Since the start of 2017, three local websites have popped up from current/former broadcasters in the Buffalo area. Each have a unique perspective on what they cover and are all good reads!
Former WGRZ-TV anchor/reporter Mary Friona has started Totally Buffalo, a blog/webpage dedicated to all things Buffalo! The site features updates on local happenings, stories about the people of WNY, breaking news, and much more. Friona is also launching a part of the website called Totally Niagara Falls, which covers her hometown and the community that we all treasure and value. The link to her site can be found here (https://www.totallybuffalo.com/).
The Cheektowaga Chronicle is a locally owned, independent, online news publication run by former WKBW-TV and WGRZ-TV photojournalist Jim Herr. The site covers the news around Cheektowaga and dives into investigative reports that affect the community. Herr is a lifelong resident of Cheektowaga and also is a member of the Pine Hill Drum and Bugle Corps, where he’s also served as President of the organization for the past four years. The link to his site can be found here (http://cheektowagachronicle.com/).
Finally, the most recent debut of the trio is Buffalo Sports Page run by Kevin Sylvester and Paul Peck. The site features covers the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bulls, baseball, and golf. The duo are also hosting a radio show of the sports page on WECK-AM/FM on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Sundays during football season from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The list of contributors to the site include UB Athletics Broadcaster Bob Gaughan, Tony Mrozik, J.K. Karlsen, comedian Jeff Wozer, Amy Audibert, Jim Kubiak, Bradley Gelber, football writer Greg Gabriel, Scott Wilson, Buffalo NHL Correspondent Joe Yerdon, and Nick Mendola. You can visit their page by clicking on the link (https://www.buffalosportspage.com/).
Also, Kimberly LaRussa, formerly of YNN Buffalo, started Sweet Buffalo. The site features the good stories around Western New York. The site features stories about businesses, community events, and the people of the area. You can read more by going to the site (http://sweetbuffalo716.com/)
Spectrum News Buffalo is down one reporter as LaMonica Peters has left the station. Peters spent two years in Buffalo as a general assignment reporter/fill-in anchor. Before Buffalo, she worked in radio at KJLH-FM and KPFK-FM and also in television at WXVT-TV and WCBI-TV. She has also been an adjunct instructor at universities in Mississippi. Peters has not announced her plans as of yet but we’ll keep you updated when she does.