Meet The Team

Weather Team

Deitra McKenzie
Deitra McKenzie
Chief Meteorologist

Deitra McKenzie is an AMS certified broadcast meteorologist.

Avaionia Smith
Avaionia Smith
Meteorologist

Avaionia Smith was born and raised in Meridian, Mississippi. She began her career at WTOK in May 2022. Avaionia is so excited to be a part of the Storm Team 11 and the WTOK-TV family

Chase Franks
Chase Franks
Meteorologist / Reporter

Chase Franks is WTOK's Weekend Meteorologist

Sports Team

Shahji Adam
Shahji Adam
Sports Director/Anchor

Shahji is the Sports Director and Anchor for WTOK. He grew up in Carrollton, Texas. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor's in Converged Broadcast Media.

Sydney Wicker
Sydney Wicker
Weekend Sports Anchor and Reporter

Sydney Wicker is excited to join the sports team at WTOK. She moved to the area from Colorado and she is looking forward to diving into SEC and high school football.

Management

Jacque Harms
Jacque Harms
VP and General Manager WTOK TV

VP and General Manager of WTOK TV

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.