Meet the WKOW News Team

Francisco Almanera

Francisco Almenara

Francisco Almenara joined WKOW in June 2018 after working in Rochester, Minnesota at the NBC station KTTC. A relative newcomer to the Midwest, Almenara was born

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George Smith

George Smith

George is the co-anchor of 27 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. He comes to Madison from Chicago where he worked as a morning news anchor and then a sports anchor at WFLD.

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Caroline Bach

Caroline Bach

Caroline joined the 27 News team in August 2014.  She is an executive producer, anchor and reporter.  You can catch her Wednesday through Sunday mornings on Wake Up Wisconsin.

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Emilee Fannon

Emilee Fannon

Emilee joins the WKOW as Capital Bureau Chief from Springfield, Illinois where she was a statehouse reporter for three years. Her highlights while covering Illinois politics

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Michelle Alfini

Michelle Alfini

Michelle Alfini joined the 27 News team in June of 2018 as a multimedia journalist. She comes from WKOW’s sister station KBJR in Duluth, Minnesota.

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Jessica Porter

Jessica Porter

Jessica Porter is co-anchor for Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend. She also reports for Wake Up Wisconsin during the week. She joined the 27 News team in July 2018. Originally from

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Jennifer Kliese

Jennifer Kliese

Jennifer Kliese joined WKOW in October 2011 as a multimedia journalist. She also anchors the weekend evening newscasts. Jennifer is a Wisconsin native. She grew

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Nick Buffo

Nick Buffo

Nick Buffo  is co-anchor on Wake Up Wisconsin after joining 27 News as a multimedia journalist in July 2016. In November 2017, he became Wake Up Wisconsin

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Rebecca Ribley

Rebecca joined the WKOW team in April, 2018 from our sister station in Wausau where she did everything from producing and reporting to anchoring. Originally from

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David Johnson

David Johnson comes to WKOW from WGXA in Macon Georgia, where he was a multimedia journalist and weekend anchor. David graduated from California State University,

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