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.)
MADELINE ANDERSON, Reporter, WITI-TV, Milwaukee. ADAM SHADOFF, Weekday Sports Anchor, WOFL-TV, Orlando. 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).
Meteorologist GRACE LIM moves to weekends at KCPQ-TV in Seattle (from KLAF/KADN-TV, Lafayette).
Reporter/Anchor Dan schrack joins WHAM-TV Rochester (from WENY-TV, Elmira). Reporter BRIELLA TOMASSETTI joins WNYW-TV in New York City (from Fios1 News).
Reporter GENEVIEVE DiNATALE takes Briella's job at Fios1 News in the New York City DMA (from WWNY, Watertown). Sports Reporter/Anchor Matt Finkel makes a huge jump from Hagerstown to Hartford and WVIT-TV. Reporter JOHN CUOCO, WHDH-TV, Boston. BONNEY BOWMAN gets Primary Anchor gig at KBJR-TV in Duluth. 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! SANAZ TAHERNIA leaves KRNV-TV in Reno for San Francisco as Reporter/Anchor at KRON-TV. 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. 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.
"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 two to four months to get you an offer that you really like.