Where the Air is Better.

John Butte & Associates is a uniquely influential television news talent representation agency. JBA clients are a highly successful group of news, weather and sports anchors and reporters working in medium and large television markets across the country. The JBA client list is select to maximize the opportunity for each client to receive close personal career guidance, performance coaching, job recruitment and representation.

John Butte and Rich Pegram with their extensive contacts and career knowledge are among the most qualified professionals in talent representation today.

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John Butte founded JBA in 2008 following four decades as News Director, Executive Producer and General Manager in local and cable television and national program syndication. He continues today as the “Practitioner in Residence” and “Coordinator of Career Services” at the Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He also teaches, Performance, Producing, and Reporting.

Rich Pegram joined JBA in 2015 after successfully leading television stations as General Manager in Richmond, Indianapolis and Tampa. He is widely credited with building one of the country’s legacy television stations, the national award winning and market leading WTHR.

Butte and Pegram with their keen eye for talent and well-known creative vision launched and mentored careers in every level of television.

Now, JBA uses those skills to give JBA clients the advantage they need and deserve to compete and excel in today’s highly competitive, complex and rapidly changing media environment.

Prospective clients may apply to John Butte & Associates by sending a video link and resume directly to johnbutte@johnbutte.com or rpegram44@gmail.com.

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