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Barry Nash

Barry has been coaching TV news talent since 1982. Journalists he has trained are featured on every major broadcast and cable news network in America. He has long been known for his ability to work effectively with professionals at every level of ability and experience — from beginning talent to network anchors.

Talent will tell you that one of the things they value most is Barry’s ability to make recommendations that they can put to immediate use — and that make an immediate difference. 

They also love his passionate belief in them and the work they do. They routinely say his sessions leave them feeling smarter, excited and more committed than ever. And many will tell you that Barry’s coaching helped them move on to even bigger and better things.

In addition to coaching, Barry is the designer and curator of TV HeadCoach™, the only platform in the world designed for the coaching and development of television news talent.

Tony Martinez

Tony Martinez is a performance & content coach inspiring speakers and content developers in broadcast, corporate communications and digital video.

A specialist in performance and producer training, he helps executives, performers and producers master storytelling by focusing on the messenger & the message.

A Peabody and 3-time national Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker, and a former major market on-air anchor and reporter, Tony is a master coach, crossing imaginary boundaries to coach talent, producers and executives to perform at their best in high pressure situations. 

Tony is bilingual, working in both English and Spanish at ESPN and NBC Telemundo affiliate TV stations. His clients include virtually every major American broadcast network, Fortune 500 corporations and award winning broadcasters like CBS Sports lead NFL analyst, Tony Romo.

Jenni Steck MFA, MS, CCC-SLP

Jenni is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who specializes in the care and development of the professional speaking voice. 

In addition to her work with news and sports broadcasters for organizations like ESPN, NBC, CBS and Telemundo, she has worked extensively as a voice and speech coach for actors including James Wood, Alexander Skarsgard and Alicia Silverstone — and also for lawyers, teachers and others professionals who rely on their speaking voice for professional success. 

Jenni holds an MFA in Theater Performance from the University of California, San Diego and an MS in Communication Disorders from University of Texas at Dallas. 

Barrett Nash

Barrett is a performance coach and the principal Visual Image Coach for the network and local clients of Barry Nash & Company. 

Her approach to appearance is customized and straightforward, grounded in the belief that visual distractions should be minimized so that viewers are focused on the face and on the message. 

Barrett holds a BFA in Theater Design and Performance from the University of Texas at Austin and has completed training at the Stoltz Image Institute. Institute founder Elaine Stoltz (one of only ten certified master image consultants in the world) says that Barrett has “the best eye for color that I have ever seen.”

Kevin Benz

A University of Texas graduate, Kevin began his 30-year+ career as a nationally recognized, award-winning news photographer. He spent 3 years as an MMJ before launching News 8 Austin, where he served for 11 years as News Director. His newsroom was recognized nationally with two Sigma Delta Chi awards, the National Edward R. Murrow award, three National Walter Cronkite awards for excellence in Political Journalism, and as a Dupont award finalist. 

Kevin is former Chairman of the Radio, Television, Digital News Foundation (formerly RTNDA); a Poynter Institute leadership fellow and visiting faculty; a Carole Kneeland Project fellow, trainer, and member of their board. He served as Chairman of the Texas Associated Press Broadcaster’s board of directors and is a founder of the Southwest Broadcast Workshops.

In addition to local television news, Kevin loves his wife and two daughters, the Texas Longhorns and his cowboy boots.

Fiona Conway

As a Senior Producer at ABC News, she worked on both Good Morning America and World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. She traveled the country with Jennings and was with him in the newsroom on 9/11. Later, as Executive Director for ABC’s affiliate news service, she coached and developed future network reporters for ABC News.

A recipient of Emmy, Dupont and Peabody awards, Fiona now serves in the Editorial Integrity and Leadership Initiative at ASU’s Cronkite School. Her private practice is devoted to coaching talent at all levels to work in ways that are compelling to watch and also adhere to the highest professional standards.

Oscar Welch

As the leader of Creative Services for WPLG in Miami, Oscar pioneered approaches to topical and image promotion that supported a legendary run of ratings success for over a decade. 

Now, he’s an especially devoted and effective mentor to newscast marketers, challenging them to approach news promotion with the same discipline and commitment to process that distinguishes the best news organizations. Creativity is an important piece of the puzzle, but it’s the things a team does day in and day out that really puts points on the board. Oscar helps marketing teams understand what works and, more importantly, how it can work with the time and resources and people they already have in house.

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