Our Team

  • Edan Schultz

    News Anchor

    Edan Schultz is the 6 and 10 o’clock anchor and managing editor of News 3. He also hosts the Sunday public affairs segment, “Talking Politics.” Edan has covered the news in Southern Illinois since 1995,... Read More »

  • Mark Kiesling

    News Anchor

    Mark anchors WSIL’s 5:00 evening news. He first came to WSIL in November of 1981, after only two years of college, working a variety of jobs including studio camera, master control operator, news graphics... Read More »

  • Emily Finnegan

    Anchor/Reporter

    You'll find Emily out covering stories all across Southern Illinois and co-anchoring News 3 at Ten with Edan Schultz. Emily joined the WSIL 3 team in October 2010. Born and raised in St. Louis, Mo,... Read More »

  • Kevin Hunsperger

    Morning Anchor

    Kevin joined the News-3 staff in January 2004, and became co-anchor of News-3 This Morning in August. Prior to his work at WSIL, he was the weekend producer and reporter at WLFI in West Lafayette, Indiana.... Read More »

  • Jalah Gray

    Morning News Anchor

    Jalah Gray co-anchors News 3 This Morning with Kevin Hunsperger. She joined the WSIL team in May 2013, and although she was born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, she loves living here in southern Illinois. She... Read More »

  • Stephanie Tyrpak

    Reporter

    Stephanie joined the News 3 team in July 2011 as a Multi-Media Journalist. Although she's originally from South Carolina, Stephanie is more than happy to now call Southern Illinois home. Stephanie got... Read More »

  • Fanna Haile-Selassie

    Reporter / Weekend Anchor

    Fanna joined the News 3 team in August of 2011 and is extremely excited to enjoy a warmer climate than that of her hometown of Minneapolis. She came to WSIL from Rochester, Minnesota, where she worked... Read More »

  • Evie Allen

    Reporter

    Evie B. Allen joined the WSIL News Team as an intern in 2009. Evie currently works as a reporter. Evie is a proud Southern Illinoisan, born and raised in Marion. She graduated from Marion High School... Read More »

  • Matthew Searcy

    Reporter

    Matthew joined WSIL in November of 2012. He was born in Kansas City, Kansas but his roots are in Texas. Matthew comes to WSIL after being fortunate enough to begin his reporting career in his childhood... Read More »

  • Sam Jones

    Reporter

    Sam joined the news team in August 2013. She was raised in the suburbs of Chicago and is excited to be reporting on and living among the beauty of Southern Illinois. Sam's always wanted to make a difference... Read More »

  • Jim Rasor

    Chief Meteorologist

    Jim came to WSIL September 1, 1987. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and the University of North Carolina at Asheville with degrees in atmospheric sciences specialized in weather forecasting. Not... Read More »

  • Nick Hausen

    Weekend Meteorologist

    Nick is the weekend meteorologist and a multi-media journalist at News 3. He has always been somewhat familiar with Southern Illinois as he grew up in Festus, Missouri, just to the northwest of the viewing... Read More »

  • Ashley Smith

    Meteorologist News 3 This Morning

    Ashley Smith delivers the weather forecast on News 3 This Morning. She started at WSIL in November of 2012. Ashley is excited to be back in the Midwest where her career started. After graduating with... Read More »

  • Darren Kinnard

    Sports Director

    Darren is the weekday sports anchor and Sports Director at WSIL. He's covered area sports for News-3 since joining the staff in 1993. During that time Darren has covered the SIU Salukis extensively,... Read More »

  • Kelly Burke

    Sports Anchor/Reporter

    Kelly Burke is the weekend sports anchor/reporter for News-3. She came to WSIL from the Northwest, where she spent the previous three and a half years in the same capacity for KDRV-TV in Medford, Oregon. Kelly’s... Read More »

  • Caleb Martin

    Sports Reporter / Anchor

    Caleb Martin is a sports reporter/anchor for WSIL. He began his career as a production assistant at WTWO in Terre Haute, Indiana. He then accepted his first sports reporter/anchor position in 2007 at... Read More »

  • Benjy Jeffords

    Chief Photographer

    Benjy Jeffords is the Chief Photographer at WSIL. Benjy grew up in Marion and joined WSIL in August of 2002 after graduating from SIU-C with a Bachelors degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting. He... Read More »

  • Randy Livingston

    Videographer

    Randy is a videographer for News-3. You may see him toting a camera and covering news events throughout the area.... Read More »

  • Jared Roberts

    Videographer

    Jared is a videographer for News-3. You may see him toting a camera and covering news events throughout the area.... Read More »

  • Andy Shofstall

    Videographer

    Andy is a videographer at WSIL. You may see him toting a camera and covering news events throughout the area.... Read More »

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