At the end of the May book, 2 reporters are moving onto their next stops. May 23 will be the last day for WGRZ-TV’s Danny Spewak and WIVB-TV’s Ali Ingersoll.Ingersoll is hanging up her microphone (for now) and crossing the pond. She is leaving the station to earn a Master’s Degree in the United Kingdom after spending three years in Buffalo. She has worked a number of shifts but was part of the 4 p.m. newscast launch at WIVB-TV back in March of 2016. She started her career at WSAW-TV and moved to WTAJ-TV a year later. You can see Ingersoll’s message on Twitter embedded below.
Wednesday marks my last day at @news4buffalo. I cannot say thank you enough. It has been an honor to tell your stories.
"Part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That's the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place." pic.twitter.com/BItoAzBCrl
— Ali Ingersoll (@AliIngersoll4) May 21, 2018
Spewak (left) is headed to KARE-TV in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as a General Assignment Reporter for the station. He came to Western New York after graduating from the University of Missouri in 2013 and has spent the last five years in Western New York as a Multimedia Journalist and Fill-In Anchor. Spewak is the third person to head to Minneapolis in the past year or so. He joins KARE-TV producer Ellie Coatar and KSTP’s Callan Gray, both of whom worked at WIVB-TV before their respective moves.
As a new group of Journalism Career Program participants get set to start in June at WKBW-TV, one reporter from the previous class is staying in Western New York. Jeff Slawson, the WNY native, is staying on board at the ABC affiliate as a reporter.
Slawson joined the team in July 2017 and graduated from Syracuse University that same year. He had previously interned at MSNBC and WPIX-TV while in college. Slawson is the second reporter to stay at WKBW-TV after participating in the JCP Program, the first was Josh Bazan.