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January 7, 2019

Jan 6, 2019 by     Comments Off on January 7, 2019    Posted under: Featured

First Monday of the new year. The enormous amount of change the last year brought has led some of us to look at different ways to navigate. Open our creative minds to various ideas, crafts, approaches and information, all to give our day to day life spice and reward. One such brilliant student of the possible is CARRIE KING. She’s starting at Johns Hopkins studying for her Masters Degree Digital Communications and Media with Philosophy as a double major. Wow…how totally exciting. She’ll be taking her successful years heading up creative for Tribune in Chicago and for Fox there as well. Ms. Carrie has also studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. What excellent news it is to hear about possibilities and academia and one of the best of us taking the reigns. Well Dunne! Carrie. I hope homework doesn’t keep you from staying in touch.

Well Dunne! Talent’s SHELLEY DUFFY went and got herself engaged over the holiday. Gorgeous ring…handsome guy. No doubt mistletoe was nearby. So happy for her and her soon-to-be new Mr.

Job Alert – Creative writer producer KKCO Grand Junction CO

Need a little creative inspiration this Monday? Take a gander at the art works (film, music, graphics, etc) that are now in pubic domain.

Anybody else like the Pepsi spot run during the (horribly written) Golden Globes? The one with William H Macy?

Think About This:  “There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting.”  ~  Buddha

April 24, 2015

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Well Dunne! Talent’s SHELLEY DUFFY starts the most wonderful new chapter in her life this coming Monday…she’ll be co-hosting with ROBERT MANGINO on KDKA Radio, the first radio station in the country. Shelley and Robert (need to ask if he goes by Bob) will be manning the mics from 3 to 7 weeknights, so if you’re a Pittsburgher, check them out. For those not in the Pittsburgh ADI, give a listen at this website http://tunein.com/radio/NewsRadio-1020-KDKA-s32311/  KDKA NewsTalk 1020, baby. Well Dunne! CBS Radio. Well Dunne! Shelley and Robert.

Job Alert – Director of Marketing ROOT Sports Southwest Houston 

PROMAX North America has released the finalist list for gold, silver, bronze and assorted glittery recognition for excellent creative work. Winners will be announced in NYC in early June. Well Dunne! everybody. 

Think About This: "It is hard to let old beliefs go. They are familiar. We are comfortable with them and have spent years building systems and developing habits that depend on them. Like a man who has worn eyeglasses so long that he forgets he has them on, we forget that the world looks to us the way it does because we have become used to seeing it that way through a particular set of lenses. Today, however, we need new lenses. And we need to throw the old ones away."  ~ Kenich Ohmae

Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


June 25, 2014

Jun 24, 2014 by     Comments Off on June 25, 2014    Posted under: Featured

One of the nicest and most talented people had a very good thing happen. GARY MCCORMICK, PR guy deluxe, was promoted to Director of Corporate Communications at Scripps Interactive, which is the umbrella for the Knoxville-based channels like DIY and HGTV. He had been Director of Partnership Development for them as well as Director of Partnership Development for DIY. He started with them as Director of PR for DIY and Fine Living. The Colorado State alum was part of the Up With People cast as well as served as President of the PRSA Foundation. It’s been a good year for him and this is just more icing on the cake. Well Dunne! Gary!

Sending comforting thoughts to Well Dunne! Talent’s SHELLEY DUFFY whose grandmother passed away yesterday. So very sorry.

Think About This: “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.”  ~ Paulo Coelho

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

June 2, 2014

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Several CSD and VP slots are filling…have to wait to release, but you know you’ll be in the loop when we get the green light. Meanwhile…

Well Dunne! Talent’s SHELLEY DUFFY is off to Ireland for two weeks…as part of her KDKA Radio duties. Last year Hawaii – this year Ireland. She is one lucky lady. Well Dunne! 

27 years. Anybody want to take a guess about why we mention it? Monday was the 27th anniversary of CSD SHELLY LESLIE being at the legendary WRAL in Raleigh. Well Dunne! Shelly.

TRISTA TORREZ-LAING is the now Senior VP of Marketing and New Business Development for Hawthorne Direct. Trista had been consulting for d2 Music. Well Dunne! 

In the world of News Directors, GREG SHEPPERD is one of the ND’s you want to work with. He’s down at Hearst’s KHBS/KHOG  in Ft. Smith, Arkansas working with another fave, CSD KEN BAUER. Just as an fyi, their 40/29 weather app is very sharp. Well Dunne!

Think About This:  "Words can inspire or criticize. Words help us express our feelings and explore the very depths of what we understand. Yet words are simply symbols, like signs along the roadway that point beyond themselves. More than beautiful words about love; we seek an experience of the beauty that is Love. More than words about life we seek to express the Light which is life Itself. As we move beyond the surface stream of our thoughts and words, we discover that there is so much more to us than words or ideas can ever describe. We are consciousness experiencing conscious awakening." ~ Ric Beattie

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


June 24, 2013

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 Nothing like a change of scenery. Imagine (and watch how you pronounce that…as a Midwestener, the recent reminder was that it’s an ‘ah’ sound not an “e” at the start of the word) the beauty of the west as exemplified in Salt Lake City…now picture the lush beaches and palms of Florida’s Tampa Bay area. That’s what BRYAN JOHNSON has done –  he’s now working hard for CSD DENNIS ELSBURY at ABC affil WFTS. He made the change from the FOX affil in SLC, KTSU. And he’s recently married, too. All change – all good.  He’s a grad of Dixie State U, where he earned the Communications Student of the Year honor, and has worked at KCSG in St. George. Well Dunne! Bryan.

Station Summit is on in Vegas.  The words “Hangover 4” keep coming to mind…   Be on the lookout for some of the coolest folks who are going to be checking in with us…thus making the ‘what happens in Vegas’ line pretty much useless. 

Well Dunne! Talent’s SHELLEY DUFFY is at the right place at the right time. Her view of the Super Moon was from the Grand Canyon. To say it’s breathtaking isn’t doing it justice. Lucky (and talented) lady.

Think About This: “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”  ~  Nelson Mandela


April 12, 2012

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From the Land of Enchantment comes word of a very nice promotion at Hearst’s KOAT. Landing fulltime in the CSD chair is DOUG DONAHOO, who had been interim CSD after TONY REED transitioned to Promotion Manager at WESH in Orlando. Doug is a Kansas guy, hailing from Overland Park (which is a KC burb) who has been out in Albuquerque for the last two years as Assistant CSD. A Jayhawk, who follows basketball and is thrilled with how that all worked out, Doug has worked at a cable operation in Lawrence while he was a student as well as doing topicals at KCTV in KC. Sounds like he’s on a definite upward trajectory. Well Dunne! Doug.

Job Alert – writer producer WAVY in the Hampton Roads

Job Alert – Writer Producer WUSA in DC

Job Alert – writer producer for WSFL down Ft. Lauderdale way.

Job Alert – KDAF in Dallas wants a total creative and the title they’re using is Specialist, New Promotions

WXIN/WTTV Indianapolis is looking for an On-Air Promotion Coordinator. Starts immediately. Here’s the skinny:

Promo Coordinator Needed   Fox59 and Indiana’s 4 are looking for a promotion coordinator to fill logs and Fox and CW promos on a daily basis.  Preferred candidates will be familiar with Wide Orbit and Final Cut.

Job Description:   The WXIN/WTTV promotion coordinator’s role spans two areas of on-air promo spots and messages using the Wide Orbit traffic system for WTTV, WXIN, THIS-TV and ANTENNA-TV.  In addition, the promotional coordinator will tag select Fox and CW network episodic promos using Final Cut Pro.  Additional responsibilities include management and tracking of PSAs for both stations, and the creation of various reports for station management.  Other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

Qualifications Necessary:  Working knowledge of either/both Wide Orbit and Final Cut preferred.  High levels of organization skills and attention to detail a must.  1-3 years of cable/broadcast/media experience encouraged, but not required.

Send resume and cover letter stating position desired and referral source to Human Resources, WXIN, 6910 Network Place, Indianapolis, IN 46278.  EOE.

Lucky SHELLEY DUFFY, a Well Dunne! Talent (of course)…she is off to Hawaii. It’s on business, too. Lucky lady will be living Aloha. Enjoy Mama’s Fish House…favorite place on the planet.

Beer ice cream? Well, I guess so. Click here.

Think About This: “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” ~ Mark Twain


September 13, 2011

Sep 13, 2011 by     Comments Off on September 13, 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized

Yes, you were all missed. But refreshers are what make things continue, no? Now that it’s September, let’s get down to business.

Big Well Dunne! going out to JAMIE FRENCH who is already hard at work as the new VP of Communiations for Style Network. He’s a University of New Hampshire guy who has done a fab job at his old gig…NBC. He’s already sent out two media releases…super!

Well Dunne! Talent’s SHELLEY DUFFY is right this very minute traveling in Italy. Happy? Oh do you even need to ask?! Shelley just finished doing a project for CSD KRISTEN JOYAL‘s creative crew at WAVY in the Hampton Roads market.

Bouncing back from a quick moment with the surgeon is Well Dunne! Talent’s JEFF O’NEIL. The procedure was no where NEAR his vocal cords, so he’s not missed one beat.

TWO jobs….the first from SUSAN TRACY-DURANT up in Providence:


Is TV Promotion your passion? Are you known for being a news junkie? Are you a creative writer who thrives on producing compelling promo copy? Then our award winning creative team is looking for you!  WPRI/WNAC/ENAC -TV, the LIN Media station in Providence, RI, has an immediate opening in the Creative Services Department for a full-time Nightside Topical Writer/Producer/Editor. The ideal candidate for this position must have experience writing topical news promo copy along with the following experience requirements:

·         Strong news tease writing skills

·         Excellent communicator

·         Possess solid news judgment

·         Highly motivated and organized

·         The ability to work under tight deadlines

·         A self-starter  

Applicants will be responsible for working nightside Monday to Friday for writing, producing and editing daily newscast topical promos, proof of performance spots, work on station image, and other duties relating to the Creative Services Department.  This position also requires editing experience  on a non-linear editing system (AVID). A four-year college degree is also preferred in journalism or communications. Two years of broadcast news and/or journalism experience is recommended.  Former or current news producers with technical and creative abilities are encouraged to apply.

This position is open until filled.

Please send cover letter and résumé and reel to:

25 Catamore Boulevard
East Providence, RI 02914
Attn: Director of Creative Services

Or e-mail your résumé and cover letter to: sdurant@wpri.com
Please include the position you’re applying for in the subject line.  NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED / No applications without a work sample will be considered.

The second job comes from ED EVEREST, CSD at WTAE in Pittsburgh:


WTAE-TV – Pittsburgh, PA

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:


400 Ardmore Boulevard

Pittsburgh, PA  15221

Applicants must include source of referral

No phone calls, please.


Long overdue article on companies and ad agencies who promote anorexia and what can be considered child porn – just to sell some clothes. 

Think About This: When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.  ~ Betty Bender


Wednesday March 9, 2011

Mar 8, 2011 by     Comments Off on Wednesday March 9, 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized


Tennessee and North Carolina have some really steep rivalries when it comes to sports. The capital of NC is rife with colleges, among them Duke, NCState and UNC-Chapel Hill. But Tennessee native APRIL TOLLIVER isn’t going to let that concern her one little bit. She’s just begun at the NCB affil in Raleigh, WNCN where she’s doing that creative promo thing.  Ms. April has a background in television, film, and production and has worked in public TV and post houses.  A graduate from Middle Tennessee State University, April can draw a storyboard with real images, not stick figures. Currently, she’s handling Topicals and a lot of image and sales projects. CSD STEVE PATRICK is thrilled to have her. Well Dunne! April.

March 8 was officially International Women’s Day, which made it the ideal time to introduce two of Well Dunne! Talent’s newest pros. For those who missed it, say hello and give a listen to LISA SCOTT and SHELLEY DUFFY. Both have been in front of and behind the camera, both have been newsies and really understand the nuances and needs of a station…and both have incredible range. Lisa can do “young” and her vocal stylings are a hit with kiddies…Shelley leans more towards a deeper register with authority. Something for everybody! Well Dunne! you two.

Think About This: “Do not cease to drink beer, to eat, to intoxicate thyself, to make love, and to celebrate the good days.” ~ Egyptian proverb