Best TV News Agents for Anchors, Meteorologists and Reporters.
WE ESPECIALLY NEED 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.)
CHIP BRIERRE joins The Washington Football Team as Broadcaster / Host. Meteorologist JEFF TANCHAK, Mornings at WOIO-TV in Cleveland. GABRRIELLE FRANKLIN moves to Political Reporter at KDVR/KWGN-TV in Denver (from WCIA-TV, Champaign). ALEX ALECCI joins WESH-TV in Orlando as Weekend Meteorologist (from WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh).
Meteorologist ERIKA MARTIN joins “Good Morning Utah” at KTVX-TV in Salt Lake City. Reporter DARREN BOTELHO joins WLNE-TV In Providence. Reporter ROBERT GRANT joins WFOX/WJAX-TV in Jacksonville (from WVLT-TV, Knoxville). Reporter BRIDGET CHAVEZ moves to KPTV-TV in Portland, Oregon (from KOLO-TV, Reno). Meteorologist DEVON LUCIE Joins the nationwide network WeatherNation as Director of Weather Operations and Severe Weather Expert (from KTVX-TV, Salt Lake City). 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. Reporter CHENUE HER joins WXIA-TV in Atlanta (from WVEC-TV, Norfolk). Reporter SYDNEY GLENN has accepted a position at KSTU-TV in Salt Lake City (from WPDE-TV, Myrtle Beach). NICOLE JONES moves to KHOU-TV, Houston, as 5 p.m. Producer (from WNCN-TV, Charlotte). ADAM SHADOFF, Weekday Sports Anchor, WOFL-TV, Orlando. DEREK KEVRA, Weekday Meteorologist, WJBK-TV, Detroit. 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).
JUSTIN STAPLETON, Weekend Meteorologist, KPRC, Houston. 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.