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October 13, 2011

Oct 12, 2011 by     Comments Off on October 13, 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized

How busy is the new WTAE Pittsburgh Promotion Manager? SO busy she’s had to postpone one of those great phone conversations full of exciting quotes for this blog. And the reason she’s so busy is that she’s doing two jobs at once. It’s just while they find a new creative to take her old slot. So while TRACY OLIVER, who sounds like a dynamo, toils doing Topicals, we’ll have to just take it from her boss, CSD ED EVEREST, that she’s gotten a well-deserved bump. We’ll check back with Tracy later, but are sending the Hearst CBS PM a big ol’ Well Dunne!

Let’s hear it for DON SMITH. He’s the Promo Manager out at KOVR in Sacramento, working with CSD DREW FOWLER. Don is a major fave and one great guy, who today is celebrating the 4th anniversary of his amazing blog, IDOPROMOZ. Definitely check it out daily. Well Dunne! Don.


Happy birthday to Well Dunne! Talent’s KEVIN MACHADO who’s making LA even hotter than Mother Nature!

Want to help Tracy out? Then let’s get an ace Topical Producer into WTAE. Details follow:

If you have fire in the belly, a monster demo reel and a winning attitude then pack your bags and head to the most livable city in America.

Pittsburgh is vibrant broadcast mecca thriving in culture and opportunity. “The Burgh” has a unique blend of big city living with a hometown heart. The market has over 90 distinct neighborhoods and four distinct seasons to support all lifestyles. The City of Champions has a neighborhood you’ll love calling home!

If you are ready to earn your keep and propel your career in a real market – and we mean REAL competitive market – Pittsburgh is THE place to be! In this city the difference between #1 and #3 can come down to a tenth of a point. We are hunting for a highly competitive producer with the desire to contribute terrific work and execute great ideas.

This is not an entry level position. Experienced applicants should be proven in writing, shooting and editing of original marketing with a focus on primetime news topical promotion. Producing duties will also include station positioning, news image, sports themed and digital platform branding spots. We are looking for someone who can create value and deliver the goods.

This position requires the ability to shoot, experience with ENPS, and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite 5. Resume’s submitted without demo reels will be used to light the grill at our station tailgate parties. We like to have fun and we have a lot to advance. If you are motivated to succeed and ready to take your life’s work to new levels then Pittsburgh is your next target.

WTAE has an award winning news staff that values talented people and positive attitudes. WTAE is staffed by some of the industry’s most respected and critically acclaimed television news journalists delivering insightful, thought-provoking and essential news coverage to Pittsburgh. Our leadership extends to coverage of local news, weather and sports, on-air, on-line, and on mobile. We report local stories with national impact. This could be a defining moment in your career.

Send cover letter, resume and demo reel to:  WTAE-TV  400 Ardmore Boulevard  Pittsburgh, PA  15221 Applicants must include source of referral  No phone calls, please. WTAE is a Hearst station.

 Think About This:  (This was used by Nelson Mandela in his Inaugural Speech 1994) “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people will feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson



December 6, 2010

Dec 6, 2010 by     Comments Off on December 6, 2010    Posted under: Uncategorized


What kind of holiday is KEVIN KIRKALDIE going to have?  He’s the Creative Services Director of Media General’s NBC affiliate WSLS in Roanoke, VA. Well besides having a gorgeous part of the country in which to celebrate, Kevin is going to spend his first holiday as a dad. He and his wife welcomed daughter Savannah this past weekend. Sending the family warm wishes and lots of our best thoughts. Well Dunne! Kirkaldies.

Spending time at Disneyland this past weekend was Well Dunne! Talent’s KEVIN MACHADO. Nothing like some magical time with Mickey and Company.

Was that WTVD’s CURTIS MILES at the Dolphins home game Sunday? Why yes, yes it was. A lifelong Miami fan, Curtis finally got to see his favorite team play. And he got to take his two sons with him as well. It was just like they say on the credit card commercial – priceless.

Job Alert: Logo, part of the MTV Networks, is looking for an on-air promo writer producer. Details here.

Job Alert:  NESN is in need of a Director of Marketing. Cool slot. Details

Hope your week is finding you in the part of the US that is NOT freezing. Don’t forget to share your hot news…easy as going to Facebook or LinkedIn.

Think About This: "You’ll encounter many obstacles along the road to living your dreams. Some obstacles may be real, some imagined, some may be tangible, and some may be intangible. Some of those obstacles will be created by others, and some will be self-imposed. However they manifest, you will always be given the choice as to whether you give them power." ~ Francine Ward