TV News Agents OTA Talent Hires Tara Mergener as a Broadcast Talent Agent

OTA Talent, a premier TV news talent agency, is proud to welcome Tara Mergener to the team. Mergener, a long-term OTA Talent client, joins OTA Talent as a Broadcast Talent Agent. She will be based in Washington, D.C.

Tara Mergener joins OTA Talent as a Broadcast Talent Agent

She will play an instrumental role in leveraging her extensive journalism expertise to build world-class careers for OTA Talent clients.

OTA Talent CEO, Jeff Marcu, said, “Tara will be a tremendous asset to the overall strength of the Agency. She has a remarkable record of journalism at the network and local levels. Tara has amazing contacts and name recognition throughout the industry. She is very well respected. Tara is an incredible person!”

Mergener is an award-winning journalist who spent the majority of her career as a network correspondent. She worked at CBS Newspath for many years, reporting for all CBS platforms, including CBS News and CBS affiliates throughout the nation. Mergener also reported at CNN, Hearst’s Washington, D.C. Bureau and was a contributor on Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren.

She has won dozens of awards for her investigative and political reporting, including Headliner Foundation’s Best Reporter in Texas, multiple Edward R. Murrow awards, Texas Associated Press Broadcasters awards and an Emmy. She has traveled the country covering some of the biggest stories of our generation.

After her national reporting made Mergener a household name, she moved to a primary anchor position in Texas, anchoring three dominant number one evening newscasts and leading the station’s investigative, political and national reporting.

“I have seen for myself how being represented by OTA Talent can change your life and your career. I want to share my expertise with OTA clients and give them that same  level of personal attention that will open doors so they chart their own successful and exciting path,” Mergener explained.

OTA Vice President of Talent, Kimberly Price, shares how Mergener’s background further enhances OTA Talent’s strong national presence. “Tara’s impressive journalism experience is a perfect fit for the OTA brand. Her extensive reach and knowledge are valuable assets as we continue to advance the careers of journalists across the country. We are excited to have her on our team!” Price said.

About OTA Talent

OTA Talent is one of the fastest growing TV news agencies in America. OTA represents top news talent across America and has built significant careers in an ultra-competitive industry. OTA specializes 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