News Team

Haley Baker
Haley Baker
Morning News Anchor

Haley joined the WAFF 48 team in February 2018. Her news career spans 15 years in Television News and freelance medical journalism.

Gina Benitez
Gina Benitez
Morning & Noon News Anchor

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.

Liz Hurley
Liz Hurley
4, 5 & 6PM Anchor

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
Margo Gray
4PM & 10PM News Anchor

Margo Gray has served the Tennessee Valley for WAFF 48 since September 2009.

Jasmyn Cornell
Jasmyn Cornell
Anchor/Reporter

Jasmyn Cornell co-anchors Weekend Morning newscasts alongside Kellie Miller. You can also see Jasmyn on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday as a reporter on the WAFF 48 Morning News Team.

Sean Dowling
Sean Dowling
Anchor/Reporter

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
Nolan Crane
Anchor/Reporter

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.

Romario Gardner

Romario joined the WAFF 48 News team as a MMJ/Reporter in September 2022. He graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor's degree in communication. Before heading to the Rocket City, Romario was a producer for a year in Jacksonville covering local stories that impacted the community.

Marisa Gjuraj

Marisa Gjuraj graduated from the University of South Carolina in May 2022 shortly before joining WAFF 48 News. While she was at UofSC, Marisa was a member of the Student Gamecock television station. Marisa is from Tega Cay, South Carolina. She enjoys exploring the city of Huntsville.

Matthew King
Matthew King
Reporter

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
D'Quan Lee
Reporter

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.

Megan Plotka
Megan Plotka
Reporter

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

Sports Team

Carl Prather
Carl Prather
Sports Director

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.

Georgia Chambers
Georgia Chambers
Sports Anchor

Georgia is a 2021 graduate from the University of Georgia. While in college, she spent a semester in Washington, D.C., interning with the Investigative Team at ABC-7 News, slipping over to the sports desk when she could. Georgia also has experience as a freelance journalist and covered AAU basketball in the Southeast.

Digital

Wade Smith
Wade Smith
Digital Content Manager

Wade Smith's news career started over a decade ago in Atlanta, GA. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama. Before coming to WAFF 48, he spent over six years reporting news in Birmingham. Wade lives in Cullman with his wife Megan and son Moses.

Nick Kremer
Nick Kremer
Digital Content Producer

Nick is a December 2021 graduate of West Virginia University. While working towards a journalism degree, Nick served as the assistant sports editor at the student newspaper. Nick joined the team in March of 2022 and is originally from Cleveland, OH.

Charles Montgomery
Charles Montgomery
Digital Reporter

Charles is a December 2021 graduate of West Virginia University. While earning his degree, Charles served as the sports editor for the WVU student newspaper, the Daily Athenaeum. Charles also completed a summer internship in 2021 for ESPN Louisville radio.

Javon Williams
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.

Zach Shrivers
Assignment Manager

Zach was raised in Athens, Ohio, home of Ohio University and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

Tennessee Valley Living

Payton Walker
Payton Walker
Tennessee Valley Living Host

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
Shanika Wright
Tennessee Valley Living Producer

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.

Anna Mahan
Anna Mahan
Tennessee Valley Living Producer

Anna Mahan joined the WAFF 48 News team in August of 2020.

Gray DC 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.

Natalie Grim
Natalie Grim
Multimedia Journalist

Natalie Grim joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau as a multimedia journalist in June 2019.

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.

Jamie Bittner
Jamie Bittner
Multimedia Journalist

Jamie Bittner joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in December 2021.

Priscilla Huff

Priscilla Huff joined the Gray Television Washington Bureau in January 2022 as a producer.

Brendan Cullerton
Brendan Cullerton
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.

Molly Martinez
Molly Martinez
Multimedia Journalist

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.

Josh Rultenberg
Josh Rultenberg
Multimedia Journalist

Josh Rultenberg joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in July 2022 as a multimedia journalist.

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.