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November 5, 2018

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Let’s begin the week by letting a guest editor share his good news. Turning over to DAVID HERSHEY, who wrangles the creative at KTVT, CBS in the DFW market. Take it away David:

I’m pleased to announce the newest member of our 11/21 Creative Services team.   EMILY THOMAS will be joining us as our newest Promotion Writer-Producer!  She’s coming to us from the Nexstar Triopoly (yes, I said triopoly) in Youngstown, Ohio.  There, she produces topicals, TSR’s and Image spots for three (yes I said three) network affiliates including ABC, Fox and CBS on a daily basis.  She is also well-versed in the Wide Orbit world so that will be a good resource for us as well.  We were very impressed with her tease-writing skills as well as her overall work-ethic.  I think she will become a valuable part of our already-stellar creative  services team.  Emily has accepted Seth’s old position after he was promoted up to Senior Producer to replace Rhett.  Her start date here will be November 26th.   Well Dunne! Emily.

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Job Alert – Producer/Editor KABC Los Angeles

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Think About This:  Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”   ~  Albert Einstein

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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

May 22, 2017

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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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November 11, 2015

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When a CSD refers to the people on the creative team as family, you know immediately it’s a great shop…one where individual creativity is honored and micromanagement isn’t even in the vocabulary. Such is KTVT, the CBS station in Dallas. When VP DAVID HERSHEY went on the hunt for a writer-producer, he knew that, besides having to add to his work family, patience was going to be in order, and he was right. It paid off. Come December 7, they will welcome TARYN JONES to the 11/21 creative team, as they dub themselves. Taryn is moving up from KEYE in Austin where, in addition to her marketing duties, she also handled entertainment reporting. The San Diego area native attended Arizona State and has worked in Tuscon at KGUN as well as for Journal Broadcasting’s radio group. Well Dunne! Taryn, newest KTVT family member.

Job Alert – Creative Live Nation TV Brooklyn  job1337 (part of Vice Media)

Think About This:  “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”  ~ General George S. Patton

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August 6, 2015

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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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August 5, 2015

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If one is good, and two is twice as good, then three is over the moon. Three is the magic number for WJXT’s CSD SHERRY CARPENTER, who has added some fab talent to her team in Jacksonville. We’ll let her and her new hires take over (I’ll put my feet up and fix a margarita today…bonus!): 


BRANDON LINK: “I hail from WVVA! A station tucked away in Southern WV. I went from Master control, Commercial producer to Promotion manager in a little under 2 years. Before I stumbled into TV, I played football for the Pittsburgh Power in the AFL (Arena football league). I am originally from Cumberland, MD. I’ve been playing guitar for 12 years, and I have a 4 yr old black lab/pit mix named Nina! I’m probably the biggest/scariest looking Promotion Producer in the country!”  (Take what you like from that. Haha.) 


STUART BOSLOW is the new Executive Producer of a daily talk and entertainment show on WJXT, launching later this year. Stuart joined the station from Dallas, where he launched a talk and lifestyle show at KTXD. Previously he was Senior Special Projects Producer at KTVT. 


Just hired today, as in Tuesday! RYAN DOLBY was our intern, and was hired to help support production of 3 weekly Jacksonville Jaguars shows. As the official station of our NFL Franchise team, folks in creative services help produce the coaches show, Everbank Jaguars Gameday, and Jaguars All Access.  Ryan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Concentration in production from University of North Florida. 


Job Alert – Sherry and Stuart are working frantically to hire 7 more people– co-hosts, MMJ’s, producers, bookers and tech support. Check out Graham Media’s WJXT’s job postings. 


Sincere condolences to PHIL KRAFT, Senior Creative Producer for KGTV in San Diego, on the loss of his Grandmother. 

EXCELLENT read…BILL HARTNETT’s blog entitled Social TV Grows Up and Gets Real.



Changes are as hot as the temps…tomorrow we tell about the new CSD at WNCN in Raleigh and have great news about a favorite with a syndicated show. And the already promised details on the lovely new KXAN CSD will be forthcoming. Plus a real find for DAVID HERSHEY at KTVT. Come back – bring salt.


Oh, this is the 1625th post of WDT’s focus on the people of TV marketing. How fast the children grow…


Think About This: "Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.”  ~ Jon Sinclair


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July 31, 2015

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Let’s end the firecracker month of July with a lot going on all at once. First, we turn our attention to the elegant Palm Beach market and news the Sinclair stations there, WPEC/WTVX/WTCN, have a new Commercial Production Manager. Enter LARRY DOYLE come August 10. Give the GM there, MICHAEL PUMO, a gold star for recognizing talent. Larry will be part of the station team that includes CSD JAMES GRIFFEL so the excitement level is going to be very high. Anyway, the writer here has worked for and with Larry and he’s utterly creative. Palm Beach clients are in for a treat. Mr. Doyle of the Irish name and visage has been CSD at Tampa’s WFLA as well as WTSP in addition to leading creative at WCNC in Charlotte plus writing and producing for KHOU in Houston. He’s from New Hampshire which adds to his elan. Best part of the new gig is he’ll be close to his college bound daughter, soon to be a freshman in the Sunshine State. Well Dunne! Larry.


Next up, another fave is DAVID HERSHEY heading up CBS’ KTVT in Dallas. He’s filled a critical slot and with that, we’ll let him take over:  I’m happy to announce that RHETT SCHWARTZKOPF has been promoted to Senior Promotion Producer for CBS 11, TXA 21 and Me-TV.  I first met Rhett almost 10 years ago when he was a student at UNT.  I was speaking to his class about this crazy, little known department of misfits called ‘Creative Services’.  He came up to me afterwards and said ‘THAT is exactly what I want to do.’  From there, he earned an internship in our department.  Eventually, he moved up to being part of our UPN 21 ‘U-Crew’ street team  (remember that?).  He worked his way up to producing promo spots for us full-time and that’s what he’s been doing for us ever since.  Recently, he was also our station Employee of the Month.  Rhett’s incredible skills, creativity, can-do attitude and work ethic make him a tremendous asset to our stations and I’m thrilled to have him on my team in this new role.  Well Dunne! Rhett. PS – not related to General S that we know of….


Finally, last but not least, KXAN in Austin has promoted NATALIA EGAN to CSD. More info on her Monday. Watch this space.


Think About This: ”Whatever life takes away from you, let it go. When you surrender and let go of the past, you allow yourself to be fully alive in the moment.”  ~  Don Miguel Ruiz


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June 17, 2015

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Sometimes, the perfect job meets and meshes with ‘perfect needs’; not just money or creative freedom, but family needs that trump most everything else. When you get an ideal slot and it combines with your ‘perfect needs’, then ya’ll, you have hit the jackpot. Those ‘ding, ding, ding’ jackpot sounds are going off for J.R. VANWASSENHOVE, who is a Columbus, Ohio native and is returning to be the Promotions Manager for WBNS, the Dispatch-owned CBS affil. He’ll be with family, and that’s very important to him because his dad has been battling an ongoing disease, and being close will make all the difference. J.R. is going to hate leaving WLWT, Hearst’s NBC affil in Cincinnati, where he’s done attention-getting work as a Sr. writer producer. He’s a Full Sail guy who can do it all, shoot, edit, design, write and produce, which he’s done for such operations as WINK in Ft. Myers, FOX in Orlando, WXIA in Atlanta and Fox Sports South. So very happy to hear about this particular move, so let’s send Papa healing thoughts when we send out a Well Dunne! to J.R.

KTVT promo pro JAMES GRIMSBY is heading back to Phoenix, where his lovely and brilliant wife will be doing her doctor thing. Sounds like great news for everybody but CSD David Hershey, who is looking for two top notch promo peeps.

Job Alert – Executive Producer (2 openings)  WPGH/WPNT Pittsburgh

WPGH/WPNT in Pittsburgh, PA has an immediate opening for an energetic and creative Promotions Executive Producer to oversee the overall content, production and promotion of local sports and entertainment programming.   The ideal candidate will produce programs and oversee production of nightly and special programming. You will work closely with the other producers and editors on daily content and creative direction.

Job Alert – Marketing Supervisor WBLT Jackson MS

WLBT/WDBD in Jackson, MS, seeks a hands-on Marketing Supervisor with a creative mind, passionate, high-energy sense of urgency, and a proven track record in the marketing and promotion of a competitive news-oriented network affiliate.  Must help manage the station’s brand on all platforms and be skilled in non-linear editing, videography, topical news writing, image marketing, social media, and train and coach their team in these areas. Strong management and interpersonal skills are necessary to help lead our creative team in further expanding our dominant market position.  The successful candidate must be able to work with the Marketing Director to coordinate strategy and devise and schedule station marketing activities in coordination with news, sales and traffic. Qualified candidates please apply online and submit cover letter and resume.  EOE/M/F/D/V

Qualified applicants, please apply online and attach your cover letter, resume, and links to your work.  No phone calls please.  https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/3677/marketing-supervisor/job

Job Alert – Motion Graphic Designer WLBT/WDBD Jackson MS

WLBT/WDBD in Jackson, MS, is seeking a full time Motion Graphic Designer.  Duties include creating on-air and off air graphics for all departments – news content, digital/web, marketing and sales.  This position does include editing and videography duties as well. This position requires an individual who can efficiently execute creative design solutions with accuracy and acute attention to detail. Applicants must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, After-Effects, Premiere and Illustrator.  Knowledge of Cinema 4D, Element, Chyron Lyric and/or Camio is an added bonus.  Qualified candidates should apply online and attach resume, cover letter, and links to your work. EOE-M/F/D/V

Applications for employment are now submitted electronically. If you are interested in applying, please visit https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/3678/motion-graphics-designer/job

Think About This: “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him/”  ~ David Brinkley

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June 16, 2015

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JASON PALLANTE is all excited about next Monday. That’s the day he begins as Associate Director of On-Air Promos for Fox Sports South. Between now and then, he has to say goodbye to the creative team at KTVT in Dallas, where he’s been devising hot and award-winning promos under CSD DAVID HERSHEY. The Boston U grad (he’s a proud Terrier) started his career at WTEN in Albany, which is his hometown (officially from Schenectady – bonus points for those who know that’s an Iroquois word…double bonus and a free tequila shot if you know what it means) and has worked at WCNC, Belo in Charlotte. He’s a man who loves sports and is thrilled to have what is considered the gold ring job for men who loves sports and do TV. Give me a W..E…L…L  DUNNE! Hurray for Jason.

Austin, Texas is a pretty cool market. Not temperature-wise, of course. It’s actually gotten hotter over the years per the weather folks. But Austin is tres cool for most everything else. It’s where LORENA H lives and where she is going to stay, what with a super little boy and a hubby there and all. She’s leaving her Promo Manager slot at KTBC, the FOX station in the Texas capital, and she’ll be hanging out her freelance sign, which will leave her more time to enjoy said little boy and hubby. She’s a talented one she is, so take note. Call her. Use her. You’ll be thrilled. Well Dunne! Lorena. And for those who want to know exactly who she is, email me. We’re sidestepping some very nasty trolls who should be ashamed of themselves.

Think About This: “I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.”  ~ Ernst Fischer

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June 11, 2015

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Up Milwaukee way comes word that ANNE BROWN is now the go-to for creative.  Actually, the title is Director Strategy and Marketing for WITI, the Tribune-owned FOX affil. She has a news background and a journalism degree from The Ohio State University, with news stops along the way in DC, the AP, Avid and WBNS. Well Dunne! Anne, who shares the same name as a fabulous decorator and artist in Texas. 

Job Alert – KTVT in Dallas has not one but two slots…work with DAVID HERSHEY. Coolness.


KTVT CBS 11 and TXA 21…the CBS O and O stations in Dallas-Fort Worth are looking for our next promo superstar!  You’ll be working with some of the best creative folks in the country.  It’s a collaborative environment where coming to work is actually fun.  We are undergoing a full renovation of our department which will soon become an agency-style space for our ‘11/21 Creative Services’ team.  Yes, you’ll have your own office.  We’re looking for someone who can conceptualize, write, produce, shoot, edit…basically do it all!  That’s how we all do it here.  Isn’t that why we all got into television to begin with?  If you have at least 5 years experience in producing great, award-winning creative and have a can-do attitude that matches your great skills…we want to talk to you!  Please send resume and reel (or online video demo) of your best branding spots, special report promos, topicals or other relevant work to:  David Hershey, VP Creative Services, CBS 11-TXA 21, 5233 Bridge Street, Fort Worth, TX 76103.  dhershey@cbs.com.  No phone calls please…we’ll call you! 


KTVT CBS 11 and TXA 21…the CBS O and O stations in Dallas-Fort Worth are looking for a full-time News Topical Writer-Producer.  ‘It’s just topicals’ are words you will never hear at our station.  This position is a high priority and keeping our primetime teases the best in the market is our goal.  Can you find that tease-worthy nugget in a pile of news?   Can you write fast, edit faster and then come in the next day to see the fruits of your labor?  Can you do all that and still keep a sense of humor?  If so, we want to talk to you.   You’ll be working with some of the best creatives in the country.  We work as a team in all areas.  Please send resume and reel of your latest top 5 TOPICAL NEWS PROMOS.  Got more you want to share?  Feel free to then include any image promos/special report spots.  Send them all (or online video demo) to:  David Hershey, VP Creative Services, CBS 11-TXA 21, 5233 Bridge Street, Fort Worth, TX 76103.  dhershey@cbs.com.  No phone calls please…we’ll call you!


Think About This: (Thanks to KTAB’s KAREN YARBROUGH) “That thing that you do, after your day job, in your free time, too early in the morning, too late at night. That thing you read about, write about, think about, in fact fantasize about. That thing you do when you’re all alone and there’s no one to impress, nothing to prove, no money to be made, simply a passion to pursue. That’s it. That’s your thing. That’s your heart, your guide. That’s the thing you must, must do.”  ~ Jes Allen

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