For the past 20 years, Mike Garrigan has reported the news and sports for Rockford-area viewers.
Born and raised in Rockford, Shannon Kelly grew up watching 23 News, and is thrilled to report the news in her hometown. She started in May 2017 as a multimedia journalist at WIFR and moved to weeknight anchor in October 2018.
Danielle Tumilowicz became a member of the 23 News This Morning team in February 2018, and she is thrilled to be reporting the news in her hometown. She started at WIFR as the Weekend Sports Anchor in November 2016.
Andy Gannon likes to joke that when he first started at 23 WIFR in February 1983, he had brown hair. His first job at the station was weekend sports anchor, but he quickly moved up to sports director. In the mid-90s, he started as an anchor on 23 News This Morning, where he's stayed ever since.
Growing up as the daughter of a journalist sparked Elaine’s love for the profession, and studying abroad in Paris through Trinity College in Connecticut, solidified it for her.
Family members in the news business may initially be why Courtney Sisk looked into journalism as a career, but it was her desire to tell stories that otherwise wouldn’t be told and to seek the truth that drew her into television news.
Brandon Giesey is a native of Elgin, Illinois, and attended Northern Illinois University where he majored in journalism. He started at WIFR in December 2019.
Naperville native Brittany Karlin graduated from Ball State University in May 2018 with degrees in journalism and telecommunications. Just days later she started her role as a multimedia journalist for 23 WIFR.
Originally looking to be a lawyer to be a voice for the people, a suggestion from her college advisor made Hope Salman fall in love with journalism.
Growing up in Chicago, Kristin Camiliere knew she wanted a career where she could interact with people every day and have an impact on her community.
Maggie Hradecky joined the 23 WIFR team as News Director in September 2017. This is her second stint at the station. From March 1994 to November 1996, she served as assignment editor. She has been in the news business for more than 30 years, working at stations in Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as Champaign and Chicago, Illinois.
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 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.
“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.
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.