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.
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.)
Reporter JOHN CUOCO, WHDH-TV, Boston. Meteorologist A.J. WATERMAN joins WITI-TV in Milwaukee. KEN SMITH, Traffic Reporter, KVVU-TV, Las Vegas. GABRIELLE FRANKLIN joins WCIA-TV in Champaign as Capital Bureau Reporter. Reporter ARTHUR MONDALE joins WPTV-TV in West Palm Beach. Meteorologist Michelle McLeod makes a leap of 126 markets to WKBW-TV, Buffalo (from crappy little WWNY-TV, Watertown). NICK LaFAVE, Main Anchor, WZZM-TV, Grand Rapids. KEVIN CLARK joins the team at KXAN-TV in Austin as Investigative Reporter (from WFOX, Jacksonville). MYCHAELA BRUNER moves to KTVI-TV in St. Louis as Reporter/Producer (from WPSD, Paducah). CLIENT "X" gets offers from D.C. and Chicago and we use the latter to get him a 28% raise from his current employer. LEVERAGE! MATT BARBOUR improves his standard of living by 99%! Moves from Myrtle Beach to the Flint-Saginaw market as Morning Anchor for WJRT-TV. NICOLE GRIFFIN joins Spectrum News in Orlando as a Bureau Reporter (from WCTI-TV, New Bern). VANESSA CROIX joins KENS-TV in San Antonio as Reporter. RACQUEL ASA, Morning Reporter/Anchor, WFTV, Orlando. DEBORAH LINZ joins WXIX-TV in Cincinnati as Weekend Morning Anchor and Reporter. SANAZ TAHERNIA leaves KRNV-TV in Reno for San Francisco as Reporter/Anchor at KRON-TV. CHERISH LOMBARD moves to Early Evening Anchor at WKRN in Nashville. CURTIS McCLOUD heads south to Spectrum News Orlando as Investigative Reporter (from WJHL-TV in Johnson City). Meteorologist ALEX ALECCI moves to weekends at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh (from KDLT, Sioux Falls). JEFF TANCHAK, Morning Meteorologist, WOIO-TV, Cleveland. TOM RANDLES, Main Anchor, WSMV, Nashville. FRANK MALLICOAT, Weekend Anchor, KTVU-TV, San Francisco. KOFO LASAKI joins WTTG-TV in Washington, DC, as a Writer. Reporter CHRISTIAN HENSON joins the staff at Spectrum News in Charlotte (from KTAL, Shreveport). JACLYN SHEARER joins WSOC-TV in Charlotte as Staff Meteorologist (from KRNV-TV, Reno). Reporter MIKE SULLIVAN joins WXIN-TV in Indianapolis (from WKEF/WRGT-TV, Dayton) MIKE GONZALEZ joins KPNX-TV in Phoenix as Weekend Anchor and Reporter (from Anchor and News Director, KAPP/KVEW-TV, Yakima). Meteorologist PAUL WILLIAMS now seen nationwide working for AccuWeather. JEREMY RAUCH, Weekend Sports Anchor, WXIX-TV, Cincinnati. Meteorologist CHRIS GILSON moves to Orlando and Spectrum News (from KRQE, Albuquerque). KYLE GRAVLIN, Weekend Meteorologist, WESH-TV, Orlando. DEREK KEVRA, Weekday Meteorologist, WJBK-TV, Detroit. JUSTIN STAPLETON, Weekend Meteorologist, KPRC, Houston. KELLY SULLIVAN joins the reporting staff at WFXT in Boston.
LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS
Do not discuss any possible new jobs with colleagues or anyone other than family and us. If two employers are courting you, do not tell one about the other (if need be, we may use one offre as leverage over another, but we’ll croos that bridge if we get to it). Do not tell your current employer anything about any possible new jobs! We know: it’s exciting to get a phone call from a News Director about a job and it’s difficult to bridle excitement. But, keep your mouth shut! We can’t tell you how many times we’ve seen opportunities go straight down the drain because clients just couldn’t keep quiet.
Do not give notice that you’re leaving your current job until you are signed on the dotted line! Again, we’ve seen it happen: a client leaves an interview all excited, gives two weeks notice before receiving a contract from the “new” job, and something happens in the interim---no contract, no job, no joke.
Do not quit your job or take any other drastic action without discussing the matter with us first! We were blind-sided recently by a News Director who called and asked, “Where’s your client? I called her station and they say she’s no longer working there!”.
When we called the client, she said, “I thought it was best for me to take a break for awhile.” She never even mentioned to us she was thinking about quitting.
You have contracted us to advise you on matters concerning your career. Quitting your job is a serious matter requiring serious thought and deliberation. Don’t try to do it alone. Call us. Talk to us. We’re here to help you. And, please---don’t leave us in the dark.
As you’re heading home from the interview, be sure to call me and let me know how it went: 919-868-6088.
Also, every Thursday, I suggest you call or e-mail the hiring manager to show you are still interested.