About the Team

Kathy Allen, General Manager

Ms. Allen has worked for TV20 since 1987 and is responsible for the operations of the station. Appointed General Manager by current Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Ms. Allen has worked with the administrations of former mayors George Voinovich, Michael R. White and Jane Campbell during her 25 years with the City of Cleveland. She is passionate about her career with TV20 and following the leadership of Mayor Jackson. Ms. Allen states that her mission is “to educate the citizens of Cleveland about what’s happening in Cleveland through television.” Ms. Allen graduated from Erieview Catholic High School and attended Cleveland State University. She is a proud member of the Word Church. She loves life and she’s a mother of twin boys, Jeremy and Jordan, who are her pride and joy.


 Leah Haslage, Program Manager

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Leah is a proud Clevelander that grew up in the Slavic Village neighborhood. She has been with TV20 since 2012, beginning at the station as reporter, host/producer of Listen Up Cleveland and the Social Media Coordinator. Currently she is the Program Manager, overseeing the stations programming and reporters. In addition she is also the News Director/Producer/Anchor for TV20 News, as well as additional shows and specials. Prior to TV20 she worked as the In-Arena Host for the Cleveland Gladiators from 2008-2012, the 2004 MTV/Cox Cable Choose or Lose News Correspondent, as an intern for both 99.5 WGAR and the Fox 8 Morning Show, and as an actress and model. She is a graduate of the Ohio Center for Broadcasting. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends and frolicking around Cleveland. You can contact her at lhaslage@city.cleveland.oh.us


Christian Patterson, Sports Reporter 

 Christian is a proud graduate of Bowling Green State University.  He joined the TV20 team in 2010 as a Studio Assistant and a year later was promoted to Sports Reporter. He reports on a wide range of sports for TV20 including: Recreation, High School, Collegiate and Professional sporting events.  In addition to reporting, Christian hosts The Inside Sports Report and Christian’s Eye On Cleveland.  He has a deep passion for sports, art and fashion.  He loves the City of Cleveland and everything it stands for. You can contact him at cpatterson@city.cleveland.oh.us

Dan Monroe, Producer/Reporter

 
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For nearly 20 years, Dan Monroe has worked in the video production field as a videographer, editor, reporter, producer and director.  Dan got his start at Cox Communications in Parma, working as a Producer/Reporter for Community Channel 45. He then moved to Princeton, NJ to work as a Station Manager for two, brand new community/school channels.  Dan joined TV20 in August of 2015 and really enjoys working to bring stories of the best of Cleveland to the TV20 audience.  When Not working, Dan enjoys quiet time at home with his wife Kelly and his boys Matthew and Ryan.


 Enrique Correa, Multimedia Journalist

Enrique joined TV20  in September 2016. Born and raised in Bronx, New York, Enrique attended Syracuse University as a history major. With a lifelong love for the news, Enrique brings more than 16 years of reporting experience to TV20, previously working at BET Nightly News and Fox 8 here in Cleveland.  During his time as a news reporter in New York, he notably covered the September 11th terror attacks, and the 2003 blackout. The only things that rival Enrique’s love of reporting is his love of exercise and watching basketball & football.


 Henry Pikturna, Facilities Manager
 Henry graduated from Cleveland State University in 1984, and worked as a freelancer and news editor for WUAB until 1993 when he then joined the TV20 team. Since then, Henry has grown just as much as the station itself has. He is now married with 2 children, 3 chickens, 1 cat, and a hive full of bees.

Doug Fill, Production Manager

Doug joined the TV20 family back in 2002 after a brief time working at WEWS News Channel 5.  As a graduate of Cleveland State University with a degree in communications for film and video production, Doug  is responsible for directing the “look” of TV20, including videography, graphics, and editing. Thanks to him, TV20 has taken on a much more modern news look.  Doug is married with 3 children, and made it a point to mention “No chickens.”

 Patrick Longbrake, Project Coordinator
 
Patrick is a proud Clevelander and proud veteran, serving in the United States Air Force from 1996 to 2000. He is a graduate of the Ohio Center for Broadcasting, and has worked for multiple stations in the past, including Adelphia Local Programming Channel and the Time Warner Cable Local Programming Channel. Before coming to TV20, Patrick worked for the Cleveland Browns in the Game Day Presentation Crew, and runs his own video production business since 2009. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys traveling, video games, and exploring his favorite city.

 

13 thoughts on “About the Team”

  1. How do I get a copy of your TV show titled: “Public Square Press Conference” dated March 6, 2015. Thanks.

  2. I would like to be a sports anchor during the sports events if possible please. Football basketball flag etc thanks.

  3. I saw that the team was there filming at the Botanical Gardens on Black Friday for their Glow celebration, but I have not been able to find the story on your website or on Youtube. Do you plan on putting it on the website?

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