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.

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

Paige Noël is a meteorologist at WVLT. She was born and raised in East Tennessee and is happy to be back in her hometown!

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

Greg Baldwin
Greg Baldwin
Assistant News Director, WVLT

Greg is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award-winning news manager dedicated to producing outstanding newscasts and digital content.

David Winstrom
David Winstrom
Managing Executive Producer
Sarah Callahan
Sarah Callahan
Executive Producer

Sarah Callahan is a native East Tennessean with more than 20 years experience in broadcast journalism.

Zach McBride
Zach McBride
Executive Producer

Zach McBride is an Executive Producer for WVLT News. He has produced for markets in Indiana and Florida. Zach has been with the company since 2021.

David Sikes
David Sikes
Digital Producer and News Operations

David Sikes is a Digital Producer for WVLT News.

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.

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.

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.

Nicole Neuman
Nicole Neuman
Multimedia Journalist

Nicole Neuman joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in June 2021 as a multimedia journalist.

David Ade
David Ade
Multimedia Journalist

David Ade returned to the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in July 2021 as a multimedia journalist. He previously worked at the Bureau from 2017-2019.

Jon Decker
Jon Decker
White House Correspondent and Senior National Editor

Jon Decker is the White House Correspondent and Senior National Editor for Gray Television and has been a member of the White House Press Corps since 1995.