Best TV News Agents for Anchors, Meteorologists and Reporters.
*the average pay raise for TV news people last year was 2%.
*the average salary increase for those we placed in new jobs was 51%.
DCA TALENT IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS:
ANCHORS, REPORTERS, SPORTS TALENT AND METEOROLOGISTS
We are TV news agents and talent placement experts. We get better jobs for TV reporters, anchors, meteorologists, sports types and others in TV.
IF YOU HAVE NEVER WORKED IN A TV NEWSROOM, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT THIS FORM. WE ARE NOT RIGHT FOR YOU. LOOK ELSEWHERE. THANKS.
For consideration, complete the form below or call Steve at 919-868-6088 (but, he will ask you to complete the form, so you might as well do that now). Call any time. We answer the phone nights and weekends. The only times we don't answer are when we are sleeping or eating.
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MOST RECENT CLIENT NEWS & KUDOS!
(NOTE: THIS IS NOT A CLIENT LIST. IT'S SIMPLY RECENT NEWS REGARDING SOME OF OUR CLIENTS.)
Meteorologist ERIKA MARTIN joins “Good Morning Utah” at KTVX-TV in Salt Lake City. JOEY LAMAR heads south from the frozen tundra of Bismarck to WCTV-TV in Tallahassee and joins them as Sports Director. JONATHAN DEUTSCH takes the seat as Sports Director at WEYI/WBSF/WSMH, in the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City market. Meteorologist DEVON LUCIE Joins the nationwide network WeatherNation as Director of Weather Operations and Severe Weather Expert (from KTVX-TV, Salt Lake City). Reporter ANDY DEVINE, WDJT-TV, Milwaukee. Reporter/Anchor GALEN ETTLIN joins KGW-TV in Portland, OR (from WCAX-TV, Burlington, VT). Reporter TIFFANY JUSTICE jumps to KRIV-TV in Houston (from KUTV-TV, Salt Lake).
Reporter JAS KANG takes a job covering the NBA at Vox Media in Los Angeles.
NOAH BOND, Main Anchor, KOLO-TV, Reno. TREY PAUL, Main Anchor, WPDE-TV, Myrtle Beach. SCOTT FISHER, Chief Meteorologist, KTBC-TV, Austin. Reporter CHENUE HER joins WXIA-TV in Atlanta (from WVEC-TV, Norfolk). Meteorologist CARLO FALCO moves to weekends at KTBC-TV in Austin (from KOKH-TV, Oklahoma City). Meteorologist GREG POLLAK moves to weekends at News 4 San Antonio and Fox San Antonio (from WNYT-TV, Albany). Meteorologist MATT JONES moves to evenings at Spectrum News in Milwaukee (from KYTV-TV, Springfield). TAMARA SACHARCZYK joins WJAR-TV in Providence as Weekend Morning Anchor (from WWLP-TV, Springfield-Holyoke) Reporter SYDNEY GLENN has accepted a position at KSTU-TV in Salt Lake City (from WPDE-TV, Myrtle Beach). Sports Reporter/Anchor CHIP BRIERRE movs to WJLA-TV in D.C. NICOLE JONES moves to KHOU-TV, Houston, as 5 p.m. Producer (from WNCN-TV, Charlotte). TED NOAH joins WTKR-TV in Norfolk as Traffic Anchor/Reporter. Reporter JERAD GIOTTONINI moves to KTVX-TV in Salt Lake (from WHO-TV, Des Moines). Reporter DARREN BOTELHO takes a job at WFTS-TV in Tampa (from WLOS-TV, Asheville). GEOFF HARRIS makes the wise switch from sports to news and joins WZVN/WBBH-TV in Fort Myers as Reporter/MMJ (from WMDT-TV, Salisbury). ADAM SHADOFF, Weekday Sports Anchor, WOFL-TV, Orlando. DEREK KEVRA, Weekday Meteorologist, WJBK-TV, Detroit. TOM RANDLES, Main Anchor, WSMV, Nashville. ARIELLE ORSUTO moves to KUSA-TV in Denver as Sports Reporter/MMJ (from KWCH-TV, Wichita).
FRANK MALLICOAT, Weekend Anchor, KTVU-TV, San Francisco. JEFF KOLB to Sports Anchor and Reporter at KDFW-TV, Dallas (from KOKI-TV, Tulsa). EMILY JACEKS moves to Producer at KVUE-TV in Austin (from KOB-TV, Albuquerque).
JUSTIN STAPLETON, Weekend Meteorologist, KPRC, Houston. MADELINE ANDERSON, Reporter, WITI-TV, Milwaukee. Meteorologist GRACE LIM moves to weekends at KCPQ-TV in Seattle (from KLAF/KADN-TV, Lafayette). Reporter BRIELLA TOMASSETTI joins WNYW-TV in New York City (from Fios1 News).
NEWS DIRECTORS AND OTHER MANAGERS
A news director may tell you, “I don’t deal with agents”. We have placed several people with news directors who say this, so don’t let it discourage you. It is simply a power play designed to assure him or her that they have you at a disadvantage.
When you get a call from a News Director, be positive and say nothing which might disqualify you immediately. It’s much better to be offered a job which you can later turn down than not be offered a job at all. We had a client who was called by a station in Spokane only to upset the news director by his attitude that they “couldn’t afford him”. They later offered the job to someone for $105,000! (He is still making $45k).
Another reason to be positive and say nothing which might disqualify you immediately: you never know where that News Director may be in the future. Example: weekend Met in San Francisco seeking a Chief job gets call from manager in a small market with a primary opening. He wisely does not reject said possibility and agrees to fly in for a visit. Manager says she will call back with flight info. Fast-forward two weeks: no word from the manager. He calls TV station: manager no longer works there! Fast-forward two months: manager calls again, this time she's in a top 30 market and she again has a Chief slot. "Are you interested?" You bet! In fact, he was hired and lasted nine years there. I should know: that "he" was ME!
Moral of the story: if you say "no" to a manager who likes you, you'll never get to meet them, never get a chance to check out their shop and city, and you may be saying "no" to an unseen future opportunity.
When we get a call from a manager about you, we will continue to contact that individual at least once a week (usually on Tuesdays) until they either hire you or they hire someone else. Rest assured: we will stay on top of the situation until it is resolved. There's no need to pester us with phone calls or e-mails regarding someone who is interested in you. If you don't hear from us, that means there is nothing to report. As soon as there is, we will contact you. If you have had a chat or correspondence with a manager who has expressed interest, I suggest you also contact the manager once a week, on Thursdays, to show you are keenly interested.