Jennifer Roscoe's first time on the news was for a car accident story. It was her car. She was hit in front of the station a few weeks after becoming an intern. Jennifer refused to see this as a sign. 20 plus years later, she's still here.
It was at an early age that Dave Benton knew he would be a news anchor. A native of the Chicagoland area, Benton grew up watching some of the biggest names in Chicago news.
Derick Fabert has always liked the weather. Once during Kindergarten a class survey asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Derick still has the paper that shows his response being "The Weather Man."
Aaron Bennett joined WCIA 3 as a sports reporter/photographer in May 2006 and was promoted to Sports Director in June 2010. He was named 2012 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year by the Illinois Broadcasters Association.
Cynthia wants you to walk out of the house in the morning feeling informed, happy, and ready to take on the day.
"The opportunity to cover great local and professional sports in a market who cares so strongly about its teams is a true honor and privilege," says Andrew Wilder. "The intensity and excitement of Big Ten competition is second to none and the commitment the community takes in following it is motivational."
When she was five, Lisa Meadows told everyone she wanted to be a storm chaser when she grew up. It wasn't long before she logged over 150 hours storm chasing, most of the time with the Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team.
Born and raised in Youngstown, OH. I am graduate of Youngstown State University where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications.
Mike handles your forecasts on the weekend. He views delivering the weather for WCIA as an honor & privilege. To the WCIA staff, he is just as much a fan as he is a co-worker.
Matt Wettersten joined WCIA as the Weekend Sports Anchor in August of 2010, and he is thrilled to be back in Central Illinois. It's a bit of a homecoming. A graduate of Bradley University, he's lived most of his life in Illinois.
Alex Davis is a State Capitol Reporter with WCIA 3. She joins our news team after producing at KRIV/FOX 26 in Houston, Texas and reporting at KSBI in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Erica is a U of I alum and excited to be working in the Illini community. She joined the WCIA news team back in 2010 as a producer for the 7:00pm news and then The Morning Show.
Anthony is a General Assignment reporter at WCIA 3 News. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago, and migrated to the United States at the age of 10.
After spending the last five years in Southern Illinois, Bret is thrilled to be back home, working at the station he grew up watching, WCIA.
Matt believes political reporting is at the heart of preserving our democracy. As capitol bureau chief, he will make it his mission to ensure those tuning into WCIA will receive accurate, independent, and up to the minute information of important issues being discussed and debated under the dome of the Illinois Capitol.
Judy was born and raised in Hartford, Wisconsin, a small town outside Milwaukee. "Your smile makes everything, including the weather, so much more tolerable," said a viewer in a letter to Judy Fraser. "That letter means more to me than any professional accolade. I love people," says Judy. As a weathercaster for WCIA 3 News, Judy has ample opportunity to show it.
Anna Carrera joined the WCIA 3 News team in September 2012. She loves being in central Illinois and sharing stories with the people here.
Amanda Porterfield has been the weekend Anchor and 10pm reporter for WCIA since November 2011. She studied Sociology and English Writing at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame,IN.
Maggie is an alum of Eastern Illinois University. This job is a dream come true. She has wanted to be a television personality since she was a little girl.
Kelsey Gibbs grew up right here in Central Illinois, and knew at a young age she wanted to be a reporter. And her love for news sparked when she was the videographer for her high school girls basketball team.
Heather Roberts was born and raised in central Illinois. After graduating from Rantoul High School she went on to attend college at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.
Matt's diverse background includes anchoring and reporting stints in Arkansas, New Jersey, and Illinois. He previously co-anchored and helped launch "The Morning Show" on WCIA 3, leading the show's online presence and interactivity efforts on what would one day become illinoishomepage.net.
Joe Barlow is a native Illinoisan and is happy to be telling the stories of Central Illinois. Since he was a youngster, Joe always had a passion for television and comedy.