A pair of announcements from local stations about some comings and goings as we get set to wrap up 2019.
It’s that time of year when a pair of local broadcasters spend their first holiday season in Western New York, while others get set to leave or take new roles.
In an announcement on Twitter earlier this week, sports reporter/anchor Nick Filipowski (left) shared that he will be leaving WIVB-TV after the Bills play their last game of the season. Filipowski is leaving the broadcasting business altogether and talking a job with the Williamsville Central School District as Director of Public Relations and Communications. He joined the station in August of 2017.
Filipowski has been in Western New York since 2014 and spent the first three years across town at WKBW-TV as a sports anchor/reporter. Before coming to the Queen City, he worked at stations in Iowa and Nebraska.
Staying within the same station, as a part of the station’s growing digital presence, WIVB-TV has hired Jonathan Cubit (right) as their first Digital Meteorologist delivering forecasts on the station’s digital platforms.
Cubit comes from downstate where he was worked with FiOS1 News, which recently shut down their operations in the summer of 2019. He previously served as the station’s weekend meteorologist, a role he started in 2018. He is a graduate of the University at Albany.
After two and a half years at WGRZ-TV, Joshua Robinson announced on Twitter that he is leaving the TEGNA-owned station at the beginning of 2020.
Robinson is leaving to take an opportunity out west at KREM-TV in Spokane, Washington, as co-anchor of the morning show.
He came to Western New York after working at the duoply in Missoula, Montana. Before Robinson made the career change to journalism, he was a pastry chef that worked on the Las Vegas strip and worked in a bakery within his hometown of Fresno, California.
Robinson’s last day is January 1, 2020.
Lastly, the station recently hired Danielle Church (left) as a reporter and producer. She relocated to Western New York in November.
Church spent the last two and a half years in Fargo, North Dakota at KVRR-TV as a producer, reporter, and weekend anchor. She is a DePaul University graduate and interned at WGN-TV.