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  • Renata Stiehl

    Renata Stiehl

    Renata StiehlRenata Stiehl

    News Director | Anchor rstiehl@weny.com  Renata Stiehl is a Twin Tiers native with a passion for local news. She joined the WENY News team in May 2005.  Over the past several years, she’s worn many hats, working her way up from producer, all the way to News Director, a role she took on in December 2013.

    Renata Stiehl is a Twin Tiers native with a passion for local news. She joined the WENY News team in May 2005.  Over the past several years, she’s worn many hats, working her way up from producer, all the way to News Director, a role she took on in December 2013. She has also served as an anchor for the station since 2008, and currently anchors WENY News at 6.

  • Nick Quattrini

    Nick Quattrini

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    Nick started at WENY News behind the scenes as an editor and photographer in 2011. He started his on-air career as a reporter in 2013, and eventually started anchoring in 2015.  In 2016, Nick reported for the CBS affiliate in Buffalo, New York.  Over the years, Nick's work has been featured on multiple national news outlets, and has won several 1st place awards from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

    Nick started at WENY News behind the scenes as an editor and photographer in 2011. He started his on-air career as a reporter in 2013, and eventually started anchoring in 2015.  In 2016, Nick reported for the CBS affiliate in Buffalo, New York.  Over the years, Nick's work has been featured on multiple national news outlets, and has won several 1st place awards from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

  • Joe Veres

    Joe Veres

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    Joe Veres can be seen weeknights on WENY News at 6:00pm and 11:00pm.  Originally from Parsippany, New Jersey, Joe had an early interest in weather.  In elementary school he would entertain his family with weather forecasts gathered from watching the Weather Channel.  In high school Joe gained valuable experience working at ION Weather, and became the "go-to guy" for the inside scoop on impending snow storms.

    Joe Veres can be seen weeknights on WENY News at 6:00pm and 11:00pm.  Originally from Parsippany, New Jersey, Joe had an early interest in weather.  In elementary school he would entertain his family with weather forecasts gathered from watching the Weather Channel.  In high school Joe gained valuable experience working at ION Weather, and became the "go-to guy" for the inside scoop on impending snow storms.

  • Isabel Garcia

    Isabel Garcia

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    Isabel Garcia joined WENY News in March 2015 as a multimedia journalist.  Isabel previously worked at CBS3/KYW-TV in Philadelphia on the Assignment Desk, where she cultivated her skills as a journalist on the production side of the industry.  She is excited to engage with the community members of the Twin Tiers and is looking forward to sharing their stories! Isabel has a passion for news and journalism. She began growing her interest in visual story-telling while attending...

    Isabel Garcia joined WENY News in March 2015 as a multimedia journalist. She is excited to engage with the community members of the Twin Tiers and is looking forward to sharing their stories! 

  • Cody Carlson

    Cody Carlson

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    Cody Carlson joined the WENY News team in January of 2016 as a News Reporter. Cody grew up right here in the Twin Tiers in the Town of Elmira.  He graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 2012.  He then moved on to Mansfield University, where he majored in Mass Communication with an emphasis on Electronic Media, and minored in Business Administration.   Cody graduated Cum Laude from Mansfield in December of 2015. During his time at Mansfield, Cody was a dedicated me...

    Cody Carlson joined the WENY News team in January of 2016 as a News Reporter. Cody grew up right here in the Twin Tiers in the Town of Elmira.  He graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 2012.  He then moved on to Mansfield University, where he majored in Mass Communication with an emphasis on Electronic Media, and minored in Business Administration.   Cody graduated Cum Laude from Mansfield in December of 2015. During his time at Mansfield, Cody was a dedicated me...

  • Dan Schrack

    Dan SchrackDan Schrack

    Dan Schrack joined the WENY News team in June of 2017, coming to the Twin Tiers from Buffalo, New York.  Dan began his career in news at WIVB-TV, News 4 Buffalo, as an intern. Prior to the end of his internship, he was hired as an Assignment Editor. For the past two years Dan was a producer at WIVB-TV. 

    Dan Schrack joined the WENY News team in June of 2017, coming to the Twin Tiers from Buffalo, New York.  Dan began his career in news at WIVB-TV, News 4 Buffalo, as an intern. Prior to the end of his internship, he was hired as an Assignment Editor. For the past two years Dan was a producer at WIVB-TV. 

  • Cara Demers

    Cara Demers

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    Cara Demers joined the WENY News team in September 2016 as a news reporter.  She now also anchors and produces Good Morning Twin Tiers Weekend. Originally from southern New Hampshire, she is beyond excited to now call the Twin Tiers home! Cara graduated from the University of New Haven, in Connecticut, where she earned a degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in Broadcast...

    Cara Demers joined the WENY News team in September 2016 as a news reporter.  She now also anchors and produces Good Morning Twin Tiers Weekend. Originally from southern New Hampshire, she is beyond excited to now call the Twin Tiers home! Cara graduated from the University of New Haven, in Connecticut, where she earned a degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in English Writing.  During her time at UNH, she spent much of her ti...

  • Brandon Menard

    Brandon Menard

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    bmenard@weny.com Brandon Menard joined the WENY News team as a multimedia journalist in March 2017, and is excited to have now found a new home in the Twin Tiers. After graduating from Clinton Community College in 2014, Brandon attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh where he received a Bachelor’s degree majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in political science in 2016. While at SUNY Plattsburgh, Brandon could always be found in front of the c...

    bmenard@weny.com Brandon Menard joined the WENY News team as a multimedia journalist in March 2017, and is excited to have now found a new home in the Twin Tiers. After graduating from Clinton Community College in 2014, Brandon attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh where he received a Bachelor’s degree majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in political science in 2016. While at SUNY Plattsburgh, Brandon could always be found in front of the c...

  • Ally Debicki

    Ally Debicki

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    Ally Debicki joined the WENY News team in April 2017 as the weekend weather anchor and multi media journalist. Originally from South Jersey, she is excited to call the Twin Tiers home! Ally graduated from Penn State University, spring of 2017, with a degree in Meteorology Forecasting and Communications. During her time in Happy Valley, Ally worked with The Campus Weather Service, Centre County Report and Weather or Not. Ally also worked as a weather observer for The National Weather ...

    Ally Debicki joined the WENY News team in April 2017 as the weekend weather anchor and multi media journalist. Originally from South Jersey, she is excited to call the Twin Tiers home! Ally graduated from Penn State University, spring of 2017, with a degree in Meteorology Forecasting and Communications. During her time in Happy Valley, Ally worked with The Campus Weather Service, Centre County Report and Weather or Not. Ally also worked as a weather observer for The National Weather ...

  • Griffin Haas

    Griffin Haas

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    Griffin joined the WENY News team as a multi-media and weekend morning anchor in November 2017.
    Originally from Somers, N.Y., Griffin graduated from Ithaca College with a B.S. in Television and Radio communications and a minor in Sports Studies. While at Ithaca, Griffin was heavily involved with Ithaca College Television, from the college's news program...

     

    Griffin joined the WENY News team as a multi-media and weekend morning anchor in November 2017.
    Originally from Somers, N.Y., Griffin graduated from Ithaca College with a B.S. in Television and Radio communications and a minor in Sports Studies. While at Ithaca, Griffin was heavily involved with Ithaca College Television, from the college's news program...

     

  • Tony Chiavaroli

    Tony Chiavaroli

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    Tony Chiavaroli joined the WENY First Warning Weather team in January 2017 after graduating from Penn State University in December.

    Tony Chiavaroli joined the WENY First Warning Weather team in January 2017 after graduating from Penn State University in December.

  • Ashley Cafaro

    Ashley Cafaro

    Friday, April 13 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-04-13 23:39:37 GMT
    Ashley CafaroAshley Cafaro

    Ashley Cafaro joined the WENY News team as a reporter in March 2018.

    Ashley Cafaro joined the WENY News team as a reporter in March 2018.

  • Jon Cerio

    Jon Cerio

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-05-21 23:30:20 GMT
    Jon CerioJon Cerio

    Jon joined WENY as a Sports Anchor and Reporter in April 2018. He is originally from the Syracuse area, but is familiar with the region, having attended Ithaca College for Cinema and Photography.

    Jon joined WENY as a Sports Anchor and Reporter in April 2018. He is originally from the Syracuse area, but is familiar with the region, having attended Ithaca College for Cinema and Photography.

  • Kellie Meyer

    Kellie Meyer

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    Kellie joins the Washington D.C. Bureau from the Southern Tier of New York where she spent two years as an anchor and reporter.
    During her time at WENY News she won several New York Associated Press Awards for her work covering the homeless crisis in the upstate region.
    Kellie grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania and graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia...

    Kellie joins the Washington D.C. Bureau from the Southern Tier of New York where she spent two years as an anchor and reporter.
    During her time at WENY News she won several New York Associated Press Awards for her work covering the homeless crisis in the upstate region.
    Kellie grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania and graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia...

  • Jacqueline Policastro

    Jacqueline Policastro

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    Jacqueline Policastro Washington, DC Bureau Jacqueline.Policastro@gray.tv Jacqueline Policastro has a decade of experience covering Congress and the White House.

    Jacqueline Policastro Washington, DC Bureau Jacqueline.Policastro@gray.tv Jacqueline Policastro has a decade of experience covering Congress and the White House. 

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