Pittsburgh is quite amazing…besides being home to several Well Dunne! Talent voices (and all round fun professionals!) it’s where radio first signed on the air, where The Avengers was filmed, and it home to the Robot Hall of Fame. No, really it is. With that in mind, it’s no wonder COLIN WILES is happy to be returning to his hometown. Colin is going to be the new News Brand Producer for TRACY OLIVER at Hearst’s WTAE. Colin is a grad of Slippery Rock State University, which has to be one of the most original names for, well, for anything let alone an institution of higher learning. This isn’t Colin’s first gig…but it will see him changing departments, leaving behind the news and being part of the marketing team. Excellent – he’ll be learning from Tracy who is a whiz! He’s been putting the news together down in Fort Smith, Arkansas for Tribune-owned KSFM, the CBS affil. Well Dunne! Colin.
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Think About This: “The seven social sins are: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle.” ~ Frederick Lewis Donaldson from his sermon in Westminster Abbey London on March 20, 1925.
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Let’s hope MICHAEL O’TOOLE is all rested…cause he’s headed to the city that never sleeps. Yep, Michael is the newest member of the creative team at New York’s FOX operation. VP BRIAN BLUM shared the news. O’Toole (love that Irish name!) is driving up I-95 from his old slot as VP of Creative Services at WUTB, the MyTV station in Charm City. He did a terrific job, sometimes doing it all himself. Michael and Brian worked together in the past at San Diego’s KUSI, and also they worked together promoting WUTB from the Secaucus location…so this new teaming will be particularly fun. The multi-talented Michael has a degree in Broadcast Management from USC, and has done creative marketing for Cox Communiations in LA. Well Dunne! Michael.
Guess who is STILL doing double duty, both her Promo Manager job AND doing nighttime topicals? WTAE’s TRACY OLIVER. If you’re a writer producer and want to work in a fab market for a great ownership group…send your info to WTAE. Tracy won’t have the time to read it, but CSD ED EVEREST will – much to Tracy’s delight.
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Too bad this is not coming to you from some fabulous spiritual locale on the farflung map. 11-11-11 was going to be mystical. Well, let’s make it mystical no matter where we are.
Think About This: "You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.” ~ Harry S. Truman
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