News Bios

Hannah Messier

My name is Hannah Messier and I’m happy to be KDLT’s Weekend Meteorologist. While growing up my Dad was in the Air Force, which means we did a lot of traveling. During my childhood, I lived in Vermont, Texas, Alaska, and Okinawa, Japan before settling here in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Growing up in diverse climates sparked my interest in…

Jacob Cersosimo

Hello, I’m Jacob Cersosimo and I’m beyond excited to join the KDLT Team. I come to you from St. Cloud, Minnesota where I attended St. Cloud State University. I majored in Television Broadcast Journalism and minored in Sports Management. I spent one year as a part of the Huskies tennis team. While in college I interned at FOX Sports North…

Jenna LeMair

Hi, I’m Jenna LeMair!  I’m honored and excited to be a part of KDLT’s News team as their weekend anchor and a reporter during the week! I’m from Prior Lake, Minnesota and I’m the oldest of three kids. I grew up competitively dancing, singing, acting and cheering. I have always been a creative spirit. Although I’m from Minnesota, South Dakota…

Grace Finerman

Grace Finerman is the new multimedia journalist, and is thrilled to call Sioux Falls home! She is the eldest of two children in the family.  She has a younger brother named Alex, and two dogs named Ava and Biscuit. Grace comes to you from the East Coast. She was born in New York City, but spent a majority of her…

Justin Wulf

Justin joined the KDLT News team as a producer in 2014. In 2015, he was promoted to Assistant News Director but continued to serve as producer for the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. He also shoots and produces Football Fridays on KDLT News. Born in Sioux Falls, raised in Georgia, Justin moved back to South Dakota in 2007. He graduated…

Brandon Green

Brandon comes from Maryland and joins the KDLT Team as a news and sports reporter. Growing up in the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) sports area, Brandon developed a deep love for basketball. But, after his NBA dreams were shot down, Brandon started to focus on his love for talking about the game. “I always liked to watch sports more than…

Tyler Roney

Tyler comes to us from north Iowa having previously spent 7 and a half years at KIMT-TV in Mason City/Rochester. He went from being the weekend meteorologist to being the Chief Meteorologist for 3 years. He was born and raised in a small town in northwest Iowa called Alta. His parents are able to pull in the KDLT signal from…

Aaron Doudna

Aaron Doudna is an Emmy-award winning meteorologist who joined the KDLT weather team in October of 2018. Growing up near Wichita, KS, Aaron saw many different kinds of weather. That’s what sparked his interest in becoming a meteorologist. After high school, Aaron attended the University of Kansas and received a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science with an emphasis in…

Miranda Paige

Miranda Paige is excited to join the KDLT team as a news reporter. She graduated honors from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. While in college she reported and anchored for her school’s student-run newscast, The Met Report, where she won a student Emmy for anchoring and several SPJ awards for her reporting. She also…

Simon Floss

Simon Floss is the newest member of the KDLT News Today team! He anchors with Carleen Wild and also serves as a reporter. He is utterly ecstatic to be a part of the team at KDLT. Floss was born in Sioux City, Iowa. He is the youngest son of Bob and Lisa Floss. He has an older brother, Isaac, who’s…

Carleen Wild

KDLT News Today Anchor

Carleen is KDLT News’ morning anchor and reporter, having joined the team in August of 2017. She brings a variety of experience into the role, working most of her career — 15 years, in broadcast journalism. In recent years, however, she has worked mainly in print, social media, photography, voiceover work, and online for various news and professional outlets from…

Adel Toay

Digital Media Producer

Adel Toay started working at KDLT in May 2014 as a production assistant. He studied at the Art Institute of Los Angeles and South Dakota State University. This is Adel’s second time working at KDLT after he was a production assistant from 2010-2013. In 2016 he moved into the newsroom as KDLT’s Digital Media Producer. Adel is from Sioux Falls, SD…

Kelsie Passolt

KDLT News Anchor

Hello! My name is Kelsie Passolt and I’m so excited to join the KDLT News team anchoring weeknight shows with Tom, Brandon and Mark! I’ve spent most of my 26 years growing up in Hayward, Wisconsin, but I’m a Minnesota girl (and Vikings fan) at heart and by birth! I was born in the Minneapolis suburbs and spent the first…

Adam Huntimer

Chief Photographer

Adam started working at KDLT in August of 2009. He has 5 years of experience covering local sports and news in the area. This is his second stint at KDLT after interning here in the summer of 2002. Adam is originally from Watertown. He went to South Dakota State University, where he majored in Broadcast Journalism and minored in history….

Zach Borg

KDLT News Weekend Sports Anchor

Growing up, Zach wanted be a power forward in the NBA, a pass rushing run stuffing defensive tackle in the NFL, and a power hitting right fielder in the Big Leagues. “After shooting up to 5’7″ during my growth spurt in high school, I was pleased to learn I could combine my love of talking with my love of sports…

Mark Ovenden

KDLT Sports Director

Mark has been in sportscasting since 1976 where he began his career as weekend sports anchor at WTVR in Richmond, VA. The Boston native always wanted to be a sportscaster since driving friends crazy by doing play by play of almost every game he played in as a kid! “The love of sports and gift for gab made this a…

Tom Hanson

KDLT News Anchor

Tom is South Dakota’s most experienced television news anchor. In September of 2014 Tom was awarded the coveted Tom Brokaw Award, named after the longtime NBC News Anchor. In 2013 The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented Tom with the prestigious Silver Circle EMMY award. Tom started his career right here at KDLT as a studio cameraman, master…