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Posted: May 26, 2009
The Anchors & Reporters

Matt McClure is thrilled to be part of the team at NET! Matt comes to New York City from Atlanta where he most recently served as Morning Anchor for the Georgia News Network and WGST-AM. Before that, he was Afternoon News Supervisor at WDUN-AM and WMJE-FM in Gainesville, GA, and Morning Anchor at WNEG-TV in Toccoa, GA. He’s also served as News Director for WGTJ-AM in Gainesville, GA and got his radio start at WDGR-AM in Dahlonega, GA.  During his career, Matt has been the recipient of numerous Associated Press awards for his work, including several “Best Newscast” Awards and the 2007 “Best Anchor/Reporter” Award in Georgia. He has also served as music minister in churches in Metro Atlanta. Although he misses his family and the great southern food, Matt is making the transition to New York-style pizza and rides on the subway. A native of Gainesville, GA, Matt lives in Jersey City with his wonderful retired racing greyhound, Sophie.

Nathalia Ortiz has been working in the television industry since 2000. She began her career as an intern at Univision network in Miami and parlayed that into a steady position as production assistant for a national dance/music show called “Caliente”; all while attending Florida International University. There, she received a BS in Communications with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism. She earned the “employee of the year” award after her first year in the company and eventually became the producer entrusted with coordinating national and international productions. All along Nathalia’s long term goal was to be a reporter. Some of her earliest on-camera work includes reporting for several of Univision’s network shows; among these the fast-paced teen magazine show, “Control” and a regular segment on “Caliente”. She continued learning the ropes on-camera by co-hosting a weekly entertainment show called “Romance” for a local cable network, LTV in 2003. In 2005 her career continued to grow as she became part of one of Univision’s most prestigious departments: Special Events. There, she oversaw essential aspects of live events including Univision’s premiere award show, “Premio Lo Nuestro”, “Latin Grammys”, and “Premios Juventud”, for which she was part of the original production team. After honing her skills behind the scenes, Nathalia decided to shift her focus completely to journalism. In 2006 she became the weekend reporter for WLTV, Univision’s local station in Miami. There, she covered important events such as President Bush’s visit to Miami and issues regarding Cuban political affairs, local crime and politics. Nathalia considers herself the quintessential “Miami girl”. Though she was born in New Jersey of Cuban and Colombian parents and lived in Houston in her early childhood (which holds a special place in her heart), she lived in Miami for over 20 years. She moved to New York City in late 2008 to report for News12 and shortly after joined NET as reporter and fill-in co-anchor of “Currents”. Besides television her passions include ballet, fashion, wine tasting and entrepreneurship.

Lino Rulli hosts the entertaining radio show “The Catholic Guy”, heard across North America on SiriusXMSatellite Radio. He has worked in television since 1998; this 3-time Emmy award winner has won most of the nation’s top awards in journalism. For six years he was host of “Generation Cross”, a Catholic comedy show. Lino won back-to-back Emmy awards for Program Host and was the first person to win an Emmy for hosting Catholic programming since Archbishop Fulton Sheen. His production company, Linose Productions, LLC, is part of a team whose credits include: Dateline NBC, CBS Evening News, The Food Network, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA, among others. Lino also produced ”Champions of Faith”, a film featuring major league baseball players and their Catholic Faith. Lino has a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in theology.