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Talent Moves At DCA

Congrats to our friends at DCA! 

DEVON LUCIE joins WDSU-TV in New Orleans as Afternoon Meteorologist. ALYSSA MEISNER Joins WAND-TV in the Champaign-Springfield-Decatur market as Weekday Anchor/Reporter. Both are represented by Steve Swienckowski at DCA Talent.  

Big Talent Moves At NMG

Congrats to our friends at Napoli Managment for a number of great talent placements. In recent months, they have epanded their strong footprint in sports broadcasting respresentation as well as news.

In Sports:

Bridget Condon joins the NFL Network in Los Angeles as an anchor, host and reporter. Eric Krakauer joins Charlotte FC of Major League Soccer (MLS) as its first-ever play-by-play announcer for the team’s English broadcasts on WSOC-TV and TV64. Matt Zahn is promoted to sports anchor and reporter at WBBM in Chicago. Meg McDonald joins Monumental Sports Network in Washington, DC as host of the live betting show and its associated podcast, By the Book

In News:

Max Gorden makes a move to the FOX Weather Channel as a correspondent based in Los Angeles. Anthony Pura joins CBS News as a freelance correspondent based in Los Angeles. Stef Manisero returns to New York as a MMJ for Spectrum NY1. Reporter Gaynor Hall adds regular anchoring to her job duties as she is promoted to weekend morning anchor at WGN in Chicago. Amanda Starrantino is joining KPIX in San Francisco as morning, mid-day, and CBSN-Bay Area anchor.  Raul Martinez successfully makes the move from sports anchor to primary news anchor for WBTS in Boston. And, there's more! A full list of recent placements here.

These journalists are represented by Mendes Napoli, Laurie Jacoby, David Ahrendts,  Sue McInerney, Liz Sherwin, Al Corral, Mike Isenberg, Seth Mayeri andJosh Gropper of Napoli Management Group.

NMG Expands Again

Napoli Management Group is pleased to announce that Josh Gropper will join the company, effective September 1, 2021. He will serve as a talent agent at Napoli’s newly established New York City office. Josh comes to Napoli after five years at CNN in New York where he worked on the network’s content and talent strategy, across all CNN platforms. Mendes Napoli, President of Napoli Management Group, said, “We are extremely fortunate to find someone like Josh to join our staff of talent representatives.  I believe he can help us navigate the future of television news, find the next generation of clients, and guide his clients into this new online media world.” 

Talent Moves at DCA

VANESSA VILLAFUERTE moves to the Evening Anchor chair at KMTV-TV in Omaha (from KGET, Bakersfield). Meteorologist MIKE DOYLE moves to weekends at WIVB-TV in Buffalo (from WTAJ, Johnstown-Altoona). CHARLIE SOKAITIS leaves behind the frozen tundra of Anchorage and moves to Morning Anchor at powerhouse WRDE-TV in the DelMarVa. JACK FITZSIMMONS moves to the Primary Sports Anchor slot at WCAX-TV in Burlington-Plattsburgh.
All are represented by Steve Swienckowski at DCA Talent.  

Talent Moves At NMG

Congrats to our friends at Napoli Managment on a number of great newsroom placements. Boris Sanchez is promoted to anchor New Day Weekend CNN. Guad Venegas joins NBC News a correspondent based in Los Angeles. Ike Ejiochi joined ABC News as a multi-platform reporter. Prior to this move, he was a reporter for WTTG in Washington DC. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto becomes a political analyst for the Telemundo Network and continues as a contributor for MSNBC. Rebekah Castor has been hired to the prestigious FOX MMR program. Rebekah is one of only five people chosen to participate. She’ll be based in New Orleans. Tony Cabrera is promoted to the weekend morning weather anchor at KABC in Los Angeles. He will continue to report during the week. Amanda VanAllen moves into the morning anchor position at WPHL in Philadelphia. Suzanne Brunner moves into a top five market and becomes a morning news specialty anchor and reporter at WFAA in Dallas. Tim Pandajis is promoted from within Tegna and lands at KHOU in Houston as a Monday-Friday meteorologist. And, there's more! For a full list click here.

Talent Moves at DCA

MICHELLE MORGAN joins WWL-TV in New Orleans as Weekend Morning Meteorologist (from WRIC-TV, Richmond). BRANDON EVANS is now the Main Anchor at KHBS / KHOG, the Hearst shop in Fort Smith, AR (from Reporter at KOAT-TV, Albuquerque). ERIKA MARTIN joins KTTV-TV in Los Angeles as Staff Meteorologist. JACLYN SHEARER is now Weekend Meteorologist at WXII-TV in the Greensboro-High Point market.Martin and Shearer are represented by Steve Swienckowski at DCA Talent. 

NMG Expanding

Los Angeles - Napoli Management Group, a Blue Equity portfolio company, is pleased to announce that Seth Mayeri has joined the company. He will serve as both a talent agent and the head of Napoli’s New York City office.

Seth has been representing talent in news, sports, and entertainment for 25 years. Since 2006, he has been a co-owner and agent at Evolution Media Talent. Seth brings with him a group of very successful clients in all facets of the industry.

Seth began his career in 1993 at Athletes and Artists, a prominent boutique management firm that represented high-profile broadcasters and professional athletes. He remained an agent with the company as it grew to become Marquee Group and eventually SFX.

Seth left SFX in 2005 and soon after he co-founded Evolution Media Talent with several business partners. There Seth focused on representing talent in network, cable, regional and local TV markets, as well as hosts, correspondents, and analysts for established and emerging digital outlets. He has launched the careers of numerous prominent television personalities.

“Seth is a great addition to our team of highly successful agents,” said Napoli Management Group president, Mendes Napoli. “Also, opening an office in New York gives us an additional presence in the nation’s number one TV market and home to most of the major TV News networks.”

Talent Moves At Napoli Management

Congrats to our friends at NMG for a number of great newsroom placements: 

Will Jones is named MMJ of the newly created Race and Culture beat at WLS.  Jennifer Delgado joins WTTG in Washington DC as weekend evening meteorologist. Julian Glover takes on a new assignment as Race & Culture MMJ for KGO in San Francisco. Elliott Polakoff joins KPHO in Phoenix to become a news and sports MMJ. Christin Ayers has been promoted to Executive Producer of “Facing Race” at KING in Seattle. Brittany Johnson returns to her home state and joins KCRA in Sacramento as an investigative reporter. Gurajpal Sangha moves to his hometown to join KTXL in Sacramento as a reporter and MMJ. Jamie Ostroff makes a 52 market jump and becomes an investigative reporter at WCMH in Columbus. Marisa Woloszyn makes an 82 market jump and joins WTMJ in Milwaukee as the weekend morning meteorologist and the Monday-Friday fill-in. Ruben Juarez makes a move from sports to news and returns home to Grand Rapids as a news MMJ for WOOD. Russ McCaskey joins WINK-TV in Ft. Meyers as a primary anchor. Previously, Russ was with KTVT in Dallas where he was a morning anchor. Hillary Hunt is promoted to morning anchor at Nexstar’s KARK-TV in Little Rock. She has been a weekend anchor for the last two years. Mary Coleman returns to her hometown as she accepts the position of breaking news anchor and reporter at KOLD in Tucson. Jamie Ostroff makes a 52 market jump and becomes an investigative reporter at WCMH in Columbus. Marisa Woloszyn makes an 82 market jump and joins WTMJ in Milwaukee as the weekend morning meteorologist and the Monday-Friday fill-in. Ruben Juarez makes a move from sports to news and returns home to Grand Rapids as a news MMJ for WOOD. Russ McCaskey joins WINK-TV in Ft. Meyers as a primary anchor. Hillary Hunt is promoted to morning anchor at Nexstar’s KARK-TV in Little Rock. Mary Coleman returns to her hometown as she accepts the position of breaking news anchor and reporter at KOLD in Tucson. And, you can check out more client news from NMG HERE.

Talent Moves At DCA

RON BURKE moves to KOAT-TV in Albuquerque where he’ll anchor the 4 p.m. newscast and then do sports at 6 and 10. KARSEN BUSCHJOST takes his first Main Anchor gig at KMID-TV in the Odessa-Midland market. LAUREN McDONALD returns home to North Carolina as Morning Co-Anchor for WCCB-TV in Charlotte (from KXRM, Colorado Springs). Meteorologist Brett Anthony takes a Chief gig at KYTX-TV in the Tyler-Longview market (from weekends at KCTV-TV in Kansas City).LISA WASHINGTON moves to Primary Co-Anchor at WNEP-TV in the Scranton-Wilkes Barre market (from weekends at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh). SCOTT CARPENTER makes the wise move from sports to news. He’ll be the new Weekend Morning Anchor at Des Moines powerhouse KCCI-TV (from Sports Anchor, WLTZ-TV, Columbus, GA). SHARON TAZEWELL is now anchoring for Spectrum 1 News Carolina. Reporter TYLER DUMONT joins WJAR-TV in Providence. CHIP BRIERRE joins The Washington Football Team as Broadcaster / Host. Reporter DARREN BOTELHO joins WLNE-TV In Providence. GABRIELLE FRANKLIN jumps to Denver’s KDVR/KWGN (from the Champaign-Springfield omarket) as Political Reporter/MMJ. Reporter ROBERT GRANT joins WFOX/WJAX-TV in Jacksonville (from WVLT-TV,
Knoxville). All are represented by Steve Swienckowski at DCA Talent.  

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