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October 18, 2018

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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 dhershey@cbs.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

July 12, 2018

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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

September 21, 2016

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There’s just something about Midwesterners. It’s a solidness, perhaps. A sense of ‘doing the right thing’ and not expecting applause for it. A sensible approach to life that doesn’t eliminate crazy but knows when to go there. Yes, Midwesterners are an ideal cup of tea. JAMIE PETERSON is a Midwesterner who originally hails from Iowa (did you read that CURTIS MILES?). The Quad Cities to be more precise. He spent summers at Osage Beach, which this Missourian knows well. Jamie chose college at Arizona State in Phoenix, which was a real switch from the verdant spaces near the Mississippi’s banks – and he loved the desert. Stayed there. Jamie is the new Brand Manager of TEGNA’s NBC affil, KPNX,  in The Valley of the Sun, having come from his startup, RedCouch Studio, which focused on boutique TV production and creative concepting. With a background based in art (ask him about the Sistine Chapel of stained glass…no, ask him) he’s got fresh eyes and a lot of enthusiasm as well as a background in the agency biz. So great to meet him! Looking forward to those little Mexican food hole-in-the-walls. And best wishes to his new bride as well…lots going on with him. Well Dunne! Jamie.


Job Alert – Marketing Producer WLBT Jackson MS


Today’s Think About This is not a plug for the amazing talent that Well Dunne! has on the roster, but about the importance of communication…..(the talent is just a bonus….)


Think About This:  “Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.”  ~  Stephen Hawking


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