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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.”

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