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About TVRuckus

Founded by two experienced freelance writers, TVRuckus.com is a hub for hard core TV fans who want blanket coverage of their favorite shows and more. You’ll find TV news, exclusive interviews, TV show recaps/previews and plenty of video clips to support them. Hot topics are covered including how TV shows are faring in the ratings wars and the comings and goings of show personalities and stars. TV show coverage is diverse, with something for every taste, including unscripted shows, competitions, dramas, documentaries and family programming.

Staff

Mechele R. Dillard

Personal note: It is with profound sadness that I inform readers and fans of TVRuckus, that my partner and friend Mechele passed away suddenly in October 2016. She is survived by her fiance’, brother, and parents. Mechele and I worked together as writers at two other websites, prior to creating TVRuckus. She was full of energy, love and always brought a positive voice to the development of the business.

Mechele co-founded TVRuckus and acted as the site’s Managing Editor and writer. Her background was varied including newspaper journalism, YA fiction writing, and TV coverage for online sites. On TVRuckus you’ll find Mechele’s name on thousands of articles in our vast library, covering shows aired on Discovery Channel, History, Destination America, Hallmark Channel and A&E. You may have enjoyed her write ups of some of the most watched shows on television including Gold Rush, Sister Wives, Dual Survival, Deadliest Catch and Cedar Cove.

Paula Duffy

Paula is the Publisher, Writer and Co-Founder of TVRuckus. A lawyer and writer who specialized in sports-legal topics for online news sites, she has covered TV news and programming for six years. Her focus includes competition shows like The Voice and Top Chef, unscripted shows on WE tv and TLC including Cake Boss, Long Island Medium and Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, as well as network and cable dramas like Better Call Saul, Homeland and Scandal.

Writing Positions

You’ll find notice of any openings in this space. Currently there are none available. Writers interested in contributing to TVRuckus can contact either Paula or Mechele at the site’s email address TVRuckus@gmail.com. Please do not submit general requests for freelancing. However, if you have a specific story idea or a show to cover please send it along and understand that without a position open, consideration will only be given to publishing a story for a writer’s own exposure and without compensation.

UPDATE: Taking resumes for writing assignments to begin in the new year. Resumes must include links to samples of RECENT work as well as references. There will be a two-week trial period and if the work is good and delivered on time, compensation will be on a per-piece basis. Shows will be assigned or suggestions for TV shows you already watch/cover will be considered. It helps if you love TV!

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Legal Notices

All original material posted on TVRuckus.com is the sole property of the authors and TVRuckus. Any third party content is published with permission of the author or copyright holder.  No text contained in the articles, other information or images posted on this site can be reproduced, in full or in part, without express permission of TVRuckus. Unless expressly agreed to by TVRuckus, you may not post, publish, copy, reproduce or distribute, transmit, broadcast, transfer any content on the site, including any material transmitted through RSS feeds.  You may not reuse, recreate, create derivative works, sell or exploit in any way, any content, data or materials available on TVRuckus. TVRuckus is a proprietary trade name belonging to Mechele Dillard and Paula Duffy. All other trademarks that appear on the site or through the site’s RSS feeds if any, are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained on TVRuckus, should be construed as granting any right or license to use any trademarks displayed on the site, without written permission of TVRuckus or third party owners.

Image of Tandberg television, 1962, is used with permission under conditions specified in Wikimedia Commons.