Next Gen 2010: Hollywood's Young Guns
LaBracio started his television career a decade ago as Ted Koppel's assistant in the New York newsroom of Nightline. After two exhausting years, which included the 2000 presidential election and 9/11. "I realized, if you want to be a news producer in a live newsroom, it's your life." For LaBracio, it wasn't. In 2003, he moved to Hollywood to work for Ghen Maynard, CBS' senior vp alternative television, who promoted him to director of alternative series development less than a year later. This gig was a natural segue to agency life, first in the unscripted department at CAA and today at UTA, where he has tripled the business the firm does in the cable world, packaging a diverse lineup of reality shows like Police Women andThe Great Food Truck Race. He does miss hard news now and then, but as the father of a 2-year-old who's traded skydiving for marathon running since becoming a parent, he wouldn't trade his life for the 24-hour news cycle.