In an announcement made this morning on his Facebook page, Brian Meyer will be leaving his position of Senior Director of News and Public Affairs at WBFO-FM on March 30, 2018.
Meyer joined WBFO-FM as News Director in September of 2014 and was promoted to his current position in March of 2016. He joined the station after an award-winning career at the Buffalo News for over three decades as a reporter. Meyer covered a variety of beats in his tenure with the Buffalo News including the city government and the happenings inside City Hall. He also worked on the Buffalo News’ early digital media efforts. Before his career with the Buffalo News, Meyer was a reporter at WBEN-AM and supervised hundreds of interns during that time, many of whom are working in the broadcasting field.
During Meyer’s time at WBFO-FM, the station has launched a number of reporting initiatives including Great Lakes Today and company sponsored news desks led by WBFO’s reporting staff.
He is an inductee of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame and earned that award in 2010. Meyer is an advisor and adjunct professor at Buffalo State College and has previously taught at Medaille College. In addition, he chairs the Greater Buffalo Chapter’s Society of Professional Journalists Scholarship Fund.
Viewers tuning to WGRZ-TV’s Daybreak will notice a new face joining the morning team. Kate Welshofer officially joined the NBC affiliate earlier this month after spending over 20 years with Spectrum News in Rochester and in Albany. She was an evening anchor for the station in Albany before moving back to Western New York. General Manager Jim Toellner indicated that she will be working on digital content and work on the Daybreak show.
Aside from broadcasting, Welshofer runs a YouTube channel named, “No TelePrompTer, No Mercy.” You can see her welcome video to the Queen City by clicking on the link. Welshofer is a native of Perry, New York in Wyoming County and attended St. Bonaventure University. Her work has earned recognition from the New York State Associated Press Association.