Meet The Team

Weather Team

Raised in Florida, the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons fueled Ian’s interest in weather. From then on, Ian’s interest in weather only grew. He graduated from Florida State University in 2015 with a B.S. in Meteorology. After an internship at his favorite TV station in Tampa, WFLA, he fully realized he wanted to be a broadcast meteorologist.

AMS certified broadcast meteorologist with over 20 years of forecasting experience.

Born and raised along the Gulf Coast, Christian Johansen grew to love weather, especially during hurricane season. Christian started his on-air career in 2012 in St. Joseph, Missouri before coming to WDBJ7.

Brent Watts was in 4th grade when the Flood of 85 nearly put his hometown of Buchanan underwater. That event sparked his interest in severe weather and a 20+ year career at Your Hometown Station.

Sports Team

Anthony Romano
Weekend Sports Anchor

Meet Anthony!

Travis Wells
Sports Director

Travis Wells is a Martinsville native who played basketball at Radford University. After graduating in May of 1995, he worked at WDBJ7 as a news photographer for two years before working at television stations in Charlottesville and Bristol.

Gray DC Bureau

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
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
Multimedia Journalist

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

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
Multimedia Journalist

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

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
Multimedia Journalist

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
Multimedia Journalist

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

Kristin Kasper
Multimedia Journalist

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

Tyler S. Smith
Photojournalist/Editor

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