Current Ailes Apprentice Class


Mauricio Muñoz

Mauricio Muñoz is a veteran of the U.S. Army and was deployed in 2005 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After leaving the military, Mauricio attended Columbia College Hollywood and graduated with a degree in cinema and television production with an emphasis in directing. Mauricio joined Fox News Channel’s technical operations team and currently holds a position as a stage manager for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Mauricio looks forward to learning from and contributing to the Ailes Apprentice Program by using his experiences as an Army veteran and filmmaker.


Randall Payton

Randall Payton started his career as an intern for ABC’s “Live with Regis and Kelly” while attending Montclair State University, where he received a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. While in school, he developed a love for traveling after spending a semester abroad in Spain. After graduation, he worked at CNBC as a technical associate. From there, he went on to become a camera operator at CBS Sports Network. Randall landed at Fox News Channel where he is a junior web video producer in the department. Randall aspires to climb the corporate ladder and feels privileged to be part of the Ailes Apprentice Program.


Shivan Sarna

Shivan Sarna graduated from the George Washington University with honors in Journalism and Mass Communication. As an undergraduate, she interned at NBC’s Washington affiliate, Voice of America, The Washington Times, Al Jazeera English, and The Associated Press. She also spent four months living and studying in Shanghai, China. Shivan grew up in Long Island, New York, before moving to New Delhi, India, where her passion and curiosity for news and world affairs developed. She is fluent in Hindi and has an intermediate proficiency in Mandarin. Now, Shivan works as a production assistant for daytime programming at Fox News Channel. Through this program, she looks forward to honing her skills as a multimedia journalist and hopes to one day work as a foreign correspondent.


Danaia Williams

Danaia Williams attended Seton Hall University where she earned her Bachelor’s in Broadcast Communications with a concentration in radio. While Danaia has always enjoyed listening to the radio, she discovered her passion for talk radio as an undergrad interning at Sirius XM and WSOU Pirate Radio. She currently holds a position as a radio coordinator, helping to schedule interviews with Fox News affiliates nationwide. Danaia is incredibly honored to take part in the Ailes Apprentice program and looks forward to expanding her knowledge of the industry by exploring other departments.