Your head may be swinging in trying to keep track of all the moves in local television and radio. We recap the changes in our story!
WIVB-TV is making quite a few moves in the past few weeks with the most recent change happening just moments ago.
Following the departure of Nick Filipowski, the station hired Hamburg High School and SUNY Oswego grad Brian Chojnacki (top left) as a sports anchor/reporter. But that’s not all, Jenna Harner (top right) is also leaving the station after just two years in Western New York and is headed to Pittsburgh’s WPXI-TV. It took virtually no time at all for the station to hire Heather Prusak (bottom right) from WGRZ-TV as Harner’s replacement. According to the Buffalo News, Prusak will start on April 7.
On a similar note, the station has added Jerry Sullivan (center left) as a digital data reporter, a position he began at the beginning of March. Sullivan is a veteran of local sports and wrote for the Buffalo News for over thirty years. Sullivan and former columnist Bucky Gleason hosted a show on WHLD-AM from 2018 until February 2020. Gleason left the show in 2019 to work for Catholic Health.
The station also bid farewell to Katie Alexander (bottom left), weekend morning anchor and reporter, who is leaving television altogether. Alexander spent the last five years in Buffalo at the station and she has not announced her next steps but will be moving closer to home in Ohio.
Lastly in news from the local CBS affiliate, Kelsey Anderson (bottom center) will become the third anchor of “Wake Up!” starting in April. Anderson moved back to Buffalo in 2018 as a reporter and fill-in anchor after spending over 4 years working out west in Boise, Idaho. Anderson joins Dave Gerber and Melanie Orlins at the anchor desk along with meteorologist Mike Cejka.
Also worth noting, the station posted an opening for a traffic reporter that will also be part of their morning show in the coming weeks and months.