About Us

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 OnlyGood TV 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.


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Meet The Team

Rick Fernandes

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.


Rob Hess

Chief Content Officer

An OnlyGood TV 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.


Laurence Sheinman

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.


Kellie Sieban

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.


Dani Guitelman

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.


Veronica Prager

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.


Richie Levinson

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.


Carly Barnes

Social Media Manager

A Social Media Manager with an expertise in UI/UX... hmmmm, interesting. She is a "jill of all trades' who among other things is a graphics designer with a great eye. She is also a self professed foodie, who loves to try any and all concoctions. And, when she's not posting 'only' good news and trying to put smiles on OGTV's social followers, Carly loves working with people and hosting face painting and henna events.


Caroline Shaw

Assistant Editor / Media Manager

Caroline started shooting and editing (on tapes!) in a high school filmmaking class and never looked back. From independent documentary to sports news, she'll take any opportunity to find and create stories. When she's not glued to her computer editing or out shooting, Caroline enjoys horror movies, video games, and is a certified "Dead Head".

Farm Becomes Sanctuary for Animals After Tragedy

The impetus for the creation of the Ima Survivor Animal Sanctuary was the awful week in August 2017 when Hurricane Harvey meandered about southeast Texas unleashing biblical amounts of rain and wreaking havoc on the people and animals who lived there. The survival of a donkey named Ima Jean from 6 foot flood waters, her struggle to live and the fight to survive by her and the other animals from Lester Morrow's ranch is the inspiration for this unique habitat.

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Using Music and Art to Build Friendships on the Border

In a small, brightly decorated building only a stone's throw from the border wall between Mexico and the USA, 50 to 100 children a week come to do hands-on art projects, learn a musical instrument, or just socialize with others. In this special place, Director Gretchen Baer's mission is to show kids that anything is possible if you think creatively, no matter who you are or where you came from.

Nonprofit Studio Mariposa is a free transformative art center for kids in Naco, Mexico, along the Arizona border. For the past three years, kids come to the small studio once a week where Gretchen and her volunteers set up art projects and music lessons. The art projects include painting, making bracelets, mosaics and weaving on a loom.

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All Autistic Wedding Spreads Love, Awareness & Hope

Dr. Stephen Shore is ordained to perform weddings. He is also on the autism spectrum. It was with special honor that he was asked to officiate at the wedding ceremony for Abraham Nielsen and Anita Lesko who are both also on the spectrum. For Dr. Shore, the event was important for the significance of "seeing that a couple with Autism can fall in love and get married just like everyone else".

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A Special Place For A Slice and A Beer

When it comes to participating in the work force, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are often pushed off into a slow lane of repetitive, dull jobs that underestimate their abilities and don't address their needs for meaningful work. When Special Ed Teacher Tiffany Exeter moved to Denver, Colorado, she understood what the IDD community was looking for and tackled the challenge by opening two fun and cool special needs accessible businesses.

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Comedians Prove Laughter is the Best Medicine

This could be one of our favorite "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" stories…. literally.

Back in 1999, Saranne Rothberg, a New York City actor, received a cancer diagnosis and began a difficult regimen of therapy. Rather than being dragged down by sadness, Saranne tapped into the healing powers of humor. Once she began feeling better, she realized it could work for others, too, and the idea for Comedy Cures was born.

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Everyday Heroes Deliver Delight - The Hero In You (S1:E1)

Welcome to The Hero In You – the all-new series from OnlyGood.tv that will inspire, touch your heart, and show you that you can be a Hero too! Hosted by Marysol Castro, The Hero In You highlights individuals and organizations that prove that with a little heart and soul, anything is possible. Sometimes a helping hand or a sympathetic ear are the only super powers you'll ever need.

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Ziggy The Pig Is A One Of A Kind, Unique Pet

"Living with a pig is crazy," says Jay Yontz. Jay and his girlfriend Kristin Hartness are pet-parents to a friendly pig named Ziggy—and there are plenty of crazy things about this little family's story!

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The Creation Of Us (S2:E1) – Meet Christen and Heather

Christen Samuels and Heather Fazzino both grew up in strong, opinionated, Italian families. Old school. Traditional. This made things a bit more strenuous for these women on their road to becoming a couple. In this first episode of the new season of The Creation Of Us, Christen and Heather share the stories of how they grew up, the people around them who were major influences, and the key moments each experienced that made them realize they were different.

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