Avery Schneider

Reporter/Program Host/Administrative Assistant

Avery began his broadcasting career as a disc jockey for WRUB, the University at Buffalo’s student-run radio station.

Avery ventured into journalism as a staff writer for The Spectrum at SUNY Buffalo and then into broadcast journalism as a newsroom intern at WBFO. He was part of the team that covered the crash of Flight 3407, which won the Regional Edward R. Murrow Award and PRNDI First Place Award for Breaking News. Avery also worked as a Media Specialist Intern for University Communications at SUNY Buffalo.

In 2010, Avery became a part-time evening reporter for WBFO. Since 2014, he has returned to the newsroom’s airwaves, taking a hands-on approach to covering events and issues around Western New York and hosting weekend programs. He also plays a key role in keeping the newsroom running as a part-time administrative assistant.

Avery is a 2010 graduate of the University at Buffalo with a B.A. in English, a Journalism Certificate, and minors in Education and Military Science. He has been a member of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association Board of Directors since 2015.

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U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

A longtime Washington lobbyist and experienced voice in the international business community says there is no better time to talk about trade. That is exactly what Bill Lane did, as he gave the keynote address at Wednesday’s World Trade Celebration at Buffalo Riverworks.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Scores of community leaders turned out Wednesday at Larkinville for a big-picture view of regional business. Buffalo Niagara Partnership President Dottie Gallagher-Cohen presented the organization’s annual report, highlighting accomplishments in the 2015-2016 fiscal year.


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The City of Buffalo has temporarily shut down a Chippewa Street bar that was the scene of violence last weekend.

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For kids with no place to go when school is out, days can often be spent bored at home or out on the streets of local communities, unsupervised and un-engaged. Thanks, in part, to the return of a county-funded program, that won’t be the case for hundreds of children.


After three months of negotiations, Kaleida Health has reached a tentative agreement with three unions that represent 7,500 of its employees.

New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

Just in time for Father's Day, a state agency has published a resource guide for new and expectant fathers.

New York State Senate

Albany lawmakers worked through the overnight hours into Saturday morning, settling a number of measures at the end of the legislative session. State Senator Patrick Gallivan ( R, C, IP ) of the 59th Senate District said some items were still overlooked.

New York State Division of Military & Naval Affairs

A New York Army National Guard aviation unit, headquartered in Rochester, welcomed a new commander on Saturday.

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Gunfire erupted during a large gathering on the first block of Durham Avenue in the City of Buffalo early Saturday morning, sending three people to the hospital.

Canal Corporation

A local tourist attraction and banquet facility is assuring the public that maintenance on a Western New York portion of the Erie Canal will not impede its operations.

It's time to get fishing poles and tackle ready, as state environmental officials open the regular harvest season for largemouth and smallmouth bass.

The Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo is celebrating the addition of a arescued Arctic fox, and is celebrating Father's Day with the debut of its new lion cub.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an air quality alert for Western New York, in effect from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday.

An expert on Freedom of Information Law is saying the City of Buffalo has more to gain in complying with a Freedom of Information Law request than a defendant has to lose in a federal civil rights case.

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Ride-hailing has been touted as a mechanism for job creation, a way to lessen drunk driving, and a key to improving transportation in areas where it is otherwise lacking. On Tuesday morning, a group of advocates joined forces to urge Albany lawmakers to decide on legislation that would bring ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to cities across Upstate New York.

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For those looking to stretch their creative muscles this weekend, Canalside might be a desirable destination. The popular waterfront venue is hosting a watercolor clock painting session this evening and a class on knitting tomorrow afternoon. Both are part of the ongoing “Canalside Create Series.”

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Buffalo’s Canalside opens its popular free summer concert series this evening with Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires. Also debuting are some new security measures at the waterfront destination.


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The inaugural Central Termin8er brought artists and cyclists of all kinds together at the Buffalo Central Terminal this weekend.

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For the third year in a row, WBFO News received top radio honors in the New York State Associated Press Association's annual awards competition.

Seneca Iroquois National Musem

Native American culture and history is taking center stage in the first annual Heritage Day at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca.

The Trust for Public Land

A recent nationwide rating ranks Buffalo’s parks at 52nd among those of 100 major cities. While the city did well overall in the rankings for various assessments, one area it cited as needing improvement is not what most Buffalo residents might expect.


Sweet Fortunes Facebook Page

Every year, high schoolers participating in Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship put their business savvy to the test in the USA National Championship. This year’s competition in Sacramento, California saw Sweet Fortunes, a cupcake company created at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Tonawanda, rise to the top and take first place in the Socially Responsible Business category. For a few young women, the experience has been about more than just the win.

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Just in time for Memorial Day weekend's hot and muggy weather, splash pads are opened up across the City of Buffalo. Nine of cool down spots are being made available a month earlier than scheduled.

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Saying he wants to change what he sees as a culture of corruption and overspending in the office, former Assistant District Attorney Mark Sacha has his sights set on becoming Erie County’s top legal watchdog.

The Trust for Public Land

As City of Buffalo residents kick off the holiday weekend, many may be planning to spend some time in a public park. A recent assessment of those parks says that while conditions are strong, there’s room for improvement.


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The future of one of Buffalo’s most commonly used highways may be getting some serious scrutiny. Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on the New York State Department of Transportation to immediately begin an environmental review of downtown Buffalo’s Skyway.

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City, state and community leaders gathered in Buffalo’s Fruit Belt neighborhood on Friday to announce an agreement aimed at protecting residents of the Fruit Belt neighborhood from infringement on parking spaces by employees of the constantly growing Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

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Green energy giant SolarCity is cooperating with U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in his investigation of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” initiative.

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The Cheektowaga Assemblywoman sanctioned following a sexual harassment complaint filed by a top aide has decided not to run for re-election.

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The Western New York region and many of its landmarks are taking a leading role in a made-for-television movie, airing Saturday night on the Lifetime Movie Network. “A Mother’s Revenge,” filmed in Buffalo and Niagara Falls last summer under the working title, “Trial” at 8 p.m.

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