Topeka is my adopted home. I grew up in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, a city about 40 miles south of Green Bay on the Lake Michigan shore. That means I became a Packers' fan by birth!
I knew even before I was 10 years old, that delivering the news on television to people in your hometown is an importantjob.
I take pride in calling Kansas my home. My hobbies include painting (while not very good), watching Star Trek or Star Wars, and playing with my two beautiful children.
I am excited to start my career in Northeast Kansas, and I look forward to meeting and interacting with our viewers.
I grew up in an area where "everything is bigger in Texas," specifically Houston, Texas.
As a 3rd generation WIBW viewer, I am excited to be a part of the news team.
I’m a proud native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and I am thrilled to be starting my broadcast career in the gorgeous city of Topeka.
After four decades in the newspaper business, I am now a part of the 13 NEWS team and am very excited to be here.
Fun fact: I got dunked on by former Kansas guard Isaiah Moss in a high school tournament. It was brutal and I am forever thankful that no cameras were around.
The best part about my job is the people - I've met some of the most amazing, inspiring people over the years and am looking forward to meeting many more and sharing their stories with you.
When I think about changing technology I always ask myself, "What's next?" Stay tuned!
I get a kick out of the unpredictability of the stories we cover daily. It's a interesting study of human sociology.
I always knew I wanted to be a photojournalist. From the first time I picked up a camera I fell in love with the idea of capturing video and sharing it with everyone.
One of my favorite parts of this job is talking to school kids. The curiosity about weather always reminds me of the feeling that I had at their age. I always wonder which ones of them will become a meteorologist.
The midwest has the best weather and being able to come to Topeka is a dream come true.
Peyton's passion for the weather and television began when he was just 4 years old after meeting a local TV meteorologist in his hometown of Wichita. From then on, he knew exactly what he wanted to be someday.
Weather is fascinating to me. The way that clouds develop and move, the flash of lightning and the crash of thunder, watching big flakes of snow falling to the ground.
I grew up in Lenexa, KS, just outside of Kansas City. I fell in love with journalism in high school, where I was our school’s sports anchor and editor-in-chief of the newspaper.
If you had told me when I was in high school that a few years later I’d be a TV Sports Anchor, I would’ve assumed you meant a different Mitchel. Probably a Mitchel spelled with two “L’s.”
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 returned to Washington, D.C. in April 2016 as a senior reporter/executive producer at the Gray Television Washington News Bureau.
Peter Zampa joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in June 2015 as a 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 joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in September 2017 from Gray TV's WCAX-TV.
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 joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in January 2019 as a multimedia journalist.
Karen Daborowski joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in January 2019 as a producer.
Natalie Grim joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau as a multimedia journalist in June 2019.
Kristin Kasper joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in July of 2019 as a multimedia journalist.