Meet The Team

First Alert Team

Jennifer Valdez
Jennifer Valdez
Chief Meteorologist

Jennifer Valdez is the chief meteorologist for Atlanta News First. She has been at Atlanta News First since 2008.

Ella Dorsey
Ella Dorsey
Meteorologist

Ella joined Atlanta News First in early 2016 as a weekend meteorologist.

Fred Campagna
Fred Campagna
Meteorologist

Fred joined the Atlanta News First First Alert Weather team in 2019 after spending the first part of his career in New England.

Rodney Harris
Rodney Harris
Meteorologist, Traffic Reporter, Digital Producer

Rodney Harris is a meteorologist and traffic anchor for Atlanta News First.

Cutter Martin
Cutter Martin
Meteorologist

Cutter joined the First Alert Weather Team in March 2022 following six years at Atlanta News First's sister station WTOC.

Courteney Jacobazzi
Courteney Jacobazzi
Traffic Anchor/Meteorologist

Courteney Jacobazzi joins the First Alert Weather team as our traffic anchor/ meteorologist.

Alexandra Steele is a meteorologist at Atlanta News First. She works weekend mornings.

Investigative Team

Rachel Polansky
Rachel Polansky
Investigative Reporter

Rachel Polansky is an Edward R. Murrow and Emmy award-winning investigative reporter at Atlanta News First.

Lindsey Basye
Lindsey Basye
Executive Producer of Investigations

Lindsey Basye is an 2x Edward R. Murrow and 13x Emmy award-winning investigative journalist at Atlanta News First.

Harry Samler
Harry Samler
Consumer Investigative Reporter

"Better Call Harry" is a consumer investigative reporter who joined Atlanta News First in 2005.

Ciara Cummings
Ciara Cummings
Investigative Reporter

Ciara is a Florida native, born and raised in Orlando, who found her home here in the Peach State. This award-winning journalist began her career two hours from Atlanta, in Augusta, where she developed a passion for narrative writing and investigative storytelling.

Sports Team

Fred Kalil
Fred Kalil
Sports Anchor

Fred Kalil joined Atlanta News First News as a sports anchor in March 2015.

Emily Gagnon
Emily Gagnon
Sports Anchor/Reporter

Emily Gagnon joined the Atlanta News First Sports Team in January 2017.

Digital Team

Joyce Lupiani
Joyce Lupiani
Digital Content Manager

Joyce Lupiani, who has more than 30 years of journalism experience, is the Digital Content Manager for Atlanta news First and Peachtree TV.

Catherine Catoura
Catherine Catoura
Digital Marketing Manager

Catherine "Cat" Catoura is the digital marketing manager for Atlanta News First and Peachtree TV.

Talgat Almanov
Talgat Almanov
Digital Content Producer

Talgat Almanov joined Atlanta News First as a Digital Content Producer in November 2022.

Jennifer Lifsey
Jennifer Lifsey
Digital Content Producer

Jennifer Lifsey is a Digital Content Producer for CBS46.

Tim Darnell
Tim Darnell
Investigative Digital Content Producer

Tim Darnell is the Investigative Digital Content Producer for Atlanta News First.

Miles Montgomery
Miles Montgomery
Digital Content Producer

Miles Montgomery is a Digital Content Producer for Atlanta News First and Peachtree TV.

Mariya  Murrow
Mariya Murrow
Digital Multimedia Journalist

Mariya Murrow is a digital multimedia journalist and host of "The Feed," a daily podcast delivering Atlanta's top trending stories with a little good news to help kick off your day. She also spearheads the First Alert Digital Desk, which spotlights community voices, trusted experts, and delivers live breaking news as it's happening.

Alexandra Parker
Digital Content Producer

Alexandra Parker joined Atlanta News First as a Digital Content Producer in July 2022.

Jamarlo Phillips
Jamarlo Phillips
Digital Content Producer

Jamarlo Phillips is Digital Content Producer for Atlanta News First and Peachtree TV.

Natasha Pollard
Natasha Pollard
Digital Content Producer

Natasha Pollard joined the digital team for Atlanta News First as a digital content producer in November 2022.

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
Managing Editor

Priscilla Huff is the Managing Editor. She 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.