Making Moves Before the Holidays

OTA is very proud to announce the following client moves:

Jimmy Church joins the second season of Hangar 1 as a commentator on H2 (History 2 Network).  Jimmy will continue to be the long-term fill-in host for Art Bell on the Dark Matter Radio Network.

Haley Hinds jumps 49 markets and joins WTVT in Tampa, FL as a weekend anchor/reporter.  Haley makes the move from weekend anchor/reporter at WINK in Ft. Myers, FL.

Steve Patterson has been promoted to anchor/host of Twin Cities Live at KSTP in Minneapolis, MN from his duties as anchor/reporter at KSTP. 

It’s a homecoming for market veteran Ron Zappolo, who joins his former station KUSA in Denver, CO as a sports commentator.  Ron was at KUSA before he spent 13 years as the primary anchor at KDVR in Denver.  Ron also signs on as host of the football show, “Pregame with Ron Zappolo” at Altitude Sports and Entertainment.  It’s a return to sports for the man who was dubbed, “The Dean of Denver Sports” after his dominating sports coverage for two decades.

Josh Marshall jumps 39 markets and joins KCTV in Kansas City, MO as a reporter.  Josh makes the move from WEYI in Flint, MI where he was a multimedia journalist.

Parker Slaybaugh has been promoted to investigative reporter at WRIC in Richmond, VA from his duties as a video journalist at the station. 

Joe Smith moves back home to New England and joins WFFF in Burlington, VT as a primary anchor.  Joe makes the move from KGW in Portland where he was a reporter.

Lindsay Housaman joins KRCR/KAEF in Redding/Eureka, California.  She will help establish the Eureka newsroom as assistant news director and primary anchor.  Lindsay makes the move from news director and primary anchor at KTBY/KYUR in Anchorage, AK.

Joe Vigil, primary anchor at KTVA in Anchorage, AK adds 10:00 p.m. managing editor duties. 

Jessica Crawford joins KFDM and KBTV in Beaumont, TX as a reporter.  Jessica starts her journalism career only one hour away from home!

 Jimmy, Haley, Steve, Ron, Josh, Parker, Joe Smith, Lindsay, Joe Vigil and Jessica are all represented by Jeff Marcu at OTA Talent.  You can reach Jeff at or