Meet The Team

Weather Team

Mark Holley
Meteorologist

Mark comes to WSAW after working at WEAU in Eau Claire for almost 6 years. Mark was born in Pottstown, PA, but after graduating from Owen J. Roberts High School moved to Wisconsin to attend the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point before transferring to Mississippi State.

Austin Kopnitsky
Meteorologist

Austin Kopnitsky came to WSAW as Sunrise 7 Meteorologist in April 2019. Austin came from Sioux City, Iowa where he was a weekend meteorologist, as well as a reporter. Austin later became the morning meteorologist before moving to Wausau.

Jeremy Tabin
Meteorologist

Jeremy Tabin is a familiar face here in North Central Wisconsin. He has been a meteorologist at Newschannel 7 for nearly 15 years.

Chad Franzen
Meteorologist/Web Director

Chad Franzen returns to central Wisconsin for another stint at forecasting the quickly changing weather of Wisconsin. Chad worked in Wausau at another station from 1998 until 2004 and then spent another 2 years working at WREX in Rockford, Illinois.

Sports Team

Reece Van Haaften joined WSAW in November 2017 as a sports director. Reece is originally from Chaska, Minnesota, but he’s been all around the Midwest. Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Michigan, Minnesota and South Dakota are all the places Reece has called home.

Matt Infield joined WSAW in August 2018 primarily as a sports reporter, with some responsibilities in news as well.

Brennen Scarborough joined the NewsChannel 7 team in June of 2018 as a reporter. Brennen was born and raised in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. He graduated from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul with a degree in multimedia communications with a double major in Bible. He also played on the football team for all four years.

Management

Bridget Fargen
News Director

Investigative Team

Emily Davies
Investigative Reporter

Emily Davies began her career at NewsChannel 7 in 2013 and has worked in several positions since then. She helped launch the 7 Investigates team in 2016, which has done award-winning work for the people of north-central Wisconsin.

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.