Meet The Team

Weather Team

Brian Inman
Brian Inman
Chief Meteorologist

Brian Inman is Chief Meteorologist of the WGEM First Alert Weather Team. Brian grew up in Quincy and attended Quincy High School. He loved weather and storms even as a kid.

Whitney Williams
Whitney Williams
Meteorologist

Whitney Williams is a member of the WGEM First Alert Weather Team. Whitney grew up in Illinois and learned to love the weather at a young age.

Kyle Eck
Kyle Eck
Meteorologist
Jesse Risley
Jesse Risley
Weather Reporter

Jesse Risley is a member of the WGEM First Alert Weather Team. Jesse Risley, who has been involved in storm chasing and storm spotting for over 20 years.

Sports Team

Brendan Reidy
Brendan Reidy
Sports Director

Brendan joined WGEM after graduating from Western Illinois University with a degree in Sports Broadcasting.

Victoria Bordenga
Victoria Bordenga
Sports Multimedia Journalist

Born and raised in sunny Florida, Victoria received her B.S in Communication from Southeastern University in Lakeland Florida.

Steve Looten
Steve Looten
Sports Multimedia Journalist
Ryan Mumma
Ryan Mumma
WGEM SportsRadio Manager / Host of WGEM SportsCenter

Ryan Mumma hosts WGEM SportsCenter and is the Radio Operations manager for WGEM SportsRadio.

John Potts
John Potts
Sports Multimedia Journalist

John Potts is a color analyst for Quincy University men's basketball broadcasts on WGEM Radio and serves as a sportswriter for WGEM’s digital platforms.

Will Conerly
Will Conerly
Digital Sportswriter

Will graduated with a degree in Sports Management and a minor in Communications from Quincy University in 2020 where he was a scholar student-athlete.

Leadership

John Ehrhart
John Ehrhart
News Director

John began his career as a photojournalist/reporter at our sister station WREX in Rockford, then moved into management while in Baltimore.

Jason Lewton
Jason Lewton
Assistant News Director

Jason, a Tri-State native, has more than two decades of local news experience

Jim Roberts
Jim Roberts
Digital Content Manager

Jim Roberts is the Digital Content Manager at WGEM. Jim has spent most of his career in the radio industry, but joined WGEM and made the jump to television.

Mark Meyer
Mark Meyer
Assignment Manager

Mark has served in a variety of newsroom roles throughout his career, from reporter to copy editor to news editor, at daily and specialty publications in Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan.

Kaleb Wolters
Kaleb Wolters
Executive Producer

Kaleb joined the team after graduating from Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Illinois, with a bachelor's degree in Communications.

Gray DC Bureau

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.

Peter Zampa
Peter Zampa
Multimedia Journalist

Peter Zampa joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in June 2015 as a multimedia journalist.

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.

Rhyan Henson
Rhyan Henson
Anchor and Multimedia Journalist

I started working at Gray TV’s Washington D.C. bureau in May of 2023. I found my calling for news while attending Butler University during the Ferguson Riots after the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager. During the chaotic times is when I realized how facts and storytelling can really impact a community.

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.

Ashonti Ford
Ashonti Ford
Multimedia Journalist

Ashonti Ford joined Gray Television in August of 2023. Ford is a well-traveled watchdog journalist who has worked for newsrooms around the nation, including; Tampa, Kansas City, Decatur, Wichita and Salisbury.

Stetson Miller
Stetson Miller
Multimedia Journalist

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.

Josh Rultenberg
Josh Rultenberg
Multimedia Journalist

Josh Rultenberg joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in July 2022 as a multimedia journalist.

Annie Andersen

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.

Joshua Crompton

Joshua worked at several local stations before moving to Washington, D.C.. There he launched a national morning show, "The National Desk" for Sinclair. He now works as a producer for the Gray Washington News Bureau.

Leah Vredenbregt

Leah Vredenbregt joined the Gray Washington Bureau team in June 2023 as a weekend producer. She is a recent University of Missouri grad who worked for three years in mid-Missouri news, with internships across the country in both local and national news outlets.

Michael Estrabillo
Michael Estrabillo
Video Journalist

Michael is a born and raised Ohioian who got his photojournalism start at his alma mater Ohio University working for PBS in 2007. He has gone on to work for several media outlets both locally and nationally, shooting award winning news and documentary stories, garnering him an Emmy and Edward Murrow award.

Tyler S. Smith
Tyler S. Smith
Photojournalist/Editor

Tyler Smith joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in July 2019 as a photojournalist/editor.

Sarah Meklir
Sarah Meklir
Production Assistant

Sarah Meklir joined the Gray Television Washington News Bureau in September 2023 as a production assistant after working as an intern for the DC Bureau in the summer of 2023. She is currently studying journalism at the University of Maryland.