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.

In February 2017, Avery was assigned as the Lead Reporter for the WBFO Health & Wellness News Desk.

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.

Ways to Connect

Douglas Levere / University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo is celebrating a milestone achievement with Tuesday morning’s grand opening of the new home of its medical school.


Making the move to heat and cool your home or small business with geothermal energy can be costly. A Western New York state Assemblyman is among a group of lawmakers backing a bill to add low or no-interest financing for that cost to the state’s On-Bill Recovery Financing Program.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Close to 5,000 patients go to and from the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center each year using the CARExpress shuttle. The long-running service began through the support of a generous donor, and expanded on Monday with the help of another.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

World AIDS Day – a global effort to bring attention to the ongoing HIV epidemic – is being observed today. In Erie County, where more than 100 new cases of HIV are diagnosed each year, the County’s Department of Health is working to raise awareness through the media, online, and with partners in the community. Here’s what the county’s top doctor wants you to know.


Catholic Health

The official start of winter is just weeks away and, so far, Western New York has dodged any significant cold or snow. But that doesn’t mean area medical facilities aren’t expecting it and staying ready.


Michael Mroziak / WBFO News

How can Western New York fix the lack of physical activity among its kids? Two local foundations are looking for your help finding the answer.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Expectant mothers in Niagara Falls are finding an improved model of prenatal care by monitoring their own health and sharing the experience of pregnancy.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Take a tour of the move from Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to the new Oishei Children's Hospital in this photo gallery.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

"Move Day" began at 7 a.m. Friday for the staff and patients of Women & Children's Hospital, as they take the 1.2 mile journey to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and settle into their new home at the Oishei Children's Hospital. Follow this page for updates throughout the day.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

A new chapter is about to begin for Buffalo’s medical community, as staff at Women and Children’s Hospital close out 125 years of welcoming newborns into the world and treating sick kids. Plans to move to the new Oishei Children’s Hospital have been in the works for years, but as they come to fruition, hospital staff are having an emotional time saying goodbye.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Friday morning marks the planned beginning of the move from Women and Children’s Hospital on Bryant Street to the new Oishei Children’s Hospital in the heart of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. In this historic move, there are many things patients, families, and the public at large need to know.


Michael Mroziak / WBFO News

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, on his way to a second term in office, is calling his win by more than 21-thousand votes a landslide compared to other county-wide races.

Michael Mroziak / WBFO News

A registered Democrat running on the Republican ticket won the seat of Erie County Clerk in Tuesday’s Elections, beating out a political newcomer.


Democracy Now!

Independent investigative journalist Amy Goodman will be visiting Buffalo this Friday night to give the keynote address at the Western New York Peace Center’s 50th annual dinner. WBFO’s Avery Schneider spoke with Goodman, ahead of the visit, about the state of journalism and the role of the media.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Being a victim of domestic violence is challenging enough, but fighting it through the court system can sometimes add unwanted stress to the situation. An agency in Erie County is helping victims fight for the justice and protection they need while spending minimal time in the courtroom.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

The City of Buffalo welcomed experts from the bioscience, pharmaceutical, and medical technology communities this week for the annual MedTech Conference. It’s an opportunity for them to harness the power of partnership and turn an eye towards the future.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Domestic violence advocacy groups are getting a financial boost by way of grants from the State of New York.


He was remembered as a man who lived by the values of his careers in the military and Buffalo Police Department. And as one of those speaking at his funeral put it, Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner is hero not because of how he died but because of how he lived.


Douglas Levere / University at Buffalo

A Buffalo-based startup is showing strong progress in developing a new and effective cancer treatment. Now it’s time for them to take the leap into human testing.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Thousands of police officers and members of the general public are expected to attend Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner's funeral Wednesday inside KeyBank Center. Police officials on Monday advised the public of several road closures that will be necessary to accommodate funeral traffic, including the procession to Forest Lawn Cemetery.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

In just over three weeks, the new Oishei Children’s Hospital at the Buffalo Niagara Medical campus will open to the public. From the moment patients and staff walk in, it’s going to be evident that the new state-of-the-art hospital was designed with families in mind.


The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is adding another set of eyes to the streets as its patrol officers take part in a 60 day trial of body cameras. While Deputies will weigh the pros and cons of the cameras themselves, department officials are already considering other factors.


JustTellOne.org

An online peer-to-peer public awareness campaign aimed at helping Western New York youth deal with mental health and substance abuse is celebrating a successful first year and turning its focus towards expansion.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

How do you get to a new hospital? Practice, practice, practice. That’s exactly what the staff at Women and Children’s Hospital did Friday morning to prepare for the move to their new home.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

A new integrated medical facility is serving thousands of Buffalo-area residents by building a community based around health care.


Catholic Health

Joseph McDonald has lead the hospitals and institutions of Catholic Health for the last 15 years, overseeing the challenges of a budding organization, operating in a region overflowing with competition, and building a team that is ready for the uncertain future of American health care. On Tuesday, McDonald announced his retirement and WBFO's Avery Schneider spoke with him about his long tenure and what lies ahead for Catholic Health.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

An innovative new program is helping those who care for young, critically ill patients express themselves and help others understand their struggles.

Lynn Bader / WNED|WBFO

For better or worse, the effects of the Vietnam War are still being felt today. As part of WNED|WBFO’s “Our Vietnam Voices” series, Avery Schneider takes a look at special program in the Western New York court system that – thanks to the influence of Vietnam veterans – helps others who served put their lives on a better path.

StoryCorps

Across the country, everyone has a different memory of the September 11th attacks. But for counter-terrorism and human rights lawyer Julia Hall, one of the most poignant experiences of the day was that of another human being. Julia told her 9/11 story to her husband Patrick Mahoney during a visit to the StoryCorps mobile tour booth in Buffalo last September.


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