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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Zach was raised in Athens, Ohio, home of Ohio University and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.
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.
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.
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.
Peter Zampa joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in June 2015 as a multimedia journalist.
Timothy Knapp joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in September 2018 as Studio Manager and Photojournalist. He now serves as Supervisor of Videography.
Tyler Smith joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in July 2019 as a photojournalist/editor.
Nicole Neuman joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in June 2021 as a 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 joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in December 2021.
Priscilla Huff is the Managing Editor for the Washington, DC Bureau. She joined the Gray Television in January 2022 as a producer.
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 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 joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in July 2022 as a multimedia journalist.
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.