"I recently covered George Floyd’s death and the unrest that followed here in Minneapolis, and the most consistent feedback I received was that I stayed calm and in the moment. I’d like to think most local journalists feel a deep connection with the communities we serve, but because of you, we’re able to reflect it on air."
Reporter, Top 15 Market
"I found your tips to be inspiring, especially the part where you mentioned reporting as though your biggest supporters are the ones who are watching. It made me light up!"
Anchor, Top 75 Market
"In the same way that the coach of an athletic team looks to improve the product by improving the player, Barry looks to take what you do best on-air and improve upon your own talents and abilities. With Barry’s advice and unique perspective, my presentation doesn’t get in the way but adds another level to my storytelling. He focuses on visual and audio tools such as body movement and voice inflection, suggesting slight corrections and constructive bits of information that ultimately lead me to becoming a more proficient anchor/reporter and overall better in the discipline of communication. Barry is approachable and seeks to uncover hidden talents that need to be amplified as well as seeking input about what works well already. I constantly look for Barry’s feedback and apply his suggestions to my on-air presentation."
Anchor, Top 30 Market
"When you taught authenticity trumps perfection, that it’s okay to show the thinking process – I believe it’s the first time I’ve heard that, and I’m going to carry that with me."
Top 100 Market
"I like the way you teach. And, believe me, I’ve sat through a lot of other 'coaching' sessions over the years I didn’t find nearly as invigorating."
Anchor, Top 50 Market
"As a new anchor, to be able to see past the camera, teleprompter, video monitor, floor director, producer (in my ear), field reporters and co-anchors and focus on the viewer is no easy task. It’s like being a juggler at the circus! Barry has been walking me through it since 2012. Everything from how to sit, how to stand, what to do with my hands, how to move my head, when and how to show emotion, when to laugh and when to play it straight – even how to adjust to wearing glasses on air for the first time in my life and not have it be awkward – Barry has been there through it all. He has helped me “Own It” and is a very valuable tool for my continued development."
Anchor, Top 30 Market
“Barry Nash will elevate your skills beyond what you thought was possible within the first meeting. He is that good. Barry has a unique ability to draw out the best because he takes the time to teach new techniques and to help break old habits. If you want to dramatically improve the way you communicate and connect with viewers, Barry Nash is the only coach worth hiring.”
Newscaster coached by Barry Nash
“I’m grateful for you Barry, your talent, nature, and high EQ. You’ve got a knack for building folks up and moving them to their own action items.”
TV News Director coached by Barry Nash
"Jenni is a wildly amazing gunslinger in what she does. She absorbs her client's needs, takes time to create a valuable course of action, and then DOES IT! Her influence on broadcasters goes far and wide because she is just that good. Very sincere, professional, and an asset to anyone who could benefit from on-camera training, speech delivery, and development."
"I just concluded my 13-session accent reduction program with Jenni Steck and... as a result, I feel much more confident to participate in synergy projects or covering breaking news. Jenni is an amazing coach! She figured out very early on my learning style and tailored the program to meet my needs with infinite kindness and patience."
“Everyone has noticed major improvements in his voice, from when he first began. The producer said he tracked better than some of our correspondents! THANK YOU!”
“I always questioned the heck out of the use of so-called "consultants," whether it was for the company's accounting or for the layout of my paper. However, sitting with Tony for just an hour is worth an eternity in my career. The guy is an awesome teacher. From the first time I sat down with him, I was a changed anchor. Now, with this second session, I hope I can elevate my game even more.”
“Many thanks for your helpful and encouraging advice. Having worked with quite a few consultants in the past, I can say assuredly that this was my most gratifying experience yet. Your honesty tempered with sensitivity made it a lot easier to hear the criticism. You seem to intuitively understand how hard it is for people to hear what it is they are ‘doing wrong.’ I never quite understood why other consultants didn’t ‘get’ that, but you are clearly a skilled and humane communicator.”
“I started with no clue and in six years I was winning Emmys and Illinois Broadcast Association’s Silver Dome Awards. I have been part of our station winning four Murrow Awards in the last four years. And I won a Murrow for a documentary I produced. Oscar talked me into applying for the job and has been my coach the whole way.”
“Oscar, you have helped me in ways I can’t describe. You have helped me in my career, you have helped me in my life. I can’t really tell you how much that means to me.”
"Kevin is an excellent presenter. He validated participants’ questions and answers, yet was able to steer the conversation in the right direction. He had great examples we were able to relate to."
References are always available upon request.
Some of what sets us apart…
We coach to support your vision for your newscasts.
We are unfailingly honest and relentlessly positive. Research – and our long experience – tell us people learn best when they feel good about the process.
We help you create a culture that values a commitment to learning and improving, no matter how good you already may be.
Our recommendations are research-driven. We don’t make stuff up.
Founder and Head Coach Barry Nash has been studying and coaching TV news talent for over 30 years. Plus, Barry Nash & Company’s coaches collectively have over 120 years of experience specifically coaching TV News Talent.
We have a history of success with talent at all levels of experience and ability.
Our TV news coaching team includes some of the most experienced and respected talent coaches in the industry.
We have specialized coaches for appearance and voice issues who are credentialed professionals committed to helping talent look and sound their best.
We coach in Spanish, too. We have Spanish-speaking coaches for Spanish-language newscasters, and we have specialists in accent management for Spanish-speaking talent working on English-speaking newscasts.
The teams that have been the most successful are the ones that have demonstrated the greatest commitment to their people. …And they are the ones that have done the most in-house to develop their people. -Bill Walsh, Hall-of-Fame Head Coach
We make it easy to get the coaching you need, when you need it.
We love long-term relationships but don’t require them. Use us when you need us, as much or as little as you want.