Craig Gold - Meteorologist
With more than a decade of experience as an award-winning Broadcast Meteorologist, Craig Gold brings to the CBS6 family a great understanding of all things weather.
His contagious energy and smile make him a great fit for our Morning newscasts.
He’s covered it all from crippling snowstorms, ice storms, tornadoes and hurricanes.
His career has taken him to TV stations all over the country- Florida, Kansas… and now back to his home state of New York!
He last worked at CBS6’s sister station in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Craig loved his 5 years there, but ultimately missed the change in seasons, pumpkin and apple picking, watching the leaves change color.. things like that.
Craig’s quite familiar with how harsh winters can be in the Northeast, having grown up on the North Shore of Long Island.
But, he’s perfectly content trading those palm trees and beaches for tall oaks and mountains!
Speaking of Mountains, it was in the Adirondacks that Craig discovered his passion for skiing as a child- so don’t be shocked if you bump into him at any of the area’s ski spots!
In his free time when he’s not skiing, you might find him hacking it up on the area’s many public golf courses during the warmer months.
He also loves spending time with his 55 pound lapdog of a yellow lab mix, Sasha.
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Alyssa Caroprese - Meteorologist
She has made the long trip to the East Coast all the way from Medford, Oregon where she worked as the Morning and Midday Meteorologist for KDRV. While in Oregon, she was voted “Favorite TV Weather Person” by a local newspaper. Alyssa also received her certification while out West. She is now a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist through the American Meteorological Society.
Alyssa is originally from New Jersey and attended Rutgers University where she graduated with a degree in Meteorology. She is ecstatic to be back in the Northeast, closer to family and friends and is also looking forward to the extremes of all four seasons!
When she isn’t in the newsroom, she’s keeping busy with friends, family, exploring ..or most likely shopping! Alyssa has coached cheerleading the past four years and enjoys helping out at local allstar cheerleading gyms.
Anne McCloy - Anchor / Reporter
Anne McCloy anchors the 12pm, 5pm and 5:30pm newscasts for CBS 6 Albany. She joined the team in April 2015.
Anne came to the Capital Region from Nashville, TN where she reported and anchored breaking news during the morning newscast and filed reports for the evening broadcasts. She was also a fill-in news anchor and fill-in traffic anchor. Anne won two regional Emmy Awards in 2015 for coverage of a deadly tornado that destroyed homes in Alabama and for her reports on flash flooding that devastated businesses and interstates in Nashville.
Anne started her career in Oregon as a weekend news reporter and was eventually moved into the weekday morning anchor chair. During her run as morning anchor Anne filed investigative reports for the evening news. She was best known in Oregon for a series of stories on alleged abuses inside the Jackson County Jail.
Anne’s 8th grade technology teacher, Mr. Garland Green, encouraged Anne to pursue broadcasting after Anne was chosen to read the morning announcements for Kyrene Middle School Television in Tempe, Arizona. Anne eventually attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University because of the push from her teacher and her Mom. Anne is an avid runner and a believer in healthy eating. She tries to run 5-6 miles/ 5-6 days a week and her goal is to someday qualify for the New York Marathon. Anne’s parents are ballroom dancers, so you may catch her dancing around the Capital Region from time-to-time with the family! Feel free to let her know your favorite places to dance.
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Kimberly Howard - Reporter
Kimberly joined CBS6 in July of 2014 as Capitol Correspondent. She is a self-proclaimed news junkie who is thrilled to call the Capital Region her new home!
She comes to CBS6 from Springfield, Illinois, where she spent more than two years covering everything from politics, to crime, to agriculture at WICS - ABC Newschannel 20. Before exploring the Land of Lincoln, she rolled up her sleeves and lugged a camera, tripod and a thirst for storytelling through "The Swamp" while working as a one-man-band reporter for GTN News, a CBS and NBC affiliate in Gainesville, Florida.
Kimberly was born and raised in Connecticut. She had her first stint on air as a reporter and anchor for UCTV-14 News at the University of Connecticut. (Go Huskies!) She graduated from UConn in 2009 with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Communication Sciences. She was hired right out of college as an associate producer/fill-in producer and assignment desk editor at News 12 Connecticut. When she wasnt writing or coordinating behind the scenes of TV news she spent time working for three news websites as a one-man-band reporter: LocalOnlineNews.TV, CTNewsJunkie.com and AOLs Patch.com. Much of her work centered on local politics but telling the compelling stories of her neighbors has always been her first love.
Now, on to the Empire State! When not on assignment Kimberly loves being outdoors, hiking the beautiful mountains in the area, reading, enjoying live music and playing with her adorable cats Oliver and Olivia. Reporting isnt only her career, it is her passion.
Torie Wells - Reporter
Torie Wells is a General Assignment reporter for CBS6 News. She joined the team in April 2014.
Torie grew up in the Capital Region and is excited to be back. She comes to CBS6 from WSOC in Charlotte, NC, where she served as the education reporter, covered the Democratic National Convention, and provided continuous coverage from Tennessee after a bus crash killed six people from the Charlotte area. She covered a number of weather events, from a snowstorm that shut the city down, to a tornado that damaged dozens of homes.
Torie is particularly proud of an Emmy Award winning bullying special she worked on while in Charlotte, as well as a number of investigations. She looked into church and hospital security and investigated political ads as part of a fact check series.
Before she was in Charlotte, Torie was a reporter at FOX23 News in Albany, NY. During her tenure she covered several Presidential visits, was on the floor of the New York Senate when same sex marriage was legalized and traveled to New York City when Osama Bin Laden was killed. She won an Associated Press Best Feature Story Award for a story on the Travers Race in Saratoga. Feature storytelling is her passion. While at FOX23, she launched a weekly feature segment called Stories From Your Street, where she covered interesting and inspiring people in the community.
Torie graduated from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She lives in the Capital Region with her husband and adopted greyhound.
Torie loves sharing people's stories. If you have story ideas please contact her.
Cody Holyoke - Anchor / Reporter
Cody Holyoke is an award-winning reporter and anchor, with you every weekday for CBS 6 News at 5:00 and 5:30.
He also frequently reports on significant events in New York and beyond.
A New England native, Cody comes to CBS6 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where his live and in-depth reporting caught the attention and praise of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the Milwaukee Press Club.
Prior to his time in the Midwest, Cody also spent four years in the South, anchoring and reporting in Montgomery, Alabama, the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement.
His award winning reporting ranges from covering natural disasters throughout the country to following a political effort to overthrow a sitting governor. He also represented his station in Boston, telling the stories of local runners a year after the Marathon Bombings.
He was twice named 'Best Reporter' by the Alabama Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
Cody grew up in a small town near Bangor, Maine. He now lives in the Albany area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, and little personal space.
In his free time, Cody enthusiastically tries his hand at home brewing and exploring the Capital Region's bustling craft beer scene. He also strums a few strings on his guitar from time to time.
After covering the day's hard news, Cody loves to 'Take a Break' with positive, uplifting stories. Feel free to send him ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig Adams - Meteorologist
Craig comes to CBS6 after spending much of the last 20 years working as a broadcast meteorologist at television stations in the southern and western U.S.
He began his tv career though, not too far away from the Capital District - in Portland, Maine at WGME TV, which is also owned by the same company as CBS6.
After Portland, Craig went to work in North Carolina, spending time at stations in Greensboro-Winston Salem and Charlotte.
Then it was onto Atlanta, Georgia for 10 years at the NBC station there before heading west to the California Central Coast, working at the NBC affiliate station in the Santa Barbara - San Luis Obispo area.
Most recently, Craig worked in Little Rock, Arkansas for both NBC and FOX before heading back north to join us at CBS6.
Craig has both the CBM seal (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist) from the American Meteorological Society and the NWA television seal.
(National Weather Association)
Each seal represents recognition from both organizations that his forecasts and broadcasts meet high standards for knowledge and understanding of weather.
He graduated from Vermont's Lyndon State College with his bachelor's degree and was inducted into the school's highest honor society upon graduation.
One of the things Craig is excited about being back in the north is the opportunity to be able to snowboard again on a regular basis during the wintertime.
And in the summer months, he trades out the snowboard for his other two favorite activities...wakeboarding and playing in competitive adult baseball leagues.
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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 Bishop - Anchors
Liz Bishop has been a part of the CBS6 News team for her entire adult life. She started her career as a weekend sportscaster and during her long career, has had a wide variety of assignments. Today, she anchors the noon, 5 pm. and 5:30 p.m. newscasts, along with creating the highly successful Perp Patrol segment in conjunction with local law enforcement, and a regular feature series called Consider This.
She is one of the pioneers of what's widely held to be the first all-woman newscast, and was among the first women reporters allowed in the New York Yankee locker room after the courts opened its doors to women reporters. She broadcast the first transcontinental live remote in the Capital Region, covering the inauguration of George Deukmejian of Menands as Governor of California.
Liz has won numerous awards for her reporting including three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards; a NYS Emmy and more than a dozen Emmy nominations; along with several prestigious NYS Associated Press Broadcast Awards for General Excellence in Reporting. She has a long history of community involvement as telethon host, emcee, Board member, and campaign chair.
Greg Floyd - Anchor / Reporter
A Capital Region native, Greg Floyd has spent the past 28 years in the news business, loving almost every minute of it.
Originally an intern here at CBS 6 in 1979, he went on to become the news director at WENT radio in Gloversville. From there he worked as a television anchor/reporter at WTEN and FOX23 in Albany, and WRNN in the Hudson Valley.
He has covered almost every kind of story imaginable, but is still most moved by tales that involve the triumph of the human spirit. His overseas assignments include reporting on Operation Desert Shield in 1990 and the death of Princess Diana in 1997.
He has won numerous awards for his reporting and his charitable activities. Greg is an accomplished runner and triathlete who mentors other athletes in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program.
He also coaches Little League baseball and youth basketball, and spends as much time as possible with his wife and two children. When he does have time alone, it's usually spent with a book on American history, preferably in a sandy setting near a large body of saltwater.
Ed O'Brien - Anchors
Each weekday, the Capital Region wakes up with and tunes in to CBS6's Ed O'Brien.
Ed anchors CBS6 News, the area's hard news broadcast from 5 to 7 a.m. and on The Capital Region's CW from 7 to 8 a.m.
Ed is a seasoned journalist with a unique reporting style that is known throughout the area.
In 1991 he came to CBS6 as a sports reporter.
Ed's talents enabled him to take over the morning anchor duties in 1994. He was named the Capital Districts "Best Anchorman" by Metroland Magazine.
Ed has covered news of the Capital Region on local radio and television stations since 1970.
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Julia Dunn - Morning Anchor
Julia Dunn joined CBS6 in March of 2013.
She moved to the Capitol Region from Western Mass, where she was the morning anchor and reporter at WGGB in Springfield. Julia hails from Belmont, Massachusetts where she attended middle and high school. She earned a bachelors degree in international relations from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
Julia is approaching a full 4 years in the role of morning anchor (and no, the hours never get easier!) and is also an accomplished reporter; she was part of the WFFF-TV team that covered a major missing Vermont child case in 2008 providing satellite interviews for the Fox News Network. Julia was also part of a small WGGB-TV team that covered the Royal Wedding live from London in 2011.
In the past Julia has done volunteer work with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Rays of Hope Walk. Shes also volunteered on the planning board of the Best Buddies Annual Golf Tournament in Western Mass 2 years in a row. She enjoys outdoor activities, in particular camping, kayaking and hiking. Julia is also an avid seasonal athlete who loves skiing, x-country skiing, horseback riding, and golfing.
Julia is WRGBs Kids Safety and Education reporter. If you have any story ideas please feel free to send her an email JMDunn@cbs6albany.com.
Favorite Movie: Gone with the Wind
Favorite TV Show: Tough one! Several The Walking Dead, Greys Anatomy, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Nurse Jackie.
Favorite CBS Show: The Good Wife.
Favorite Food: Seafood. Sushi, crab, shrimp, lobster, oysters, and the beat goes on
Favorite Genre Of Music: Electronica, Reggae, Scat. But also oldies and some country/folk (I realize how strange this combination is).
Favorite Musical Group: Im going with favorite artist " Bonnie Rait.
Favorite Sport: Golf
Favorite Team: New England Patriots, baby!
Steve LaPointe - Chief Meteorologist
Chief Meteorologist Steve LaPointe has supplied CBS 6 viewers accurate weather forecasts, critical severe weather coverage, and special educational weather programming for the past sixteen years. Steve forecasts and reports the weather on CBS6 news Mondays through Fridays between 5pm and 7pm, and again on CBS6 news at 11pm.
Steve's interest in the weather began as a young child living in Big Flats, NY outside of Corning.
"My folks knew there was something different about me when I kept running outside during thunderstorms."
Through experiencing first hand one of the most devastating floods on record in the Northeast, the flood of June 1972, caused by the torrential rains from former Hurricane Agnes, as well as Hurricane Belle in southern New England in 1976, and the blizzard of '78 in southern New Hampshire, Steve's interest in weather blossomed.
"Big storms have always fascinated me and still do today."
Steve earned a BS degree in meteorology from Penn State University in 1989 and began his career in television immediately after completing school with a start as an emergency fill-in guy for WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H. close to his hometown of Hollis. Within two weeks after his fill-in experience at WMUR Steve began a full-time weather/reporter job at WSAV-TV in Savannah, GA in February 1990.
Steve joined CBS6 news on April 22, 1991 as the morning and noon meteorologist first working with Jack Aernecke, and then Ed O'Brien. In February 1995, Steve was promoted to his current position as chief meteorologist.
Some of Steve's accomplishments over the years at CBS6 include the first locally produced forecast product on the Internet in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy market in February, 1996. Steve developed and continues to maintain a market exclusive online historical weather database which includes daily climate information and significant storm summaries for the region centered on Albany dating from May 1988 to the present.
He designed and administers the innovative and market exclusive online WeatherNet 6 weather watcher project (http://email@example.com) which went live in 1999.
"WeatherNet 6 allows a volunteer spotter force to post weather observations for their communities on the web site, making the data available to us and the web surfing community 24/7, providing valuable local information allowing us to improve local forecasts and weather coverage."
Steve is a full member of the American Meteorological Society and received the AMS Television Seal of approval in 1991. In April 2007, Steve earned the American Meteorological Society's highest level of certification, the CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist).
In 1993, Steve was named in a station award given by the New York State Associated Press for outstanding newscast and coverage of the blizzard of 1993. Steve was also named in a New York State Associated Press Award for best newscast coverage of the 1995 Memorial Day severe weather outbreak which generated the devastating family of tornadoes that hit Hillsdale, NY and Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In the spring of 1999 Steve was nominated for a New York State Emmy award for outstanding on-camera achievement for his non-stop coverage of the Mechanicville-Stillwater tornado outbreak on Memorial Day 1998, coverage that was credited with keeping residents informed and safe during the event.
In 2004, Steve was awarded a New York State Emmy award for outstanding educational programming for his role in creating the highly acclaimed thirty minute severe weather special, Storm Warning, that aired in the spring of 2003. As a follow up to Storm Warning, Steve co-produced, wrote, and directed Storm Warning 2 in the spring of 2004 which earned a New York State Broadcasters award for best educational program.
Doug Sherman - Sports Director
Doug Sherman has been Sports Director at CBS6 since 1997, and has been part of the station's sports team since 1995.
Extensive coverage of Section II high school athletics is where the CBS6 Sports Team shines. Football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, wrestling, softball, soccer, track and field, volleyball, and hockey provide an endless string of story lines which Doug brings to Capital Region viewers each night at 6:00pm, 6:30pm, and 11:00pm.
Tracking the local athletes as they progress through college and into professional sports is another area where CBS6 devotes extensive time for the audience.
When it comes to local college athletics, Siena and UAlbany basketball receive top billing on CBS6. Union and RPI hockey, as well as local professional teams like the Tri-City ValleyCats, Albany Devils, and Adirondack Phantoms are staples of Doug's day-to-day coverage.
The summer months are filled with daily reports from New York Giants Training Camp at UAlbany, as well as coverage from the Saratoga race course.
Doug is also a freelance college basketball play-by-play announcer for ESPN, ESPNU, and ESPN Regional Television. In addition to calling Big East, ACC, and SEC games he has been "The Voice of the MAAC" since 1996.
The Elbridge, NY native previously worked at WSTM-TV in Syracuse, and WENY-TV in Elmira. He spent four years as Sports Director at WPTR radio in Albany while also serving as "The Voice of Siena Basketball" from 1989 through 1993.
The NYS Emmys, the NYS Broadcasters Association, the Associated Press, the Albany Times Union, and Metroland have each recognized Doug's work.
He is a proud alumnus of Syracuse University's prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
He and his wife Sherry make their home in Glenville.
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Kelly O'Donnell - Weekend Sports Anchor
Kelly ODonnell has worked as a sports anchor and reporter with CBS 6 since 2008. And from Sienas double onions win in Ohio, to Unions national championship triumph in Philadelphia " hes had the privilege of covering some of the truly unforgettable sports moments in the Capital Region. But Kelly is just as excited to tell the personal stories you wont find on headlines or in the box score. He enjoys featuring the athlete as much as the accomplishment " and tells many of those stories through the CBS 6 series, Personal Best.
Before joining the WRGB family, Kelly spent four years in Miami as a reporter for the soccer network, GOLTV. Prior to his stint in South Florida, Kelly covered sports for WTVY in Dothan, Alabama. Kelly's originally from Indiana and never hides his allegiance to the Indianapolis Colts. But he most ardently cheers for his alma mater. Kelly graduated from Syracuse University in 2002 and is a passionate fan of everything orange. He's thrilled to be covering sports in the Capital Region. And on the occasional day off, its a good bet youll find him playing golf at Orchard Creek in Altamont.
If you have a story idea, don't hesitate to e-mail Kelly!
Craig Smith - Reporter
Craig Smith joined the CBS 6 News team in August of 2005. A TV news veteran of 20 years, Craig has been reporting Capital Region news since May of 2001.
After starting as a reporter at WABI in Bangor, Maine, Craig went on to become Weekend Anchor/Reporter at WMTW in Portland, Maine; 5 p.m. News Anchor/Reporter at WWLP in Springfield, Massachusetts; and then Anchor/Reporter at WHNS and WSPA in Greenville, South Carolina.
His work there was recognized with awards for consumer reporting. Craig worked briefly as a Producer at WTIC in Hartford, Connecticut, before returning to the air in the Albany market. Craig has done extensive reporting on the federal prosecution of police corruption in Schenectady, and in 2003 he conducted an exclusive interview with Kenneth Wilhelm, the husband of a woman convicted of drowning one son and trying to kill her other son.
Through his high school years in central Vermont, Craig was busy with soccer, hockey and baseball. College brought him to radio, theatre and television.
Jennifer Lewke - Reporter
Jennifer Lewke is an award-winning Investigative Reporter who is excited to now call Albany her home. Jennifer came to the Capital Region a few years ago from just down the Thruway. She spent 7 years as an Investigative Reporter in Syracuse, NY helping to solve thousands of viewer problems and exposing... hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer waste.
Jennifers investigation into a local bus company that continued to operate despite a federal shutdown order won her the 2013 Edward R. Murrow award for Hard News Reporting. Shes also been the winner of The Associated Press's highest individual honor for television news reporting in New York State. Her investigation into the State's decision to spend a million dollars on throw-away stimulus signs took home top investigative honors from the AP and Syracuse Press Club and pressured then-governor David Paterson to rescind the order. She has also written, produced and anchored two primetime specials on consumer-protection topics--both of which were named Best News Special/Documentary by the AP and Syracuse Press Club.
Jennifer has also been honored by the SPC and NYS Broadcasters Association for her work on a safe driving documentary.
Jennifer graduated in 2005 from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with a degree in Communications. While her focus is on Investigative Reporting, Jennifer is also a go-to reporter on breaking news and high-profile stories. She's covered the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, the Boston Marathon Bombings, the three-state search and capture of Bucky Phillips, the mass shooting at a Civic Center in Binghamton and the devastating Megabus Crash in Syracuse. She's also done her fair share of live reporting during major lake effect snowstorms!
When not digging for interesting stories, Jennifer loves spending time with her family and friends. She was born and raised just north of Syracuse in Central Square, NY. She's a member of the local Fusion Volleyball Club and loves playing card games, especially pitch. Shes also a die-hard fan of The Walking Dead and Star Trek and chances are, if you ever pass her in her car, shell be jamming out to Muse or Queen!