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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Michael Kapoor

Chief Operating Officer

MichaelKapoorAs COO, Michael Kapoor provides overall strategic guidance and implementation of the new processes and approaches to execute on the company’s vision to scale TRNS’ service offerings to a larger audience, within the US and International markets.  Michael is responsible for daily operations of TRNS in a cost-effective manner as well investor relations and partnerships aligned with the company’s mission.  
Michael is a career Investments professional turned Tech Entrepreneur.  He brings a strong entrepreneurial streak and Silicon Valley experience to the start-up arena where he has leveraged his Finance experience to act as COO for venture backed firms of various sizes, while also co-founding and running his own start-ups, Root Square and Qubester.

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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Shelly Kapoor Collins

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

Irene

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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TRNS News Notes- 10/24

Ebola in New York City
Health worker: Doctor seemed very sick
WH fence jumper believed he was being watched
Ottawa shooting: Tighter U.S. border controls?
Ottawa shooter wasn’t IDd as a threat

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● Good food makes bad landfills

● Dog assault charges for fence jumper

● Jim Thorpe’s remains won’t be moved

● Sex offenders left homeless in Miami

● Suit challenges sale sign ordinance

● Reynolds fails to impress anti-smoking group

Pentagon Will Continue Force Control In South Korea, Keep Current Troop Levels

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met Thursday with his South Korean counterpart, Minister Han Min-koo, where both leaders agreed that North Korea still poses a threat on the peninsula

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Officials coordinating the US response to Ebola testify before Congress and the monitoring mission along the Russian-Ukrainian border draws to a close.

UN in Brief: Calm & Conflict for October 23, 2014

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A $2.2 appeal for Iraqi humanitarian aid, the WHO advises against Ebola travel bans and the U.N. steers clear of a cholera lawsuit in New York.

House Bill To Take Away Social Security Payments For Dozens Of Former Nazis

There is a similar bill in the Senate.