Sports Anchor/Reporter Nick Filipowski is getting set to leave WKBW-TV at the end of July when his contract expires after deciding not to renew his contract. This was first reported by Alan Pergament from the Buffalo News. Filipowski joined Channel 7 in August of 2014 after spending the past five years in Nebraska at KNOP-TV and in Iowa at KTIV-TV as sports anchor/reporter. He covers weekend sportscasts and also fills-in during the week. He also created the “Friday Football Frenzy” show that covered local high school football. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate has not announced any future plans of where he’s headed at this time.
WGRZ-TV is boosting up its investigative team by bringing on Emily Lampa as its newest Investigative Reporter. She is currently an evening anchor and Lead Investigative Reporter at 47ABC (WMDT-TV) in Salisbury, MD. She will begin at the station in early September.
Lampa, a Philadelphia native, joined WMDT-TV in 2011 after working for Central Florida News in Orlando, Florida and also worked at WLUC-TV in Marquette as a reporter. The Rowan University graduate also interned at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia.
Lexi Ziccardi is now the host of “Localized” on Alternative Buffalo (WLKK-FM). Ziccardi takes over for Chelsea O’Donnell, who resigned from the station in June. Ziccardi is a Fredonia graduate and had hosted a similar style program at Fredonia Radio Systems called “The Local-Lo-Down” for 3 years highlighting the region’s local musicians. The program airs weekly on Sunday evenings from 8 to 9 p.m. She also works for the Promotions Department with Entercom as well.
And finally, WIVB-TV is adding two new producers to their staff. LSU graduate Monica Resh comes from WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It’s also a homecoming of sorts for Resh, who was born in Buffalo, but grew up outside of the Western New York area.
Rachel Niemi will begin on July 10 as a producer. She graduated from Ohio University and was a Multimedia News Fellow at Ohio Statehouse. She has also served as a producer/reporter at WJFW-TV in Rhinelander, WI.