New Orleans always has a reason to celebrate. Over at Hearst’s WDSU, the NBC affil, CSD ERIN FINNEGAN is celebrating her new Assistant Creative Services Director, DAVID BELL. David is not only a great choice, he’s a very good Super Bowl critiquer (if that isn’t a real word, it is now…) who was kind enough to do so for this very blog. David is moving to The Big Easy from Wichita, Kansas where he was most recently Promotion Director of KSNW. Before that, David worked at KWCH as their Marketing Director. He’s also served as CSD at Tulsa’s KJRH and he kicked off his promo career at WBZ in Boston. To quote Erin: “David brings a tremendous portfolio of experience and creativity to WDSU, including over 15 years of experience as a manager of Creative Services.” So wonderful to hear that David is going to have beignets available to kick off his mornings. Let’s all rollez with the bon temps…or just give David and big Well Dunne!
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A sad and somber weekend. In New Orleans, the news is about a creative: WDSU TV’s CSD BILLY PILGRIM passed away on Friday. Billy was always enthusiastic, always excited about the work he did…always excited about the people he worked with. He loved New Orleans, and he seemed so happy when he talked about it. He was a southerner, a creative, loved by many both inside and outside Hearst. Billy graduated from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama and spent ten years working in video production including for his own company, appropriately named Billy Pilgrim Productions. He became CSD at WAKA in Montgomery and joined WDSU in 2007 as Promotions Manager. He was named CSD in June of 2010. He will be missed.
This eloquent note is what the WDSU General Manager sent out:
It is with a very heavy heart that I must inform you that we have lost our colleague and friend, Billy Pilgrim. Billy passed away last night following surgery. It has been our great fortune to have had Billy on our team the past nine years. Whether it was a news image campaign, working through a hurricane, or a big Saints on Six campaign, our station has been the beneficiary of his extraordinary talents. We always knew his work would be the very, very best. And, it was. His impact is indelible. For that, his gentle soul and friendship, I will always be grateful that he came into my life and walked the halls of our station. Please keep his family in your thoughts.
Former FOX 29 Philadelphia intern PATIENCE CARTER was shot in the carnage in Orlando on the weekend. All prayers welcome.
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