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When it comes to living in the most exciting, ideal US markets, KELLY DONNELL wins. Kelly is trading in the temperate seaside beach-y perfect San Diego for the adventuresome, outdoorsy energy of Denver. He’s the new Creative Services Director of Tribune’s KDVR, Fox in the Mile High City. He’s transitioning for Tribune, which is where he was in San Diego – at the Fox affiliate. The Florida Gator by education really has lived and worked in the best cities: Honolulu, New Orleans, Chicago, NYC, San Francisco and Tucson. Come on…those are fabulous places. He’s a lucky man. And a talented one. A great big Rocky Mountain Well Dunne! Kelly
Remember last December when B&C named Cleveland’s MICKI BYRNES the GM of the year? Well, Ms. Micki did it again and nabbed the GM of the year for the Tegna chain. She’s a former promo pro who is obviously one fab leader at WKYC. Does that give any of you big chains any ideas? No? Why the heck not? Yeah, you know who you are…
The gates of heaven have been swinging wide open of late. Word comes via RONN KILBY that voice talent DOUG PAUL has passed away in the Atlanta area. If you want info on the memorial, etc, please let me know. Doug had a one-of-a-kind sound and you have all heard him on the many promos he did for networks across many decades. God bless you, Doug.
And yes, there was no WOMAN WRITING done yesterday. It was a day without…
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Living the Aloha life is KELLY DONNELL, who will probably not miss the snowy Portland, Maine winters he experienced while heading up the creative team at WGME. Not that Portland isn’t a very cool spot – it is. It’s just that comparing Honolulu and Portland is a tad bit unfair. Kelly is now in the islands, under the palms, not all that far from Waikiki. Ahhhh – paradise. He’s taken the reigns at Raycom’s duop, KGMB/CBS and KHNL/NBC, which is what the islanders call Hawaii News Now. Kelly has his degree from University of Florida and has worked in some amazing markets, like New Orleans, Seattle, Philly and Chicago. Mahalo for the picture, Kelly and a big Well Dunne! to you.
Congrats to all the wonderful CTAM Mark Award winners, announced at the CTAM Summit in Orlando on the 14th. Check it out by clicking here.
Job Alert – Promotion Producer, WOFL Fox35 – Orlando
Write, produce and edit promos, including daily topicals, station and news image spots, POP’s, network prime, and program spots for the FOX Triopoly in Central Florida. Must have a proven track record of producing conversational yet compelling promotional spots that take a different approach, connect emotionally with viewers and give clear reasons to tune-in. Requires top-notch writing skills and a desire to win every day. Good understanding of how to sell news stories and station programming to target demographics. Must have the ability to execute distinct aand ways to increase traffic. Flexibility and ability to meet tight deadlines is a key. Ability to work flexible hours and shifts, including weekends and holidays is required. A minimum of two years television promotion experience, a degree in communications or related field, a good understanding of graphics and visual effects along with proficiency with Microsoft Office, basic non-linear editing skills and AVSTAR news computer knowledge is preferred. AVID Adrenaline and After Effects experience is a plus.
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Trading one seaside market for another. Yes, it sounds like a dream and yes, it can be done. Just ask KELLY DONNELL, who is going to leave New Orleans for Portland, Maine. Kelly is a real Southern guy who has worked in NO and survived it all…Katrina, floods, hurricanes, too much Mardi Gras and even the fabulous rich foods that the Crescent City claims as theirs. While in the Big Easy, Kelly has been creative honcho at NO’s net affils WDSU, WVUE and is leaving the Tribune ABC station, WGNO, after two years as their Creative Services Director. Portland awaits as does his new job as Marketing Manager at Sinclair’s WGME in beautiful Portland. For those who aren’t familiar with Portland, it’s hard on the Atlantic offering a sophisticated lifestyle that entices. Kelly has also worked on the Pacific coast at KGO in San Francisco. To make sure he experienced all kinds of terrain, he’s also done that desert thing at KGUN in Tucson. Glad to hear the news, Kelly. And let us know your thoughts about trading crawfish for lobster. Well Dunne!
Job Alert – WESH in Orlando is looking for a CSD since SUZANNE GRETHEN is heading to NYC to head up Hearst’s creative.
Job Alert – HBO has a Line Producer slot open for On-Air Creative. New York locale, of course.
Job Alert – promo writer/producer KCBD in Lubbock, TX
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