Meet The Team

Weather Team

Shane Holinde
Chief Meteorologist

Came to WBKO to first work in production on June 19, 2000. First on-air weathercast in March 2001. Weeknight meteorologist since Summer 2003. NWA Member since 2000 and Seal Holder since 2006.

Ethan Emery
Meteorologist

I'm excited to be the new AM Kentucky and midDAY Live meteorologist for WBKO! I know I have big shoes to fill, but I am excited to help you plan your day as I work alongside Laura Rogers every morning from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.!

Matthew Stephens
Meteorologist

Sports Team

Jeff Lightsy
Sports Anchor/Reporter

Jeff Lightsy joined the WBKO-TV News department in August of 2018.

Hunter Smith
Sports Anchor/Reporter

Hunter Smith joined the sports team at WBKO in February of 2019 and is excited to cover local high school sports as well as WKU athletics.

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.