2014 Hall of Fame Televison
Don Postles has a unique status among all of the TV anchors in the Buffalo market. He’s the only
one to serve in a primary anchor position at all three of Buffalo’s broadcast news operations.
Postles has been a trusted source of local news in our community since his arrival in Buffalo in 1976.
After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from American University in Washington in 1973, Postles went on to receive a Master’s in Journalism. His career in Buffalo began at WKBW-TV, where he was co-anchor of Eyewitness News, sharing the desk with Irv Weinstein. Postles left Channel 7 in 1987 for an anchor position at KFSN-TV in Fresno, California, only to return to Buffalo just two years later as an
anchor at WGRZ-TV.
In 1993, Postles moved to WIVB-TV, where he’s been ever since. He co-anchors Channel 4’s 5, 6 and 11pm newscasts. For much of his time at WIVB, Postles newscasts have earned the highest viewer ratings.
Postles has won numerous Associated Press and United Press International awards, plus a first place award for investigative reporting from the New York State Broadcasters Association in 1995. He was also honored with the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Journalism for co-anchoring WIVB’s coverage of the crash of Continental Flight 3407.
Among the most interesting stories he has covered, Postles cites the 1981 shooting of Pope John-Paul II and the recovery of Ann Odre, who was shot with the Pope.
Serving frequently as an emcee and speaker for many local organizations, Postles is involved in the community. He says he enjoys the Buffalo area for its four seasons, the people and its ethnic foods.
Postles is married with three children.