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August 22, 2016

Aug 21, 2016 by     Comments Off on August 22, 2016    Posted under: Featured

When the email from former CSD LAUREN RIDGLEY popped into the Inbox, it seemed like it would be about her adventures as a new mom to an adorable little one. Well, it kinda was, in a way. Lauren sounded like a proud parent of sorts in sharing the news that LACY LEVASSEUR got named Promotion Manager at ABC affil WSOC in Charlotte. Lauren hired Lacy out of a Palm Springs station to come work at Hearst’s WISN in Milwaukee and the rest is, as the old expression goes, history. From Milwaukee, Lacy was off to the Queen City where she wrote and produced and now has been named to her first management title. Isn’t it great to hear a ‘former boss’ (or better yet let’s say mentor) call you brilliant?! Ms. Lacy is on a well deserved vacay at the moment, with her two adorable little ones who pop up on WSOC promos now and then) but would tell us she’s a Michigan State grad. All happiness and a sweet Well Dunne! 

One little one who used to be in WCNC promos left for college this weekend. How is that even possible? Well Dunne! Rose Vermette, whose father GREG VERMETTE is my all time favorite and is holding down the creative fort in Philadelphia at Center City Film and Video.

Think About This:  “Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them.
They move on. They move away.
The moments that used to define them are covered by
moments of their own accomplishments.

It is not until much later, that children understand;
their stories and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories
of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones,
beneath the water of their lives.”  ~ Paulo Coelho

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent 


May 13, 2016

May 12, 2016 by     Comments Off on May 13, 2016    Posted under: Featured

Let’s not let a Friday the 13th take us off a positive course. It’s TGIF afterall, with the most glorious of months at our fingertips. 

Out in San Francisco and Oakland, Fox affil KTVU CSD ERIK CANDIANI is like the former TV character Paladin, also headquartered in SF. Paladin would be ready to go when he had a great set of cards dealt to him…full hand so to speak. Erik is ready to go with a full creative hand, now that he’s got these three new folks. First off, there’s former WLS Chicago’s MATT DE KEYSER doing Graphic Design and 3D Design. Matt’s been in New Orleans at WDSU and  Milwaukee at WDJT. KOVR’s loss is  JOHNNY ROMAN who’s now producing for former KOVRer Erik. And handling the Senior Writer Producer duties is new-to-affiliate-TV-marketing guy JIMMY DIEBOLD whose creative passport has been stamped from New York to Dubai and points exotic. He’s gonna bring that national-look to the already national-look work KTVU is generating. A triple Well Dunne! to the gang.

It’s a boy! for WISN Milwaukee promo producer DAN COAD and his lovely wife. All wrapped up in blue and joy…what a lovely event. Well Dunne! to all involved.

Job Alert – Topical Promotions producer WKRN Nashville

WKRN in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee has an immediate opening for a news topical promotion writer/producer/editor to join our team. This position requires a candidate willing to work the evening shift.Must work closely with the Creative Services Director and Newsroom staff to conceive, write, produce and edit compelling news topicals that air on-air and online. Collaborate with and maintain close relationships with all newsroom Producers, Managers and Executive Producers, Talent, and Production Crew in creating news topicals. Responsible for the timely delivery of creative product. Transmits all finished product to multiple outlets as directed. Projects will include daily news topical promotion, proof of brand, as well as web and social drivers.Quickly recognize and defend highly promotable news topics. Help manage and maintain promotional inventory and traffic logs. Other duties as assigned by Director of Creative Services. For consideration: Send resume, DVD or link and cover letter to: WKRN-TV; Attn: Human Resources, 441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210 M/F/D/V EOE Pre-employment drug and background screening required. All applicants should apply online @ mediageneral.com.

Phoenix peeps…Google is hiring people who will test drive their self-driving cars. Huh? No, I don’t know exactly how that works and it might just be too ironic for words, but if you’re interested, I have deets. Meanwhile, before we all start having cars that drive themselves, anybody else want the flying cars they promised us?

Think About This:  “Little tiny dreams require little tiny thoughts and little tiny steps. Great big dreams require great big thoughts and little tiny steps.”  ~ Mike Dooley The Universe

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

January 22, 2016

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While the east coast is hunkering down (got your wine and cookies?) for a lot of snow, the creative department at Hearst’s WISN in Milwaukee is getting ready for the arrival of their new Assistant Creative Services Director, due February 1. Another excuse for wine and cookies! Whose name is CSD SCOTT HUTCHCROFT putting on the new office sign? HOLLY ROMERO. Ms. Holly is finishing up now as Marketing Manager of WTNZ, Raycom’s FOX affil in Knoxville. The University of Arizona grad worked in Tucson at Raycom’s KOLD, where she used both her creative as well as technical talents, doing marketing production and TDing newscasts. Gonna be a good February in Milwaukee. Thanks Scott and Well Dunne! Holly.

Speaking of WISN….and the timing couldn’t be more opportune…comes word of former WISN CSD LAUREN RIDGLEY, who moved back to Portland, Oregon in the fall. She’s circled July 4 of this year, but not for the fireworks. That’s when her first little one arrives and she adds the title Mom to her resume. Congratulations!

Think About This: “Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.”  ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


November 4, 2015

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Everybody loves LAUREN RIDGLEY, and when she left WISN in Milwaukee it left an empty chair in her CSD office. Luckily for the Hearst ABC affil, they had SCOTT HUTCHCROFT in the bullpen as Assistant Creative Services Director. Yes, they took the Assistant away from him and named him the new CSD. He’s been at the station since July of 2013 and before that he was in Knoxville at Gray’s WVLT as Sr. Writer Producer. Other stops along the way for Scott include being the commercial Producer/Editor at KXRM in Colorado Springs and being as Associate Producer for Macomb, Illinois’ Satellite Education Network. Let’s hear it for Iowa native Scott – one, two three…Well Dunne! 


Full-Time job. Are you a seasoned promotion producer ready for the next step? WISN TV, the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate in Milwaukee, WI, is looking for a highly motivated and organized Assistant Creative Services Director. The Assistant CSD will work with the Creative Services Director to concept creative that gets noticed and makes other stations jealous! Candidate will understand promotion in a multi-platform world, and know how to keep our product consistent. The Assistant CSD position requires a strong emphasis on writing. Candidate will possess the ability to come up with creative copy that reinforces mission and brand, and hit deadlines. The perfect candidate will have a strong tease writing background and be able to edit promos with an NLE. This position involves helping supervise two producers, assigning and completing daily tasks including logs, and working closely with the Creative Services Director on image campaigns. Candidate must follow the CSD’s long-term marketing plan and work independently with other departments. This position demands a high-energy leader who is passionate about news promotion and can manage people, projects, and priorities. Milwaukee is a thriving city known for its festivals, arts, sporting events and fun! It has all the culture of Chicago without the grind, traffic, and cost of living. Come make a difference in this highly competitive market!

Minimum 5 years of experience as a creative services producer is required.  College degree is essential.  Interested candidates should please visit careers.hearsttelevision.com to apply.  No phone calls, please. EOE  M/F/D/V

Think About This:  “In order to hear your calling and answer it, you must generously give yourself the gift of time. It’s not how fast you make your dreams come true, but how steadily you pursue it.”  ~  Sarah Ban Breathnach

Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent