David Ahrendts joined Napoli Management Group as a talent representative in 1996 after a long and successful career with ABC News and in local television news. In his more than twenty years in the news business, David is regarded by his clients and news managers and station executives alike, as a reputable and respected industry leader.
With Napoli Management Group, David has developed an established, proven track record of effective placement for dozens of clients from small markets to network television news. He prides himself on loyal, long-term client relationships with an assertive, pro-active attitude.
David spent a decade (1986-1996) as Regional Manager for ABC News NewsOne, the network affiliate news feed service based in Chicago, and was known for establishing a daily editorial conference call between ABC affiliates that is still used today as the network's primary means of ascertaining daily local news coverage. As a liaison between the network news broadcasts and local news departments, David was in daily contact with local news managers and news directors, as well as with senior management of ABC News.
The network experience provided a dynamic interchange with news directors, news managers and news talent in varying market sizes. David was actively involved in the process of connecting network news interests with local television news executives, often requiring detailed negotiation. He became a close observer of dozens of television newsrooms, from Top 10 to the very smallest, all during the developmental years of SNG satellite technologies, which meant being in touch with the demand for "live" talent.
Prior to Chicago, David was a news manager with Pulitzer's KETV in Omaha, and a radio news director in Lincoln. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. David served twice as state and chapter president for the Society of Professional Journalists in Nebraska and briefly in St. Louis.
To reach David, contact:
Napoli Management Group
8844 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 100
Beverly Hills, CA 90211