DC Bureau Chief
Ellen Ratner has covered the White House for more than two decades as a correspondent and provides exclusive reports to over 400 national and regional talk radio stations from the halls of Congress and government agencies. Ms. Ratner can be seen regularly on Fox News’ “The Strategy Room.”
Chief White House Correspondent
Deputy Bureau Chief
U.N. Bureau Chief
Luke Vargas is the Chief Foreign Correspondent for Talk Media News and has lead international coverage from 26 countries, including breaking news and feature reporting from Ukraine, Tunisia, Bolivia and Palestine.
He hosts the daily “World in 2:00” radio newscast and the weekly foreign policy roundtable program, “Wake.”
Jon-Christopher Bua is a Member of the White House Press Corps and the White House Commentator for Talk Media News. Jon-Christopher came to DC in 1993 after media training spokespeople for Governor Bill Clinton’s Campaign in 1992 and was later appointed to three senior executive communications positions in the Clinton Administration.
Technologist & Political Analyst
Shelly Kapoor is a frequent Tech Entrepreneur, Advisor and Investor who works at the intersection of Technology, Politics and Innovation. Named one of the twenty most influential global Indian women by Economic Times of India, Shelly is the Founder and CEO of Tech Hill Advisors based in Silicon Valley.
China Media Coordinator
Irene Ran leads to initiate and implement organizational collaboration in Greater China areas for Talk Media News (TMN). With more than 15 years experience in the field of broadcast journalism, strategic communication, and educational consultation, she works with TMN to develop long-term media partnership and high-quality college internship programs.
Regina Holmes has more than two decades of experience as a journalist –editing and reporting for news dailies including the Miami Herald, Newsday and the Baltimore Examiner. She also launched an award-winning investigative news website that tackled police and political corruption in Baltimore.
Capitol Hill Correspondent
U.S. Supreme Court Correspondent
Gary Gately has won 15 national and local awards for investigative, public service, feature, business and travel stories. Gary has been published by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Examiner, the Chicago Tribune, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Dallas Morning News, Business Week, Newsweek, and numerous other news organizations.
Douglas Christian was born in Germany and grew up in suburbs of Boston. His parents, John and Lynda Christian, were professors at two universities in Cambridge. His mother was active in the woman’s rights movement in the 1960s and early 70s and was New England Vice President of the ACLU, New England Vice President of the National Organization for Women (NOW), and the founding president of the NARAL’s Massachusetts branch, Massachusetts Organization to Repeal Abortion Laws.
Heliene Tobler is co-founder of DrTobler.com, a multimedia health and wellness information site. She has a bachelor’s degree in business and Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Holistic Nutrition.
Patrick Gavin is the director of “Nerd Prom: Inside Washington’s Wildest Week,” a 2015 documentary that exposed the biggest annual event in Washington, D.C.: The White House Correspondents’ Dinner (www.nerdpromthemovie.com). The movie was hailed by Larry King as “A very important and hysterical documentary.”
Michael Olesker writes about politics, race, police, poverty, education, economic disparity, prison reform, sports, and the life of American cities. He’s been doing this for nearly half a century.
Food & Ag Correspondent
Matt Sabas is a communications associate with the White House Writers Group. In his role, he manages social media platforms and advises food and agriculture clients on a variety of federal policy issues.