One night, I had enough of the overwhelming, bad news bombarding our channels 24/7! My wife and I decided that it was simply not healthy to watch such negative information before going to sleep. In a quest for more balance in the reporting of what goes on in the world, Only Good News was born.
Created to deliver the antidote, the mission of the company's HooplaHa studio is to deliver the most heartwarming and uplifting videos to make you feel good. I teamed with a top storyteller from the broadcast entertainment industry to chronicle a positive movement, which unites and connects those of us that believe in the best of mankind.
Only Good News discovers great tales about real people and shines the spotlight on those whose actions are inspiring with a positive social impact. We are committed to providing a hopeful narrative on humanity and develop original videos of individuals and organizations focused on overcoming adversity, paying it forward, kindness, gratitude and happiness.
We invite you to join us in celebrating those who are doing things to build a better world and effecting good work throughout communities around the globe. Share our stories with your world and send us yours so that together we can make a difference.
Meet The Team
Founder / Board Chairman
Most recently was president of $1.5 billion company Affinion Group and looks forward to more of his global "voluntourism". Founded and sold industry leading marketing services company, Webloyalty and was twice included in Silicon Alley Top 100 celebration of most successful people and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. When he is not trying to create the next greatest thing, Rick is trying to rediscover his tennis game.
Missy Godfrey is a builder who thrives on transformational business opportunities from launches to turn arounds within diverse sectors including media, commerce and technology. Missy was most recently CEO of Spafinder Wellness and prior to that SocialFlow, a software company for social media marketing. Her media career included senior leadership positions at Primedia, Worth, Hearst and American Express. Godfrey holds a BS from Skidmore College.
Chief Content Officer
A HooplaHa co-founder, Rob is a content and production purist who lives for emotional storytelling and producing the perfect 2-minute piece! Launched an indie television production company after heading up the east coast production for Television Program Enterprises. Produced pop culture classics including Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Rob has a BS from Emerson College and never goes anywhere without bumping into people who know and love him.
Chief Marketing Officer
A cartoonist wanna-be who, after planning and marketing roles at Citibank and JP Morgan Chase, was a key member of the senior team that built Synapse from startup to world's largest magazine agent sold to Time Inc. A tremendously organized clutter collector, Laurence can probably still find his MS from Binghamton University.
Editor / Post Production Supervisor
Kellie received her first camcorder at age 12 because she knew very early on where she wanted to go in her life. Creating stories through film is one of her greatest passions. After graduating from Quinnpiac University, Kellie instantly started working in film. From documentaries on MSNBC to live sports content, there's nothing Kellie would turn down.
Senior Series Producer / Talent and Production Coordinator
Dani Guitelman is a series producer and production coordinator. She has been a casting director for MTV True Life, Field Producer for ESPN 30 for 30 films, and an Assistant Director of MSNBC's Pot Barons of Colorado. A bit of a New York Mets nut, she has worked for SNY and the Mets, and was a College Emmy winner for work for ESPN 2. She has a BFA from the RIT School of Film and Animation. She's also a Broadway enthusiast, foodie, and a true New Yorker above all else.
Director of Social Media
Once most of Veronica's friends greeted her with "How do I?", she realized she had become the go-to social media guru of her community. Since this organic turn towards social in 2007 and she has been obsessively posting ever since. She balances her over consumption of social content by teaching and practicing yoga, attending spiritual retreats and taking 5 minute dance breaks when needed.
Marketing / Customer Support / Business Development
Accustomed to wearing many hats as a co-founder of the software startup, The Glassbox, Richie is at home balancing time on Operations, Customer Support, Marketing, Analytics, and New Business as part of the growing OGTV team. While he worked on many challenging Marketing Technology projects at Chase and Ogilvy, Richie has recently found his true calling as the enviable lead taste tester for his wife Felicia's food blog, Unwritten Recipes.
Cara is a producer who has always had a passion for telling stories, so her role at OGTV is a perfect fit. She studied Television and Film at Rowan University and went on to work on a number of different reality shows airing on networks such as TLC, Discovery and The DIY Network. In her spare time, Cara enjoys writing, spending time with her friends and family and watching as many Netflix stand-up comedy specials as humanly possible.
Social Media Assistant
After being an intern at various companies in different job markets, Wendy noticed social media was the common factor. Her ability to navigate through different audiences is what makes her the social media (in-training) guru she is today. In her free time, you could catch Wendy at the gym, or her local ballet class.
Miguel Munoz Barruos
Assistant Editor / Media Manager
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Miguel has always been passionate about video editing. After graduating with a degree in communication media studies, Miguel went on to work on 30 for 30 documentaries and History Channel's Forged in Fire. When not getting swept away in experimenting with new graphics and animations, Miguel's cooking up something delicious in the kitchen for family and friends.