Meet the WICD TV News Team
Jenese Harris - Anchor
Jenese Harris is the weekday morning anchor for ABC 15s Sunrise this Morning. She also covers special reports throughout the year.
Harris joined the WICD15 team in January 2013 after working in the Windy City for CBS 2 Chicago and the Local News Service as an assignment editor and field producer covering everything from city council chamber meetings and federal courts cases to protests and celebrity charity events. Before moving to Chicago, for nearly three years, she was the anchor, reporter and producer of the 5, 6 and 10 oclock evening news, for the market leader, WABG in Greenville, Mississippi. Her on-air career started in Tampa, Florida at WMOR as a television host for a weekly entertainment show, "MoreTV32.
Her career has gone full circle; starting in the Midwest at the age of 15, as an intern at WEDU in Detroit, Michigan; then interning at a local radio station every year after; before working as an apprentice for the Detroit Free Press. Now she is back in the Midwest to serve our community.
Now in Champaign, she wants to learn all about the history and culture of East Central Illinois and what makes it unique.
Harris was the keynote speaker for the Womens History Month program at the Lincolns Challenge Academy in March. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and volunteers for the Make-a-Wish Foundation Illinois Chapter for their Speakers Bureau.
Harris has a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in Communications from the University of South Florida. She will complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University in 2014.
When she is not working on a story or producing the midday show, she spends time with her husband, Michael, and their puppy, Nucky.
Christina Mueller - Reporter / Weekend Weather Anchor
Christina joined WICS in January2013 as a Weekend Weather Anchor/Weekday Reporter. Christina moved to Springfield from Quincy, where she worked in the same role at KHQA-TV. While working in Quincy she covered stories in Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa ranging from politics to agriculture. She would love to hear whats going on in your neighborhood. If you want to ask her a question or just chat, shoot her an e-mail or look her up on Facebook and Twitter.
Christina graduated from Quincy University with a bachelors degree in Communication with a concentration in Broadcasting. While at QU she worked on the campus news webcast, QUTV, and held an internship as a weekend reporter for KHQA-TV. She was a member of Lambda Pi Eta, a communications honor society. She was also active in Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII) women's fraternity, where she helped plan campus philanthropy events to benefit the National Arthritis Foundation.
Christina is from Godfrey, in the St. Louis metro area. (Yes, she is a Cardinals fan). On her time off,Christina spends time with her family, curls up with a book, or spends time outside.
Jed DeMuesy - Sports Anchor / Reporter
As far back as Jed can remember, he has wanted to be involved in sports. When his athletic career fizzled out in high school (to put it kindly), becoming a sports journalist was the next best thing.
Originally from Massillon, Ohio, Jed graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, taking his first job in the business with WBUP-TV in Marquette, Michigan. As a Yooper, Jed covered everything from the two Division I collegiate hockey programs, to the annual ski jumping competition in Ishpeming.
After ten months, Jed took a job to be closer to home, at WHIZ in Zanesville, Ohio. Jed served as sports director in the small town for four years, covering the Ohio State Buckeyes as well as several local high schools in Muskingum and the neighboring counties. One of Jed's fondest memories is calling play-by-play action for the Zanesville Blue Devil basketball team for four seasons, which included their State Semifinal run following the 2009-10 season. Jed also worked part-time at WKRC in Cincinnati when his schedule allowed.
Always looking for new challenges, Jed is excited to be a part of the Champaign-Urbana community, and would love to hear from anyone with a good story to tell.
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David Ade - Reporter
David joined WICD in March 2012 as a reporter/videographer.
He is originally from Elk Grove Village, a Chicago suburb, but comes to WICD from Carbondale. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in December of 2011 with a bachelor's in Radio/Television. While at SIUC, he was actively involved in their live student-produced television newscast which aired on the PBS affiliate, WSIU-TV. He served as the station's sports director for nearly two years, and won awards for sports reporting and sports producing.
David also worked at a commercial radio station cluster in southern Illinois for just over a year before coming to WICD. He was a disc jockey, sports talk show host, sports play by play broadcaster, news anchor, and news reporter.
David's favorite part about reporting is meeting new people, and talking to people who care about their community.
Doug Quick - Weather Anchor
Doug Quick is ABC NewsChannel 15's Chief Weather Anchor, and as is a part of the 5, 6 and 10pm newscasts.
Doug's broadcasting career began in 1974 from his original hometown of Taylorville on WTIM/WTIM-FM. It was at Western Illinois University he had the opportunity to co-anchor the local newscast on the WIU cablecast television station. He also worked at radio stations in Springfield and Decatur. In 1977 he ended up in Danville at WDAN/WMBJ. During his long tenure at WDAN/WDNL he was at times the morning announcer on both stations, was an account executive, Sales Manger and General Manager. He was also the first Station Manager of WWDZ(FM) in Danville, now WRHK(K-Rock). He finished his radio career as the midday announcer at D-102 in 2002 at the 25^th anniversary of the station.
Earlier in 1994, Doug took on the position of Promotions Director at WICD-TV. It was in the early days he became a part time weekend weathercaster. In July of 1998 he left promotions entirely to become the morning weather anchor and co-anchor to Sunrise Today. He also became the anchor of the midday news broadcast while continuing his radio career at the same time. He also serves as the stations Public Service Director, a position he has held since he began at WICD. He produces the local Community Calendar announcements as well as Spotlight 15 announcements, and maintains the Community activities on wicd15.com. In October of 2002 he became the Chief Weather Anchor, and moved to the evening broadcasts, where he continues today.
His outside activities include the Vermilion County Conservation District Foundation where he is a member of the Board of Directors. Doug has spoken before many civic groups, students at all grade levels who are considering broadcasting as a career, broadcast history, weather or the VCCDF.
He maintains a website at http://www.dougquick.com which includes an extensive history of central Illinois radio and TV broadcasting as well as information about the analog-to-digital transition of local TV stations. Among his research projects for the website is the history of WICD. He also is an avid classic movie fan, classic TV fan, satellite TV and radio and has his own audio/video editing suite at home.
Doug is a proud resident of Vermilion County and lives north of Danville, with his wife of 31 years, Melissa. They are also the parents of two adult daughters, Miranda and Mindi.
Please send Doug your comments or suggestions.
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Katy Kramer - Weather Anchor
After spending some time in the South, Katy is thrilled to be back in the Midwest. Katy joined the ABC News Channel 15 Storm Team in August of 2011 as the morning Meteorologist.
Katy grew up in Indianapolis, IN, and graduated from Indiana University, where she majored in Geography, concentrating in Atmospheric Science with a minor in Telecommunications. During her sophomore year at IU she received a prestigious award for academic excellence in Weather and Climate, and knew from there, that's what she wanted to do.
Before arriving in East Central Illinois, Katy worked in Columbia, SC where she forecast hurricanes, snow and ice storms, tornadoes and droughts. She saw it all in the South, but being back in the Midwest to track tornadoes and thunderstorms is her true passion.
When Katy's not keeping you informed on the latest weather, you'll find her on the lake or at a concert during the summer and snowboarding or snowmobiling during the winter. She's also enjoys reading, writing and shopping!
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Elitsa Bizios - Anchor
Elitsa Bizios joined WICD in September 2011 as a Reporter/Anchor. She is originally from Illinois. Elitsa is the oldest of four girls and is proud to say her parents immigrated to America from Greece. Elitsa got her television start in 2005 at the Naperville Community Television station, where she was a reporter, producer and documentarian. In 2009, Elitsa ventured to the East coast to work as a reporter and weekend anchor at WCTI, NewsChannel 12. Since Elitsa is a true Midwest gal, and loves to be near her big Greek family, she made her way back home to write and produce a documentary (Dick Locher, The Man Behind the Ink) about the man behind the world famous crime fighting hero, Dick Tracy. She continues to work as a website producer (richardroeper.com) for movie critic Richard Roeper. On any given day you can find Elitsa hunting down her latest story, taking a jog, or spending time with her adorable pup Leonidas.
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Jeremy Rauch - Weekend Sports Anchor
Jeremy Rauch joined WICS in May of 2011 as a sports reporter and weekend sports anchor.
He was born in Columbus, OH, and went to college in Wilmore, KY, where he graduated from Asbury University. There he majored in Media Communications and minored in Spanish. In August of 2008, Jeremy spent 30 days in Beijing, China, working the Summer Olympic games as a camera assistant/operator. Some of the highlights from that trip include sitting poolside while Michael Phelps swam for his Olympic-record eighth gold medal, watching Team USA Basketball and experiencing the opening ceremonies live.
Following the Olympic games, Jeremy worked at stations in Dalton, GA, and Zanesville, OH, as a sports anchor and reporter. He covered things such as Ohio State football and the PGA Memorial Tournament. He was also the radio voice for the number one High School Basketball team in Ohio.
Jeremy is a huge Buckeye fan, but also follows the Browns, Bengals, Indians, Reds, Cavaliers and UNC Basketball. Married to his college sweetheart, Jeremy loves being with his wife, dog and friends. He also enjoys basketball and golf, and most of all going to the beach.
Andrea Marvin - Reporter
Andrea Marvin joined the News Channel 20 team in June of 2011 as a general assignment reporter. She is excited to tell the stories that matter most in Central Illinois.
She comes to us from a station in Northern California where she was a backpack reporter. That means she did it all, reporting, photography and editing. During her time, she covered the homeless problem in the area, tribal related issues, as well as the 2010 earthquake and tsunami that damaged the region.
Andrea started her career at a cable station in Southern Colorado. Previous to that she interned at FOX 31 Denver and graduated with a Bachelor's of Journalism Communications from Colorado State University.
A Colorado native, Andrea loves to hit the slopes with her snowboard in the winter! She also enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends. With a passion for history, Andrea is excited to learn all about the Land of Lincoln. If you see her in the community, don't hesitate to say hi.
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Marine Glisovic - Reporter
Marine Glisovic joined the WICD news team as a reporter/photographer in September2011. She comes to us from Plainfield, Illinois, a Chicago suburb.
Marine graduated from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, where she majored in Journalism,concentrating on Broadcast News.
Before joining WICD, Marine worked at a PBS-affiliated station, WEIU-TV. It was there she was able to gain the experience of reporting, photography, anchoring, and producing for 16 counties in east central Illinois. Marine worked on all three shows, which won WEIU News Watch three Mid-America EMMY Awards.
Marine is fluent in French, after spending her childhood growing up in Paris, France. She still has family overseas, and enjoys taking trips to visit when time allows. The last time she visited Europe was back in summer 2008, when she studied abroad in the Netherlands.
She is proud to continue calling central Illinois her home and can't wait to meet more interesting folks in the community.
If Marine isn't reporting the latest news, you can find her reading, cooking,jogging through town and shopping!
Mike Brooks - Reporter
Mike Brooks has been with the ABC News Channel 20 team since 2008,starting out as a part-time news photographer, and now a full time reporter. He has done a little bit of everything here, from operating satellite and microwave trucks to running newsroom shots, and now is spending more time in front of the camera.
Born and raised in Sangamon County, Mike graduated from Tri-City High School in Buffalo (go Tornadoes!), then headed to the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign, where he cemented his love for the Fighting Illini,and met his wonderful wife Jodie. Now the two live back home on the Brooks family farm, with a herd of Polled Hereford cattle, a few goats,a rather large cat, and their Blue Heeler, Remo.
When he's not travelling Central Illinois with a camera on his shoulder, he enjoys working on old cars and trucks, riding motorcycles and ATV's, racing supermoto, and is currently attempting to learn classical piano.
For Mike, his favorite part of the job is telling the stories of the people who make Central Illinois such a unique and wonderful place,and he really doesn't mind going to all those car shows every summer either.