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".

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Young women living through the hospitalization and treatment of cancer need strength, positivity and a role model they can look up to that projects the hope that is critical to their recovery. In this heart-warming episode of Caly On The Good, Caly visits the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to be there for a group of young patients that are striving to rise up from the daily battle with their disease to enjoy some happy, normal teenage moments.

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Warrior Expeditions Help Returning Veterans Heal And Have Fun

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These are the voices of veterans of Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and other foreign wars who share a common pain and stress when returning to life at home after their deployment. Warrior Hike founder Sean Gobin experienced these feelings as well on his return, but discovered a way to decompress and find balance and calm in his life again. Recognizing the therapeutic effects of long distance hiking, Sean created the "Walk Off The War" Program which is designed to support veterans transitioning from their military service by thru-hiking America's National Scenic Trails.

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Celebrities "Bar" Up To End World Hunger

What if your favorite fruit and nut bar was not just a midday snack, but was also a meal for a hungry child across the globe? Well now, it can be!

When Hollywood actors Todd Grinnell, Ryan Devlin and Ravi Patel visited Liberia, they were heartbroken by the poverty they encountered. In fact, the epidemic is so severe that one child dies of malnourishment once every 12 seconds. Upon their return, they knew they had to do something, and quickly.

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Friendship is Forever - Kindness Rocks Keep Buddy’s Memory Alive

"Wait up, mate!" William would call out to his best friend Joey as they tore through the halls Tyngsboro Elementary School in Massachusetts. Inseparable best friends since the first day they met in kindergarten, the boys bonded over a love of superheroes -- especially Spiderman.

Though he lived every day like a superhero, Joey was born with a cardiac condition known as cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle that makes it harder for your heart to pump blood to the rest of your body. This condition caused him to have an enlarged heart that led to a lifetime of medical struggles. Joey died from this disease at age 6.

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Special Olympics Cheerleaders Bond On Journey To World Championships

Coach Gayle Watterson of the Calvert County Cheer and Dance team understands a core principle for building a fun, but still competitive, Special Olympics team – the key is not to focus on their disabilities, but to see what they can do, and what their potential is.

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Catch A Lift Fund Is Transforming Wounded Veteran's Lives Through Fitness

To honor all of our brave service members on Veterans Day, Only Good TV is proud to share this video about an organization which is making great strides helping our veterans cope and recover from both the physical and mental trauma they were exposed to in the service of our country.

Do you ever wonder how veterans cope with life once they come home from combat? After being trained to be on high-alert 24/7, what's it like for them to integrate back into everyday society? It raises the question: our military members protect us, but who protects them?

Over the years Only Good TV has done many stories on organizations that help veterans when they return home, but the personal origin story and mission of the Catch A Lift Fund is among the most moving we've ever covered.

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How the Saxophone Saved My Life

In the words of Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Music is the universal language of all mankind." For Tenor Saxophonist Dusty Rhodes, this is the anthem that he lives by.

Prior to embracing the magic of music, Dusty was at a low point in his life; he was living on the streets, depressed and struggling with addiction. What kept him anchored was his saxophone, "It made other people happy... That was the thing that turned my life around."

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Marine Amputee Heals Herself Through Strength - A "Catch A Lift" Story

9/11/2001… Ground Zero… The Pentagon… Washington DC…What started out as one of the best days of Sarah Rudder's life, earning a promotion from the Marine Corps, soon took a tragic turn when the ground shook from the impact of the plane crashing into this symbolic building. Little did Sarah know she was about to embark on a 13 year journey that would take her from the depths of depression to a reawakening of her fighting spirit thanks to the Catch A Lift Fund.

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