Meet The Team

Weather Team

Ron Demers
Ron Demers
Chief Storm Team 4 Meteorologist

When Ron Demers was growing up in Storm Lake, Iowa, he never would have guessed he'd be doing weather for the station he grew up watching. Ron's attention didn't turn to weather until after he started working at KTIV.

Jaret Lansford
Jaret Lansford
Storm Team 4 Meteorologist

Jaret began his pursuit of a meteorology degree at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Illinois. He transferred to Iowa State University and graduated in May of 2016. While there he participated in the nationally recognized Iowa State chapter of the American Meteorological Society and served as their forecasting chair for two years.

Hailey Barrus
Hailey Barrus
Storm Team 4 Meteorologist/Multi-Media Journalist

Hailey Barrus joined KTIV in April 2021 as a multi-media journalist and has since become the third member of Storm Team 4 as the Weekend Weather Forecaster.

Sports Team

Devin Reiners
Devin Reiners
SportsFource Anchor

Devin Reiners joined KTIV as the Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter in January 2019 and is excited to be covering the many sports in Siouxland.

Management

Keith W. Bliven
Keith W. Bliven
KTIV News Director

Keith W. Bliven has been the News Director at KTIV since May 2016 and has over 28 years of broadcasting experience.

Dean Welte
Dean Welte
Social Media & Digital Content Manager

Dean Welte joined KTIV in October of 2018 and works as the station's Social Media & Digital Content Manager.

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.

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.

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.

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.