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.
New from OnlyGood.tv! Bailey Anne Vincent is a professional dancer who is using her fight with various chronic illnesses to prove to people that you can still live a full life with chronic disease or disability. Bailey is still recuperating from major surgery but life doesn't stop for this hard-working dance company owner. She keeps a brave face as preparations continue for her company's big show. Despite her family's concern, Bailey pushes through all her physical discomfort to keep rehearsals on track. Watch the full video now on OnlyGood.tv!
Coca-Cola is one of the world's most popular brands. Whether you like soda or not, this commercial will have you smiling! In it's Happiness Machine video, one lucky university got surprised with a lot more than just soda. A happiness rigged vending machine was giving out multiple sodas, flowers, pizza and foot long subs! The surprise factor had the students overjoyed and instantly happier.
Cindy Crawford is a long legged bomb shell who can make an ordinary can of Pepsi seem like gold. Her famous 1992 Pepsi commercial turned everyone into a fan. For this year's Super Bowl, Cindy re-created the famous commercial with help from the very funny James Corden. The parody started out just like the '92 version, but the babe in the video isn't Cindy this time!
New from OnlyGood.tv! Every week, Marysol Castro highlights the GOOD in the world. Today, she shares the inspiring story about one of the ONLY blind waiters in the country and interviews the co-founder of our favorite pet rescue team, Tracys Dogs. Get the latest Aydian and Jenilee's baby news & more on this week's "The Weekly Good". Watch the full video now on OnlyGood.tv!
New from OnlyGood.tv! In A Dog's Journey Home, Episode 7, see the dedicated Tracy's Dogs team in action, led by Tracy and Scott Whyatt, as they work tirelessly to save the lives of thousands of dogs and find them proper homes across the country. In this episode, see the Tracy's DogsCompany and Team as they all come together from around the country to attend their annual Adoption "Gotcha" day in Darien, IL. Scott and Tracy show their appreciation to all the staffers for the incredible work they do each year. Watch the full video now on OnlyGood.tv!
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New from OnlyGood.tv! John Diakakis is one of the few blind waiters in the country. He lost most of his eyesight as a child but still thrived as a student. He was senior class president in high school and graduated cum laude from Ithaca College. After college, John decided to head back to the family business and work alongside his family at the Bendix Diner. John's customers rave about his exceptional and friendly service. Although completely blind by the age of 30, his perseverance and lack of fear has provided a positive blueprint for his children. Watch the full video now on OnlyGood.tv!
New from OnlyGood.tv! TV personality and mother of 2, Marysol Castro shares stories that highlight the good in the world! This week Marysol shares how the star of "Caly on the Good" experienced excitement and anxiety before singing the national anthem and how a war vet was inspired to launch a flip flop business. Marysol also interviews Adam Vengrow of the Catch A Lift (CAL) Fund. CAL helps care for the Veteran community by providing a place for them to recover both physically and mentally. Watch the full video now on OnlyGood.tv!
Matthew "Griff" Griffin served in the 75th Ranger Regiment as a Rifle Company Fire Support Officer. After the military, he moved to the private sector to pursue his career. However, after seeing the destruction and devastation that occurred in the nations he fought in, he knew that he wanted to make a difference in those communities. With the help of friends and family, Griff created a company called "Combat Flip Flops" whose mission is to create peaceful, forward-thinking opportunities for self-determined entrepreneurs affected by conflict. Through persistence, respect, and creativity, Combat Flip Flops also empowers the mindful consumer to manufacture peace through trade. Watch the full video now on OnlyGood.tv!