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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 Branded Content

Tom Pope is a veteran marketing and branded entertainment executive with 20+ years experience in promoting brands and products through all media platforms.

Director of Social Media

Dave Trausneck is Circa’s Director of Social Media and leads content strategy for the brand’s social media platforms

Human Resources Manager

Anna Acevedo is a passionate human resources professional who, has a variety of skills and expertise in multiple industries.

Supervising Producer, Pop Culture

Adam Abernathy is Circa News' Supervising Producer, Pop Culture. He watches a lot of television... for work

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...

Senior Photographer

Matthew Bernstein is a Senior Photographer at Circa with over a decade of proven ability to work under intense deadline pressure in the television industry.

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.

Director of Breaking News Video

Omar Chatriwala has lived and worked in cities around the world before moving to the DC area to become the Director of Breaking News Video for Circa.

Station Editor

Emmy award-winning James Cosgrove has written and produced breakthrough content, marketing campaigns and social media platforms throughout his career in TV, digital, and film.

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.

Investigative Photojournalist

Andrew Hall is Circa investigative unit’s resident southern transplant.

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.

IT Engineer

Teddy Johnson is the optimistic, energetic, and innovative IT Engineer with Circa.

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!

Supervising Producer for Investigative/Enterprise Team

Larry Lazo is a Supervising Producer for Circa's Investigative/Enterprise team

Senior Desk Editor

Senior Desk Editor Jay LeBlanc joined Circa in January 2017, having previously worked at The Washington Times, MetroWest Daily News, and The Taunton Daily Gazette.

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.

Senior Social Media Editor
Multimedia Journalist

Allison Maass is a multimedia investigative reporter for Circa, covering news, national security and government accountability stories.

National Security Producer

Caroline McKee is Circa’s National Security Producer.

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.

Senior Live Show Producer

Michael VanZetta is the Senior Live Show Producer with Circa. Before joining Circa, Michael started his career in local television.

Executive Producer of Programming

Colleen Wordock is Executive Producer of Programming.

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.

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