ABC News Adds to D.C. Bureau

By Chris Ariens 

Dax Tejera is leaving Fusion and joining ABC News in Washington, D.C. as a senior producer. Tejera was part of the launch of Fusion which, until last year, was co-owned by ABC/Disney. The former NBC News and MSNBC producer worked primarily with Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos.

“Together he and Jorge traveled across the country and around the world, filing reports for Fusion and producing multiple specials,” writes D.C. bureau chief Jonathan Greenberger in a note to staff.

Other additions to ABC’s D.C. team include John Santucci as senior editorial producer, and Serena Marshall is being upped to Multi-Platform Reporter, reporting for ABC’s affiliate service Newsone, as well as ABC News Radio and digital.


Here’s Greenberger’s note:

DC Team,

Earlier this week we solidified our on-air team covering the new administration. Today, it’s my pleasure to write you about three more exciting promotions and additions to our team here in Washington.

John Santucci is returning to Washington to join us as a senior editorial producer, reporting to me. John will be working across platforms – and partnering with our fantastic booking team of Mae Joo, Katie Kastens and Anja Crowder – on big Washington bookings during the new administration. Given John’s extensive sourcing, he’ll also be working closely with our reporting teams. As all of you know, John crisscrossed the country for two years covering Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, delivering big scoops for ABC News as both a dogged reporter and a tireless booker. Prior to that assignment, John served as a segment producer with Good Morning America, and he began his career here in Washington almost a decade ago as an intern for the Political Unit.

Dax Tejera is joining ABC News as a senior producer, and we are very fortunate he will begin his ABC News career here in Washington, working with our reporting teams and correspondents to tell the story of the Trump administration on new platforms and in new ways. Many of you know Dax from his tenure at Fusion, where for the past four years he has led a team of 20+ producers working on the network’s live breaking news, specials and political coverage, as well as serving as executive producer of the network’s award-winning flagship program “AMERICA with Jorge Ramos.” Together he and Jorge travelled across the country and around the world, filing reports for Fusion and producing multiple specials including, most recently, “Hate Rising,” a documentary film on the rise of white nationalist and alt-right groups in America, which was licensed by HBO. Dax previously worked at NBC News and MSNBC in New York. He’ll join us here in DC in mid-February, and he will be reporting to me.

Serena Marshall begins this week as a Multi-Platform Reporter, where she’ll report for Newsone, Radio and our digital properties on a daily basis. Serena has a long and distinguished history in this Bureau, where she has contributed reporting and producing to every platform. Among her most memorable assignments, she has reported extensively on Cuba, immigration and Obamacare; she has covered multiple breaking news stories, including Superstorm Sandy, the Boston bombing and the riots in Baltimore; and most recently was part of the Pennsylvania Avenue vertical, reporting on President Obama’s final year and contributing to our political coverage.

I couldn’t be more proud of the work all of you have done in covering the first days of this new administration, and I hope you’ll join me in welcoming John and Dax to the team and in congratulating Serena on her new role.