*the average pay raise for TV news people last year was 2%.
*the average salary increase for those we placed in new jobs was 41%.
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 thhat 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.)
KYLE GRAVLIN, Weekend Meteorologist, WESH-TV, Orlando.
DEREK KEVRA, Weekday Meteorologist, WJBK-TV, Detroit.
DEBORAH LINZ joins WXIX-TV in Cincinnati as Weekend Morning Anchor and Reporter.
JUSTIN WOODARD moves to Sport Director at KAGS-TV in the Waco-Temple-Bryan market (from KLTV-TV, Tyler).
JODI REYNOSA moves to KMTR-TV in Eugene as Main Anchor.
Reporter STEPHANIE SANTOSTASI moves to WLOS-TV in Asheville (from WTVC, Chattanooga).
BOBBY OLER makes the jump from sports to news as Main Anchor for WHOI-TV in Peoria.
JUSTIN STAPLETON, Weekend Meteorologist, KPRC, Houston.
ERIC WILHELM, Chief Meteorologist, WFMJ-TV, Youngstown.
GALEN ETTLIN moves to Anchor/Producer at WCAX in beautiful Burlington, VT.
JASMINE NORWOOD to Reporter, WTVR, Richmond.
HEATHER SAHR, Main Anchor, WSAW, Wausau.
Meteorologist BRETT ANTHONY moves to weekends at KCTV-TV in Kansas City (from KJRH, Tulsa).
Meteorologist MARCY NOVAK, mornings, at KOKH-TV, Oklahoma City.
Reporter ANDY DEVINE moves to WDJT in Milwaukee.
CHERISH LOMBARD moves to Early Evening Anchor at WKRN in Nashville.
ASHLEY SMITH joins WXIX in Cincinnati as Staff Meteorologist (from WSIL, Paducah).
NOAH BOND, Main Co-Anchor, KOLO-TV, Reno.
MONICA HERNANDEZ, Reporter, WFAA-TV, Dallas.
Reporter TIFFANY JUSTICE moves to Salt Lake City and KUTV (from KOCO, Oklahoma City).
CHRIS HARRIS, Main Sports Guy, WSMV, Nashville.
Meteorologist SAMARA COKINOS moves from Weslaco, Texas, to Orlando and WKMG-TV. Samara will be doing weekend morning weather and producing three days a week. She will also fill in on weekday morning traffic and other weather shifts.
KELLY SULLIVAN joins the reporting staff at WFXT in Boston.
ADAM SHADOFF, Weeknight Sports Anchor, WOFL, Orlando.
TOM RANDLES, Main Anchor, WSMV, Nashville.
FRANK MALLICOAT, Weekend Anchor, KTVU-TV, San Francisco.
Meteorologist PAUL WILLIAMS now seen nationwide working for AccuWeather.
JEREMY RAUCH, Weekend Sports Anchor, WXIX-TV, Cincinnati.
RACQUEL ASA, Morning Reporter/Anchor, WFTV, Orlando.
Meteorologist JIM LOZNICKA, WGCL, Atlanta.
"PATIENCE, GRASSHOPPER . . ."
For those of you too young to remember, that line was made famous by the old TV show "Kung Fu". As the young apprentice (nicknamed "Grasshopper") was learning from his Master, the Master was often heard saying, "Patience, Grasshopper."
We hear this a lot: "What's taking so long? It only took me three weeks to get my last job!"
This time around, the competition will be more fierce. The talent you're up against with will be better than the last time around. Also, there won't be as many jobs that you'll be willing to take.
The higher the salary level, the fewer jobs.
Three things need to happen before the phone rings for you:
1) there needs to be an opening (and it needs to be in a market desirable to you)
2) they need to be looking for your "type" (gender, age, experience, hair color, build, skills, etc.)
3) they need to like your stuff (makes no difference how good you are, so this last one is totally subjective, NOT objective ).
Those are all things pretty much out of your control, but they are the major hurdles between you and the next job. That said, concentrate on improving things which ARE within your control: writing, appearance, vocal skills, etc., and try to ignore all the market factors over which you have no control.
Typically, it takes us about one to three months to get you an offer that you really like.