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More Talent Moves at DCA

Reporter/MMJ BRIDGET CHAVEZ moves to KIRO-TV in Seattle (from KPTV-TV, Portland). DAN SCHRACK moves to Breaking News Anchor, Mornings, at WHAM-TV in Rochester. KATIE SOLT takes her first Main Anchor gig at WCIV-TV in Charleston, SCMARC THOMAS  takes his first Main Anchor gig at KMTV-TV, Omaha (from KMID-TV, Midland-Odessa). All are represented by Steve Swienckowski at DCA Talent.  http://www.dcatalent.com.

Talent Moves At NMG

Congrats to our friends at Napoli Management for a number of great news talent palcements: 

Sam Brock has renewed his agreement with NBC News as a network correspondent. Bryan Norcross joins Fox News as a contributor and hurricane specialist. Erica Weston joins Bally Sports West as a host and pregame, in-game and postgame reporter for the Anaheim Angels. David “Ping” Pingalore signs an agreement as weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter with KTLA in Los Angeles. Sam Bleiweis joins WHDH in Boston as a reporter and fill-in anchor. Claire Anderson joins the morning weather team at WTTG in Washington, DC.  Jared Dillingham is promoted to the primary anchor at KPHO/KTVK in Phoenix. Emily Pritchard joins KPNX in Phoenix as a morning anchor. Mia Villanueva is promoted to weekend anchor/reporter at KPTV in Portland. Kate Siefert joins WSYX in Columbus as a reporter.  Kevin Barry moves to WDAF in Kansas City, where he will anchor the 10PM broadcast and contribute as a specialty reporter. And, there's more. For a full list click here.

 

FX Design At NAB

FX Design Group will be showcasing the latest in broadcast set and lighting design at this years NAB Convention April 24th-26th in Las Vegas. FX will partner with Digital Video Grouip (DVG), DigiLED and TVOne. This years booth will feature a full-scale LED video wall displaying high-definition video output for maximum broadcast quality. Check out the video for more info and call FX to set up an appointment with staff professionals.

 

Great Year At 3 Kings

Congrats to Matthew Kingsley and his team at 3 Kings for a number of great placements: MAX MCGEE joins ESPN as an Anchor for SportsCenter from anchor at CBS O&O WJZ-TV in Baltimore. SCOTT MACFARLANE joins CBS News as Congressional Correspondent. ELIJAH WESTBROOK moves back to his hometown of New York City and joins CBS O&O WCBS-TV as a General Assignment Reporter. EVA PILGRIM signs a new long-term contract with ABC News as Weekend Co-Anchor of “Good Morning America”. MEGAN ALEXANDER becomes the Host and Executive Producer of "Small Town Christmas" on UPtv. Megan is also a best-selling author and a national correspondent for ViacomCBS’ “Inside Edition”. AISHAH HASNIE signs a new multi-year contract and is promoted to Congressional Correspondent at FOX News Channel based in Washington, DC. BRIGIT MAHONEY joins FOX Weather as a Meteorologist and will serve as a co-anchor of lead programming dayparts based in New York City. STEVE BENDER joins FOX Weather as a Meteorologist and Correspondent based in Miami. SHYANN MALONE becomes an Anchor/Correspondent for HLN based in Atlanta. TOMMY TRAN signs a new multi-year contract at CBS Sports HQ in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  DAVE BRIGGS joins Newsy as Host of "Morning Rush," live weekdays, from 7-11 a.m. ET. JOY LIM NAKRIN joins Court TV as an Anchor/Correspondent based in Atlanta from reporter/anchor at NBC Boston. NICK SMITH moves back to his hometown of Chicago and joins NewsNation’s “Morning In America”. For a full list of placements, click here.

More Talent Moves at NMG

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.

Talent Moves At DCA

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.  

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.

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