News Team

Sam Gabrielli

Chief Meteorologist

Sam began working at FOX 21 in April of 2020 and comes here from KSFY/Dakota News Now where he worked as the weekend meteorologist in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is proud to be an Emmy Award Winner for extended team coverage of an Upper Midwest blizzard from the Spring of 2018. Sam graduated in the Spring of 2017 from…

Jane Kim

REPORTER

Jane Kim joined KQDS FOX News in January 2020. She’s excited to be in the Northland and feels prepared for the weather. After all, she spent the first eighteen years of her life in Minnesota, making her a Minnesotan at heart ready to embrace the snow! Jane’s love for journalism began when she first interned at Channel 12 news (now…

Adam Jagunich

PHOTOJOURNALIST

Adam Jagunich joined the FOX 21 News Team as a Photojournalist in October 2008. Adam is an Emmy Award winning Photojournalist, and has worked in the Media Business since 2002. Adam has worked at Northland’s Newscenter, B105, KOOL 101.7, and MIX 108. Adam even worked a short stint as Homer D. Hound, the Mascot for the Duluth Dukes baseball team!…

Nathaniel LeCapitaine

PHOTOJOURNALIST

Nathaniel is a long-time member of the FOX 21 photojournalism team. He is originally from Ashland, WI, and now lives in Superior. Nathaniel loves the Packers and Lake Superior. He also enjoys fly fishing, and traveling as much as possible. Especially for attending Phish, and Yonder Mountain String Band Concerts. Categories: Photojournalists

Nachai Taylor

REPORTER

Nachai Taylor joined the Fox 21 team in November of 2018 as a reporter and multimedia journalist.  She was born in Philadelphia, but raised in New Castle, Delaware. She considers both home since family is in both places. She is a proud graduate of Morgan State University (Go Bears!) in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Television…

Katharine Huntley

REPORTER

Katharine Huntley joined the Fox 21 news and sports teams in January 2019. She grew up in Northeast, Ohio and then after high school graduation spent the next eight years in Massachusetts. She comes to Fox 21 after spending two years on Cape Cod, Massachusetts working for a public access station reporting on everything the Cape had to offer, including…

Ryan Johnson

WEEKEND METEOROLOGIST

Ryan Johnson joined the FOX21 news team in August 2018 as the weekend meteorologist.  He is excited to get to know people in the Duluth area, where his great-grandparents emigrated from Norway. Ryan grew up deathly afraid of severe weather. If there was a severe thunderstorm or tornado watch, he would get upset and run to the basement. Then, at…

Claudia Chakamian

WEEKEND SPORTS ANCHOR

Claudia Chakamian joined the FOX 21 team in July and is currently the weekend sports anchor and sports reporter. She’s a New Jersey native and proud University of South Carolina alumna (go Gamecocks!). Although she loved her time at USC, she’s very excited to be living in a place again that experiences winter. Claudia worked in student media throughout her…

Arman Rahman

REPORTER

FOX 21 is Arman Rahman’s first stop out of DePaul University in Chicago. There he earned a Bachlor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism, while also heavily studying Arabic. Chicago is his hometown (well a suburb called Des Plaines, but who wants to stay in the burbs?). Even though he’s used to the big city, he digs the small town vibe of…

Sam Ali

SPORTS ANCHOR

Sam Ali joined FOX 21 in January of 2018 and currently serves as the Sports Director for FOX 21 Sports. Before coming to the Northland, Sam spent three years as the Sports Director at ABC 10 in Marquette, MI and also spent a year as News Director at the WOLV radio station in Houghton, MI. In his time in the…

Brett Scott

MORNING ANCHOR

Brett Scott comes to FOX 21 Local News as a native Northlander. Growing up an hour north of Duluth in Silver Bay, Brett has always enjoyed exploring, learning, and getting to know new people across many parts of Northern Minnesota. Brett started his career with FOX 21 in May of 2016, walking in the door as an intern to finish…

Dan Hanger

ANCHOR / REPORTER / PRODUCER

Dan co-anchors FOX 21 News at 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dan joined FOX 21 as a reporter in October 2010 before being promoted to main anchor in August 2011.  He has more than 15 years of experience in television, radio and online journalism. Before FOX 21, Dan worked at GAP West Broadcasting for a cluster of radio stations in…

Alexandra Burnley

ANCHOR / REPORTER

  Alexandra Burnley anchors FOX 21 News at 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. She was raised in Alexandria, Virginia, about a half-hour away from the nation’s capital. Growing up near Washington, D.C. fueled Alexandra’s interest in news and politics. She went south for college, graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Alexandra enjoys getting outside, taking fitness…

Andrew Kirov

WEEKEND ANCHOR

Andrew joined the FOX 21 news team in August 2015. He is originally from Gordon, WI and is a graduate of the UW-Superior Media and Theatre programs. He is the former host of Duluth’s late night talk show, Kirov By Night. Andrew is an active performer in the area and can be seen onstage in various theatrical productions and hosting…

Jeff Schwarten

MORNING PRODUCTION LEAD - DIRECTOR

Jeff Schwarten joined the FOX 21 News Team in October of 2011 as a Production Assistant. In July of 2013 he was promoted to Assistant Production Manager. Jeff moved to Duluth to in 2003 where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota – Duluth. In his free time Jeff enjoys the local music scene, and…