Our People
Leadership
Squad
Director of Content & Branding
Manny Fantis is the Director of Content and Branding for Circa.
Managing Editor, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Robert Dixter is a Emmy Award winner with 18 years of production and content creation experience.
Director of Sales
Brian Garnock is an accomplished and dynamic senior level executive with over 10 years of expertise managing, sustaining, and growing company revenues in print, digital, mobile, tablet, social a...
Director of Social Media
Dave Trausneck is Circa’s Director of Social Media and leads content strategy for the brand’s social media platforms
Managing Editor of Programming
Michael VanZetta is the Senior Live Show Producer with Circa. Before joining Circa, Michael started his career in local television.
IT Network Operations Manager
Teddy Johnson is the optimistic, energetic, and innovative IT Network Operations Manager with Circa.
Senior Producer & Correspondent, Circa Cares
As the lead for Circa Cares, Stephanie brings her career full circle by shedding light on stories that make a difference to both an online and television audience.
Regional Producer
Jean-Sun Ahn is the West Coast Regional Producer always looking for dynamic content. Have story ideas? Contact her!
Multimedia Journalist & Live Show Host
Kay Angrum is a multimedia journalist and live show host for Circa, covering everything from pop culture to politics.
Multimedia Journalist, Business
Natalia Angulo-Hinkson is a business reporter for Circa. She is a native of Houston, although at 5’1” she disproves the theory that everything is bigger in Texas.
Multimedia Journalist, Travel & Leisure
Nathalie Basha is Circa a Multimedia Journalist for Travel and Leisure, based out of Los Angeles
Multimedia Journalist, Science, Health & Tech
Based in New York City by way of South Florida, Daniel got his start in media through local TV and newspapers, primarily covering local government. His love for politics and history goes back al...
Multi-Media Journalist
Julia Boccagno is a multi-media journalist who covers a wide-variety of general assignment news stories. She has a particular interest in foreign policy and national security-related issues.
Chief Investigative Photographer
Circa's Chief Investigative Photographer Alex Brauer is an award-winning photojournalist, winning a Peabody, DuPont silver baton, SPJ Sigma Delta Chi, three regional Murrows and eight region...
Video Editor
Michael Cadenhead is a Video Editor at Circa and started editing videos at the age of 10.
Investigative Producer
Chris Castano is a producer in the Circa investigative unit. It's his first job out of college and he couldn’t have picked a better place to start his career.
Coordinating Producer
Josh Danzig is Coordinating Producer and started his career with FOX in New York City back in 2006, and most recently was at WTTG FOX 5.
Senior Producer
Reed Dunlea is a Senior Producer at Circa.
Multimedia Journalist
Emily Faber is a Multimedia Journalist in the NYC office. She's been with Circa from the very start and creates many of the interactive quizzes and slideshows.
Videographer & Editor
Natalie Fertig joined Circa as a videographer in September 2017. She previously reported for McClatchy newspaper’s video lab, and holds an MA in journalism from CUNY Graduate School of Journalis...
Photographer & Editor
Since joining Circa in 2016, Adam Fleishman has filmed and created an abundance of video content to further the company’s brand. A rare hybrid in the video world, he combines captivating visuals...
Video Editor, L.A. Bureau
Ishé Gathers is a Video Editor, based in Circa's L.A. Bureau.
Multimedia Journalist, International
Elizabeth Hagedorn covers international affairs for Circa. You can reach her at echagedorn@circanews.com.
Video Editor
Aislinn Hein is a Video Editor who stitches together words and images on a variety of topics at Circa.
News Writer
Mark Hensch joined Circa News as a news writer in June 2017. Mark has previously written for The Hill, The Washington Times, The News & Observer, The Toledo Free Press and Advance Newspapers...
Multimedia Journalist
Alix Hines is a Multimedia Journalist for Circa, bringing her southern accent and charm to stories on a variety of topics.
Photographer & Editor
Taylor is the go-to photographer and editor for the L.A. Bureau, covering pop culture and lifestyle.
Executive Assistant
Jamie Holzer handles executive and management scheduling and travel along with assisting finance, marketing and social media.
Graphic Artist
Matt Houston is a maker of pretty things.
Multimedia Journalist, Politics
Multimedia Journalist Kellan Howell covers politics for Circa and spends a ton of time chasing lawmakers up and down the halls of the Capitol. This is why reporters in DC wear flats.
Multimedia Journalist
Fernando Hurtado is a general assignment multimedia journalist at Circa. He’s covered everything from the San Bernardino school shooting to the alarming suicide rate at the Chicago Police Dept.
Senior Editorial Producer
Jordana Kalmanowitz is a Senior Editorial Producer for Circa out of the New York bureau. She books, produces and oversees entertainment, pop culture and lifestyle content.
Regional Producer
Marianna is Circa's Regional Producer based in Florida.
Video Desk Producer
Deniz Kofteci is a Video Desk Producer for Circa and has a knack for cutting through the noise to find the story.
Chief Animator
Grant Kolton is an animator, primarily working in traditional 2d frame by frame animation and mixed media/live-action.
Host, Circa Pop Live!
Shira Lazar is host of the daily live show, Circa Pop Live!
Journalist, Documentarian & Filmmaker
Matthew Locastro crafts stories so impactful you can physically feel them. Matthew graduated with a degree in Mathematics as a Banneker/ Key Scholar. His background in scientific research as a H...
Journalist, Documentarian & Filmmaker
Thomas Locastro is an award-winning documentarian.
Multimedia Journalist
Allison Maass is a multimedia investigative reporter for Circa, covering news, national security and government accountability stories.
Regional Producer
Asa Merritt is a multimedia journalist based in Austin, TX. He studied various storytelling disciplines at Columbia University and CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
Lifestyle Multimedia Journalist
Ariel Min is a Lifestyle Multimedia Journalist based in Los Angeles.
Regional Producer
Shaun Mir is a regional producer working out of the Washington, DC office.
LA Social Media Editor
Ryan Mitchell is the Social Media Editor at Circa out of the Los Angeles, California bureau.
Editor
Braxton Z. Parr is your favorite editor at Circa. He is a Washington, D.C. native by the way of Dallas, Texas.
Political Multimedia Journalist
Russ Read is a multimedia journalist for Circa, covering politics, defense and cybersecurity issues.
Live Show Production Assistant
Kristina Spicer is the Live Show Production Assistant at Circa.
Senior Investigative Reporter
Joce Sterman is a Murrow, Emmy & AP award-winning investigative journalist. She's spent 15+ years in TV, radio & digital journalism, with her work featured on World News, Nightline, ...
Senior Producer
Erik Tavcar is Senior Producer at Circa News. Previously he worked at Thomson Reuters and CNN.
Pop Culture Producer
Morgan Tremaine is a Pop Culture Producer for Circa, focusing on digital video production.
Live Show Producer & Booker
Veronica Yurowski is a Live Show Producer and Booker for Circa out of the Washington D.C. bureau.
Senior Videographer & Editor
Jason Zucker is Circa's Senior Videographer and Editor.
Broadcast Media Coordinator
Romeo is a highly motivated young professional bubbling with enthusiasm, a variety of skills, new ideas and a zest for life.
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