It’s been a busy few weeks in Buffalo as three broadcasters have left local stations.
Reporter Kevin Jolly has left Spectrum News Buffalo. His last day was Sunday, January 20. Jolly joined the station in March 2010 and had been the station’s weekend anchor and multimedia journalist.
Jolly had worked at WKBW-TV before joining Spectrum News for a time and also was a reporter for WBFO-FM. His previous stops include Rochester, Fort Wayne, and Hagerstown.
He is now Press Secretary for Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes.
Jenn Schanz, reporter at WIVB-TV, announced on Twitter that she would be leaving the station for a new opportunity. Her last day was in late January. She has not indicated where her next stop will be.
Schanz spent four years covering Western New York when she joined the CBS affiliate in 2015. Before coming to the area, she was a reporter at KLKN-TV in Lincoln, Nebraska. The DePaul graduate interned at WMAQ-TV and the Chicago Tribune.
She was a regular volunteer with the Buffalo Broadcasters Association at our events and spoke as a part of the Peer 2 Peer Speakers Tour.
Veteran producer Sally Durwald has left WIVB-TV after nearly two years with the station. She joined in March 2017 after spending 17 years at WGRZ-TV.
Durwald was promoted to Executive Producer in early 2018 and is leaving for WFLA-TV, a sister Nexstar station in Tampa, Florida.