Former CBS Anchor Joins OTA

OTA Talent, a premier TV news talent agency, is proud to welcome former CBS News personality, Mark McEwen to the team. McEwen, once an OTA Talent client, joins OTA Talent as a Network News Strategist.

OTA CEO, Jeff Marcu says McEwen will play an instrumental role in expanding proprietary marketing advantages the TV news agency offers its clients to maximize their ability to rapidly advance their careers.

In his new position, McEwen will continue to strengthen OTA Talent’s strategic alliances with national news networks.

“This is a game changer” said Marcu, “With Mark as a key member of our leadership team, we have the ultimate network news insider directly helping our clients advance to and succeed at the network level.”

McEwen will leverage his extensive network news relationships to further advance the powerful nationwide OTA Talent brand. He will help the TV talent agency’s clients advance their careers at the network level. McEwen explained,

“I was fortunate to spend almost 16 years on national television. I bring that experience to OTA Talent,” McEwen says. “I was taught news by the best. Ed Bradley, Walter Cronkite, Charles Osgood, Andy Rooney, Diane Sawyer, to name a few. I can bring to you what THEY taught me. Integrity, intelligence, quality, and being prepared. And success,” he added.

OTA Vice President of Talent, Kimberly Price, explains how McEwen’s network background will further enhance OTA Talent’s strong national presence. “Mark’s unique experience and understanding of what it takes to soar to the network level will provide a one- of-a-kind resource for OTA’s highly-marketable clients who are ready to make the move to network. Mark will serve as an insider, mentor and liaison to build a strategy and find the perfect fit across all network platforms,” Price said.

As a CBS News journalist for nearly 16 years, McEwen earned his reputation as a popular household name. During his tenure, McEwen was the longest-running talent on any major network morning show. While at CBS News, McEwen skyrocketed to fame as one of America’s most well-known and respected personalities on network television.

He excelled in many high-profile positions, including anchoring “CBS This Morning” and serving as entertainment reporter for “The Early Show”; He was also a correspondent on the CBS News show, “48 Hours.” 

TV Guide named McEwen one of the country’s “Ten Most Trusted News Personalities.”

McEwen has covered almost every imaginable television event - including the Oscars, the Grammys, the Golden Globe Awards, the Cannes Film Festival and the Country Music Association Awards. 

While at CBS, he anchored from three Winter Olympic Games including: Albertville, France, Lillehammer, Norway and Nagano, Japan. In Nagano, he ran with the Olympic Torch during CBS Sports; coverage of the Games.