ABC 10 Staff

Thomas Fournier Thomas Fournier
Keweenaw Bureau Reporter

Thomas graduated from Central Michigan University in December 2019 with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, with a minor in Multi-media Design. Following his graduation he worked with the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League as an Intern putting together end of game highlight videos. During the COViD-19 pandemic he worked with In10sity Dance around the country as a photographer. Now he can be found in and around the Copper Country reporting in the most incredible area of the state. If you have a story idea for Thomas, you can email him at

Jessica Potila Jessica Potila

Jessica Potila is an Ishpeming native and award-winning multimedia journalist who returned to the Upper Peninsula after 22 years of living in Maine. She has 10 years of journalism experience reporting for Fiddlehead Focus, St. John Valley Times, and Bangor Daily News. She is the recipient of 36 Maine Press Association awards for writing and photography. Her work has also been published in Today’s Parent (Canada) and her late uncle Joe Potila’s book The Yellow Snow Meltdown. She is a proud Northern Michigan University Graduate with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, attending and performing in theater productions, and training for her first 5k, which she intends to walk. Jessica can be reached at (207) 316-5881 or

Shane Barry Shane Barry
Production Assistant

Shane is a born Yooper, grew up right here in Ishpeming, Michigan. He graduated from Ishpeming High in 2018. Shane enjoys spending his time playing video games, hanging out with family, and watching Football. He currently works in Master Control department and helps produce the daily newscast.