Here are a few stories that we want to update you about regarding a new addition, promotion, and departure!
Meteorologist Stevie Daniels announced her departure from WIVB-TV after just 15 months in Buffalo. She joined the station back in March 2019. She shared the announcement on her social media channels (see below) and did not share where she is headed next.
Daniels is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and was no stranger to the weather in Western New York having spent two years at WETM-TV in Elmira.
A big promotion for James Kurdziel was announced last month. Kurdizel will take over as PD at KQRS-FM in Minneapolis, Minnesota and continues in his role as PD and midday host at 103.3 The Edge (WEDG-FM) until a replacement is found, according to AllAccess.
Kurdziel has been steadily rising through the ranks within Cumulus. Back in 2018, he was promoted to Regional Vice President, Rock Programming, and oversaw stations within the northeast under that format. He will keep that role in addition to his duties in Minneapolis.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m beyond grateful. Being at the helm of KQRS, and working with Tom Barnard and the talented staff there is humbling and I am thrilled,” said Kurdziel in a statement to AllAccess.
And a new reporter recently started at WKBW-TV during the COVID-19 pandemic. Melanie Camp is the newest reporter for AM Buffalo, who replaces Courtney Corbetta who left the station in early 2020. She will be a feature reporter and co-host for the program along with veteran Linda Pellegrino.
Camp is new to Western New York after working in Venice Beach, California for a local newspaper but originally hails from Perth, Australia. In addition to her work as a journalist, she hosted programs on Dish Network called “Battlecam Live.