Meet The Team

Weather Team

Mark Henderson
Mark Henderson
Chief Meteorologist

Mark Henderson’s first television appearance was on “The Jerry Springer Show” as a member of the studio audience. He was selected by Jerry to ask a question of one of the show’s guests. But it was meteorology that captured his interest and drew him to the news business.

Ethan Rosuck
Ethan Rosuck
Weekend Meteorologist/Multimedia Journalist

Ethan Rosuck fell in love with 23 WIFR and Rockford after an internship at the station in the summer of 2017. So he couldn’t pass up a chance to work here when a full-time position opened a little more than a year later.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson
Morning and Noon Weather Anchor

Stateline television viewers have been waking up to Aaron Wilson for more than two decades on 23 News This Morning.

Sports Team

Mike Buda
Mike Buda
Sports Director

“I love sports, and this industry allows me to have a job that I enjoy going to every day.” Mike Buda, an Elmwood Park and Palatine, Illinois, native, graduated from Northern Illinois University and the Illinois Center for Broadcasting.

Joe Olmo
Joe Olmo
Weekend Sports Anchor

Joe Olmo started with WIFR in November 2017 as a producer for 23 News This Morning, but sports has always been a passion.

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.

Tyler S. Smith
Tyler S. Smith
Photojournalist/Editor

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