Meet The Team

Weather Team

Ross Janssen
Ross Janssen
Chief Meteorologist

Kansas native and a graduate of the University of Kansas with a BS in Atmospheric Science. Ross also holds seals of approval from the National Weather Association and the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation from the American Meteorological Society.

Jake Dunne
Jake Dunne
Morning Meteorologist

Award winning meteorologist with the AMS Seal of Approval and a Master of Science degree in Applied Meteorology. Co-host, public speaker, happy husband, proud father, avid runner, and sports junkie.

Mark Larson
Mark Larson
Meteorologist

Mark's been with KWCH-TV since 1995. His regular newscasts are Noon on KWCH and 4 PM on the KSCW but fills-in when needed on all shows.

Cassie Wilson
Cassie Wilson
Meteorologist

Cassie Wilson comes to KWCH with a decade of weather and climate experience.

Sarah Fletcher
Sarah Fletcher
Meteorologist

Sarah is a Storm Team 12 Meteorologist. The Texas A&M graduate joined the team in 2016.

Peyton Sanders
Peyton Sanders
Meteorologist

Peyton's passion for the weather and television began when he was just 4 years old after meeting a local TV meteorologist in his hometown of Wichita. From then on, he knew exactly what he wanted to be someday.

Dean Jones
Dean Jones
Weekend Morning Meteorologist

Dean Jones is a Storm Team 12 meteorologist and has been forecasting Kansas weather and severe storms since 1992.

Lance Ferguson
Lance Ferguson
Storm Chaser

While in college, I remember watching a tornado crossing the highway in front of me as I drove to school in Western Kansas. After that last event, I have been captivated by the power of severe weather ever since.

Mikey Gribble
Mikey Gribble
Storm Chaser

Born and raised in Wichita, Mikey grew up around severe weather and has been interested in it since he was a kid. His storm chasing career started in 2001 with a tornado warned storm by Kingman, Kansas.

Eddie Aldrine
Eddie Aldrine
Storm Chaser

Eddie always had a fascination with weather since he was a young boy growing up in Topeka.

Ed O'Neal
Ed O'Neal
Storm Chaser

Ed O’Neal is based out of Dodge City and has more than 50 years experience as a storm chaser.

Taylor Wright

A combination of taking cover in his childhood home's cellar during tornado warnings, the movie Twister, and watching severe weather from his front porch all contributed to Taylor's passion in learning how to forecast tornadoes.

Dillon Killoren

Born and raised here in the great state of Kansas, Dillon has always been fascinated with the weather.

Steve Polley
Steve Polley
Storm Chaser

Steve Polley is a 16 year storm chaser

Scott Roberts
Scott Roberts
Storm Chaser

Scott Roberts has been chasing and covering storms since 1981 when, during live coverage of a storm east of Pratt, he saw his first tornado as a reflection in the radio studio window!

Justin Dean

Justin has been storm chasing since 2007.

Sports Team

Chelsea Croft
Chelsea Croft
KWCH Sports/ News reporter
Matt Henderson
Matt Henderson
Catch it Kansas Producer

Matt produces the Catch it Kansas Show and manages CatchitKansas.com

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.

Kyle Midura
Kyle Midura
Multimedia Journalist

Kyle Midura joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in September 2017 from Gray TV's WCAX-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.

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.

Nicole Neuman
Nicole Neuman
Multimedia Journalist

Nicole Neuman joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in June 2021 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.