Meet the HOI Team

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  • Brian Walder

    Brian Walder

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 11:48 AM EDT2017-06-13 15:48:13 GMT

    A lifetime of being fascinated by the weather has led me to the Heart of Illinois as the Chief Meteorologist for HOI News. 

    A lifetime of being fascinated by the weather has led me to the Heart of Illinois as the Chief Meteorologist for HOI News. 

  • Gretchen Wirtz

    Gretchen Wirtz

    Gretchen Wirtz has been with HOI News since 2001, when she joined the station as Weekend Weather Anchor and Weekday Reporter. In 2004, Gretchen moved to HOI News Daybreak, where she does weather and anchors the news. 

    Gretchen Wirtz has been with HOI News since 2001, when she joined the station as Weekend Weather Anchor and Weekday Reporter. In 2004, Gretchen moved to HOI News Daybreak, where she does weather and anchors the news. 

  • Mark Welp

    Mark Welp

    Mark Welp joined the HOI news team in March 2006. He and Gretchen Wirtz can be seen on HOI-19 News Daybreak, the most important television show in history, weekday mornings from 5-7 am. 

    Mark Welp joined the HOI news team in March 2006. He and Gretchen Wirtz can be seen on HOI-19 News Daybreak, the most important television show in history, weekday mornings from 5-7 am. 

  • Jenise Rebholz

    Jenise Rebholz

    Jenise joined the WEEK/HOI team in Fall of 2016. While her main function is producing Good Company for HOI ABC, you can find her filling in for weather and at the news desk, too. Jenise was born, raised and educated in Central Illinois. She graduated from Bradley University in 2016 with a degree in Communications. While in school she reported and anchored for BU-TV News and interned with two news stations. 

    Jenise joined the WEEK/HOI team in Fall of 2016. While her main function is producing Good Company for HOI ABC, you can find her filling in for weather and at the news desk, too. Jenise was born, raised and educated in Central Illinois. She graduated from Bradley University in 2016 with a degree in Communications. While in school she reported and anchored for BU-TV News and interned with two news stations. 

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