Brain Allen is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and a Weeknight Anchor at Dakota News Now.
Carleen comes to Dakota News Now with more than 20 years of reporting, producing and anchoring experience.
Erik Thorstenson is an Associated Press Award-winning Sportscaster and is now a Morning Anchor at Dakota News Now.
Sam Wright is the Weekend Anchor and an award-winning Reporter at Dakota News Now.
Mara joined the sales team two days after graduating from Augustana in 2005 and has not looked back. She can talk automotive in one meeting and the latest trends in the healthcare, grocery or HVAC industry in the next! She enjoys finding the best solution for each client from the many platforms the Dakota News Now has to offer. Phone: 605-373-7346
Eric started his career in advertising in 2005 after graduating from the University of South Dakota. Initially going to college for computer science, he quickly realized his true passion lied in helping businesses grow. Eric's passion helps to find that great marketing idea that makes businesses stand out from the competition. Phone: 605-373-7379
Since 2007, Leah has helped fabulous and passionate business owners SHINE on all media platforms! She creates results-driven digital and broadcast marketing strategies for small businesses, entrepreneurs, corporations, non-profits, and ad agencies that can catapult them to expert status in their niche! Phone: 605-373-7347
Beth has been with Dakota News Now since 2012. She loves building a rapport and long-term relationships with clients, by working with them to build multimedia marketing campaigns. Connecting clients with their target customers and contributing to their success by going the extra mile is her ultimate goal each day. Phone: 605-373-7320
Derek joined the sales team in 2016. He loves that no two days are ever the same and working with a variety of industries. Derek strives to help businesses find their true advertising needs and develop solutions to solve those needs. By combining traditional and digital marketing he helps clients reach their ideal audience. Phone: 605-373-7330
Jim became the President and General Manager of Dakota News Now in 2010, and he says it was the best move he’s ever made! One of the most gratifying parts of his job is working with the Dakota News Now sales team and their clients to develop and support solutions that help their businesses grow. Phone: 605-373-7313
Michael started his journey in media back in 1990 at KSOO radio in Sioux Falls, spent time doing TV sales in Kansas City, then directed three sales teams in Montana. In 2013, he became Dakota News Now General Sales Manager. His over 30 years in marketing have taught him the correct advertising can change behaviors. Phone: 605-373-7340
Dannette has been in broadcast since 2011. Starting as an account executive, she quickly found a passion of working with local businesses and transitioned to the Local Sales Manager. She loves teaming up with local businesses to launch the most effective marketing strategy using broadcast and digital elements. Phone: 605-373-7327
Kaig joined the Dakota News Now team in 2018 as the Director of Digital Marketing. He loves assisting the team to come up with the perfect, custom digital marketing plan for each client. By utilizing the best strategies in the industry, Kaig can create a campaign that will get any client’s ad in front of their ideal consumer. Phone: 605-373-7345
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 returned to Washington, D.C. in April 2016 as a senior reporter/executive producer at the Gray Television Washington News Bureau.
Peter Zampa joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in June 2015 as a 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.
Kyle Midura joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in September 2017 from Gray TV's WCAX-TV.
Timothy Knapp joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in September 2018 as Studio Manager and Photojournalist. He now serves as Supervisor of Videography.
Jillian Angeline joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in January 2019 as a multimedia journalist.
Karen Daborowski joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in January 2019 as a producer.
Natalie Grim joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau as a multimedia journalist in June 2019.
Kristin Kasper joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in July of 2019 as a multimedia journalist.