"טל היא עיתונאית."
Translation:Tal is a journalist.
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As others have commented, Tal here is clearly a female first name, and the copula היא (connector) and ending of the noun (-it) indicate so. If it were a person's last name, e.g., Abraham Tal, then it could be טל הוא עיתונאי. Context and grammatical rules let us know.
Most Israelis can, with conscious effort, pronounce a "proper" ע, and I bet the speaker here can. Most Israelis don't pronounce it in natural talking, so it's probably good that the speaker here doesn't. She does pronounce the following Yod, by lengthening the /i/ sound of היא.