Meet The Team

Weather Team

Meteorologist Mike Hoffman
Chief Meteorologist for WNDU-TV, AgDay and US Farm Report

Mike Hoffman has been the 16 News Now Chief Meteorologist since returning to Michiana in 1994. He has spent most of his life in Indiana and Michigan, so he is very used to watching weather around the area.

Meteorologist Kimberly Newman
Weekday Morning Meteorologist

Member of the 16 Morning News Now team since 2019. Kimberly has been a professional meteorologist for over 10 years.

Meteorologist Matt Yarosewick
Weekend Meteorologist

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.

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.

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

Mark Skol Jr.
Sports Director

Mark Skol Jr. comes to South Bend from the Lone Star State. He grew up in Houston, Texas, and lived just down the road from NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

Megan Smedley
Sports Multimedia Journalist/Anchor

Megan is a sports multimedia journalist/anchor for WNDU. She covers Notre Dame and high school athletics around Michiana.

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.