Karen Fuller - Anchor
Karen Fuller is an Emmy Award winning broadcaster who returned to Iowa in September of 2015 after spending 12 years in Kansas City at KCTV. She got her start as an intern at WHO-TV in Des Moines after graduating from Drake University. Karen then worked as a morning and mid-day anchor for KIMT in Mason City.
She has received 2 Emmys for Best Newscast and a Society of Professional Journalists award for Enterprise Reporting. Karen has a diverse background having traveled to report in Cuba, West Africa, Belgium and Italy.
When she isn’t covering the Corridor, you can find her doing yoga, shopping, cheering on the Hawkeyes and exploring Eastern Iowa. Karen has a 14 year old daughter named Blaise and a 13 year old son named Quinn. She also has two cats (but loves dogs too!).
Scott Sanborn - Anchor
A veteran broadcaster with more than three decades of experience in television and radio, Scott is the recipient of two Upper Midwest Regional Emmy awards for his news reporting in the Corridor. The Iowa Broadcast News Association has also recognized Scott for in-depth reporting.
No stranger to major, breaking news events, Scott anchored live, local coverage of both the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 and the 2001terrorist attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. Having interviewed numerous presidential and gubernatorial candidates, Scott was the first journalist in Iowa to interview George W. Bush in the run-up to the 2000 presidential election, traveling to Austin for an exclusive, one-on-one discussion with the Texas governor. Bush would announce his candidacy in Iowa less than two weeks later.
Scott anchored live coverage of the Old Capitol Building fire in Iowa City in 2001 and the tornado that ravaged portions of that Johnson County community in 2006, the latter garnering Scott his first Emmy. His most recent Emmy honors Scott's reporting on entrepreneurs in Iowas Creative Corridor. His Created in the Corridor is a weekly series featuring success stories of home-grown businesses and other local entrepreneurial initiatives.
Active in the community, Scott is a member of Hope Lutheran Church and serves on the Advisory Board for the Cedar Rapids Salvation Army. Heal so has been a volunteer for the American Heart Association, American Red Cross and several other organizations.
In his spare time Scott is an avid music lover, enjoys the local arts scene and traveling to concerts far and wide. His efforts in promoting and emceeing musical performances in the Corridor and beyond recently won Scott a 2014 Spirit Award from the Iowa Rock n Roll Music Association.
Scott and his wife, Beckie, are blessed with six grown children, fifteen grandchildren and are proud to call Cedar Rapids home.
Terry Swails - Chief Meteorologist
Terry Swails was born and raised in Coralville, Iowa. He grew up an avid Iowa fan and graduated from Iowa City West high school in 1974.With his love of sports he played baseball and basketball for some highly ranked teams.
When he wasn't participating in sports, he was watching the local weather on TV. His favorite weatherman was Conrad Johnson, a legend at WMT-TV (now KGAN).
After high school, Terry went off to the University of Northern Iowa where an instructor recommended him for a weekend weather opening at KWWL-TV. Just 19, Terry interviewed and was hired for the position. In 2 months he was on the air and has never looked back. This February he starts his 39th year in television. Aside from KWWL, Terry has been employed at KDUB, KWQC, WQAD, and now KGAN.
Having worked and lived in Eastern Iowa his entire life,he's seen and been a part of some remarkable weather events. He rates the Parkersburg EF5 tornado and the Cedar Rapids flood of 2008 as the most impactful events of his career. He adds, "I saw things I never thought I would see in Iowa and I pray that I never do again"!
Terry is married to Carolyn Wettstone Swails. They have a 10 year old daughter named Eden and two feisty cats and a hamster. Aside from tracking snowstorms and tornadoes Terry enjoys food and movies. He also mans a popular weather website called tswails.com
Justin Roberts - Weather
Justin Roberts is an Emmy Award-Winning broadcaster and has called CBS 2 and Broadcast Park home since April 2, 2002 (started his first day at 2pm) and has been an on-air forecaster since July 2007.
He was born and raised in Iowa, growing up in Northeast Iowa in the small town of Fayette. He began his broadcasting career in radio at the heritage call letters KOEL in Oelwein and from there moved to the 'Big City' of Cedar Rapids and WMT AM & FM.
Having anchored Severe Weather coverage on radio for the last five years, he bought some ties, learned how to apply makeup, and made the move to TV Weather, where you can join him every morning on CBS 2 This morning and on the CBS 2 News at Noon. Since the move to television, the highlights of his career include nine hours of continuous wall-to-wall coverage of the devastating EF5 tornado that tore through Parkersburg and around-the-clock coverage of the historic Floods of '08 that took him from the forecast center to the anchor desk non-stop for 5 days on little to no sleep and no shower.
When he's not in the Forecast Center, you can find Justin catching a round of golf, at a Kernels or Roughriders game, or spending time with family and friends.
He's an avid Iowa Hawkeye and St. Louis Cardinals fan, a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, and occasionally fills in at the organ at St. Jude's Catholic church in Cedar Rapids and Welsch Congregational Church in Iowa City.
Justin is excited to be forecasting the weather for his hometown and the area he knows so well.
Kelly D'Ambrosio - Anchor
Kelly D’Ambrosio joined CBS2 and Fox28 in May of 2015.
Before moving to Cedar Rapids, Kelly was the Morning Show Anchor for 4 hours of live news and entertainment at FOX31 in Albany, GA.
Kelly earned her B.S. in Broadcast Communications at Liberty University (LU) in Lynchburg, VA. After graduation in 2009 she landed her first job in production at the Center for Advanced Media Productions at LU.
While creating promotional content for the school, Kelly also helped develop and implement a student run TV show called “Option LU” (which is still alive to this day!)
Kelly has twice hosted GodTV’s broadcast of the “Winterfest” music festival, worked as a sideline reporter for the Flames Sports Network and was a freelance host for several LU broadcast programs.
She also has experience in commercials, theatre, radio, music and dance.
Kelly and her husband, Tony love getting out into the community to support local businesses, enjoy any outdoor activity and walking (or being walked by) their two “furbabies,” Charlie and Lucy.
Kevin Barry - Anchor Reporter
Kevin Barry joined the CBS2/FOX28 news team in May 2013 as a Reporter and became the anchor of CBS 2 This Morning and FOX 28 Morning Live in March 2015.
He was born just outside Chicago but grew up in New Jersey and is excited to call eastern Iowa “home”. He’s a proud Syracuse University grad where he majored in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences. While at Syracuse, Kevin was the Sports Director at Citrus TV and worked in the Sports Department at WAER Radio.
Since joining KGAN, Kevin has won awards from the Iowa Broadcast News Association for Agriculture reporting and for his coverage of the 2014 Midterm Election. His story about the impacts of Hydraulic Fracking and Sand Mining in Iowa won an Edward R. Murrow Regional Award for Hard News Reporting.
When Kevin is not covering the Corridor, he enjoys watching The West Wing, The Newsroom and catching up on some reading. You also might find him out on a golf course or exploring Cedar Rapids and its surrounding communities. He's a die-hard New York Jets fan and was lucky enough to be in Canton, Ohio when Curtis Martin was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Kevin is always looking to know more about the Corridor so feel free to shoot him an email or Facebook message about things you care about in eastern Iowa or even just to say hi!
Matt Hammill - Anchor Reporter
Matt Hammill is excited to be back in his hometown in the corridor to anchor and report for CBS2/FOX28. Matt is an award winning storyteller with 20 years of experience covering everything from national politics and business to storm chasing and the environment.
He spent most of his career in Illinois where he received more than 50 first place journalism awards including Best Reporter in Illinois 3 times. He also received five Edward R. Murrow awards, recognized as one of the most prestigious honors in broadcasting. Matt has traveled the country reporting live from the gulf coast after hurricane Katrina and he made three trips to Houston and the Kennedy Space Center to follow Iowa astronauts on critical shuttle missions. Heâs also one of the few reporters in the world to fly with all three military jet teams in North America, The Navy Blue Angels, The Canadian Snowbirds and The Air Force Thunderbirds who took him on a wild ride, pulling more than 9 â" Gs!
When heâs not telling your stories in the corridor, you can find Matt backpacking Montana and the Pacific Coast, canoeing the Boundary Waters or kayaking the lakes and rivers of Iowa. You can send Matt your news tips and story ideas or just say hi at email@example.com
Joy Howe - Anchor Reporter
Joy Howe was born in Columbus, Ohio, and after spending most of her life in the south, she's happy to be at CBS 2/Fox 28 in Cedar Rapids and get back to her Midwestern roots. Joy is an award-winning journalist, who joined the team in October 2012 and anchors CBS 2 This Morning, Fox 28 News at 7 and Midday news on CBS 2.
She began her broadcasting career at WJBF in Augusta, GA covering the two-state as a reporter. Joy then moved to KALB in Alexandria, LA as an evening news anchor and executive producer. It was there, that she was honored by the Associated Press with multiple awards, including two first-place reporting AP awards.
Some of her more memorable stories covered include the state trial of the late James Brown, the nuclear waste clean-up at the Savannah River Site and the anniversary of the Graniteville train derailment.
The best part of the job, Joy says, is the opportunity to interact on a daily basis with the community. Joy was an active board member of the YWCA, and single-handedly started a weekly health segment franchise for her former station, called Fit it In.
Joy minored in Fashion Merchandising, which explains her love of fashion and shopping. She looks forward to exploring Iowa and calling it home and getting used to actual winters!
Zach Hanley - Anchor Reporter
Zach Hanley joined the CBS 2 and Fox 28 Sports team in November 2012.
Before moving to Cedar Rapids, Zach worked in Bismarck, North Dakota, as the KXMB CBS 12 Weekend Sports Anchor. Prior to Bismarck, Zach worked as a Sports Reporter at WKBT in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Not only was working in his home market a thrill, but he will never forget covering the NFC Championship game in Chicago or being able to cover the Packer/Giants game the day after Christmas with his Dad as his photographer.
As a Wisconsinite and a UW-Madison grad, Zach loves everything Wisconsin - Packers, Badgers, Bucks, and Brewers.
Steffi Lee - Reporter
Steffi is a graduate of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa with degrees in multimedia journalism and political science. During her last year of college, she served as a reporter, editor and photographer at KCCI 8 News in Des Moines. She’s excited to be Covering the Corridor and learning about the eastern Iowa community.
While attending Simpson, she served on the college’s newspaper as editor-in-chief and interned for the Indianola Record-Herald. She has received multiple awards from the Iowa College Media Association and also got first place in feature writing from the Region 7 Society of Professional Journalists. She’s been fortunate to meet inspiring people through her reporting experience and hopes to stay in news long term.
Even when she’s not covering the news, she loves learning about different stories to tell. If you have any ideas, feel free to email her.
Dora Miller - Reporter
Dora Miller joined the CBS 2 and Fox 28 news team in April 2015 as a reporter.
Born in New York to a military family, she has lived in more than 8 states and is happy to add Iowa to that list!
She graduated from Valdosta State University in July 2011 with a degree in Journalism. While attending Valdosta, she worked as the sports editor of the school’s newspaper.
Dora got her start in broadcast as a production assistant in central Texas, and after about 6 months, she stepped in front of the camera as a the crime and courts reporter for KTXS Television.
She plans to continue covering crime in the Corridor and sharing the stories of the people who live in the Hawkeye State.
In her free time, she enjoys venturing out to meet new friends, watching football (Go Peyton!) and taking time to unwind at the gym.
Have something you want covered? Shoot me an email!
Mellaney Moore - Reporter
Mellaney Moore joined the CBS 2 and Fox 28 news team in November 2014 as a reporter.
Mellaney is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas. After completing her reporting and production classes and a job working on air at two local radio stations to learn about voice and live presence, she had the opportunity to be a year-long intern at KARE-11 News in Minneapolis.
Once graduated, she moved to Fargo, ND to work at Valley News Live KVLY/KXJB-TV in October 2013. New opportunities brought her to the Cedar Rapids market to work as a bureau reporter in Iowa City.
Long term, she hopes to make a career out of reporting and anchoring. J.P. Parise told her in an interview that “if you find a job you like, you never have to work a day in your life.” She can’t think of a better job, service and privilege than to share the stories of others.
Pat Moroney - Sports Reporter
Pat Moroney joined the Fox 28 and CBS 2 sports team in May of 2015.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Pat graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State. He worked with Sun Devil Athletics and the San Diego Union-Tribune during his time at ASU. After graduating, he spent two years as a sports anchor and reporter at Fox 31 in Albany, Georgia.
When not working, Pat enjoys Netflix, playing golf, and keeping up with the Suns, Diamondbacks, Cardinals, and Sun Devils.
Mia O'Brien - Sports Reporter
Mia O’Brien joined the CBS 2 and Fox 28 Sports team in August 2015.
A native of the Jersey Shore, Mia graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. in May 2015. During her senior year, Mia worked as a freelance Sports Reporter for WENY-TV in Elmira, N.Y., where she covered the New York Jets Training Camp beat and NASCAR at Watkins Glen.
During her time at Ithaca College, Mia was heavily involved with the award-winning, Ithaca College Television and 92 WICB stations. Mia was the first female host ever of “The Gridiron Report,” the longest running college sports program in the nation, following the likes of ESPN’s Karl Ravech and Kevin Connors. She also was the sideline reporter for “Bombers Live” football broadcasts during her junior and senior year, and also served as Senior Class President. Mia was ranked No. 10 in the nation in the Sportscasting Talent Agency of America’s 2015 ranking of the top college broadcasters in the U.S.
Mia interned at ESPN and the Academy of Country Music while studying “abroad” in London and Los Angeles, respectively. She also interned at News 12 New Jersey, the New York Red Bulls, and the New Jersey Jackals Baseball Team.
Mia is pumped for a new challenge in the Hawkeye State even if that means leaving her beloved beaches and Jersey bagels behind (don’t worry, she’ll still be rooting for the Yankees from afar). She is always down for a new adventure, and a new story to tell, so feel free to shoot her an email or stop her to say hi.
Marissa Scott - Reporter
Marissa Scott joined the CBS 2/FOX 28 News and Weather First Team in April 2014. Originally from San Diego, CA , she is excited to tell the Corridors stories and help eastern Iowan's stay safe during severe weather.
You'll see her on CBS 2 and FOX 28 helping out the weather team and reporting both during the week and weekends.
Marissa graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ in December 2013 with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and minor in meteorology. While attending the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, she was the chief meteorologist for the schools award-winning Cronkite News newscasts and reported on Arizonas drought, record-breaking summer temperatures and illegal immigration.She received a BEA honorable mention award in 2014 for weather forecasting.
Marissa's interest for weather grew when her dad, a retired firefighter, came home from CA wildfires and taught her about weather patterns. She is excited to be in the Corridor and live through an actual winter!
When she is not forecasting or covering the news, she loves to shop, read, cook, bike and run outdoors. She also loves to travel and wants to explore the Midwest. If you have any suggestions on where to go, feel free to email her.
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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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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