Each year, WKBW-TV announces the hire four new journalists as a part of the Journalism Career Program through the E.W. Scripps Company and Syracuse University.
In announcements on social media, some big moves have been shared in the past 24 hours.
A familiar voice is returning to the morning airwaves and we’re sure that you know who it is…
Following the departure of Joe Chille from WECK-AM/FM, Radio One Buffalo Owner Buddy Shula announced a promotion from within.
It has been an active month of December in local media with a number of changes and updates to pass along.
2 reporters have recently left local television for new opportunities.
A new face has joined the desk of WIVB-TV’s Wake Up!
WKBW-TV reporter and Saturday evening anchor Liz Lewin has left after completing her second stint with the station.
Lewin rejoined the ABC affiliate in June 2016 and was a reporter for the station’s morning show. In August 2017, it was announced that Lewin would be taking over the Saturday evening anchor spot. She had quietly left the station earlier this summer and is now headed west. Lewin announced on social media that she will be the new weekend morning anchor at WILX-TV in Lansing, Michigan.
Lewin is a graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media Studies from Fordham University in New York City and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
The station also wasted no time in searching for a replacement for Lewin. The newest member of the WKBW-TV team is reporter Madison Carter.
Carter, a Syracuse University graduate, comes to Western New York after working at WVIR-TV in Charlottesville, Virginia, for two years. She began as a multimedia journalist and eventually rose to the role of morning anchor. Her reporting was honored with two Virginias Associated Press Awards and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
In the station’s press release, Vice President and General Manager Mike Nurse said, “I look forward to seeing her embrace the WNY community and report on the issues that affect our area.”
Buddy Shula, CEO and owner of WECK, announced that Richard “Dick” Bauerle has joined WECK-AM/FM as a Senior Marketing Manager.
Bauerle, who has over three decades of experience, joins the station after 12 years with Entercom Buffalo as an Account Executive. In the station’s press release, Bauerle said, “I have watched Buddy grow his radio station group to a major player in Buffalo in a very short time and it is time for me to hop on board.”
The station employs a number of veteran on-air personalities and recognized behind-the-scenes personnel since Shula’s purchase of the station.
In an announcement on Facebook, Steve Marth has confirmed that he will begin as Assistant News Director at Spectrum News Buffalo on Friday. Marth is a current member of the Board of Directors for the Buffalo Broadcasters Association.
Marth has spent his entire career in Western New York at Spectrum News Buffalo and has been there through three name changes (formerly YNN Buffalo and Time Warner Cable News Buffalo). He began at the station as an intern in the summer of 2009 and eventually joined as a freelance news assistant in 2010. His climb through the ranks continued as he was promoted from producer to senior producer and then to executive producer, which was his most recent role.
He graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication. Marth started in print, writing for The Spectrum at the University at Buffalo, before becoming the publication’s editor-in-chief in 2009. In February 2009, after the crash of Flight 3407, Stephen served as a runner for ABC News and – for the first time – saw the broadcasting side of journalism.
Lia Lando has signed off from WKBW-TV after 11 months at the anchor desk. She was hired in July 2017 to cover Sunday evening newscasts after Hannah Buehler was named to a weekday anchor slot.
You may recall that Lando was the interim anchor at WIVB-TV after Lisa Flynn retired from the station from 2009 to 2010. After that she spent five years at WHEC-TV in Rochester as the anchor of “Roc City Tonight” and the station’s 11 p.m. broadcast. Lando is returning to WROC-TV, where she had previously worked, as an anchor for the station on a full-time basis.