Brad graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Atmospheric Science in May of 1995. In 2005, Brad was awarded the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society. Brad joined the weather department of WAFF in November of 1996.
Eric Burke joined the WAFF 48 First Alert weather team as a meteorologist in September 2017. He has over a decade of experience working in broadcast and covering severe weather. Eric is a member of the American Meteorological Society and earned the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal of approval in 2015.
Chelsea Aaron is an Alabama native and was honored to join the WAFF 48 First Alert weather team as a meteorologist in April 2022. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.A. in Communication and Information Sciences in 2019. Shortly thereafter, she went on to receive her M.S. in Geosciences from Mississippi State University in 2021.
Jeff joined the WAFF team in Nov. 2022. He has been the Chief Meteorologist at WLNE-ABC6 in Providence, RI. Jeff also worked in Cheyenne, WY, Peoria, Il and Rye, NY. Jeff has been a Meteorologist for nearly two decades and has a B.S. in Geosciences with a concentration in Broadcast & Operational Meteorology from Mississippi State University.
Liz Hurley is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, bringing more than three decades of authority, credibility and sensitivity to the air in her role as Main Anchor at WAFF-TV in Huntsville, Alabama. She currently anchors the 4, 5 and 6pm weekday newscasts and covers NASA and now the burgeoning commercial space industry.
Margo Gray has served the Tennessee Valley for WAFF 48 since September 2009.
Haley joined the WAFF 48 team in February 2018. Her news career spans 15 years in Television News and freelance medical journalism.
Gina Benitez is a born and raised South Floridian but has lived all over the country and she’s thrilled that her newest adventure led her to The Tennessee Valley. Watch Gina every weekday morning at 5 & 6 a.m. You can also see Gina anchoring WAFF 48 News at Noon.
Sean is thrilled to be joining the WAFF 48 team as a weekend anchor/reporter. He loves telling stories and is excited to help those in the area get the news they need. Before WAFF 48, Sean hosted a nationally syndicated morning show in Dallas and was was a web news reporter for a company in New York City for several years.
Nolan Crane is the weekend evening anchor and reporter for WAFF 48 News. He came to Huntsville after being the morning and midday anchor in Lincoln, NE for more than four years.
Matthew King joined the WAFF 48 News Team in June 2022. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and interned for WLVT in Knoxville, TN. Watch Matthew weekday evenings as he reports from the Huntsville metro area.
D’Quan Lee joined the WAFF 48 News team in March 2022 as a Reporter/MMJ. He’s a graduate of Alabama State University with a degree in Communications with a concentration in radio & TV. He started his career in sports as a play-by-play broadcaster for his alma mater, announcing football and basketball games for the Hornet Sports Network.
Claudia Peppenhorst is an Alabama native and joined the WAFF News team as an MMJ/Reporter in January 2023. She attended Troy University where she was the student news director at TROY TrojanVision News. She is excited to serve the Tennesee Valley, bringing you the latest stories.
Megan Plotka grew up right here in the Tennessee Valley but started her journalism career down in New Orleans. She's excited to get back and report on the issues important to you
Aria Pons is from Florence and joined WAFF in June 2023. She graduated from Louisiana State University and served as the station manager at LSU Tiger TV. She interned at WWL-TV in New Orleans. Aria is thrilled to bring stories to her hometown area as the Shoals Bureau reporter for WAFF 48.
Savannah Sapp is a graduate of Troy University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. During her undergraduate studies, Savannah worked as a reporter and evening anchor for TROY TrojanVision News. Savannah focuses on stories in the Sand Moutain portion of 48's viewing area.
For the last ten years Sports Director Carl Prather has called the Tennessee Valley home! National Championships, Iron Bowls, High School State Championships, and some of the best stories that capture the community of North Alabama, Carl enjoys looking for the next “story” daily.
Cam Derr joined the WAFF 48 Sports team in August 2023 as a Sports Anchor/Reporter. She is a graduate of Emory & Henry College where she was a pitcher for the Wasps softball team.
Zach was raised in Athens, Ohio, home of Ohio University and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.
Kate Norum started with WAFF 48 in June 2023. She is a graduate of Kennesaw State University. She comes to Huntsville from Atlanta, GA and is excited to learn more about the Tennessee Valley in her role as a Digital Content Producer.
Javon Williams graduated from the University of Alabama in May 2022 and joined WAFF 48 in July 2022. During her time at Alabama, she was a sports reporter for the Crimson White newspaper and WVUA 23.
Payton Walker serves as the anchor/host of WAFF 48’s lifestyle show, Tennessee Valley Living, airing weekdays at 11:00 a.m. Payton grew up in Charlotte, NC and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Shanika Wright is the producer for Tennessee Valley Living. Before coming to WAFF48, she worked in North Florida as a news and web producer for two and a half years.
Ellen McDonald joined WAFF 48 News in May 2023 as the Head Booker and Digital Content Producer at Tennessee Valley Living.
Breona Winn serves as a Creative Producer for Tennessee Valley Living. She's a graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in Public Relations and Communication Studies.
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.
Peter Zampa joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in June 2015 as a multimedia journalist.
Brendan Cullerton joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in March 2022 as a multimedia journalist after spending four years covering state, local, and federal politics for the CBS affiliate in Milwaukee.
I started working at Gray TV’s Washington D.C. bureau in May of 2023. I found my calling for news while attending Butler University during the Ferguson Riots after the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager. During the chaotic times is when I realized how facts and storytelling can really impact a community.
Molly Martinez rejoined Gray Television in March 2022 as a multimedia journalist in the Washington News Bureau. She previously covered politics at Gray TV's KFYR-TV in Bismarck, N.D.
Ashonti Ford joined Gray Television in August of 2023. Ford is a well-traveled watchdog journalist who has worked for newsrooms around the nation, including; Tampa, Kansas City, Decatur, Wichita and Salisbury.
Stetson Miller joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in February 2023 as a multimedia journalist after working at WTOP, WJZ in Baltimore and WCBD in Charleston, SC.
Josh Rultenberg joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in July 2022 as a multimedia journalist.
Annie has worked at various news outlets in Washington, D.C., including covering the 2020 and 2022 election cycles for C-SPAN. Before that she worked at local stations in Louisiana and Virginia.
Joshua worked at several local stations before moving to Washington, D.C.. There he launched a national morning show, "The National Desk" for Sinclair. He now works as a producer for the Gray Washington News Bureau.
Leah Vredenbregt joined the Gray Washington Bureau team in June 2023 as a weekend producer. She is a recent University of Missouri grad who worked for three years in mid-Missouri news, with internships across the country in both local and national news outlets.
Michael is a born and raised Ohioian who got his photojournalism start at his alma mater Ohio University working for PBS in 2007. He has gone on to work for several media outlets both locally and nationally, shooting award winning news and documentary stories, garnering him an Emmy and Edward Murrow award.
Tyler Smith joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in July 2019 as a photojournalist/editor.
Sarah Meklir joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in September 2023 as a production assistant after working as an intern for the DC Bureau in the summer of 2023. She is currently studying journalism at the University of Maryland.