Performance Coaching for Television News & Sports Talent

Jonathan Knopf


As a newsroom manager, consultant and coach, Jonathan has a longstanding reputation for developing award-winning organizations and talent. He has experience at every level of station and newscast management -- from Producer to General Manager. In his last managerial position, he served as General Manager of News 12 New Jersey, a regional 24-hour cable news channel serving 1.8 million households.

Jonathan began his consulting career with Audience Research & Development, where he led the development of that company's viewer-centered coaching protocol. He now continues that work with Barry Nash & Company where, in addition to coaching talent, he works extensively with producers and other newsroom staff to create newscasts that support great performance.

Jonathan has held leadership positions in a number of professional organizations, including the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi and The Associated Press Broadcasters Association. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Trinity University.

Jonathan is a pilot, avid hunter and, perhaps most important, Pit Master of the nationally ranked Crazy Coyote barbecue team. He knows his ribs like he knows his newscasts.


We are a team of coaches who specialize in the training and development of television news, weather and sports talent.

In all cases, our goal is to provide the resources talent need to achieve "Breakthrough Performance" -- delivery that engages the minds and hearts of viewers, demands their attention, and inspires their loyalty.

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When performance feedback is a priority on your end, we make it one on ours. Do send us an email, we'll take a look and come back to you confidentially without obligation.

Barry Nash & Company

Address : 2410 Farrington Street
Dallas, Texas 75207
Phone. 214.520-2000