Meet The Team

Management

David Hughes
David Hughes
Vice President/General Manager

David Hughes took over as Vice President/General Manager of WSAZ in December of 2021.

Anna Baxter
Anna Baxter
News Director

Anna Baxter is the News Director at WSAZ.

Joel Swisher
Joel Swisher
General Sales Manager

Joel Swisher is the General Sales Manager at WSAZ and has been with the company since January of 2016.

Sales Team

Carlton Cogan
Carlton Cogan
Local Sales Manager - Huntington

Carlton is the Local Sales Manager who joined WSAZ in 1988.

Matt Goodwin
Matt Goodwin
Account Executive

Matt joined WSAZ with over 30 years of marketing experience.

Melanie Oliver
Melanie Oliver
National Regional Sales Manager

Melanie Oliver joined WSAZ in 2009 as an Account Executive working in the WSAZ Charleston office.

Vicki Shumate-Jackson
Vicki Shumate-Jackson
Account Executive

Vicki Shumate-Jackson joined WSAZ as an Account Executive in July of 2018.

Trevan Hannahs
Trevan Hannahs
Account Executive

Trevan Hannahs joined WSAZ in the fall of 2012 as a News Team Intern and Photographer. Trevan left WSAZ to finish his college degree in 2013, but then returned in June of 2016 where he began a career working as an Account Executive.

Vince Wardell
Vince Wardell
National-Regional Manager

Vince Wardell is the National and Regional Sales Manager.

Elijah Underwood
Elijah Underwood
Account Executive

Elijah began his career as an Account Executive at WSAZ in 2011.

Jake Bradley
Jake Bradley
Account Executive

Jake Bradley joined the WSAZ team as an account executive in October of 2021.

Sara Pucke, MBA
Sara Pucke, MBA
Digital Sales Manager

Sara Pucke is the Digital Sales Manager for WSAZ-Gray Digital Media. She has been in advertising and marketing for more than 12 years.

Kathy Smith
Kathy Smith
Account Executive

Kathy Smith joined WSAZ as an Account Executive in June of 2011

Jeffrey L Moss
Jeffrey L Moss
Account Executive

Jeff started at WSAZ in August of 2018. Previously he spent 16 years in radio before making the switch to television.

Jeremy Robbins
Jeremy Robbins
Account Executive

Jeremy joined WSAZ in 2019 and brought more than 10 years of sales experience with him.

Marketing Team

Jake Conley
Jake Conley
Marketing

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 15 years.

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. He has more than 15 years experience in television news -- mostly covering politics.

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.

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.

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.

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.