Congrats to our friends at Napoii Managment Group for yet another great year and a number of talent placements:
Wes Bryant joins Bally Sports South as a Charlotte Hornets insider/co-host. Jenny Cavnar joins Sirius XM’s MLB Network Radio as the solo host of “Unassisted,” a one-hour afternoon baseball talk show. Brie Jackson joins NBC News Channel as a Washington, DC correspondent. She leaves the Hearst DC Bureau where she was also a correspondent. Jesus Lopez joins WXTV, the Univision station in New York as a meteorologist. Carolyn Blackburne joins News 12 New York as a freelance MMJ. Sabrina Franza moves to Chicago as a reporter for WBBM. Siafa Lewis joins KYW in Philadelphia as the weekday 4PM anchor and reporter. Brian Sheehan joins WCAU in Philadelphia as a reporter. Brooks Baptiste joins WGCL in Atlanta as a host and reporter for “Wake Up Atlanta.” Grace Finerman jumps 53 markets and joins WMUR in Boston as a weekend anchor and MMJ. Matthew Smith joins KCPQ in Seattle as a weekend evening anchor and reporter. Angelina Salcedo is promoted to weekend morning anchor at WTSP in Tampa. She had been a reporter and fill-in anchor at the station. Ren Clayton joins WCCO in Minneapolis as a sports reporter and MMJ. Kirstin Delgado joins WFTV in Orlando as a morning anchor. Steve Maugeri joins Spectrum Cleveland as an MMJ. Chris Tavarez becomes the Sports Director and weekday sports anchor for KTXL in Sacramento. And, there's more! For a full list click here.
Year end Congrats to our friends at DCA!
JANE MONREAL moves to WCNC-TV in Charlotte as Weekend Anchor (from WFTX-TV, Fort Myers). JACK FITZSIMMONS
moves to Main Sports Anchor at WCAX-TV in the Burlington-Plattsburgh market. 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. All are represented by Steve Swienckowski at DCA Talent.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.