Sharing news about some returns to the Western New York airwaves.

Robert Hackford shared the news on Twitter that he will be joining WGRZ-TV on August 3.

The Western New York native has spent four years at WSYR-TV in Syracuse after his graduation from SUNY Oswego in 2016. He started at the station as a producer, then as a reporter, and mostly recently was the station’s weekend morning anchor. While in school, he interned at WGRZ-TV and CBS News.

You can see Hackford’s announcement below:


We are excited to reshare the news that former chief meteorologist Don Paul will be returning to the airwaves on July 13 and 14, which was previously reported in the Buffalo News.

Don Paul in a suit in front of the old Circle 7 background.
Courtesy: wkbw.com

Paul returned to the station at the end of June on a “temporary assignment,” as he called it, following the sudden departure of meteorologist Stevie Daniels.

Paul was a mainstay at WIVB-TV, where he spent most of his career, but he also he worked at WGRZ-TV in the late 80s and at WKBW-TV from 2016 to 2018.

Paul is a 2016 inductee into the Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. You can watch his induction video by clicking this link.


Investigative reporter and fill-in anchor Emily Lampa confirmed on Friday that she has left WGRZ-TV.

Empliy Lampa wearing a red blouse in front of a Buffalo skyline
Courtesy: wgrz.com

Lampa, who came to Western New York in September 2017 was seen on many of the station’s broadcasts and most recently was reporting on Daybreak before she went on extended leave, as reported by The Buffalo News.

She had previously worked in Orlando, Marquette, and Salisbury, Maryland before coming to WGRZ-TV.

She indicated that she is staying in the area and also leaving to spend more time with her family.

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