Rich Newberg is the Senior Correspondent for News 4 Buffalo, WIVB-TV. He joined the CBS affiliate in 1978 as Weekend Anchor, later becoming a main anchor for the 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts. Rich was named Senior Correspondent in 1999, reporting on the big stories of the day and heading the Documentary Unit at News 4. Newberg has won nine New York Emmy Awards for his television specials, including the fight against terrorism, the challenges facing psychiatric outpatients, and developmentally disabled. “Our documentaries generally deal with the human struggle for dignity,” says Newberg.
Newberg’s many state, regional and national awards include the Edward R. Murrow, CINE Golden Eagle, Telly Hugo, Gabriel, New York Festivals World Medal, AP and UPI. Throughout his thirty-seven years as a broadcast journalist, Rich has sought to bring the camera and microphone to people who generally don’t have a voice in society. He started his career as TV News Troubleshooter. Rich worked at ABC affiliates in Syracuse and Rochester, and the NBC owned and operated station in Chicago. Rich received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Arts from Ithaca College, and a Master of Arts degree in News and Public Affairs from Michigan State University. MSU honored Newberg with its Distinguished Alumni Award.