KLA Career Choreography: National Success Stories


The agents at KLA have taken many of this country’s most talented broadcast journalists to national anchoring, hosting and reporting venues. We have also found and choreographed the careers of this country’s most well-respected and prominent local anchors and reporters. Below, are some of the positions we’ve secured for our clients.

Over the past twenty years, agents at Ken Lindner & Associates have secured hundreds of dream-fulfilling positions for their clients.

LESTER HOLT becomes the host of “Dateline,” to go along with his duties as co-host on Weekend “Today,” and host of “NBC Nightly News,” weekend edition.

MARIO LOPEZ enters into an agreement to host, “The X Factor,” along with “EXTRA.”

MATT LAUER enters into a precedent-setting, new NBC News contract to continue to host “Today.”

TAMRON HALL becomes a co-host on the 9am hour of the “Today” Show, in addition to her duties as anchor of MSNBC’s “NewsNation,” and host of Investigation Discovery’s “Deadline Crime with Tamron Hall.”

ROB MARCIANO joins ABC News where he will be the Senior Meteorologist on “Good Morning America,” and other ABC programs.

CHRIS LAWRENCE joins WFAA in Dallas as a weeknight evening anchor, from WRC in Washington, D.C.

JESSICA VILCHIS is promoted to host of the daily lifestyle magazine show, “California Live” airing on KNBC, KNTV and KNSD, along with her KNBC station promotions and Tennis Channel host duties.

KIMBERLY CALDWELL-HARVEY, a recurring panelist on Steve (NBC Universal), joins “California Live,” (airing on KNBC, KNTV and KNSD) as a freelance correspondent.

ANGELA SUN joins Spectrum in Los Angeles as a weekday anchor and correspondent.

JIMMY MARLOW has joined WVIT in West Harfort, CT, as the co-host of “Connecticut Live,” launching fall of 2018.

MEGAN TELLES returns home to Los Angeles at KTLA as a reporter, from KXTV in Sacramento.

ASHLEY PAREDEZ joins KDFW in Dallas as a reporter, from KTBC in Austin.

ELITA LORESCA is promoted to weekday morning meteorologist at KTRK in Houston.

CONSTANCE JONES joins WRIC in Richmond, VA as main anchor.

JANNY RODRIGUEZ joins WPTV in West Palm Beach as a reporter, from WTLV Jacksonville.

JONATHAN GONZALEZ is promoted from a reporter to weekend evening anchor at KNBC in Los Angeles.

MATT DOUGHERTY joins KHOU as a full-time staff reporter.

ARLENE SANTANA hosts the segment, “Retail Therapy,” for The Doctors (Mediocre Productions).

KARLENE CHAVIS joins KFMB in San Diego as the weeknight meteorologist, from WSVN in Miami.

LUCY BUSTAMANTE joins WCAU in Philadelphia as morning anchor, from WVEC in Norfolk, VA.

CHIP BREWSTER joins WTVT in Tampa as a features reporter.

ALICIA ACUNA is promoted at Fox News channel to Senior Correspondent

ANDRE SENIOR joins KTVU in Oakland as the weekend evening anchor, from WVEC in Norfolk.

CHRIS JACOBS joins TLC’s “This is Life Live,” as co-host.

BELEN DE LEON joins KNBC in Los Angeles as the weekend morning meteorologist, from KUSA in Denver.

MARIAH HARRISON joins WFTV in Tampa as a reporter, from WLNS in Lansing.

IAN REITZ joins WVTM in Birmingham as weekday evening anchor.

TATUM EVERETT joins WZTV Nashville as weekday sports anchor from KTBS in Shreveport.

DANNY CEVALLOS joins NBC News as legal analyst and commentator, from CNN/HLN.

STACY-ANN GOODEN joins NY1 as the weekday morning meteorologist for “Mornings on 1.”

LESLIE LOPEZ promoted from the weekend morning to weekday morning meteorologist at KABC.

EVAN DONOVAN has joined WFLA in Tampa as an anchor and reporter from WLOS in Asheville.

ALY LOZOFF has joined AT&T Sports as a rink side reporter for the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

STEPHANIE OLMO joins KSAZ in Phoenix as the weekend weather anchor from AccuWeather.

MARC ISTOOK hosts Fox’s syndicated daily comedic program, “Punchline,” along with his NFL Network anchoring duties.

KAITLIN CODY joins WFLD in Chicago as a meteorologist from WCCB in Charlotte.

NATALIE BOMKE renews as morning anchor at WFLD in Chicago.

LOURDES DUARTE promoted to weeknight anchor at WGN in Chicago, from weekday mornings.

RYAN FIELD joins WABC in New York as the main sports anchor from Fox Sports 1.

AMY FREEZE renewed as meteorologist at WABC in New York.

DOMINIC GARCIA joins KCNC in Denver as the 4 pm weekday anchor from KFMB in San Diego.

VICTOR OQUENDO joins ABC News as the Miami correspondent from WPLG.

ADRIANNA HOPKINS joins WJLA in Washington, D.C. as the weekday morning and noon anchor from WDSU in New Orleans.

MADELINE HUNT joins KRNV in Reno as a weeknight anchor, from Yuma, AZ.

SHANNA MENDIOLA promoted from weekend morning to weekday morning meteorologist at KNBC in Los Angeles.

ANA CABRERA promoted to weekend evening anchor at CNN from their Denver bureau.

COURTNEY BRYANT promoted from weekday 5 pm anchor to main anchor at KMOV in St. Louis.

LEXIE HOUGHTALING joins KXAS in Dallas as a reporter from KBAK in Bakersfield.

PEDRO RIVERA joins KTXL in Sacramento as a reporter from KHBS in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

MACKENZIE BART joins WBBH in Fort Myers as the weekend weather anchor from weather producer at WBNS in Columbus.

JUSTIN BOURKE joins WHDH in Boston as a reporter from KENS in San Antonio.

ROBERT BURNS joins KWKT in Waco as the evening anchor.

NELLY CARRENO joins KUVN in Dallas as weeknight weather anchor from NECN in Boston.

KYLE CLARK renews with KUSA in Denver as the main anchor.

SAMANTHA DAVIES renews as a weekday meteorologist and traffic anchor at KXAS in Dallas.

ROB DESIR renews as weeknight anchor for WTVR in Richmond and adds anchor duties for WDCW in Washington, D.C.

AIXA DIAZ renews with Hearst TV as a reporter in their DC bureau.

ROB FINNERTY joins WTSP in Tampa as a weekday morning anchor from KCTV in Kansas City.

VANESSA FREEMAN renews as morning anchor at News 12 in New York.

KRISTINA GUERRERO joins Scripps’ syndicated “The List” as host.

KATE HARRISON joins PBR on CBS Sports Network as host, as well as continuing as correspondent for Pac 12 Network.

PAT HARVEY renews for her 28th year with KCBS in Los Angeles as the main anchor.

BEN HILL joins WTHR in Indianapolis as weekday morning anchor from WHNS in Greenville.

ERIC KAHNERT joins KFMB-CW in San Diego as the 10 pm weeknight anchor from KMGH in Denver.

JEREMY HUBBARD renews as the main anchor at KDVR in Denver.

MADELINE HUNT joins KRNV in Reno as an anchor from KSWT in Yuma.

MIKE LAPOINT joins KWKT in Waco as the chief meteorologist from WOWT in Omaha.

BEN MANKIEWICZ renews as host of Turner Classic Movies.

DIANE MIZOTA renews as Rue LA LA host on “Access Hollywood.”

ROB NELSON renews at WABC in New York as the weekend morning anchor.

ALICIA NIEVES joins KYW in Philadelphia as a reporter from WNEP in Scranton.

BETTY NGUYEN joins WPIX in New York as the weekday morning anchor.

SCOTT PADGETT promoted to chief meteorologist from morning meteorologist at KTVT in Dallas.

ISIS ROMERO promoted to 10 pm anchor at KSAT in San Antonio.

MAYA RODRIGUEZ joins NBC News as a Miami-based correspondent from KUSA in Denver.

ALEX SAVIDGE is promoted from reporter to weekday anchor at KTVU in Oakland/San Francisco.

LYNN SMITH renews with HLN as weekend “Morning Express” anchor.

KELLY COBIELLA renews as London-based correspondent for NBC News.

CYNNE SIMPSON renews as the main anchor at WAGA in Atlanta

CHRIS TOMER renews as the morning meteorologist at KDVR in Denver.

JILL WAGNER’S “Handcrafted America” is renewed for a third season.

LAURA CASO joins WAVY/WVBT in Norfolk as the weekday evening anchor from WTLV in Jacksonville, FL.

SCOTT SCHNEIDER joins WFLD in Chicago as the weekend anchor from WXIX in Cincinnati.

JESSICA BROWN renews at WXIX in Cincinnati as the weekend morning anchor.

RACHEL ROLLAR promoted from weekend morning anchor to weekday anchor at WCNC in Charlotte.

PARIS JACKSON renews as traffic anchor at KOMO in Seattle.

MARC ISTOOK renews as an anchor with the NFL Network.

COURTNEY JONES joins WESH in Orlando as a sports anchor.

JESSICA MOORE joins WCBS in New York as the weekend anchor from KSNV in Las Vegas.

TRACEY HUTCHINS renews with WGCL as weeknight anchor.

JACKIE BRUNO renews with NECN as an entertainment reporter.

PAUL BOYD formerly of Inside Edition, joins WSOC in Charlotte as a senior investigative reporter.

STEPHANIE SIMMONS renews at KCBS as the morning traffic anchor.

ALOHA TAYLOR renews at KSWB as the morning meteorologist.

JULIE PHILLIPS renews at WFLA/WTTA Tampa as an evening meteorologist.

NISCHELLE TURNER joins “Entertainment Tonight” as a correspondent and fill-in anchor.

REGGIE AQUI joins KGO as the weekday morning anchor from KGW in Portland.

JASON MARTINEZ joins KGTV as the weekday morning and midday anchor from WPLG in Miami.

VIRGINIA CHA renews at KGTV as the weekday morning and midday anchor.

DREW TUMA joins KGO in San Francisco as the weekend evening meteorologist.

JENNA LEE signs a new agreement with Fox News Channel.

CHRISTI PAUL becomes a co-anchor for CNN’s “New Day Weekends,” in addition to her duties as an anchor/correspondent for HLN.

JILL WAGNER enters into a new agreement as host of “Wolf Watch,” and actress on “Teen Wolf,” along with her duties as co-host of “Wipeout.”

SUSAN HENDRICS enters into a new agreement to work on “AC 360,” as well as anchoring for CNN and HLN.

THEA ANDREWS becomes the co-host of, “The Insider.”

JOHN IRELAND, the voice of the Lakers, and the co-host of “Mason and Ireland Show,” on KSPN, enters into a new agreement with Time Warner Cable SportsNet as a reporter and analyst.

STEVE MASON, co-host of “Mason and Ireland Show,” on KSPN, joins Time Warner Cable SportsNet as a host for the Dodgers’ pre and post games.

ERNIE ANASTOS will anchor/host a new tailor-made weeknight newscast on Fox 5, New York.

ELIZABETH COOK is promoted to co-anchor of the weekday 11pm newscast at KPIX, in addition to her duties as the weekday 5pm co-anchor at KPIX.

MARIA SANSONE joins KTTV as the co-host of “Good Day LA.”

ANDY ADLER joins WPIX as a sports anchor and reporter and entertainment reporter.

DANIELLA GUZMAN becomes the weekday morning anchor at KNBC.

LUCY NOLAND becomes the weekday 5PM, 6PM and 10PM co-anchor at WTXF.

DIANE MACEDO becomes the weekend morning anchor and correspondent at WCBS.

TERRELL BROWN becomes a contributing anchor/correspondent at WLS.

COLLEEN WILLIAMS enters into a new agreement as the weekday co-anchor of the weekday 5PM and 11PM newscasts at KNBC.

FRED ROGGIN enters into a new agreement as the weekday sports anchor at KNBC, in addition to hosting “Going Roggin,” a sports commentary show and “The Challenge,” a post game show airing after “Sunday Night Football.” Fred also serves as a host and correspondent for NBC’s Olympic coverage.

RICK GARCIA becomes the weekday morning and midday co-anchor at KCBS.

SHARON TAY becomes the weekday morning and midday co-anchor at KCBS.