TRNS Staff


Ellen Ratner

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Ellen Ratner is the White House Correspondent and Bureau Chief for Talk Radio News Service, covering the White House and providing exclusive reports to talk radio stations from the Congress and government agencies. Ms. Ratner is a news analyst on Fox News Channel where she is currently seen on “The Strategy Room” and is heard on over 400 radio stations across the United States.


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Victoria Jones

victoria jonesVictoria Jones is Chief White House Correspondent for Talk Radio News Service, covering the White House. She provides news and in-depth analysis to over 400 talk radio stations across the United States. Ms. Jones also provides commentary for cable TV news. A talk show host herself, prior to joining Talk Radio News Service Ms. Jones hosted the Victoria Jones Show for 16 years, where her provocative and witty style won industry awards.


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Justin Duckham

justin duckhamJustin Duckham is a Senior Washington Correspondent with the Talk Radio News Service. Justin is a proud alumnus of UC Merced, where he studied History, Philosophy and American Studies. Prior to making the jump to politics in 2008, Justin was a music journalist in California.


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Luke Vargas

Luke Vargas TRNSLuke Vargas is a New York-based reporter for Talk Radio News Service, covering the United Nations and foreign affairs. He has photographed two presidential election cycles for print and television media, and keeps his third eye trained on politics.


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James Cullum

CullumPortraitMarch2013James Cullum is the Pentagon Correspondent for the Talk Radio News Service. Cullum has reported for over a decade for newspapers, magazines and websites in the D.C. Metro area, and has traveled as a photojournalist throughout Africa, Haiti and the Middle East.


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William McDonald

Will McDonaldWilliam McDonald is the News Director for the Talk Radio News Service. He has reported from the Pentagon and is currently Chief Congressional Correspondent and covers the White House on a regular basis. William has investigated human rights abuses in Africa, advocated for issues of extreme poverty and HIV/AIDS rights. William has studied journalism and anthropology, receiving his M.A. in Medical Anthropology from Brandeis University in 2008.

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Shelly1Shelly Kapoor Collins is TRNS’ Silicon Valley Bureau Chief overseeing its emerging coverage of the Tech world.

Shelly has a keen understanding of the challenges faced by companies on the cutting edge of innovation, where Technologies outpace state and federal legislation and regulations. As CEO of Enscient, Shelly formed Enscient’s “Tech Hill” division to assist clients in the high tech sector to understand and respond to the impact of public policies on innovation and competitiveness. Tech Hill combines industry knowledge and contacts in the high tech sector with local, state and national political relationships and first hand experience and knowledge of how government works.

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Tony Sayegh

toney sayeghTony Sayegh has served as the national political correspondent for Talk Radio News Service since 2011. Tony appears frequently as a political analyst on the FOX News and FOX Business Channels, as well as providing analysis for News12 Westchester, Cablevision’s news affiliate serving New York’s Westchester County and the Hudson Valley.


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Irene Ran

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Irene (Huan) Ran is the director of Talk Radio News Service’s China programs. As a senior educational consultant with over ten years of experience in managing study-abroad opportunities, she has guided Chinese professionals and students to pursue world-class education in the U.S. and brought substantial funding to support educational development and scientific research for American institutions. She is also an experienced TV journalist and intercultural communicator to promote exchange and training activities for professional organizations between China and the U.S.


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Monday, April 27

● Court’s FOIA ruling joins Clinton email fracas

● Chilean salmon leave antibiotic aftertaste

● Saving lives from drug overdoses

● Illegal alien traffic is slowing at border

● Drug cash register rings at Medicare

● Mexican truck was going too FAST

7.8 Earthquake Hits Capital City Of Nepal, Death Toll Exceeds 1,500

With a population of 700,000, the earthquake has left the capital city of Kathmandu in rubbles with many still feared trapped and missing

LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – April 25-27, 2015

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White House correspondents enjoy their yearly gala on Saturday, the world’s least happy nation votes for its president and a major EU-Ukraine summit begins Monday.

Holder Bids Farewell

“This is something that has meant the world to me, it has helped define me as an individual and as a lawyer, as a man,” Holder said in his farewell speech.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – April 24, 2015

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The White House explains its drone policy after the death of two hostages in Pakistan and the latest World Happiness Report reveals the stark impact of the Great Recession.

Statue Of Liberty Evacuated

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The monument was evacuated after a reported suspicious package was discovered on the grounds.