKINS, who is retiring from her slot as VP of Marketing for the Raycom ownership group. She’s a classy, intelligent and talented woman who no doubt will be missed, and who deserves all the best. May you enjoy every day, Anne.
Job Alert – Sr. Creative Producer WGCL Atlanta
Think About This: "Come, my dear d’Artagnan, have a little courage! It is when one is lowest on the wheel of fortune that the wheel turns and elevates us. This evening your lot is going, perhaps, to change.” "Amen!" exclaimed d’Artagnan, stopping the carriage." ~ from TWENTY YEARS AFTER, by Alexander Dumas
Every now and then, I get to write about somebody special…and today is such a day. Yes, all the cool folks who are getting new slots are special, but this one particular announcement is like having my brother get something wonderful. CURTIS MILES is heading to Chicago to head up the creative for ABC’s WLS, which is most exciting for Curtis’ mother, who lives in nearby Iowa and she can now see her two grandchildren more than a few times a year. Curtis is the newest member of the VP Club with his new title: VP of Creative Services and Programming. He’ll be heading north after the first of the year, no doubt with a new coat and gloves. He’s been at ABC in Raleigh, WTVD, as CSD. His new GM in The Windy City is his old GM from NC. Nice. Curtis has done creative leadership at Belo’s WVEC in Norfolk as well as being Promo Manager at WTAE in Pittsburgh and WTAJ in Altoona, PA. He’s even worked at Magid. He has a Masters Degree from U of Iowa. A great big ol’ Well Dunne! Curtis and family.
Think About This: “The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anybody else suffer the way they do.” ~ Anonymous (thanks to KABC’s JORDANA HOUCHINS)
Making the move from Sunset Blvd to Burbank is JORDANA HOUCHINS. She’ll be leaving KTLA where she’s been doing that creative writing and producing thing for MARSHALL HITES and will be joining the lovely WENDY MCMAHON’s creative crew over at KABC. Jordana started out as a news producer at FOX in Seattle and then made the switch to promotions at one of the top shops in the country, KING. The U of Washington lady also spent creative time at Fox Charlotte. Well Dunne! Jordana.
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Think About This: “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” ~ Chief Seattle