Tess started her career in broadcast news at KNBC-TV (Ch. 4) in Los Angeles, CA. Her duties included booking guests, researching and field producing for the nationally syndicated consumer advocate show, “Fight Back!” with David Horowitz.
Reporters and anchors at KNBC encouraged Tess to try her hand “on the other side of the camera.” Within six months, Tess landed her first reporting job at the NBC affiliate in Palm Springs, CA.
For more than fifteen years, Tess has reported for TV stations in Phoenix, Tucson and anchored the morning show for the ABC affiliate in Austin, TX. She has worn many hats in the various newsrooms from general assignment reporter, health reporter, investigative reporter to feature reporter. Here in Phoenix, her most recent on-air position was with ABC 15 as a feature reporter. She has also worked for the NBC affiliate, KPNX-TV.
Today Tess takes her years of experience in the media and effectively applies her knowledge to greatly benefit her clients’ PR and marketing campaigns. Unlike other PR firms, Tess and her team don’t just coordinate with the clients, but Tess PR & Media also works directly with producers and newspaper/magazine editors to make sure her clients are properly represented. Bottom line, the Tess PR team know what works and what doesn’t.
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Tess Dumlao sits on the Board of Directors with the Phoenix Police Department’s “Silent Witness” Program. As a media expert, this non-profit branch of the department relies on Tess to help promote the group’s events and efforts.
Tess has previously served as a freelance on-air host for the City of Tempe’s Ch. 11 in promoting the city’s community programs.
In October of 2008, Tess accepted a position with the City of Peoria’s Ch. 11 as the on-air host for the city’s new monthly newscast, “Focus TV.”