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.

Hailey Barrus
Hailey Barrus
Storm Team 4 Forecaster/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.

Jacob Howard
Jacob Howard
Storm Team 4 Meteorologist

Jacob Howard joined KTIV in June 2022 as the new Storm Team 4 Meteorologist. He was born and raised in small-town Raleigh, MS just south of Jackson.

Sports Team

Brad Pautsch
Brad Pautsch
Sports Director

Brad Pautsch was named Sports Director in 1996 after serving as weekend sports anchor at KTIV since May of 1990. Brad grew up on a farm near Early, Iowa, and is one of the many native Siouxlanders who work at “Siouxland’s News Channel”.

Jayson Moeller
Jayson Moeller
Multi-media journalist and sports reporter

Jayson Moeller holds multiple positions within the college's newsroom as an anchor and producer for WIT's daily newscasts, while also hosting/producing a weekly radio show on the colleges radio network comet radio.

Management

Dean Welte
Dean Welte
Assistant News Director

Dean Welte joined KTIV in October of 2018 and works as the station's Assistant News Director.

Kim Fickett
Kim Fickett
Digital Content Manager

Kim Fickett, an Early, Iowa native, is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in print journalism. She joined the KTIV in September of 2022 as its Digital Content Manager.

Mark Haggar
Mark Haggar
Assignment Editor

Mark is returning to KTIV after over 25 years. He was with the station from 1990-1996, first serving as a news producer, then Assignment Editor. After leaving KTIV, Mark went on to a producer position with WHO in Des Moines and later News Director at KLKN in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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 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.