Meet The Team

Weather Team

Matt Leach
Matt Leach
Chief Meteorologist

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.

Liz Braden
Liz Braden
Meteorologist

Liz Braden is a meteorologist here at WPTA. You can connect with her on social media or send her an email Liz.Braden@gray.tv

Nick Marusiak
Nick Marusiak
WPTA Morning Meteorologist

Fort Wayne's morning meteorologist since 2018

Gabe Prough
Gabe Prough
Meteorologist

Gabe Prough is the Weekend Evening Meteorologist for ABC21. A northeast Indiana native, he joined the First Alert weather team in December 2019.

Caleb Saylor
Caleb Saylor
Meteorologist/Reporter

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.

Sports Team

Zach Groth
Zach Groth
Sports Director

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 zach.groth@gray.tv

Dean Pantazi
Dean Pantazi
Sports Reporter
Chad Maxwell
Chad Maxwell
Sports Reporter

Chad Maxwell joined the WPTA sports team in November of 2021.

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.