Bienstock Clients Changing Channels

Bienstock, A United Talent Agency Company is proud to announce the following job placements:

TOM LLAMAS is named as weekend anchor for World News Tonight.  Tom joined ABC News late last year from WNBC-TV.

JIM MURPHY has been promoted to VP of CNN Morning Programming. He was previously the Senior Executive Producer for CNN America.

JEFF PEGUES is promoted to Justice/Homeland Security Correspondent for CBS News.

SHARYL ATTKISSON joins Sinclair Broadcast Group and will host a national Sunday morning news program providing a blend of investigative and political journalism, with a focus on accountability.

GEORGE HOWELL has been named an anchor for CNN International.  He was previously a correspondent for CNN.

ANDY BARSH has been promoted from Director/Producer to Senior Director of Creative Production at CNBC.

MATTHEW GERMAN joins Bienstock as a new client and is named a staff producer for ABC's World News Tonight.

BRIAN UNGER is host of his newly launched show on the Travel Channel called “Time Traveling with Brian Unger.”  Now in it’s second week, new shows premiere on Mondays @ 10 PM.  

ALEX DENIS joins Bienstock as a new client and re-signs with WCBS-TV/WLNY-TV as a reporter.

ARAKSYA KARAPETYAN is promoted to co-anchor of Good Day LA for KTTV-TV, the Fox O&O in Los Angeles.

MARIO RAMIREZ joins KTTV-TV as a morning reporter/fill-in anchor. Mario was previously with WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.

JILLIAN MELE joins Comcast Sports Net Philadelphia as a weekday morning anchor for the launch of a new sports show “Breakfast on Broad” from WCAU-TV.

SARAH FRENCH is promoted to weekday morning anchor at WHDH-TV in Boston from weekend anchor.

JUMMY OLABANJI moves to anchor of Good Morning Washington at WJLA-TV.

ANDY CEROTA has been named as anchor of the recently launched News at Noon on KPRC-TV in Houston.

SOFIA OJEDA jumps 45 markets and is named weekend morning anchor/reporter at KPRC-TV from WNEP-TV in Wilkes Barre-Scranton.

JOSH CHAPIN joins KHOU-TV 11 News in Houston from his position as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for WVIT-TV in Hartford.

ASHLEY GLASS has been promoted to weekday morning anchor at WFTS-TV in Tampa from weekend morning anchor.

MIKE BARZ joins KDVR-TV in Denver as the weeknight 7 and 10pm anchor from morning anchor at WFOX-TV in Jacksonville.

ELITSA BIZIOS will join WSVN-TV in Miami as a reporter from anchor/reporter at WICD-TV in Champaign, IL.

ALEX DE ARMAS joins WSVN-TV in Miami as a morning reporter from WBBH-TV in Fort Myers.

BILL MELUGIN jumps 67 markets to join WJZY-TV, the Fox O&O in Charlotte, as the weeknight 6 and 10pm anchor from a reporter at KFOX-TV in El Paso.

ELLEN MCNAMARA joins KCTV-TV in Kansas City as the primary evening anchor from KSTP-TV in Minneapolis.  She will anchor the 5pm, 6pm and 10pm newscasts on KCTV-TV and the 6:30 and 9pm newscasts on KSMO-TV.

MELISSA MAHADEO moves to weekend anchor at WRTV-TV in Indianapolis from her reporting job at WOFL-TV in Orlando.

CANDICE AVILES joins WRTV-TV as the 4 p.m. anchor/ reporter from KMIZ-TV in Columbia, MO.

KATE RAYNER moves across the street and joins WVIT-TV in Hartford as a reporter/anchor from WFSB-TV.

Tom, Jim, Jeff, Sharyl, George, Andy, Matthew, Brian, Alex, Araksya, Mario, Jillian, Sarah, Jummy, Andy, Sofia, Josh, Ashley, Mike, Elitsa, Alex, Bill, Ellen, Melissa, Candice and Kate are represented by  Rick Ramage, Carole Cooper, Richard Leibner, Peter Goldberg, Jennifer Campanile, Steve Sadicario, Adam Leibner, and Lia Aponte at Bienstock, A United Talent Agency Company 250 West 57th St, Suite 333, New York, NY 10107, (212) 765-3040. To meet all of our agents, link to