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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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.

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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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As the Bison stands on the edge of history, about to take its place as an official American icon, some hope that the nationwide recognition will shed light on all parts of the creature’s history – including those the American government may be less than proud of.

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A project spearheaded by Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting a closer look by Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. The Buffalo Billion – known for spurring the development of South Buffalo’s SolarCity factory, as well as other regional investment projects – is under investigation for the ways in which its funds were allocated.

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Further investigation into the case of a six-year old boy alleged to have been sexually abused on a City of Buffalo school bus has revealed more disturbing results. The latest development has the school district’s Parent Coordinating Council up in arms.

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Presidential politics are continuing to ramp up in Western New York. Today will mark the second visit by a 2016 candidate, as Bernie Sanders hosts his “Future to Believe in Rally” at UB’s Alumni Arena.

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Even with a state-level law suit finally at an end, real estate developer Acquest has yet to find out if it will be able to turn property in the Town of Amherst into a new office park.

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is challenging calls by some N.F.L. team owners who say the Buffalo Bills will begin to lose their revenue viability if a new stadium isn’t built.

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Daily mail at the Albany office of State Senator Patrick Gallivan contained an unwelcomed surprise on Monday morning. Gallivan’s Communications Director Jim Ranney said the Senator’s office manager opened an envelope addressed to Gallivan, which contained an “unknown substance and a non-specific threat.”

If Krupnik is your drink of choice on Dyngus Day, don’t count on it being part of the celebrations at local bars and the homes of friends and family. One of the most popular brands of the Polish honey-based grain alcohol has been in short supply – if any at all – at local liquor stores this year.

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A new method of prescribing medication is in effect in New York. As of yesterday, paper prescriptions will no longer be hand-written by doctors or accepted by pharmacies across the state.

NYS Missing Persons Clearinghouse

New York State and Erie County issued and later canceled a Silver Alert for a missing elderly Buffalo man on Sunday.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo spent Sunday celebrating Easter with hundreds of New Yorkers at the Governor’s Mansion in Albany. It’s part of a new tradition Cuomo aims to make it an annual one, replacing the long-running New Year’s Open House.

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As of Sunday afternoon, more than 17,000 customers in Southern Ontario were still waiting for Hydro One and PowerStream crews to restore their electricity.

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Buffalo Police are continuing to investigate a Saturday afternoon accident on the city’s west side that has left a teen girl in serious condition.

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Buffalo-based U.S. Coast Guardsmen are collaborating with other law enforcement agencies in learning how to respond to acts of terrorism.

After nearly eight years in office, Niagara County District Attorney Michael J. Violante is resigning from his position. Violante's resignation comes in the wake of two sexual harassment complaints made by female employees and lawsuits filed against him by a female Assistant District Attorney.

No reason or rationale was given by Violante when he submitted a one-sentence resignation letter to Niagara County Attorney Claude Joerg. Joerg said it’s up to Violante to speak explain.

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Think back to the last time you or someone you know bought a full set of hard-copy encyclopedias. It’s probably been years or maybe even a couple of decades. While practices like that are considered outdated, the New York State Assembly hasn’t quite caught up with the times. New recommendations are looking to change that.

A teenage girl is dead, and another one in serious condition after two separate shooting incidents in Buffalo Saturday.

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An alarming report from one of New York’s environmental watchdog shows nearly a sixth of the sewage overflows taking place across the state are happening in Erie County.

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“Our Place in History" was the theme of Thursday’s State of Erie County address, but that place in history will rely on quite a bit of funding.

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It’s not even the middle of March and temperatures have broken the 60 degree mark. If you’re getting out your running shoes and baseball gloves, you won’t be the only one at parks in the City of Buffalo, because spring cleanup is already underway.

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U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez gave a powerful speech on Tuesday night to a coalition of community members who want to bring diversity to the Western New York workforce.

Westmont on North

What was known for nearly five decades as the Nazareth Nursing Home in Buffalo's Allentown neighborhood may soon be demolished to make way for a new senior living facility. The proposal for Westmont on North was presented to the Buffalo Planning Board last night.

Torn Space Theater

After 15 years in Buffalo's Polonia neighborhood, Torn Space Theater is getting closer to finalizing plans for expansion. The theater company presented its proposal to members of the Buffalo Planning Board Monday night, and received approval for what they call a "unique" project.