Meet The Team

Weather Team

Phil Schreck
Phil Schreck
Chief Meteorologist

Phil has the AMS Broadcast Seal Of Approval and is a two-time Regional Emmy Award recipient.

Aaron Doudna
Aaron Doudna
Morning Meteorologist

Aaron Doudna is an Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist at Dakota News Now.

Tyler Roney
Tyler Roney
First Alert Meteorologist

Tyler is a First Alert Meteorologist at Dakota News Now.

Austin Haskins
Austin Haskins
Weekend Meteorologist

Austin Haskins is the Weekend Meteorologist at Dakota News Now.

Marketing Team

Mara Walter

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: 605-336-1300

Eric Hotz

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: 605-336-1300

Leah Jones

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: 605-336-1300

Beth Knutson

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: 605-336-1300

Arrin Weinkauf

Arrin joined the Dakota News Now Sales Team in 2020. Her years as a media buyer gives her a unique outlook on how to integrate multiple platforms to reach an audience no matter the time, place or device. She enjoys each step of the journey from brainstorming to results and is dedicated to helping clients grow their business. Phone: 605-336-1300

Kayla Anderson

Kayla joined Dakota News Now in September of 2021. Kayla loves to build long-term relationships with clients and create customized multimedia marketing campaigns for local businesses. Kayla is driven to meet the needs of all clients to ensure success for each business she works with. Phone: 605-336-1300

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.