Meet The Team

Weather Team

Joe Winters
Joe Winters
Chief Meteorologist

Joe has been a member of the First Alert Storm Team since 1990.

Kaj O'Mara
Kaj O'Mara
Morning Meteorologist

Kaj helps Eastern Iowans start their day with the First Alert Forecast each morning on the KCRG-TV9 Morning News.

Kalie Pluchel
Kalie Pluchel
Meteorologist

Kalie has covered Iowa weather since 2019.

Jan Ryherd
Jan Ryherd
Meteorologist

An Iowa native, Jan is excited to forecast the weather for her home state as part of the KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team

Corey Thompson
Corey Thompson
Meteorologist

Corey made his on-air debut as part of the First Alert Storm Team in 2018 but first started working in the Weather Lab more than a decade ago.

Sports Team

Scott Saville
Scott Saville
Sports Director

KCRG-TV9 Sports Director Scott Saville has been with KCRG-TV9 for more than 25 years.

Michael O'Brien
Michael O'Brien
Sports Reporter/Anchor

Mike is a reporter for KCRG-TV9 Sports.

John Campbell
John Campbell
Sports Contributor

For more than 40 years, John has been covering sports in Iowa.

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.

Nicole Neuman
Nicole Neuman
Multimedia Journalist

Nicole Neuman joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in June 2021 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.