Staff Bios


Jerry Taylor

News Director

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Jerry Taylor is the News Director at ABC10 – CW5. He’s a graduate of Central Michigan University. At CMU, he studied Broadcast and Cinematic Arts and Journalism.


Sam Ali

Sports Director

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Sam Ali, born in Detroit, MI, raised in Dearborn, MI, is ABC 10’s Keweenaw Bureau reporter. A graduate of Wayne State University with experience in radio.

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Adam Claibon is ABC 10 / CW 5’s meteorologist. A native of Alabama, and graduate of Florida State University, where he studied Meteorology and Mathematics.


Andy Kulie


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Andy Kulie is a photojournalist for the Upper Peninsula’s ABC 10 with roots in Negaunee as the progeny of several generations of Upper Peninsula residents. He graduated from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing Concentration in 2006.

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Multimedia Journalist

Melanie Palmer is a News Reporter for ABC 10/CW 5 and has just recently joined the news team. She has always been passionate about the news industry and is excited to start off her career at ABC 10. Melanie grew up watching the news with her family and new from an early age that she wanted to be a news reporter.

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Keweenaw Bureau Reporter

Rick Allen is ABC 10’s multimedia Keweenaw Bureau reporter.

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Interactive Media

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Andrew Lorinser is the interactive media manager at ABC 10 / CW 5. He assists the news team, blogs, and oversees social media content and digital marketing.