Our Team

  • 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 »

  • Dennis Turner

    News Anchor

    Dennis Turner co-anchors News 3 at 6 and 10. He was born in Southern Illinois, but raised in South Florida. He joins WSIL from WREG in Memphis where he spent the last 25 years anchoring numerous newscasts... Read More »

  • Jalah Gray

    News Anchor

    Jalah Gray co-anchors News 3 at 6 and 10 with Dennis Turner. 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 »

  • Kevin Hunsperger

    Morning News 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 »

  • Amy Fox

    Morning News Anchor

    Amy Fox joined the WSIL news team in July, 2014. She comes to Southern Illinois from Minot, North Dakota where she spent two years working as an Reporter/Anchor at KMOT-TV. After living 1,200 miles away... Read More »

  • Stephanie Tyrpak

    Weekend News Anchor / Reporter

    Stephanie joined the News 3 team in July 2011 as a Reporter and currently anchors the weekend news. Although she's originally from South Carolina, Stephanie is more than happy to now call southern Illinois... Read More »

  • Matthew Nordin

    Weekend News Anchor / Reporter

    Matthew Nordin is an Edward R. Murrow Award-winning broadcast journalist who grew-up in Southern Illinois. He's both a Ram and a Saluki, having graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School and SIU. He... 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 »

  • Michelle Madaras

    Reporter

    Michelle is a reporter for News 3 This Morning team. You'll often see her reporting live on various events and stories on the morning show. Prior to joining WSIL in January 2014, Michelle was a morning... Read More »

  • Craig Choate

    Reporter

    Craig joined WSIL in August of 2012. He is a born and raised southern Illinoisan and is proud to be a part of the station he grew up watching. He graduated from Pinckneyville Community High School in... Read More »

  • Anna Giles

    Reporter

    Anna Giles joined the WSIL news team in January 2015. Anna is originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico, which is located about 20 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. She graduated from Syracuse University... 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 »

  • Tony Laubach

    Meteorologist / Weather Warrior

    Tony is the WSIL Weather Warrior and Meteorologist at News 3. He grew up in central Ohio before heading out to Colorado where he resided for 14 years before moving to southern Illinois in February 2013. Tony... 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 »

  • Jared Roberts

    Chief Videographer

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

  • 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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