A long-time radio personality from Genesee County has passed away. WBTA's Jerry WarnerJerry Warner from WBTA passed away on Sunday evening. The host of the daily morning talk show, Main & Center, was admitted to hospice care a few days before his passing. His career at WBTA spanned over three decades and retired in 2017, citing health issues. Warner was 75 years old.

WBTA has posted a page of remembrances from Warner’s time on the air that you can listen to by clicking here.

Funeral arrangements for Warner have not been set as of Monday evening.


WGRZ-TV welcomes reporter Karys Belger to the team, who joined at the end of October.

Belger came to Western New York after working at WFTX-TV in Fort Meyers, Florida. Before her stop in the Sunshine State, she served as Washington correspondent for KVRR in Fargo, North Dakota. As a native of Maryland, Belger is a graduate of Spelman College and earned a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

A familiar face has returned to local television after a couple years away.

George Richert has returned to WIVB-TV as a reporter. He left the station after the February sweeps back in 2016 and served as the Director of Communications for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. Before rejoining the station, he had a 17-year stint with the CBS affiliate as a reporter and previously worked at WBEN-AM before that. Richert left his post as Director of Communications in September 2018.

He shared the news via tweet that he has returned to his former role.

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