Meet the KTVL News Team
Ariana Rakhshani - Reporter
Ariana comes from Huntington Beach, CA. Her love for journalism began at a young age. She watched the morning news everyday with her mom. Her journalism career began in high school where she read the morning announcements over the P.A. System. A few years later, she traded in the sunny beaches for Chicago where she attended DePaul University. There she learned how to shoot and edit. During her time in the Windy City, she interned at CBS News and worked with correspondent Dean Reynolds. She has now traded in the city life to be here in Medford. In her free time, she loves to be outside--whether it be running, shopping or eating--and spending time with her family and friends. She is very excited to be apart of the KTVL team! If you see her out, be sure to say hello!
Justin Matthews - Reporter
Justin Matthews is a Southern California native who loves the outdoors, traveling, and of course, the beach. Though the beach is not nearby, Justin is excited to call the Rogue Valley his new home. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2013, where he studied journalism with a focus in broadcasting. During his four years in Tucson, Justin worked at KAMP Student Radio, where he hosted a music show, a talk show, and as an upperclassman, he served as the radio stations News Director. Justin also hosted a comedic news segment on UATV and hosted a multimedia segment for the Arizona Daily Wildcat. Justin interned at the CBS-affiliate in Tucson, KOLD News 13/KMSB FOX 11 and had a summer internship with E! News in Los Angeles.
Aside from traveling and body surfing, Justin loves music, aviation, geography, playing tennis, working out, and making people laugh. He hopes to someday be able to put at least 100 dots on a map, marking the different places he has traveled around the world, which include going to every tennis grand slam tournament, at least once.
This is Justins first time in Oregon, and he is excited to be covering the valleys news. Justin loves being a reporter because he gets to interact with interesting people and has the opportunity to empower the public with crucial information.
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Will Maetzold - Morning Anchor
Will Maetzold is excited to be the newest addition to the News 10 Good Morning team! Will comes to KTVL from Columbus, Ohio, where he worked as a producer for the website of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets. He also interviewed players and the public as part of his position.
Before heading to Columbus, Will worked for KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri, as a news reporter and sports anchor. He covered Missouri Tigers athletics, as well as local high schools and amateur sports in the area, as a sports reporter.
Will also worked with the website Palestra.net while attending Missouri and covered a variety of news and sports topics. He was the Missouri campus correspondent for the college network website and covered Missouri football and basketball for four years, including trips across Big 12 country to follow the Tigers. He also closely covered the 2008 Presidential campaign, which included campaign stops in Columbia by Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.
Will is excited to explore the Rogue Valley area as an avid runner and outdoor-lover. He enjoys spending time on the trails and waterways enjoying the scenic views the region offers. If you see him around town, say hello and let him know if you have a great story idea!
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Ashley Carrasco - Reporter
Ashley Carrasco is one of the most driven and outgoing people you will meet.
She was born and raised in Los Angeles and moved to San Diego straight out of High School. After earning her B.A. in Communications from UCSD, Ashley accepted a position as a newscast producer at KRNV in Reno, NV.
This is where Ashley learned to appreciate the true beauty of nature. She had the opportunity to explore crystal clear Lake Tahoe and the amazing hiking trails around the Sierra. Ashley also learned how to snowboard and kayak, or at least tried.
As for hobbies, Ashley loves to sing, spend time with her loved ones, watch sports, and exercise.
Ashley is extremely excited to devote herself as a reporter/weather anchor in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Lastly, Ashley loves meeting new people so if you recognize her, please say hi.
Aaron Nilsson - Reporter
Aaron was born in southern California and lived there until serving an L.D.S. church mission to Stockholm, Sweden between 2001 and 2003.
Upon returning to the states, he continued his education at Brigham Young University, graduating in 2011 with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and minor in Scandinavian Studies. BYU is also where he worked with News 10’s own Dave de Rurange.
Aaron loves sports and played soccer, football and ran track in high school, but also golf, plays tennis, bowls, plays basketball, softball, baseball, weightlifts and much more.
He speaks Swedish and took German and Spanish in school.
Aaron and his wife love Southern Oregon, Northern California and all they offer and are proud to call it their home.
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Sheila Gray - Special Correspondent
Special Correspondent Sheila Gray reports on issues affecting women and families in Sinclair Broadcast Groups Family 411 reports.
Sheila is a native of Columbus, Ohio and studied at the prestigious Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
She began her career in Charleston, West Virginia, eventually being named the 6 & 11 p.m. anchor at WSAZ-TV. She was recognized by the West Virginia Associated Press for her reporting.
Sheilas next stop was Cincinnati, Ohio, where she co-hosted the Fox 19 Morning News.
She is happy that her alarm is no longer sounding at 2:30 a.m. and is looking forward to this new chapter in her career, and a new broadcasting family with Sinclair.
Sheila and her husband Ric are the parents of four children, Kasey, Kari, Katie, and Kari.
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Kristine Frazao - Reporter
Kristine Frazao is an Emmy award winning journalist, with more than a decade of on-air experience. As the National Correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group, Kristine
reports on the top political stories of the day along with investigative reports on government waste, fraud and abuse.
Prior to joining the Sinclair news team, Kristine was the White House Correspondent for RT America. She covered the 2010 and 2012 elections both on the road and in Washington, and anchored nightly newscasts on RT for three years as well. Also during her time at RT, she reported extensively on the impact of hydraulic fracturing or fracking in Pennsylvania, as well as the tragic rate of teen suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Kristine was born and raised in San Diego, CA, where she also worked for four years as a general assignment reporter, working for the Fox affiliate (XETV) as well as the NBC affiliate (KNSD) where she received an Emmy for coverage of the Wildfires of 2007.
She got her on-air start working in beautiful Savannah, GA at WJCL/WTGS, where she worked as the political reporter, covering City Council and County Commission. She also traveled to Gulfport, Mississippi to cover the damage and devastation from Hurricane Katrina.
Kristine loves living in the Washington, DC. area and covering politics. She spends her free time traveling, reading and going on adventures with her black lab , Chomsky.
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Liz McGiffin - Meteorologist
Liz was born and raised a Missouri girl, but is loving life on the West Coast.
She grew up in the Kansas City area (Missouri side, not Kansas!) and then moved to Columbia, Mo., for college to attend Mizzou. While at Mizzou, she stayed in touch with her inner math nerd and pursued a degree in atmospheric science and minored in math. She was very active in the meteorology club and the storm chase team, and continues to be an active member of the American Meteorological Society.
Liz loves watching sports- especially the Missouri tigers, Kansas City Chiefs & Kansas City Royals.
When Liz isnt in the forecast center looking out for the next big weather event, she can be found out on the golf course or learning how to West Coast Swing.
Jessica De Nova - Anchor/Reporter
Jessica was raised in Southern California and quickly fell in love with the natural beauty and help-thy-neighbor attitude of the Pacific Northwest, when she moved to Klamath Falls in 2009 after her husband accepted a position as a firefighter.
Mexican by birth and American at heart, her parents always instilled in her the belief that with hard work, dedication and integrity, she could achieve her dreams and overcome any obstacles placed before her.
If asked just a few years ago, she would've sworn she was well on her way to a career in the medical field. Always focused on that goal, she graduated with a B.S. in Biology, Minor in Chemistry and a Certificate in Health Care Administration from California State University, Long Beach in 2009.
During her free time, Jessica enjoys running to unwind, hiking to feed her fascination with nature, dining out to explore new flavors, dancing to the rhythmic beats of her Latin roots, giving back to her community through volunteer work, going on pack-enough-food-and-warm-clothes-in-case-we-end-up-stranded adventures through the Pacific Northwest with her husband and of course, playing with her 10-pound we-think-shes-a-Chihuahua-mix-but-she-thinks-shes-a-German-Shepherd obsession, Roxy.
Jessica came to a crossroads in 2012, where she had to choose between going away to school to fulfill her life's plan of studying medicine, or taking a once-in-a-lifetime chance as a reporter. She examined her life -- class president, recognized often in school and her community as a leader, interning, volunteering and organizing grass-roots efforts to keep her community informed and educated on issues that affect them, and always known as the person who can turn a five second comment into a five hour, detail-riddled novel -- she knew there was too much that intrigued her in the world, too many stories to tell and millions in need of a liaison through which to voice their opinions, for her to let this opportunity pass her by.
She was thrilled to accept her position with KTVL in October 2012 and plans to pursue her graduate education in the field after a few years of experience.
Though she misses her family in Southern California, she always carries with her the morals and values with which she was raised and is excited to continue making use of them in her new home.
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Molly Trotter - Reporter
Molly Trotter joined the News10 team in August 2012.
Molly Trotter was born in Newport Beach, Calif. and moved to Hillsboro, Oregon shortly after, where she grew up and went to Liberty High School.
At Liberty, Molly was heavily involved in LTV, which was the daily newscast, where she learned how to anchor, direct and produce and morning show. She says, this is where she first was interested in becoming a reporter; she was only 15 years old.
She graduated from Pacific University- Oregon with a B.A. in Journalism with an emphasis in broadcasting. While at Pacific, Molly anchored on Boxercast, which was a daily newscast everyday. She also was the creator of Boxercast Sports, where she did wrap up highlights for each of the 22 athletic teams at Pacific. She also interned for KOIN Local 6 in Portland.
At Pacific, Molly was heavily involved in sports. She played on the varsity volleyball team, as well as participating in intramural volleyball and basketball. She has played sports since a young age and has tried just about everything. Volleyball is her true passion though. She started playing in the sixth grade and has not stopped since. She says, there is nothing better then being the small man on the court and showing those 6-feet-3-inch girls that she can battle at the net.
When Molly isn't playing sports, she is usually in the weight room keeping in shape, enjoying her free time relaxing or hanging out with friends.
Molly loves being a reporter, especially getting to know new people everyday around the community.
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Whitney Clark - Morning Anchor
Whitney Clark is excited to be a part of the News10 family and can't wait to get to know the people of Southern Oregon and Northern California. She joined the team in January 2011.
Born and raised in Claremont, Calif., Whitney fell in love with journalism at an early age. Waking up and watching the morning news has been her daily routine since she was ten. She got her start as a reporter for her high school newspaper, and has been reporting ever since.
After attending four colleges in four years, she finally graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University with a degree in broadcast journalism. While at ASU, she was a reporter and producer for Cronkite NewsWatch, the Cronkite School's award-winning student newscast. Her reporting took her all over the state, including the Hoover Dam and the U.S.-Mexican border. One of the highlights of NewsWatch for Whitney was reporting at the Republican Party headquarters for a live, three-hour newscast on election night. She loves the adrenaline rush she gets from live reporting!
At ASU Whitney completed a number of internships, including one at ABC 15 in Phoenix, Good Morning Arizona at Channel 3 in Phoenix, and at TMZ in Los Angeles. She also worked as a production coordinator for Channel 8/KAET-TV, the PBS affiliate in Phoenix, for two years.
When Whitney isn't busy with the news, she loves having as much fun as she can with her family and best friends. She is the oldest of three siblings, with one younger sister and a seven-year-old brother. Although she loves Oregon, Whitney misses her loved ones living in California, Arizona, and all over the country.
Kevin Lollis - Chief Meteorologist
Kevin is an Oregon native and has spent most of his life on the West Coast. His first job in television was at the age of 16, following around a camera operator covering sporting events for KING-TV in Seattle. Kevin began working in front of the camera as KTVL News10s morning weather anchor and co-news anchor. After returning to college he earned his degree from Mississippi State in Broadcast Meteorology and is now Chief Meteorologist and Environmental Reporter Monday through Friday on the 5, 6 and 11 PM shows.
Kevin is happily married to Karen, his high-school sweetheart. Together, theyre raising two boys with lots of help from extended family on both sides. Kevin developed an interest in the martial arts while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Currently ranked as a Nidan or second-degree black belt in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu by both the American Jujitsu Federation as well as the Pacific Jujitsu Alliance, Kevin hopes to earn his third-degree black belt within the next two years.
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Dave De Rurange - Evening Anchor
Dave De Rurange joins Trish and Kevin every weeknight on News10. He joins the evening team after anchoring morning and sports broadcasts for nearly five years.
While in the Rogue Valley, Dave's reporting included two projects: helping local non-profits with "Caring for the Community," and working with police in stopping "Rogue Gangs."
Before Medford, Dave anchored and reported at WLIO in Ohio. The Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters awarded him 1st place for enterprise reporting. His story focused on the developmentally disabled, shedding light on their contributions and desire for respect.
Dave graduated from Brigham Young University after anchoring, producing and reporting for the BYU Daily News and BYU Weekly. He also interned at KTVX in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dave enjoys the Rogue Valley with his wife and two sons. He loves soccer and food.
Be sure to find "David De Rurange" on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Oh, and his last name is pronounced DAY-ROO-RONJ in case you were wondering...
Trish Glose - Evening Anchor
From the South to the West Coast, Trish Glose grew up in Aiken, S.C., but moved when she was a teen to Las Vegas, where she graduated from Cimmaron-Memorial High School. She received a Broadcast Journalism degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, and was recognized as the "Most Outstanding Broadcast Student" when she graduated.
Trish completed three internships with KRNV-TV and KTVN-TV in Reno before coming to KTVL, and spent a summer with KTNV-TV in Las Vegas.
When she's not anchoring the morning news, or working on story ideas for her weekly "Methwatch" segments, you can find her in the kitchen, cooking away, learning new recipes, and dancing to Cuban music. She's at her happiest when she's eating, laughing and hanging out with the people she loves. During the summer, you can usually find her enjoying a Britt show, rafting the river or visiting a vineyard.
Although she misses her family in South Carolina, Trish has made Medford her home.
Watch Trish on NEWS 10 weekday evenings at 5 PM, 6 PM and 11 PM.
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Libby Dowsett - Noon Anchor
Libby Dowsett is an Oregonian at heart. She has lived and worked all around the state, but now calls Southern Oregon home. She and her family have lived in Medford since 1998.
Libby graduated from Forest Grove High School outside Portland and moved to Eugene to major in Journalism at the University of Oregon. After her college graduation, she moved to Klamath Falls and then Medford to work for KOBI-TV.
The next stop on the ride was KRNV in Reno, Nevada. It was during this time she became engaged and moved back to Medford to get married. She began anchoring the news at Channel 10 in 1999.
You may have noticed she disappeared from set for a couple years. Libby took time-off for mommy time in June of 2008. You can now watch her on her new family-friendly shiftNews Ten at Noon.
Libbys interests include traveling, skiing, dancing, Zumba, cooking, shopping and walking her dog in the beautiful hills of Medford and Ashland. She is always looking for the next great story, so please email her all your great ideas (especially extra-ordinary stories about ordinary people!)
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