Your Peers are Moving on to New Gigs

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

DANA BASH joins Bienstock as a new client and has signed a new contract with CNN. She has been promoted to Chief Political Correspondent.

MELISSA FRANCIS joins Bienstock as a new client and has been promoted to anchor “After the Bell” on Fox Business Network as well as a regular fill-in host for “Outnumbered” on Fox News Channel.

BLAKE MCCOY joins NBC News as a LA based correspondent from weekend anchor at KARE-TV in Minneapolis.  Blake became a Bienstock client six years ago when he was in Boise, Idaho.

KRIS VAN CLEAVE is named Transportation Correspondent for CBS News in Washington, D.C. from his duties as a correspondent for CBS Newspath.

MEGHAN McCAIN joins Fox News Channel as an on-air contributor.

JODI KANTOR joins CBS News as a contributor for CBS This Morning, in addition to her duties as a correspondent for the New York Times.

SARAH WALLACE joins WNBC-TV in New York as an Investigative Correspondent.

ZACHARY KIESCH joins WNYW-TV in New York as a reporter from WRC-TV in Washington, D.C.

RAY VILLEDA joins WNBC-TV in New York as a reporter from KXAS-TV in Dallas.

SUSAN LI joins CNBC London as an anchor from CNBC in Hong Kong.

LANA ZAK is named digital correspondent for ABC News in Washington, D.C. from her duties as a producer for ABC News in New York City.

KALA RAMA joins WABC-TV in New York as a freelance reporter from WKMG-TV in Orlando.

CEFAAN KIM joins Bienstock as a new client and becomes a freelance reporter at WABC-TV in New York from News 12 Westchester. 

ANN MERCOGLIANOjoins “Inside Edition” as a freelance reporter, from WPIX-TV in New York.

KATE BILO is promoted to Chief Meteorologist at KYW-TV in Philadelphia.

ADAM LONGO joins WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. as a M-F evening anchor/reporter from KPHO-TV in Phoenix.

KRIS PICKEL is named primary co-anchor for KPHO-TV’s evening newscasts in Phoenix, from her duties as a main anchor at WKYC-TV in Cleveland.

CRAIG MCKEE joins WCPO-TV in Cincinnati as the primary evening anchor from WISN-TV in Milwaukee.  He anchors the 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm and 11pm newscasts along with being a 9 on your side Reporter.

KRISTEN ALDRIDGE joins KABC-TV in Los Angeles as their entertainment and social media reporter. She was previously an anchor on "The Daily Buzz."

MEAGAN FITZGERALD joins WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. as a general assignment reporter from KUSA-TV in Denver.

AMY NAPIER VITERI joins WPLG-TV in Miami as a reporter from WSB-TV in Atlanta.

LINZI SHELDON has been promoted to weekend evening anchor/investigative reporter from her duties anchoring the weekend mornings at KIRO-TV in Seattle.

AMITY ADDRISI jumps over 100 markets and is named anchor/reporter at KING-TV in Seattle from KBAK/KBFX- TV in Bakersfield.

CURTIS JACKSON returns to his hometown of Detroit and joins WXYZ-TV as an anchor/reporter from WKRC-TV in Cincinnati.

KACIE HOLLINS joins WXYZ-TV in Detroit as sports anchor/reporter from WJZY-TV in Charlotte.

TESS RAFOLS has been promoted to early AM anchor of Good Morning Arizona for KTVK-TV in Phoenix from weekend AM anchor.

KIM TOBIN joins KNXV-TV in Phoenix as a weekend anchor from KOB-TV in Albuquerque.

TRAM MAI moves to weekday morning anchor at KPNX-TV in Phoenix.

DEREK STAAHL has joined KPHO-TV in Phoenix as a reporter/fill-in anchor from anchor/reporter at XETV-TV in San Diego.

MARCY JONES moves to KSAZ-TV in Phoenix as a reporter from reporter/anchor at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids.

TRAVIS HERZOG is named M-F morning meteorologist at KTRK-TV in Houston. Travis has been with KTRK-TV since 2006.

RENA SARIGIANOPOULOS is promoted to M-F 6:30pm anchor from her duties as a weekend anchor at KARE-TV in Minneapolis.

JOSH BENSON moves to WFLA-TV in Tampa as an anchor/reporter from WFOR-TVin Miami.

RHIANNON ALLY and MIKE MARZA relocate to their hometown of Kansas City from their respective jobs in Miami to form the first ever husband wife anchor team in the market at KSHB-TV. Prior to the move, Rhiannon was a morning and afternoon anchor at WFOR-TV and Mike was an afternoon and evening anchor at WSVN-TV.

BRANDI POWELL is promoted to weekend evening anchor/reporter from her duties as a reporter at KSTP-TV in her hometown of Minneapolis.

ALYANA GOMEZ joins WVIT-TV in Hartford as a weekend morning anchor/weekday reporter from WJAX-TV CBS 47/WFOX-TV FOX 30 in Jacksonville.

RYAN YAMAMOTO joins Bienstock as a new client and is named weekend evening news anchor at KXTV-TV in Sacramento.

PAUL GERKE joins WFLA-TV in Tampa as a sports anchor/reporter from KIVI-TV inBoise.

TARIK MINOR is promoted to an evening anchor for the 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. newscasts at WJXT-TV in Jacksonville from his duties as a weekend anchor/weekday reporter.

DERICK WALLER joins WEWS-TV in Cleveland as a reporter. He was previously a reporter at WNCN-TV in Raleigh.

EILEEN PARK moves from WNCN in Raleigh, and joins KOIN 6 News in Portland as their weekend morning anchor.

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