Success Stories

KLA Career Choreography: National Success Stories

The agents at KLA have taken many of this country’s most talented newscasters and hosts to national anchoring, hosting, and reporting positions. We have also found and Choreographed the careers of this country’s most well-respected and prominent local anchors and reporters. Our goal is to secure positions for our clients that showcase their extraordinary communication skills and gifts, so that they are able to fulfill their professional goals and live their dreams. We see what “can be” in our clients and Choreograph the steps, so that they enjoy the very best and most rewarding careers. Below are some of the careers that we have developed and the positions that we have secured for our clients.

LESTER HOLT:  We began working with Lester when he was in local news. We brought Lester to NBC News, where he became the host of “Weekend Today” and the anchor of “NBC Nightly News, Weekend Edition.” He also became the host of “Dateline.” By strategically helping Lester secure these positions, we put him in the very best position to attain his dream of being the anchor of “NBC Nightly News.”

MARIO LOPEZ:  We, along with WMA, first began working with Mario when he was the host of “Pet Star” on Animal Planet. We took Mario to “Extra,” where he became its weekday host. During this time, Mario also hosted prime time programs on various networks. More recently, we took Mario to NBC, where he is hosting three “Access Hollywood” shows, specials, and has a production deal. The Choreography continues to grow Mario’s stellar multi-platform career.

ROBIN MEADE:  We began working with Robin when she was the morning anchor at WSVN in Miami. We took her to WMAQ in Chicago in the same position. After WMAQ, Robin became the host of HLN’s, “Morning Express with Robin Meade.” Robin is in fact the longest running network morning show host, and one of the very best female morning show hosts ever.

LIZ CLAMAN:  We began working with Liz when she was in local news. It was at the “Morning Exchange” in Cleveland, that Liz won an Emmy for her morning show hosting. After the “Morning Exchange,” we took Liz to be a weekday anchor/host at CNBC. Thereafter, we secured a position for her at the Fox Business Network, where she is now the host of the Monday through Friday, “Claman Countdown,” and arguably has become the most credible woman in television business news.

MATT LAUER:  We found Matt the day he was departing from WWOR in New York City. Through various strategic, Choreographed steps, Matt became the host of the “Today” Show. Matt entered into precedent-setting deals with NBC News, and by many people’s accounts, he grew to be the best male morning show host in the history of TV.

ELIZABETH VARGAS:  We began working with Elizabeth when she was a reporter in Phoenix, and through strategic career Choreography, she became the anchor of ABC’s, “World News Tonight” and the host of “20/20.”

NANCY O’DELL:  We found Nancy as an anchor in South Carolina. Through various well Choreographed steps, Nancy ultimately became the weekday host of “Access Hollywood” and then “Entertainment Tonight.”

LISA MCREE: We began working with Lisa when she was at KERO, Bakersfield. Through various Choreographed steps, we moved Lisa to become a co-host of “Good Morning America.”

TOM BERGERON:  We found Tom in Boston as a TV and radio host. Through a number of Choreographed steps, Tom became the host of both “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”

ANN CURRY:  We began working with Ann when she was in Portland, Oregon. We moved her to KCBS and then to NBC News.

PAT HARVEY:  We began working with Pat when she was an anchor at CNN. We took her to WGN and then to KCBS/KCAL. Over the past couple of decades, Pat has become the main anchor of KCBS and an institution in the L.A. market.  This past year, Pat celebrated 30 years in broadcasting.

CHRISTINE DEVINE: We found Christine in Tucson, Arizona, and thirty years ago, we moved her to become the main anchor at KTTV, a position that she still holds.

CHUCK HENRY:  We began working with Chuck Henry when he was at KABC and moved him to be a weeknight anchor at KNBC, where he co-anchors the main evening newscast with our client, Colleen Williams.

ROB NELSON:  We found Rob in local news and Choreographed the steps for him to become a weeknight anchor of “NewsNation” on WGN America.

DIANE MACEDO:  We found Diane as a producer at the Fox Business Network, and through various Choreographed steps, Diane is now a host, anchor, and correspondent for ABC News.

ROB MARCIANO:  We found Rob as a meteorologist in Portland, Oregon and moved him to CNN. From CNN, Rob became the Monday through Friday host, with Nancy O’Dell, of “Entertainment Tonight.” Thereafter, Rob went to ABC News, where he is a meteorologist on “Good Morning America Weekend.”

MEGYN KELLY:  We began working with Megan when she was a legal reporter at the Fox News Channel. Together with Megyn, we choreographed the steps for her to become a Monday through Friday anchor and then a Monday through Friday evening anchor at the Fox News Channel.

MAGGIE RODRIGUEZ: We found Maggie when she was a reporter at Univision. Through various Choreographed steps, Maggie became the Monday through Friday host of  CBS’, “The Early Show.”

ELAINE QUIJANO:  We found Elaine at CNN, where she was a correspondent. We moved Elaine to CBS News, where she started as a reporter and then became an anchor at CBSN and the anchor of one evening of “CBS Weekend News.” Additionally, Elaine was chosen to moderate the 2016 Vice Presidential debate between Tim Kaine and Mike Pence.

ANA CABRERA: We found Ana as a correspondent at CNN. We then Choreographed the steps for her to become a weekend anchor at CNN and then a weekday anchor at CNN.

ROB SCHMITT: We found Rob in Redding, California. Through a number of Choreographed steps, he is now the Monday through Friday, 10PM host of his own show on Newsmax.

KIM BRUNHUBER: Currently an anchor with CNN International. Kim signed with the agency when he was the Los Angeles bureau chief and correspondent with CBC.

DAYNA DEVON:  We found Dayna as an anchor in Memphis, Tennessee and moved her to become the Monday through Friday host of “Extra.” Dayna is now the Monday through Friday host of KTLA’s new weeknight entertainment show, “LA Unscripted,” in Los Angeles.

BETTY NGUYEN:  We found Betty as the morning anchor/reporter at KWTX, Waco, Texas. We have moved her to WPIX, CNN, CBS News, and NBC News.

ADRIANA DIAZ:  We began working with Adriana when she was a Network and Newspath Correspondent at CBS News. She is now a weekend news anchor at CBS News.

JENNIFER LAHMERS:  We started working with Jennifer when she was a reporter at WNYW, New York. Through career Choreography, she is now a co-host of “Extra.”

CHRISTI PAUL: We found Christi when she was an anchor at KTRK, Phoenix. She is now the anchor of CNN’s, “New Day Saturday” and “New Day Sunday.”

JANET SHAMLIAN: We found Janet as a reporter at WOOD, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Through career Choreography, Janet is now a correspondent for CBS News.

KELLY COBIELLA is a long time client who was an anchor in Santa Barbara and has been with us for moves to Miami, CBS News and now NBC News where she is a London-based correspondent.

KATHY BROCK:  We found Kathy as an anchor and reporter in Salt Lake City and moved her to be a weeknight anchor at WLS in Chicago.

ALLISON ROSATI:  We found Allison as an anchor/reporter in Buffalo and moved her to be a weekday anchor at WMAQ in Chicago.

ADELE ARAKAWA:  We found Adele as a weekday anchor in Raleigh and moved her to be a legendary weeknight anchor at KUSA in Denver.

ALICIA ACUNA:  Currently a Fox News Channel senior correspondent. Alicia signed with the agency from KSEE in Fresno.

CHRIS LAWRENCE:  Currently the main anchor at WFAA in Dallas. Chris was an anchor and reporter at WXYZ in Detroit, CBS Newspath correspondent, CNN Pentagon and national correspondent, WRC anchor and reporter. Chris signed with the agency from WTVH in Syracuse.

LISA GUERRERO: We found Lisa at KCBS, Los Angeles. Through strategic career Choreography, Lisa became a co-host of “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” on Fox Sports Net and a sideline reporter for “Monday Night Football.” An award-winning journalist, Lisa is currently the Chief Investigative Correspondent for “Inside Edition.”

JILL WAGNER:  We found Jill appearing in commercials as a spokesperson for Lincoln-Mercury automobiles. Through career Choreography, Jill became a co-host on ABC’s hit, “Wipeout,” WGN America’s, “Inside the Vault,” and host of “Handcrafted America” on INSP.

SAMANTHA HARRIS:  Co-host of “Dancing with the Stars,” “Entertainment Tonight” weekend anchor, “The Insider” host, “Extra” weekend anchor, E! news correspondent and anchor.

BEN MANKIEWICZ:  Currently the main host of Turner Classic Movies. Ben signed with the agency after he left WAMI in Miami.

GISELLE FERNANDEZ: We started working with Giselle when she was weekend anchor at KTLA, Los Angeles. Through career Choreography, Giselle became an anchor/correspondent at both CBS News and NBC News. She then became the original co-host of “Access Hollywood.”

JULIE MORAN:  We found Julie out of college and moved her to NBC Sports, where she co-hosted “Inside Stuff.” We then moved her to ABC, where she became the first woman to solo host, “ABC’s, “Wide World of Sports.” She then became the weekend co-host/correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight.”

DOMINIQUE SACHSE:  I found Dominique as a traffic reporter at KPRC, where she has remained a hugely popular weeknight anchor and trend-setting internet “influencer.”

NATALIE PASQUARELLA:  We found Natalie as a weeknight anchor in Charlotte, North Carolina; she is now the early and late evening, Monday through Friday anchor in WNBC in New York City.

STEFAN HOLT:  We found Stefan right out of college at a Florida station; moved him to be the morning anchor at WMAQ in Chicago. We then moved Stefan to be the early and late evening Monday through Friday anchor at WNBC in New York, until he decided to come home to Chicago, where he is now the early and late evening, Monday through Friday anchor at WMAQ.

ROB FINNERTY:  We found Rob in Bakersfield, California, and he is now the host of a Monday through Friday morning show, “Wake Up America,” on Newsmax.

PHILLIP MENA:  We found Phillip when he was a weekend anchor/reporter at KPRC, Houston. Through a number of Choreographed steps, he is now the co-host of NBC’s, “Early Today.”

LYNN SMITH:  We began working with Lynn Smith when she was a weekend anchor at WCAU in Philadelphia. Through a number of Choreographed steps, she is now a Monday through Friday anchor/host on HLN.

MELISSA KNOWLES:  Currently a correspondent for HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade.” Melissa signed with the agency from Channel One News.

KATE HARRISON was a pregame host for USC Football and became a sideline reporter for PAC 12 Network and is now a host for PBR on CBS Sports Network and CBS Sports.

KELSEY RIGGS was a weekend anchor at WCNC in Charlotte and is now a host for the ACC Network and ESPN.

KRIS GUTIERREZ:  We found Kris when he was a reporter at KPRC, Houston. We moved him to the FOX News Channel as a correspondent. Kris is now the main, Monday through Friday evening anchor with our client, Dominique Sachse.

RACHEL ROLLAR: We found Rachel when she was an anchor/reporter at KETK, Tyler, Texas. Through various Choreographed steps, she is now a reporter/newsreader/fill-in co-host on Newsmax.

JASON CARROLL:  We started working with Jason when he was a reporter at KCBS, Los Angeles. He is now a national correspondent for CNN.

DEIRDRE BOLTON:  We started working with Deirdre when she was an anchor/correspondent at the Fox Business Network. She is now Business Correspondent for ABC News.

KRISTINA GUERRERO: We found Kristina Guerrero when she was a producer at KTTV, Los Angeles. Through various Choreographed steps, she is now the co-host of Scripps’ syndicated show, “The List.”

MARIA SANSONE: We found Maria when she was the host of Yahoo’s, “The 9.” Through various well Choreographed steps, Maria became the co-host of “Good Day LA” on KTTV. She is now a correspondent for “The Hub Today” on NBC10, Boston and is the host of “MOM2MOM with Maria Sansone” on Facebook, NBC10 Boston, NECN, ROKU, and NECN.com

RYAN FIELDS:  We found Ryan at Fox Sports 1. He is now the main sportscaster at WABC.

LONNIE QUINN: We began working with Lonnie when he was a Monday through Friday morning weathercaster at WTVJ, Miami. He is now the Monday through Friday evening weathercaster at WCBS and weathercaster for “CBS This Morning” and  “CBS Evening News.”

CHRISTINA MCLARTY:  We found Christina as a feature reporter at KTVT, Dallas. Through career Choreography, we moved Christina to “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider,” where she was a correspondent/fill-in host.

JOE KHALIL: We found Joe as anchor/reporter at KTXL, Sacramento. He is now a Washington, D.C. correspondent for NewsNation.

WHITNEY WILD: We began working with Whitney when she was an investigative reporter at WUSA, Washington, D.C. She is now a national correspondent for CNN Newsource.

COURTNEY BRYANT:  Currently the main weeknight anchor at WAGA in Atlanta. Courtney signed with the agency from KBAK in Bakersfield.

STEVE PATTERSON: Currently a correspondent with NBC News.  Steve signed with the agency from KSDK in St. Louis.

ALICIA NIEVES became a client when she was in Scranton and we helped her to get to KYW Philadelphia, WPIX New York and now she is a national correspondent for Scripps TV.

MAYA RODRIGUEZ was a reporter at WWL in New Orleans and has made moves to KUSA in Denver, NBC News and is now a national correspondent with Scripps TV.

ASH-HAR QURAISHI became a client when he was an investigative reporter in Kansas City. He has worked at WTTW and then WMAQ in Chicago and is now a national correspondent in Chicago for Scripps TV.

LISA DERGAN:  We began working with Lisa when she was beginning her career (and not working). Through a number of Choreographed steps, Lisa became an anchor and correspondent on Fox Sports Net’s,  “The Best Damn Sports Show Period.” She then went on to host NBC’s prime time show, “Race to the Altar,” the Game Show Network’s, “Poker Royale,” and ABC’s prime time show, “Master of Champions.”

BROOKE ANDERSON: We began working with Brooke when she was an entertainment anchor and correspondent at CNN and co-host of HLN’s, “Showbiz Tonight.” We moved Brooke to “The Insider” as a co-host. She is now a contributor on “Entertainment Tonight.”

BROOKE THOMAS was a weekend anchor in Lubbock and now she is a host in Los Angeles with stops in Memphis, Dallas and Philadelphia in between.

ALY LOZOFF was a freelance Montreal sports host whom we discovered and helped her land a rinkside reporter and host job with the Las Vegas Golden Knights in their inaugural  season. After two seasons there, Aly is now in Anaheim with the Ducks.

DANIELLA GUZMAN: We started working with Daniella when she was a reporter at KPRC, Houston. She is now the Monday through Friday morning anchor at KNBC, Los Angeles.

KATHY SABINE:  We found Kathy in San Luis Obispo and moved her to be the main meteorologist at KUSA in Denver, where she is an institution.

BEN GOLDMAN:  We found Ben when he was in college. We moved him to become the weekend morning anchor at WTIC, Hartford. Fifteen months later, Ben was promoted to be the Monday through Friday, evening anchor at WTIC, a position he currently holds.

IRV GIKOFSKY:  We moved “Mr. G” to WPIX and helped secure his precedent-setting agreement with Northwell Hospitals.

ADAM KUPERSTEIN:  We started working with Adam when he was a weekend sports anchor/reporter at WTVJ, Miami. Through a number of Choreographed steps, Adam is now a Monday through Friday co-anchor and reporter at WNBC, New York.

DALLAS RAINES:  We began working with Dallas when he was at CNN. From CNN, we moved Dallas to be the main meteorologist at KABC, Los Angeles, a position that he has proudly held for may decades.

KATHY VARA:  We found Kathy in San Antonio and moved her to be a weekday anchor at both KABC and KNBC in Los Angeles.

DAVE PRICE: We found Dave in between jobs. He is now a Monday through Friday weathercaster at WNBC and fill-in weathercaster on NBC’s, “Today” show.

AMY FREEZE was a meteorologist at KMGH in Denver and we have been together for her moves from there to Philadelphia, Chicago and now New York City.

BELEN DELEON:  We found Belen when she was a weather anchor at XRIO, McAllen, Texas. She is now the Monday through Friday morning meteorologist at KNBC.

JACOB RASCON:  We found Jacob when he was a correspondent at KNBC, Los Angeles. We Choreographed the steps for Jacob to become an NBC News correspondent. We then moved Jacob to KPRC as an anchor and reporter.

LESLIE LOPEZ:  Currently the weekday morning and midday meteorologist at KABC in Los Angeles. Leslie signed with the agency from KUSI in San Diego.

CEALEY GODWIN was a sports reporter and anchor at KUSA in Denver and we introduced her to the executives at NESN in Boston, where she now co-hosts their new weeknight show “NESN After Hours.”

JONATHAN GONZALEZ: Currently the weekend anchor at KNBC in Los Angeles. Jonathan signed with the agency from KBAK in Bakersfield, California

ELIZABETH COOK:  We found Elizabeth as the Monday through Friday evening anchor at KMIR, Palm Springs. She is now the Monday through Friday evening anchor at KPIX, San Francisco.

CHRISTINE NOEL:  We started working with Christine when she was an anchor/reporter at KUSA, Denver. She is now a Monday through Friday early evening anchor at KPRC.

CONSTANCE JONES:  Currently the morning anchor at WTVJ in Miami. Constance signed with the agency from KETK in Tyler, Texas.

KARLENE CHAVIS: Currently the chief meteorologist at KFMB in San Diego.  Karlene signed with the agency from weekend morning meteorologist at WSVN in Miami.

RITA GARCIA: We began working with Rita when she was a freelance reporter at KCBS, Los Angeles. We Choreographed the steps for Rita to become the Monday through Friday, early morning anchor at KTTV, Los Angeles.

CHRIS SCHAUBLE: Currently the weekday morning anchor at KTLA in Los Angeles. Chris signed with the agency from WBMG (now WIAT) in Birmingham, Alabama.

SHIRIN RAJAEE:  We started working with Shirin when she was the Monday through Friday morning anchor at KYET, Santa Barbara. Through a number of Choreographed steps, Shirin is now the Monday through Friday, 6:30PM anchor at WTTG, Washington, D.C.

SHANNA MENDIOLA:  Currently a meteorologist at KNBC in Los Angeles. Shanna signed with the agency from KTVZ in Bend, Oregon.

CHITA JOHNSON:  Currently the weekday morning and midday meteorologist at KHOU in Houston. Chita signed with the agency from KRCR in Redding, California.

NATASHA ZOUVES:  We started working with Natasha when she was a reporter and breaking news anchor at KGTV. We moved her to KGO where she was the Monday through Friday morning co-host. Natasha most recently was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford.

ZACK GREEN:  We found Zack as a Monday through Friday morning meteorologist at WJAR, Providence. He is now a Monday through Friday morning meteorologist at WBZ, Boston.

JESSICA MOORE: We started working with Jessica when she was a Monday through Friday evening anchor at KSNV, Los Angeles. She is now a weekend anchor/reporter at WCBS, New York.

JASON MARTINEZ:  We found Jason as an anchor/reporter in Fresno, California. He is now the Monday through Friday evening anchor at WTXF, Philadelphia.

ANDRE SENIOR: Currently the weekend anchor at KTVU in Oakland, California.  Andre signed with the agency from WVEC in Norfolk, Virginia.

GREG BAILEY was the sports director at WCNC Charlotte and is now the sports director at KTRK ABC 13 in Houston.

MARISSA MITCHELL signed with us when she was an anchor and reporter in Atlanta and we recently helped her secure an assignment as a weekday morning anchor/host at Fox 5 in Washington.

SCOTT SCHNEIDER: We began working with Scott when he was evening anchor/reporter for WXIX in Cincinnati. He is now morning anchor for “Good Day Chicago” on WFLD

LAURA CASO: We began working with Laura when she was anchoring mornings at WENY in Elmira. We Choreographed her career, moving her to stations in Jacksonville and Norfolk, where she was the primary anchor. Today, Laura is a primary anchor at WKYC in Cleveland.

KAITLIN CODY was at WCCB in Charlotte and we introduced her to the management at Fox Chicago, where she is a weekday meteorologist.

REGGIE AQUI:  We began working with Reggie while he was a reporter at KHOU in Houston.  Reggie is currently the weekday morning anchor KGO in San Francisco.

SCOTT PADGETT:  We began working with Scott Padgett at KOKH in Oklahoma City where he was the Chief Meteorologist.  Scott is now the Chief Meteorologist at KTVT in Dallas.

RAOUL MARTINEZ joined as a client when he was anchoring at WESH in Orlando. He was hired to help start up the weekday morning show at Fox 5 in San Diego and remains as their weekday anchor.

ASHLEE BARACY:  Currently the chief meteorologist at WBNS in Columbus, Ohio.  Ashlee signed with the agency from traffic anchor at WDIV in Detroit.

HANNA BATTAH:  We found Hanna as a Monday through Friday noon anchor and reporter at KBAK, Bakersfield. Through Career Choreography, Hanna became a weekend morning anchor and reporter at KDFW, Dallas. Three months later, Hanna was promoted to become the Monday through Friday, early morning anchor at KDFW, a position she currently holds.

JORDAN CHAVEZ:  We found Jordan as a reporter at KUSA, Denver. He is now the Monday through Friday noon anchor and morning reporter at KUSA.

PEDRO RIVERA: Currently a weekday morning anchor at KTXL in Sacramento.  Pedro signed with the agency from KHBS in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

ELIZABETH NOREIKA:  We found Elizabeth as an anchor/reporter in Charleston, West Virginia and moved her to Cleveland, where she is a Monday through Friday evening anchor at WJW.

ASHLEY MOSER: We found Ashley as a weekend morning anchor/reporter at KITV, Honolulu. She is now a Monday through Friday anchor/reporter at KSL, Salt Lake City.

MARINA MARRACO was a reporter at WESH in Orlando and moved to Fox 5 in Washington, where she has been promoted multiple times and is now anchoring weeknights.

MADISON ALWORTH:  We began working with Madison when she was a correspondent and producer at Cheddar. She is now a reporter/fill-in anchor at WTSP, Tampa.

JANNY RODRIGUEZ was a reporter in Jacksonville, moved to WPTV in West Palm Beach as a reporter and is now a weekday anchor there.

TATUM EVERETT was referred to us by a long time client and from anchoring sports in Shreveport she moved to weeknight sports anchoring in Nashville.

BEN HILL was a morning anchor at Fox in Greenville, SC and we introduced him to the news director at WTHR Indianapolis. He recently moved to Nashville where he is anchoring weekdays at NewsChannel 5.

BROOKE KATZ was an anchor at WCNC Charlotte and is now anchoring weekdays at CBS 11 Dallas/Fort Worth.

EVAN DONOVAN was a weekend morning anchor and reporter in Asheville and we introduced him to the legendary Bill Berra at WFLA who hired him to be their weekend anchor and political reporter/host.

CAMERON COX: We began working with Cameron when he was producing and writing at WOAI in San Antonio. He is now a Sports Anchor/Reporter/Host at KPNX in Phoenix.

MEGAN TELLES:  Currently a reporter at KTLA in Los Angeles.  Megan signed with the agency from KTNV in Las Vegas.

HEATHER HOPE: Currently a reporter at KFMB in San Diego.  Heather signed with the agency from KGET in Bakersfield, California.

LUPE ZAPATA: Currently a reporter for Spectrum News 1 Texas.  Lupe signed with the agency from KMID in Odessa, Texas.

FRANQUE THOMPSON:  Currently a reporter at KCPQ in Seattle.   Franque signed with the agency from WWMT in Kalamazoo, Michican.

OLIVIA LAVOICE was a reporter in Bakersfield and we made the news director at KCPQ in Seattle aware of her and she is now a weeknight reporter there.

ERIC FLACK has been a client throughout moves from Louisville to Cincinnati, back to Louisville and is now at WUSA in Washington as a Senior Investigative Reporter.

JUSTIN BOURKE: We started working with Justin at KENS TV in San Antonio and took him back to his hometown of Boston, where he reports for WHDH TV.

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