Linda co-anchors the 21Alive newscasts at 4 and 5. 21Alive News at 4 is the Fort Wayne market's first newscast at that time in the afternoon. Both the 4 and 5 newscasts are an hour long. Linda's email address is Linda.Jackson@gray.tv.
Tom Powell is a well-respected newsroom leader with more than 20 years of experience in television news. He is currently the News Director at WPTA.
Julian Teekaram is an Emmy-nominated anchor and reporter. She co-anchors 21Alive News. Before her move to 21Alive, she anchored the morning and evening newscasts at Fort Wayne's NBC for years. She holds a degree in telecommunications and journalism from Ball State University.
Karli VanCleave is an Investigative reporter and Anchor for 21Investigates. Feel free to connect with her on Facebook (@KarliVanCleaveNews) and Twitter (@Karli_VanCleave), or if you have a story idea send her an email at email@example.com.
Jazlynn works behind the scenes writing articles and managing social media accounts. Send her a story idea at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tylor Brummett is an anchor and multimedia journalist at 21Alive. He’s a recent grad of Ball State University where he participated in the award winning student newscast, NewsLink Indiana.
Alex Null is a multimedia journalist at WPTA. He's a recent grad of the Indiana University Media School. Feel free to connect with him on Twitter (@alexnull_) or if you have a story idea, send him an email at Alexander.Null@gray.tv.
Tony Betton Jr. is the host/producer of WPTA-TV's lifestyle talk show, INsight. Tony is also the lead over the monthly Junior Achievement sponsored 'Young Entrepreneur of the Month' segment where a young person is highlighted who have their own businesses. Tony is also an ambassador for Gray Television and the on-court emcee for the FW Mad Ants.
Jessica Walter is the morning reporter at WPTA. She graduated from the Indiana University Media School in 2022 and holds a degree in journalism. If you have a story idea for Jessica, send an email at email@example.com
John is a Chicagoland native, a former Angeleno, and now a Hoosier by choice. He produces 21Alive News at 7 daily, occasionally showcasing his own feature reports on uniquely Fort Wayne stories. He is also an accomplished photographer.
Andy Newman is a rising senior at Ball State University. He has a double major in both journalism and media with a concentration in news. He is currently a multimedia journalist intern at WPTA.
Evan is the morning digital content producer, working behind the scenes to create web stories.
Chief Meteorologist Chris Daniels has been forecasting weather for more than 30 years.
Matt Leach is Chief Meteorologist for Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio's Weather Authority, ABC21. He's a graduate of Purdue University and a member of the National Weather Association.
Wake up with Liz Braden every weekday morning from 4:30-7 am on 21Alive and 7-9 am on 21Alive's extended morning newscast on 21.3. You can connect with her on social media or send her an email Liz.Braden@gray.tv
Caleb Saylor is the weekend morning meteorologist for the First Alert Weather Team for ABC21. He's an American Meteorological Society Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (#858) and a graduate of Ball State University.
Zach Groth is the sports director at ABC21. You can follow him on Twitter at @Zach_ABC21. If you have a sports story idea, contact Zach at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean Pantazi joined WPTA TV in December 1974 as a news and sports reporter and anchor. He now is semi-retired since June 2020 but continues at WPTA in a part time sports contributor role.
Sports Director at WPTA, Fort Wayne's NBC, your home for Notre Dame football. Michigan State Grad. https://twitter.com/ChrisRyanWPTA
Peter Zampa joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in June 2015 as a multimedia journalist.
Timothy Knapp joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in September 2018 as Studio Manager and Photojournalist. He now serves as Supervisor of Videography.
Tyler Smith joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in July 2019 as a photojournalist/editor.
Jamie Bittner joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in December 2021.
Priscilla Huff is the Managing Editor for the Washington, DC Bureau. She joined the Gray Television in January 2022 as a producer.
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 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 joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in July 2022 as a multimedia journalist.
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.
Annie has worked at various news outlets in Washington, D.C., including covering the 2020 and 2022 election cycles for C-SPAN. Before that she worked at local stations in Louisiana and Virginia.
Stetson Miller joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in February 2023 as a multimedia journalist after working at WTOP, WJZ in Baltimore and WCBD in Charleston, SC.