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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Geoff Holtzman

Geoff HoltzmanGeoff Holtzman is Talk Radio News Service’s Deputy Bureau Chief. As one of TRNS’s primary correspondents, he helps cover the White House and Capitol Hill. Geoff also covered the 2012 presidential campaign, following the candidates to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and elsewhere. In the process, he learned that not all Motel 6′s are created equal.


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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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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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Obama Signs Bill Banning Iranian Diplomat From U.S.

Hamid Abutalebi was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis in Iran where Americans were held for more than a year.

Homs, Syria A “Theatre Of Death And Destruction”: UN Envoy

Recent fighting in the city has cut its residents off from urgent deliveries of humanitarian aid, the opposition Syrian National Coalition said.

Crimea Will Be Ours Again: Ukraine PM

Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukraine is ready to fight to hold onto the annexed region, but will concentrate on working with the international community.

Review On Keystone Pipeline Delayed, Again

The delayed review of the pipeline now likely takes the issue off the table for the upcoming November elections.

White House: Antisemitic Flyers Disturbing, But Origins Unclear

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday told TRNS he wasn’t sure who was behind antisemitic flyers in eastern Ukraine.

Experts: Despite Little Progress, ‘Pivot To Asia’ Not Yet Dead

Senior Administration Officials

A talk hosted by The Brookings Institution looked at how the Obama administration can still make it’s ‘pivot to Asia’ work despite lost time.