Meet The Team

Weather Team

Heather Haley
Heather Haley
Chief Meteorologist

Heather Haley is the Chief Meteorologist for WVLT News. She was born and raised in Knoxville, and has been with the company since 2006.

Austin Bowling
Austin Bowling
Weekday Evening Meteorologist

Austin Bowling is a meteorologist for WVLT News and can be seen weeknights at 5, 6, 10 and 11.

Ben Cathey
Ben Cathey
Meteorologist & Environmental/Science Reporter
Kyle Grainger
Kyle Grainger
Meteorologist, Sevier County Bureau Chief

Sports Team

Rick Russo
Rick Russo
WVLT Sports Director

Rick Russo is the Sports Director for WVLT News.

Zack Rickens
Zack Rickens
Sports Reporter & Anchor

Zack Rickens is a Sports Reporter and Anchor for WVLT News.

Marketing Team

Whitney Kent
Whitney Kent
Community Affairs Specialist/ Host, Everyday Solutions

Management

Nash Armstrong
Nash Armstrong
Assistant News Director

The ability to provide news and information to East Tennessee, the area in which he grew up, is something Nash takes great pride in having the privilege to do.

Gray DC Bureau

Jacqueline Policastro
Jacqueline Policastro
Washington Bureau Chief

Jacqueline Policastro created the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in 2014. She’s covered Congress and the White House for more than a decade.

Ted Fioraliso
Ted Fioraliso
Senior Reporter/Executive Producer

Ted Fioraliso returned to Washington, D.C. in April 2016 as a senior reporter/executive producer at the Gray Television Washington News Bureau.

Peter Zampa
Peter Zampa
Multimedia Journalist

Peter Zampa joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in June 2015 as a multimedia journalist.

Alana Austin
Alana Austin
Multimedia Journalist

Alana Austin joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau team in August 2017 after spending three years covering national and state politics in Richmond, Virginia at Gray TV's WVIR-TV.

Kyle Midura
Kyle Midura
Multimedia Journalist

Kyle Midura joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in September 2017 from Gray TV's WCAX-TV.

Timothy Knapp
Timothy Knapp
Supervisor of Videography

Timothy Knapp joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in September 2018 as Studio Manager and Photojournalist. He now serves as Supervisor of Videography.

Jillian Angeline
Jillian Angeline
Multimedia Journalist

Jillian Angeline joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in January 2019 as a multimedia journalist.

Karen Daborowski

Karen Daborowski joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in January 2019 as a producer.

Natalie Grim
Natalie Grim
Multimedia Journalist

Natalie Grim joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau as a multimedia journalist in June 2019.

Kristin Kasper
Kristin Kasper
Multimedia Journalist

Kristin Kasper joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in July of 2019 as a multimedia journalist.

Tyler S. Smith
Tyler S. Smith
Photojournalist/Editor

Tyler Smith joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in July 2019 as a photojournalist/editor.