Adam Slinger - Anchor
Adam Slinger anchors the weekend edition of "Good Day Columbus."
Adam returned home to Columbus and ABC6/FOX28 in September, 2013.
An Emmy award-winning reporter, Adam has previously worked in Phoenix, Oklahoma City and Beaumont, Texas.
Before making the leap in front of the camera, Adam worked behind the scenes at the weekend edition of NBC's "Today." At 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, he produced and booked exclusive guests for the morning program and assisted in the production of several NBC News Special Reports, including the space shuttle Columbia disaster, Operation: Iraqi Freedom and the capture of Saddam Hussein.
Adam has a bachelor's degree from New York University where he studied politics and American history. He also spent several months in London, England studying Middle Eastern politics and the British media.
Originally from Dublin, Adam and his wife have two children.
Adam Aaro - Anchor
Adam Aaro anchors the weekend News on ABC 6 at 6 pm and 11 pm and FOX 28 at 10pm. He joined the team in August, 2012.
Adam comes to central Ohio after spending three-and-a-half years living and working in central Oregon at KTVZ. Adam co-anchored the weekday evening newscasts and also got out in the field to report whenever possible. One of his favorite stories: there was a week-long series he shot, wrote, and edited about at-risk kids taking part in the OregonYouth Challenge, a program designed to help them get their high school degrees and learn valuable life skills.
Adam is passionate about story-telling, and is always striving to find new and engaging ways to make stories memorable for viewers.
Adam has also worked in Green Bay,Wisconsin and Rochester, Minnesota.
In his spare time, Adam is a huge craft beer fan (even though he says nerd), and is looking forward to sampling the growing central Ohio beer scene.
Adam lives in Columbus with his wife Jackie, their daughter Sylvie, and their Chihuahua, Mia.
Andrew Michael - Meteorologist
Andrew Michael is the weekend meteorologist/science reporter for ABC 6/FOX 28 News.
Andrew is a member of the American Meteorological Society, and has been designated with that organization's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval. He joins us from our sister stations in Dayton: WKEF and WRGT. He has had a love for the weather since he was three-years-old, when his father tried to get him to say Cumulonimbus (a thunderstorm cloud) while watching storms roll in to their western Ohio farm.
Andrew received his degree in Atmospheric Science from The Ohio State University, and is very excited to be back in Columbus to cheer on his Buckeyes. His love for OSU is so great, he was even married on campus to his wife, Dawn. The couple has a dog named Buckeye. Total disclaimer and coincidence: Andrew's middle name at birth was Buck. Doesn't get much more central Ohio than that!
When he's not working, Andrew loves to ride mopeds, which he also rebuilds.
Ashley Yore - Reporter
From explaining the perils of tractor traffic in Illinois to the art of ice fishing in Idaho and the newest fried foods at South Carolina's famous State Fair, Ashley has truly tasted life throughout the good ol' U.S. of A. Now, she couldn't be happier to find Buckeyes in Columbus!
Also, her passion for travel, natural curiosity and desire to tell stories, proves she's definitely a reporter at heart.
Ashley spent the last three years in Columbia, S.C., at WLTX. There, she picked up a regional Emmy, a South Carolina Broadcasters award for Spot News and an AP award for Sports reporting -- not to mention some Southern charm and a love for sweet tea.
During her journalistic jaunt, Ashley also worked at PlumTV in Sun Valley, Idaho, and WGEM in Quincy, Illi. She graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a degree in broadcast journalism. While in school, she worked at NY1 News, Fox News Chicago and PBS in Chicago.
Ashley recently arrived in Columbus outfitted with a love for storytelling, minimal snowboarding skills, a menu-oriented Spanish vocabulary and a desire to do it all. Every day, she pushes the boundaries of traditional reporting -- and can't wait to be a part of your lives at ABC6 & Fox28 News.
Ben Garbarek - Reporter
Ben Garbarek is no stranger to Ohio, and is excited to be reporting in Columbus.
Ben is a multi-media journalist for ABC 6/FOX 28. He got his start working in Owensboro, KY, working out of a bureau for a station in nearby Evansville, IN. That's where he learned to be flexible and self-sufficient, shooting his own video and editing his own stories. Ben moved from there to Richmond, VA. His work has been featured on the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Fox News, and MSNBC.
Ben is thrilled to be back in Ohio. He graduated from Miami University in Oxford with degrees in journalism and political science. He also has plenty of ties to Columbus -- his mom graduated from Hilliard High School, his grandfather taught at Ohio State, and his parents were married in Worthington.
Ben was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. While not at work, he's rooting for the Chicago Bears, Bulls, Cubs, and Blackhawks. He's an avid runner, accomplished singer, and tennis player.
Fun fact: Ben has a twin sister (and no, they're not identical).
Feel free to contact Ben via email, Facebook, and/or Twitter if you have a story idea, or if you just want to say hello.
Bill Kelly - Chief Meteorologist
Bill Kelly is the Chief Meteorologist for ABC 6/FOX 28. His career has taken him to various cities across the country, including Sacramento, Phoenix, and Cincinnati, and now brings him to Ohio's capital city.
I cant tell you how excited I am to be back in the Midwest," Bill says. "The Columbus area is a fantastic place to raise a family!.
Bills love for weather began as a child living in Ypsilanti, Mi. He can still recall the nights spent in the basement while severe weather struck outside. One night in particular brought the tornado sirens (as well as panicking parents) and nearby tornado damage. Even today, more than 30 years later, he still remembers the excitement of that event and wanting to go up and out, rather than stay in and down.
Bill graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Broadcast News communications/ Minor in Meteorology. He completed the three year Broadcast Meteorology program from Mississippi State University and is certified with the National Weather Association. He has won two Emmy awards for "Best Weathercast," an AP award for Best Weather in Ohio, and was voted Best Weathercaster by Phoenix Magazine.
Weather is my absolute passion, and Ive always wanted to be a television Meteorologist," Bill says. "I feel so incredibly lucky to be doing what I love for a living!
When he isn't forecasting weather for you on ABC 6/FOX 28, you will find Bill spending time with his wife Jolene and daughter Paige. He loves the outdoors -- camping, hiking, golfing, skiing, snowboard, etc. He is a big fan of music, and plays the piano, as well as the guitar. He also enjoys public speaking and is always open to hosting events, especially those that involve local charities.
Feel free to drop him a line anytime via email or Facebook!
Bob Kendrick - News Anchor
Bob Kendrick co-anchors ABC 6 News at 5 and 6 as well as Fox 28 News at 10 and ABC 6 News at 11 with Yolanda Harris. Bob produces a weekly segment called "On Your Side Champions" profiling people who do extraordinary things for their community. Email Bob if you know someone like that at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bob brings with him more than two decades of anchoring and news experience. Prior to Columbus, he anchored the news at KUSA in Denver and WFTS in Tampa.
Bob loves to get out from behind the news desk whenever he can. Bob's an award winning storyteller, who loves to shoot and edit video too, often with his own equipment. Bob's had many memorable moments in his 32 year broadcasting career, reporting from big weather stories like major hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards, tragedies like the Oklahoma City Bombing, human dramas like Elian Gonzalez and political events including the 2008 Democratic National Convention and the 2000 Florida recount.
Bob's critically acclaimed 'Tampa Bay Treasures' series , profiled little known historical and cultural gems in Florida and won numerous awards. Life and news broadcasting has taken Bob from Northern British Columbia, to Central Florida, to the Colorado Rockies and many fascinating places in between. Now, he's thrilled to be living in Central Ohio and for the opportunity to discover it's treasures and report it's stories.
In his spare time, Bob likes home improvement, reading, collecting music, photography and cooking. He's an avid triathlete, mountain biker and skier (currently in search of mountains). Bob follows international soccer closely. His favorite teams are Arsenal FC and the Columbus Crew.Among his favorite movies include Once, Cinema Paradiso, Out of Africa and 'Apocalypse Now. Bob's musical tastes run through rock, blues and jazz--the older and scratchier the better.
Brooks Jarosz - Reporter
Brooks Jarosz is an investigative reporter with a passion to make a difference, spark change and get people talking.
He joined WSYX ABC 6 in July 2013, working to follow your money and expose wrongdoing as the Waste Watch reporter.
Jarosz came from one capital city to another, working as an anchor, reporter, producer and multimedia journalist at WSAZ NewsChannel 3 in Charleston, West Virginia for nearly four years. He covered national stories including a major gas pipeline explosion, the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster and numerous severe weather outbreaks. He earned the title Breaking News Machine and was recognized for his investigative and in-depth reports.
A proud honors graduate from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, Jarosz got his start at WOUB-TV in Athens, Ohio. He founded and served as executive producer of an in-depth news program. He also anchored and reported there for more than three years.
In 2008, Jarosz earned a prestigious Carnegie Fellowship with the Brian Ross Investigative Unit at ABC News. He contributed to several investigative segments airing on GMA, 20/20 and Nightline.
Jarosz grew up in Toledo where most of his family still lives. Hes excited to be back in his home state.
Hes a former rowing coach, D.J. and singer. He loves food, shows and outdoor events and enjoys discovering Columbus.
If you have a problem that needs investigated or you see waste, Brooks Jarosz wants to hear it. Email him and follow him on Facebook and Twitter!
Carolyn Bruck - Anchor
Carolyn Bruck anchors Good Day Columbus weekday mornings from 4:25 am to 7 am
on ABC 6 - then continues the morning fun on Fox 28 from 7 am to 9 am.
An award winning journalist, Carolyn strives to give you the information you need with an extra dose of energy and enthusiasm to get you up and ready to take on the day.
Carolyn started her career as a bureau reporter for the NBC / CBS stations in Redding, California.
She comes to Columbus from the NBC station in Fresno, California where she was the weekday evening anchor, reporter, fill-in producer, weather forecaster, editor...You name it - she did it all!
Carolyn's very excited to now call Columbus home and bring her passion and experience to Central Ohio.
A few of Carolyn's loves: her Mom's cooking, fireworks, her nephews, the Lakers and her Chihuahua-mix "Boo Boo."
Chris Vanocur - Reporter
Chris Vanocur is a nationally recognized and respected journalist. He has been honored with Americas most prestigious broadcasting awards, including the Alfred I. duPont " Columbia University Silver Baton and the George Foster Peabody Award.
Chris gained national and international attention for uncovering the Olympic bid scandal surrounding Salt Lakes 2002 Winter Games.
Chris is also a writer and photographer of some note. He has written numerous articles dealing with wide-ranging topics like the Holocaust, the Vietnam War and baseball's Negro Leagues.
Chris lives with his handsome and loyal dog Scoop.
Clay Hall - Sports Director
Clay Hall is the Sports Director for ABC 6/FOX 28.
With 16 years covering central Ohio sports, he's been in press boxes from Tuscon to Raleigh, the Meadowlands to Pasadena, covering the beloved Buckeyes on game day and beyond the game for events like the crowning of two Heisman Award winners: Troy Smith and Eddie George.
Every fall, Clays principal duties include Ohio State football. Viewers can see him on the field for pre-game and post-game coverage on the Emmy Award winning The Football Fever on ABC 6. Whether he's in the Shoe or on the road, Clay sets the scene for one of the greatest traditions in college football.
Hall led ABC-6 and FOX-28 to be named Best Sports Operation in Ohio by the Associated Press for 2010 and 2001. Clay and the sports team won a regional Emmy Award for pre-game coverage of the OSU v Michigan game in 2003.
Clay takes viewers "Beyond the Game" weeknights at 6pm on ABC 6, introducing viewers to athletes and sporting events and special stories of the human spirits triumph over adversity.
Clay is a Central Ohio native; an Upper Arlington High School graduate who used to caddy at the OSU Scarlet Course as a teen. He later won a few bucks from ABC's Brent Musberger in a Buckeye golf outing on the same course.
Even away from work Clay is a sports fan, watching his three sons play and trying to keep up with his loyal black Labrador, Mojo. To this day, his greatest accomplishment remains getting Pat to say "I do" in 1982.
Dana Turtle - Meteorologist
Dana Turtle is a Meteorologist and a weather/science reporter for ABC 6 On Your Side and FOX 28 News.
Dana loves the Buckeye State! From mild fall days to raging blizzards to tornadoes, Dana has lived through nearly every weather element in the Upper Midwest. With that experience, Dana is dedicated to giving Central Ohio viewers an accurate and dependable forecast each and every week.
Dana holds degrees in Mass Media Communication and English Writing from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Dana received his Meteorology training from Mississippi State University.
Dana knows winter weather. He is a native of Stewartville, Minnesota. He began his forecasting career at WDAY-TV in Fargo, North Dakota.
Dana is also a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society.
James Jackson - Reporter
James Jackson is a Multimedia Journalist at ABC 6/FOX 28. He joined the team in July, 2013.
James comes to central Ohio after working two years in Tampa, Florida. He had spent his entire on-air career in the Sunshine State before moving to Columbus, also living in Pensacola and Tallahassee.
James is a Columbus native and is thrilled to be back home, calling the opportunity a "dream come true."
James received his bachelor's degree in Communication from the University of Cincinnati in 1999, and his master's degree in higher education from Florida State University, with a minor in broadcast journalism from Florida A&M University in 2002.
He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, as well as the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and was selected as an Outstanding Young Man of America in 1998.
In his spare time, James enjoys hanging out with his family and friends, and cooking. He also enjoys following basketball and football, especially his Ohio State Buckeyes! O-H!
Jen French - Reporter
Jen French joins the ABC 6/FOX 28 news team as a multimedia journalist. She's thrilled to be in Columbus after anchoring and reporting in Texas. Before working in the Lonestar State, Jen graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois with a B.A. in Journalism.
While in Texas and Oklahoma, she covered everything from wildfires to tornadoes. She also did several reports on a misleading tax petition in Oklahoma. It prompted the Tax Petition Transparency Bill, which Governor Mary Fallin signed into law in 2011.
Jen is originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, so she feels right at home in the Midwest. She enjoys running, rock climbing, and water sports, and is always up for an adventure! When she's not breaking a sweat, she spends her time cooking fusion food and eating.
Despite her small stature, Jen has always been a photographer and loves being behind the lens. She's looking forward to new adventures in central Ohio.
Joe Stoll - Reporter
Joe Stoll comes to Columbus after spending three-and-a-half years as a morning show Reporter in his hometown of Toledo. Before that, he was a weekend news anchor in Terre Haute, Ind.
Joe hit the ground running at WSYX, arriving in Columbus right after the June 2012 storms hit central Ohio and knocked out many people's power -- in some cases, it was out for a couple of weeks
Joe has won several awards for his work. One that he's most proud of is a piece on poverty, for which he lived on the equivalent of food stamps for a week. Joe had a little more than twenty-dollars in food money to last the entire week. The journey landed him in a couple of soup kitchens for a few of my meals that week, where conversations with some of the "regulars" truly opened his eyes to the growing problem of poverty, and how it affects all aspects of a person's life.
Here at WSYX, Joe will be working in multiple capacities to make sure you get the news that affects you and your loved ones. Some days, you will see him reporting out in the field, and other days he'll be working hard behinds-the-scenes as an assignment editor, helping to chase down tips and leads that come into the newsroom. Please, keep them coming.
Joe hold a bachelor's of science degree in broadcast journalism, with a minor in psychology, from Bowling Green State University.
When he's am not working on stories that impact your life, Joe can be found checking out the fabulous bike trails central Ohio has to offer, not to mention, all the delicious restaurants!
Feel free to send Joe an email anytime with a story idea, or just to say "hi".
Kate Garner - Reporter
Katie is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the WSYX/WTTE Team!
She began her career at the age of 19, when she was a Christmas Eve reporter for a station in Winston Salem, NC. Katie then interned for multiple North Carolina stations before working as a traffic reporter in Raleigh. Katie also worked for two newspapers while in North Carolina, but quickly decided that television news was her passion, and all she wanted to pursue.
Katie also has acting experience, including a recent film credit in "Piranha 3D", where she played "Lizzie the Lifeguard" alongside David Hasselhoff and Gary Busey. Over the last 3 years, she has appeared on "One Tree Hill", the ABC Family Film, "Teen Spirit", and many commercials, including a Kroger Commercial many years ago. She also served as a stand-in for Claire Danes in Showtime's "Homeland, and a stand-in for Elizabeth Banks in the Hunger Games series.
In 2009, Katie interned for a PR firm where she worked under Robin Kassner of "Millionaire Matchmaker". She also appeared on ABC's "Regis & Kelly" as a "Kelly Look-Alike".
Before moving to Columbus, Katherine was the Evening Traffic Anchor for WBTV News in Charlotte, NC, and served as a weather forecaster on various Noon Shows.
Katie is very close to her family, which includes her parents, Carr and Keith, brother, Sam, and sister, Sarah. She also enjoys spending as much time as she can with her friends, volunteering, and writing inspirational columns.
She says her two favorite things to do in life are to help people, and to talk. She gets to do both in news, and absolutely loves it
Kristine Frazao - Reporter
Kristine Frazao is an Emmy award winning journalist, with more than a decade of on-air experience. As the National Correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group, Kristine
reports on the top political stories of the day along with investigative reports on government waste, fraud and abuse.
Prior to joining the Sinclair news team, Kristine was the White House Correspondent for RT America. She covered the 2010 and 2012 elections both on the road and in Washington, and anchored nightly newscasts on RT for three years as well. Also during her time at RT, she reported extensively on the impact of hydraulic fracturing or fracking in Pennsylvania, as well as the tragic rate of teen suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Kristine was born and raised in San Diego, CA, where she also worked for four years as a general assignment reporter, working for the Fox affiliate (XETV) as well as the NBC affiliate (KNSD) where she received an Emmy for coverage of the Wildfires of 2007.
She got her on-air start working in beautiful Savannah, GA at WJCL/WTGS, where she worked as the political reporter, covering City Council and County Commission. She also traveled to Gulfport, Mississippi to cover the damage and devastation from Hurricane Katrina.
Kristine loves living in the Washington, DC. area and covering politics. She spends her free time traveling, reading and going on adventures with her black lab , Chomsky.
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Lisa Rantala - Reporter
Lisa Rantala became a proud member of the WSYX/WTTE family in June, 2012.
She was born and raised near Cleveland. But with close family in the area, she is ready to call Columbus home.
She kept a close eye on state issues while anchoring and crime reporting in Toledo, OH. However, Lisa also learned to kick out a southern drawl while reporting in Charlotte, NC and learned to appreciate true Tex-Mex while reporting in Laredo and San Antonio, TX.
Lisa has been recognized by national publications for breaking major stories. She was even featured in a Finnish newspaper for talking to Finnish high school students about American journalism during an overseas visit to see her father, who grew up in Finland, and has moved back in recent years.
Lisa likes to stay active. She has run in a series of full and half marathons and is ready to hit the Columbus trails. She loves art, food, and a great festival. Pass along what you think Columbus' hidden treasures really are.. she doesn't want to miss a thing.
Lu Ann Stoia - Reporter
"No news is NOT good news," is a favorite saying of WSYX general assignment reporter Lu Ann Stoia. An Emmy Award winning journalist, Lu Ann has been in the communications business for more than 30 years, and has considerable experience in television and radio.
Lu Ann has a relentless desire to pursue the truth, and a proven track record as a hard-working journalist who goes looking for news stories and investigations that have an impact on our lives. Lu Ann has covered everything from politics, to prison riots, to psychics.
Lu Ann was born in Columbus, attended Granville schools, and graduated with a journalism degree from Ohio University. After having had the opportunity to work in other cities across the nation, Lu Ann knows that central Ohio is a special place to work, raise a family, and enjoy life. Lu Ann is married to Stephen Gammill. They have two children, Jimmy and Jessie Gammill. Their dog Radar is part of the family, too.
Lu Ann has a heart for volunteering and is active in the community. She is on the Board at Stowe Mission on Columbus' South Side and serves on the Salvation Army of Central Ohio's Communications Committee. Lu Ann is a member of Girls with Gears and plans to ride her bicycle in Pelotonia for the second time. At the risk of sounding nerdy, Lu Ann admits she loves her book club. She's also in New Albany Women's Network and volunteers with the Jeanne McCoy Center for the Arts in New Albany.
Maria Durant - Reporter
Maria Durant is a three time Emmy Award Winning Reporter for ABC 6 and FOX 28 News.
She has also received numerous Associated Press Awards and has been honored with several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.
She says she's always wanted to be a reporter. When she was a little girl she used to go around the neighborhood interviewing her neighbors. Then she'd send the tape to her grandparents so they could see where they lived. As the daughter of a Military Naval Officer the family moved often... so there were plenty of tapes mailed out.
Maria says she feels very privileged to be able to tell stories and to keep viewers informed about what is happening in their community.
A graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science, little did Maria know she would someday become a news story herself.
In October of 2005 Maria was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.But instead of hiding her diagnosis, Maria decided to share her story in hopes of helping others.
Maria is involved with several cancer organizations and wants women to know... especially young Asian American Women that it can happen to them. But that early detection is the key.
Maria is also involved with many other community organizations such as the Asian Festival, The Columbus International Program and The Central Ohio Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Maria came to ABC6 & FOX28 after working in Huntington/Charleston West Virginia.
Marshall McPeek - Meteorologist
Marshall McPeek is a longtime Columbus meteorologist and journalist. He joined the First Warning weather team and Good Day Columbus in September 2013.
Marshall grew up in Central Ohio (in Bucyrus, the Bratwurst Capital of the World) and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ohio University's Honors College with a degree in journalism. He received his meteorology training from Mississippi State University and has earned the American Meteorological Society's prestigious designation as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM #501).
Marshall started his broadcast career in Bucyrus at WBCO-AM/WQEL-FM when he was just 14 years old. Since then, the dinosaurs have disappeared, man has discovered fire, and Marshall has worked for stations in Toronto, Cleveland, Southern Illinois, Toledo, and Columbus. Many Central Ohio viewers may remember his 11-year stint co-hosting the weekend-morning broadcasts on, ahem, another local station. He came to ABC6/FOX28 after running off to Key West, Florida, where he founded a successful marketing business.
When he's not staring at the radar or being mesmerized by passing clouds, Marshall enjoys exploring the back roads of Central Ohio and meeting the interesting people who make this one of the most fascinating places in the country. He loves to travel and looks forward to meeting you on his excursions!
Mike McCarthy - Reporter
Mike McCarthy is an Emmy award-winning General Assignment reporter with ABC 6 & FOX 28. He joined the news team in March 2010. You can see his reports on Good Day, Columbus.
Originally from Marysville, he was thrilled to return home to Central Ohio. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in 2007, where he was named Outstanding Graduating Senior in Broadcast News. Mike spent three years working as a reporter for WVLT Volunteer TV in Knoxville, TN.
Just a few weeks after graduating, Mike reported live from the massacre at Virginia Tech University. He also has covered some the most high-profile murder court cases in Knoxville history.
Mike has been honored with two Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards, in addition to seven other nominations. He has also earned multiple honors from the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists and Tennessee Associated Press, including nominations for Best TV Reporter. Mike has also been featured on Fox News, CNN, and HLN.
Previously, he worked as an anchor, reporter, and producer at WOUB in Athens, Ohio. He also managed the production of the station's in-depth series.His other broadcast experience includes an internship at NBC's "Today." He is also a former intern at ABC 6 On Your Side.
Mike is an amateur magician, an avid musical theater fan, and movie buff.
He and his wife live in Dublin.
Mike would love to hear from you!
Pete Scalia - Anchor
Pete Scalia anchors ABC6 this Morning and Good Day Columbus on FOX 28. A Cincinnati native (and proud graduate of Ohio University) Pete's first gig in TV was working behind the scenes (sorting scripts and getting coffee) at WLWT in Cincinnati -- where he later worked as morning traffic reporter.
Pete has also worked as editor of "Cincinnati Profile" -- an online lifestyle magazine for men in Greater Cincinnati; and most recently anchored four hours of news every morning at our sister stations WKEF (ABC 22) and WRGT (FOX 45) in Dayton, OH.
An avid singer and keyboardist, Pete has also toured the country playing music -- and somehow survived a summer on the road with classic rock legends Bad Company and Ted Nugent. He currently plays in the party band "Snidely Whiplash" with his dad, Tony.
A fan of classic and collectible cars, Pete and his wife, Amy, are excited to call Columbus home and look forward to exploring the city and surrounding areas with their crazy Vizsla, Dino.
Phil Kelly - Meteorologist
Phil was born and raised in Columbus, and is a proud graduate of Otterbein University.
If you grew up in Columbus in the 90s, you may remember Phil from his first television job as Kids Club host at WWHO. While there, Phil won 4 Emmys for his work hosting and producing the show.
Next, Phil moved to South Bend, IN where he was the morning weather anchor and co-host of "Wake-Up" on WSJV.
After returning to Columbus, Phil eventually stepped away from television to open his own business, which he still runs today.
He returned to TV in 2010 as a fill-in meteorologist here at WSYX/WTTE. Now, with his permanent home as weekend morning meteorologist, Phil couldn't be happier!
In his free time, Phil enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and son.
Shawn Ireland - Anchor
Shawn Ireland's voice and face have been familiar to Central Ohioans for many years. In fact, Shawn has been heard on different Columbus area radio stations for more than 26 years, aside from a 2 year stint on an all-female morning show in San Diego, most of her broadcast journey has been spent entertaining radio listeners and television viewers throughout Central Ohio.
When she is not entertaining and informing Good Day Columbus viewers, she is busy pioneering her own entertainment enterprise called The Shawn Ireland Show (S.I.S.)- found at www.ShawnIrelandShow.com. S.I.S. is a multi-media source for women that consists of a weekly 2-hour, live radio show, a daily 30 minute podcast, a social and philanthropic women's group called The S.I.S. Club, and a charitable arm The S.I.S. Club Care Corps which promotes women's and children's causes. She is especially proud of the S.I.S. program she founded to promote self-esteem in middle school girls throughout Central Ohio entitled Beauty's On The Inside.
Shawn is also a devoted, busy, proud, single mom with a 20 year old son and a 16 year old daughter. Shawn also says she owns two lovable dogs of very questionable intelligence! Shawn loves starting her days with the Good Day Columbus viewers!
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Sheila Gray - Special Correspondent
Special Correspondent Sheila Gray reports on issues affecting women and families in Sinclair Broadcast Groups Family 411 reports.
Sheila is a native of Columbus, Ohio and studied at the prestigious Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
She began her career in Charleston, West Virginia, eventually being named the 6 & 11 p.m. anchor at WSAZ-TV. She was recognized by the West Virginia Associated Press for her reporting.
Sheilas next stop was Cincinnati, Ohio, where she co-hosted the Fox 19 Morning News.
She is happy that her alarm is no longer sounding at 2:30 a.m. and is looking forward to this new chapter in her career, and a new broadcasting family with Sinclair.
Sheila and her husband Ric are the parents of four children, Kasey, Kari, Katie, and Kari.
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Steve Levine - Reporter
Steve Levine caught the news bug as a young child growing up in Cleveland
Heights, when he tagged along with his grandmother and uncle who loved to speed to the scene of breaking news stories they heard on their police scanner.
A graduate of Ohio University, Steve began his career in Zanesville, and also worked in West Virginia, New York state, and Maryland.
Following the September 11th terrorist attacks Steve reported live just blocks from Ground Zero. He also reported live from outside Lucasville Prison during the 1993 inmate riots.
Steve's reporting has led to several international recalls,crooked contractors being sent to prison, and hundreds of thousands of dollars returned to ripped off consumers. His work has also led to changes in state law.
Steve's received The Edward R Murrow Award and numerous Associated Press Awards for investigative reporting, enterprise reporting, spot news, and continuing coverage of an issue. He most recently was honored by the International Association of Fire Fighters, for an investigation on Baltimore's Critical Alert system.
He is active with The National Center For Missing And Exploited Children and the Special Olympics.
Steve lives in Dublin, with his wife Sharon.
Tara Morgan - Reporter
Tara Morgan joined WSYX news as a general assignment reporter in 2012.
Tara's interest in covering the news started when she was a teenager. She was influenced by her parents, who always stay on top of local and national news headlines.
Tara graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BFA in broadcast journalism, working her way through college as a country music DJ.
While Tara enjoyed her time on the radio, it didn't steer Tara away from her dream of working in television news. She got her feet wet in Houston, where she worked behind the scenes on the assignment desk and as a producer. Her first on-air gig was in Corpus Christi, Texas, where her parents still live.
Tara came to Columbus from Richmond, VA, where she covered memorable stories like the D.C. Sniper. While in Richmond, Tara also had an unusual run in with a camel that decided to nibble on her hair with the camera rolling!
While away from work, Tara loves to bake cupcakes -- and of course, eat them too! She even took a cake decorating course to add some pizazz to her sweet treats.
Tara also likes to run, and has competed in one marathon, several half marathons, and numerous 10k's.
Tara has a tuxedo cat named Pickles that demands her attention at home!
Terri Sullivan - Anchor
Terri Sullivan is a two-time Emmy award winner with a passion for news. Terri thrives on getting news first, fast and accurate. She anchors ABC 6 News at 6 pm and 11 pm and Fox 28 News at 10 pm each weekend. Terri also shows off her talents for asking the tough questions and getting the stories first when she reports during the week.
Terri is dedicated to the Central Ohio community, volunteering at Our Lady of Guadalupe Center, a food pantry serving the Hispanic community in Central Ohio. For more than a decade Terri has co-hosted the Jerry Lewis Labor Day MDA telethon, helping to raise more than a million dollars for Central Ohioans battling muscular diseases. She's been honored by Komen Columbus Race For The Cure for "going the extra mile" in the fight against breast cancer. Terri has worked tirelessly for the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, as honorary chairperson for their annual "Swim For Diabetes." She's also been involved with the Homeless Families Foundation and the Central Ohio Radio Reading Service, an audio service for the blind. Terri is a loyal walker for "Elijah's Extreme Team" in the annual Buddy Walk that supports the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio.
Terri is also a big supporter of area schools. She's been honored with the prestigious 2009 "Friend of Education" award for her volunteer work at Hilliard Davidson High School. She's also involved with the Davidson Drama Boosters, which supports the school's award-winning theatre program, and the Bishop Watterson High School Hockey Team.
Terri grew up in Rockland County, just outside New York City, and always raced her sisters to get first crack at the morning paper to find out what was going on. She attended Boston University on a full swimming scholarship, graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
She got her start at WRKL-AM, an award-winning radio news team in New York state. She has worked at NBC News and CNN in New York. At WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois, she was honored with the Silver Dome Award for Superior Broadcast Achievement.
Terri lives in Columbus with her husband, Mike, and their two active children. She enjoys working out, reading, watching crime shows on TV and her dog, Archie. When not at work Terri can usually be found in her car driving to hockey or basketball practice, play practice, voice lessons, golf match, school...wave when you see her drive by!
Tom Sussi - Reporter
Tom has worked professionally in newspaper, radio and television for more than two decades. His consumer and investigative reports have earned him numerous awards over the years including Emmys in both Michigan and Ohio.
Tom joined WSYX in 2010 after working four years for WOFL in Orlando. He has also worked in Detroit and Pittsburgh.
Before Tom crossed over into television news, he was a sports writer for his hometown newspaper in Flint, Michigan. He also hosted several live call-in sports talk radio shows.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Tom has degrees in both broadcasting communications and criminal justice.
Tom Bosco - Reporter
Tom Bosco is an award-winning broadcast journalist who has aggressively pursued news for more than 15 years in Ohio. He enjoys developing relationships with and telling the stories of the people of central Ohio.
A proud graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Tom admits to having a soft spot for southeast Ohio and especially enjoys reporting news from that part of the state. "I just love the beauty of southeast Ohio, both the landscape and the wonderful people of the region," he said.
Tom has reported news on radio and television in Toledo, Cincinnati, Dayton and Nelsonville. He won numerous awards throughout his career. Tom was named Best Reporter by the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Association in 2004. He served as OAPB president in 2006. Tom also contributed reports on the priest sexual abuse scandal to the Academy Award-nominated documentary film "Twist of Faith."
"Journalism is the cornerstone of democracy," he said. "Whether it's fighting for the little guy or holding politicians feet to the fire, we do an important job. I strive every day to be tough and demanding, but fair, sensitive and accurate."
Tom got more than a great education at Ohio University. It's also where he met his wife, Gina. Tom likes to read, listen to music (everything from jazz to rock to Frank Sinatra), enjoys cooking on the grill and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Yolanda Harris - Anchor
Yolanda Harris anchors the news each weeknight on ABC 6 at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m., and on FOX 28 News at 10:00.
Born and raised in Central Ohio, Yolanda considers the opportunity to continue her career in her hometown a privilege.
Yolanda has been featured among "Who's Who In Black Columbus." She is a "Wall of Fame" inductee at her alma mater, Gahanna Lincoln High School. Among other honors throughout her television news career, Yolanda received an Emmy for Best Entertainment Program in 2005 as host of Pepsi's "Gimme The Mike, Columbus!"
Yolanda joined FOX 28 in 1996 as a reporter. Prior to that, she was a correspondent for "This Week" Newsmagazine on FOX 28 and a host for the FOX 28 Kids Club and Take 1! Yolanda says she still gets questions about her days as a Kids Club host. The top question? "Where's your twin?" She wants you to know that although she does have a sister, she's not a twin.
Early in her career, she worked as a reporter and photographer for the former Columbus Call & Post newspaper, a weekly publication focusing on the local African-American community. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Bowling Green State University.
Yolanda gives a great deal of time to the Columbus community. She supports The Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation, The Muscular Dystrophy Association, Toys for Tots, The American Red Cross, Lifecare Alliance, and The Pelotonia to name a few. Yolanda enjoys mentoring high school and college students interested in the field of broadcast journalism.
Yolanda spends her free time spoiling her chihuahua Biscuit Elizabeth Taylor, as well as her niece and two nephews. She's a loyal viewer of tabloid magazines. She loves watching real crime TV programs, and took up boxing for fitness and loves it!