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Callan Gray, from WIVB-TV, bid farewell to viewers in Western New York earlier this month. You can see her goodbye in the tweet below.

https://twitter.com/CallanGray4/status/983215827171332096

The former weekend anchor/reporter has moved to KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which is Market 15 in the country. She will be a reporter for the ABC affiliate. Gray’s three-year stint in Buffalo came after she worked at WCYB-TV/WEMT-TV in Tri-Cities, Tennessee as a reporter and anchor. while at Syracuse University, she was also the local host at WAER-FM of All Things Considered, NPR’s flagship program.

She is a graduate of Syracuse University where she earned degrees in Journalism and Earth Science.


Two Ithaca College graduates have started at WIVB-TV within the past few weeks.

Kelsey Anderson joined the station in March 2018 as a multi-media journalist. The Western New York native spent over four years in Boise, Idaho, at KBOI-TV as an anchor and reporter. Before leaving the station, Anderson was the station’s morning anchor alongside Bryan Levin. While out west, she earned awards from the Idaho State Broadcasters Association and the Idaho Press Club for her reporting. Anderson previously interned at WKBW-TV and WENY-TV in Elmira, New York.

WIVB-TV wasted no time in finding a replacement for Shannon Shepherd, who left the station to join Fox Sports San Diego. Jenna Harner joins the CBS affiliate as a sports reporter/anchor from WENY-TV in Elmira, New York, where she most recently served as Sports Director. She made her on-air debut this past weekend, just in time for the NFL Draft, baseball in Western New York, and the Bandits season. She is originally from Connecticut and interned at WFSB-TV and Fox CT before her stint in Elmira.

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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.