Meet The Team

Weather Team

Matt Engelbrecht
Matt Engelbrecht
Chief Meteorologist

Matt has always searched for the perfect way to combine his love of weather and interest in communicating anything related to science.

Meteorologist Matt Yarosewick

With a love for weather and a passion for informing the public and keeping them safe, Matt Yarosewick is excited to be a part of the Michiana community.

Gary Sieber

There’s a lot more to Gary Sieber than meets the eye. Best known for Saturday morning weather poetry (“The Weather Could be Verse”), Gary has worn many hats in the Michiana community over the last four decades.

Andrew Whitmyer
Andrew Whitmyer
Weekend Meteorologist

Andrew is no stranger to Michiana and its famous lake effect snow events and summertime bow echoes.

Chuck Heaver
Chuck Heaver
Meteorologist

Chuck Heaver has been working in television weather for over 18 years. His passion for weather started in the corn fields of Ohio and continues to this day!

Courtney Jorgensen
Courtney Jorgensen
Meteorologist

Courtney Jorgensen joined the 16 News Now Weather Team in November 2017. She has spent her entire life in Michigan and Indiana, living in Michiana since 2005.

Sports Team

Matt Loch
Matt Loch
Sports Director

Matt Loch comes to Michiana after spending 3 years at KLST in San Angelo, Texas.

Drew Sanders
Drew Sanders
Sports Reporter

Drew Sanders is a South Bend native with longtime passion for sports journalism.

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 15 years.

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.

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.

Jamie Bittner
Jamie Bittner
Multimedia Journalist

Jamie Bittner joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in December 2021.

Priscilla Huff

Priscilla Huff joined the Gray Television Washington Bureau in January 2022 as a producer.

Brendan Cullerton
Brendan Cullerton
Multimedia Journalist

Brendan Cullerton joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in March 2022 as a multimedia journalist after spending four years covering state, local, and federal politics for the CBS affiliate in Milwaukee.

Molly Martinez
Molly Martinez
Multimedia Journalist

Molly Martinez rejoined Gray Television in March 2022 as a multimedia journalist in the Washington News Bureau. She previously covered politics at Gray TV's KFYR-TV in Bismarck, N.D.

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.