USA Talent Expands and Hires Brian Shlonsky as a Broadcast Talent Agent
OTA Talent Web Team - June 11, 20248:03 AM

USA Talent welcomes Brian Shlonsky as a Broadcast Talent Agent. He brings nearly 15 years of award-winning TV news experience as an anchor and reporter. Shlonsky joins the dominant national agent teams at USA Talent and OTA Talent, collectively known as the largest TV news agencies in America, by agent count.


Shlonsky explained, “I have a deep love and commitment to journalism as an industry. With that, I wanted the next step in my career path to be one that helps the best in our industry continue to perfect their craft. I want to be a resource that helps broadcast journalism remain an important pillar in our communities, and as an agent, I have the privilege of doing just that.”

A winner of five Emmy Awards, including for Best Anchor and Best Live Reporter, an Edward R. Murrow Award, several Press Association Awards and PRSA Awards of Excellence, Shlonsky knows what it takes to succeed in this business and how to get you noticed at every level of your journalism career, whether negotiating your next network contract or just starting out in the industry.

USA Talent National Director Gary McGrady is excited to work with Shlonsky. “Brian is exactly what USA Talent is looking for in new agents. So excited to have him on the team! His enthusiasm and can-do attitude are infectious,” McGrady said.

OTA/USA Talent Senior Vice President Kimberly Price added, “Brian’s extensive experience and dedication is what we look for in an agent. In addition, his charisma and positive attitude will have journalists lining up to hire him as their representative. He will make things happen!”

Shlonsky has worked as a main anchor, breaking news anchor, lifestyle host, reporter, MMJ and even as a storm chaser in top destination markets, including San Diego, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Oklahoma City, OK, Louisville, KY and Grand Junction, CO. He is ready to help you move to the market of your dreams, earn the compensation you deserve and assist you in becoming the best storyteller you can be. “I am uniquely set up to serve our clients, as I have worked in all corners of the newsroom, from production to reporting to the main anchor desk,” Shlonsky said.

Brian Shlonsky joins USA Talent as an agent!

OTA/USA Talent CEO and founder Jeff Marcu remembers when Shlonsky was one of OTA Talent’s early clients. “Brian is a talented journalist, a super-organized person and has built invaluable contacts. His personality shines and his expertise will be an asset to our clients and team as we continue to build two world-class agencies.”

USA Talent is the fastest growing TV News Agency in America. OTA Talent is the largest pure play TV News Agency in America. These metrics are measured by agent count. OTA and USA represent top news talent at networks and major market stations throughout the country. OTA Talent and USA Talent have built significant careers in an ultra-competitive industry. OTA Talent and USA Talent specialize in identifying client strengths, coaching them to excellence, then creating unsurpassed career opportunities for them. The industry’s go-to website wrote, “OTA has become one of the most respected talent agencies in TV.” For more information, visit and