A new face has joined the desk of WIVB-TV’s Wake Up!
Dave Greber (above) has been promoted to co-anchor of the station’s 4.5 hour morning program alongside co-anchor Melanie Orlins and meteorologist Mike Cejka. Greber had previously been the co-anchor of the 4 and 6:30 p.m. newscasts alongside Christy Kern, a post he started in January 2018. Before his anchoring roles, Greber was a reporter and fill-in anchor after joining the station in March of 2015.
Before joining WIVB-TV, Greber worked as a print journalist in Ohio covering the southwestern portion of the station. He switched over to television broadcasting and worked at WKRC-TV and WBNG-TV, where he spent 4 years as the evening anchor.
Dave Rosenthal, Former Senior Director of News and Public Affairs, left the station in late August after his position was eliminated, that according to the Buffalo News. Rosenthal was promoted to the role in April 2018, following the retirement of Brian Meyer.
In May 2016, Rosenthal was named Managing Editor of “Great Lakes Today,” a regional journalism collaboration between public WNED | WBFO, WXXI in Rochester, and ideastream in Cleveland, Ohio. Great Lakes Today has produced pieces that have aired on NPR and public radio stations across the country including in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Rosenthal came to Western New York after serving as the Senior Editor of Investigations and Enterprise for the Baltimore Sun for 28 years. His leadership led to national awards and honors including the Clark Mollenhoff Award for Excellene in Investigative Reporting, the Investigative Reporters & Editors’ Breaking News Award, and more. He also previously worked at the Roanoke Times and World-News.
2015 Hall of Fame Inductee Keith Radford will be shifting to part-time work once his contract expires at the end of 2018. Radford indicated that he’ll be scaling back on his schedule, which includes dropping the 12 p.m. newscast duties. In an article from the Buffalo News, Radford mentions that he’s been thinking about cutting back on his current work schedule or retiring completely.
He has been with WKBW-TV for 31 years and covered many of the stories that have impacted the WNY region. Before coming to Buffalo, Radford spent five years at KUTV-TV, the NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah and as a reporter for CKVR-TV in Barrie, Ontario.