Jay Sures
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United States
2021

UTA

Jay
Sures

Co-President

As co-president of UTA (a title shared with David Kramer), Sures is in charge of all of the agency’s TV divisions, as well as its news, broadcast and speakers business. In recent months, he oversaw negotiations for Kaitlan Collins to become CNN’s youngest-­ever chief White House correspondent and secured a straight-to-series order for Elizabeth Vargas’ reboot of “America’s Most Wanted.” He also signed former South Carolina Democratic Party chair Jaime Harrison, adding to a speakers roster that includes prominent politicos such as John Kasich and Chris Krebs. His personal client list includes such high-profile television journalists as David Muir, Chuck Todd, Norah O’Donnell, Don Lemon and Brooke Baldwin, making him the natural choice to host UTA’s annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner party.

Career

  • UTA
  • Entertainment Industry Foundation
  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Education

  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact

Philanthropy

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Richard Leibner, an Anchor for News Anchors, Will Retire From UTA

Richard Leibner, an Anchor for News Anchors, Will Retire From UTA

Richard Leibner, the long-serving agent who has backed some of the best-known news anchors in the U.S., is delivering some headlines of his own: He's retiring after decades on the job.The veteran talent representative intends to step away from his role as partner at United Talent Agency at the end of the year, according to a memo sent to staffers by Jay Sures, co-president of the agency. "Throughout his career, Richard has represented one major news figure after another, building...

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