Meet The Team

Weather Team

Howard  Manges
Howard Manges
Chief Meteorologist

Howard grew up in Hamburg, New York, living a few miles from the shores of Lake Erie.

Jason Doris
Jason Doris
Meteorologist & Multmedia Journalist.

Jason Doris joined the 12 News team in October 2020 as a Meteorologist & Multmedia Journalist.

Brian Schroeder
Brian Schroeder
Meteorologist

Brian Schroeder is the meteorologist for 12 News This Morning and 12 News at Noon.

Sports Team

Jacob Russo
Jacob Russo
Sports Director

Jacob Russo joined 12 Sports as the Sports Director in July 2021.

Robyn Hearn
Robyn Hearn
Sports Reporter

Robyn Hearn joined the 12 News team in July 2020 as a multimedia journalist before becoming a reporter for 12 Sports.

Management

Astrid Ressler
Astrid Ressler
Executive Producer

Astrid Ressler is the 12 News Executive Producer.

Nina Einsidler
Nina Einsidler
Content Manager

Nina Einsidler is the Content Manager at 12 News.

Matthew Benninger
Matthew Benninger
Digital Content Manager

Matthew Benninger is the Social Media & Digital Content Manager for WBNG 12 News.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.