Bio

A content writer, producer, and strategist with experience script writing, editing, organizing operational systems, PR and marketing and leading special event initiatives. For local and national television production companies, program projects and networks, documentary film, magazines, print and online distribution. An unflinching optimist. A practicing author. A fan of Chuck Norris jokes. First-class service and goal orientation to internal and external clients.

Core Competencies:
* Local/National Television production projects
* Television script writing
* General writing and creative writing
* Client/partner management
* Media Relations
* Office Management, team building
* Special Event planning and execution

Core Content Specialties:
* General Audience * Parenting and Teenagers *Arts *Travel *Fashion *Health/Meniere’s Disease

Education:

BA – Four-year student athlete (basketball) with a degree in Mass Communications/minor in English Literature, Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, Iowa

MA – Master’s Degree in Communications, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN.

Side Gigs

Podcast – The Meniere’s Puzzle Podcast,  https://anchor.fm/kelly-jo-mcdonnell

https://www.facebook.com/The-Menieres-Puzzle-Podcast-477533323061499/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Write and Be Happy Facebook Page and Blog: https://www.facebook.com/writebehappy/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Volunteer, current: Chain of Lakes Rotary; STRIVE Mentor & Project Leader, Centennial High School

Memberships, current: Sisters in Crime International; Twin Cities Chapter of Sister in Crime writing group; Sister’s in Crime Guppy Chapter; Outdoor Writer’s Association of America

Past Boards, volunteer: Executive Board for MN. CNC (MN. Children & Nature Connection); Lino Lakes Environmental Board, Lino Lakes Parks and Rec Board

Awards/Grants: 

Three NATAS Midwest Emmy’s; 2018-Backroads on FSN, Producer; 2015 My Last Breath and Triumph Pictures, Producer, TPT;  2002-Minnesota Bound, Producer, Magazine Show

John Madson Writer’s Fellowship Grant recipient, Outdoor Writer’s Assoc. of America (2012)

Seven “Excellence in Craft” Outdoor Writer’s Association first-place awards, Television production categories, writing

Lorian Hemingway Int’l Writing contest, Short-Story Competition, Honorable Mention (2004)

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation Scholarship Recipient (3 month, 1992)

Contact Kelly Jo:

kellymcdonnell88@gmail.com

Production Office direct – 763-233-0720

http://www.kellyjomcdonnell.com

http://www.triumphpictures.com

http://www.mnbound.com

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