After just under 5 years at WMSX-FM (Mix 96), Laura Daniels is no longer with the Townsquare Media cluster. Daniels took over hosting/DJing the morning program after Joe Chille retired in August 2012. During her tenure at WMSX-FM, she hosted the program with Gordon Scherer, Keith Kelly, and Eric Jordan. In a brief conversation, Daniels said she is grateful for her time at Townsquare Media and said, “I am looking for my next Buffalo broadcasting opportunity.”
The Jamestown native began her career in 1998 in Albany, New York at WYJB-FM. During that time, she hosted the morning program at the station and was a radio personality on WFLY-FM, WDVT-FM, and WZMR-FM as well. She also worked many different areas in radio operations including production and did television traffic in the Capital Region.
She is also the President of Laura Daniels, Inc., a voiceover and copywriting business. Daniels is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia and serves on the Board of Directors for the Community Services Support Foundation.
There has been no announcement of future plans. Meanwhile, Juli Hinds is handling morning duties on an interim basis.
WIVB-TV is the latest station in town to see two producers head off to new opportunities. Ellie Coatar, a University of Missouri graduate, is on the move to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to work at TEGNA owned KARE-TV as a producer. Coatar was a producer on WIVB-TV’s most recent newscast endeavor, “News 4 at 4” and had also produced other shows during that time.
Also, 2015 Tim Russert Medal of Merit Award winner Dan Schrack is headed off to WENY-TV in Elmira, New York to be a weekend morning anchor and reporter. Schrack began as an intern in the spring of 2015 and was later upped to Assignment Editor. He was then added to the producing staff and was most recently producing the 6 a.m. hour of “Wake Up!” He is a graduate of Niagara County Community College and was recognized for his commitment to the broadcast field at the Hall of Fame Ceremony in 2015 upon receiving the Medal of Merit Award.