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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As the National Transportation Safety Board begins its investigation into what caused the mid-air collision of two small planes over North Collins, the names of its victims have been released.

Trautman Associates

Despite a State Supreme Court judge’s ruling, advocates opposing the 23-story tower planned for Buffalo’s Outer Harbor say they’ll continue their fight.

Habiba Mohamed was born in a refugee camp in Kenya to parents from Somalia. She nows lives in Buffalo and is excited to record her family's story at the StoryCorps Buffalo mobile tour stop. Mohamed was among a studio full of people who attended a special StoryCorps listening event Thursday night at WNED|WBFO.

The surprise move by a local franchisee to close more than a dozen Western New York Dunkin’ Donuts locations may indicate financial challenges, and may also offer opportunity for other local businesses.

Colleen Probst

Emergency crews from across Western New York were called to respond to a plane sliding off the runway at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport during Saturday night’s rain storms. The good news – it was all part of a drill.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Will coverage of Buffalo Bills games be focused on the exploits of players on the field, or on drunken fans in the parking lots outside the stadium this season? Tonight's home-opener against the New York Jets is an opportunity to find out.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

For Buffalo Bills fans, this Thursday night brings the team’s home opener and a “new norm” in game-day security.


Eileen Elibol / WNED|WBFO

A traveling project that has collected tens of thousands of stories by everyday people has rolled into Buffalo. StoryCorps's mobile studio is now parked at Canalside and, for the next month, will be welcoming local people from all walks of life to share their stories.


WBFO file photo

Karibu News, a newspaper focused on the immigrant and refugee community, celebrated its one year anniversary this weekend.

Website of the Chautauqua County Sheriff

For years, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office has been trying to find a new, more efficient way for inmates’ loved ones to visit them. With a new video conferencing system, they’ve got it.

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After going nearly a year without a contract, some local nurses and their union continue to work on bargaining for a new agreement. But while representatives are at the table, others are practicing their picketing.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

LaSalle Park on Buffalo’s West Side is well-known for potholes and roller-coaster-like drives along the waterfront. With an infusion of $1.4 million from the city, that reputation will soon be no more.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

With a spotlight on tensions between law enforcement and the public, members of the Buffalo community came together on Tuesday night to figure out how they can do their part to improve relations between the city’s police and its residents.


Mount Saint Mary Academy

Students from Mount Saint Mary Academy in Tonawanda brought their business acumen to a global competition of young entrepreneurs this weekend. Despite not winning the competition, what they’ll come home with is more than they may have expected.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Weekend weather broke local records, but not the kind most Western New Yorkers might think. The sultry temperatures and conditions are expected to be followed by more of the same, but with some added relief for current drought conditions.

Niagara Falls Bridge Commission

The U.S.-bound side of the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls was closed on Sunday afternoon due to an unexplained "incident."

ecfair.org

The first day of the Erie County Fair came and went safely, thanks to the usual precautions taken by ride operators and safety inspectors. Concerns have been raised nationally following recent incidents where children were injured or killed on rides.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

A young man stands accused of attempting to shoot a Buffalo Police Officer in the city’s Schiller Park neighborhood, and his actions have taking on a greater significance.

Michael Mroziak / WBFO News

17 individuals are facing federal charges in relation to a massive drug trafficking operation that brought cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl from across the United States’ southern border into the Western New York area. It’s part of the largest prosecution ever taken on by the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of New York.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Riders of skateboards, BMX bikes, and inline skates will soon have a new place to test their mettle, as the City of Niagara Falls opens it’s first-ever skate park.


Julie Doerr / GBUAHN

Buffalo’s Lower West Side is now the future home of a $5 million integrated medical facility. Groundbreaking for the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network’s newest project took place Wednesday afternoon in a grass and gravel lot on Seventh Street.


Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Chairmen of Erie County’s political committees are having mixed reactions to FBI Director James Comey’s announcement that the bureau is not recommending presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton be criminally charged for mishandling classified data on private email servers.

Erie County Industrial Development Agency

For years, remnant structures from Buffalo’s past have haunted the streets and neighborhoods of its present. But thanks, in part, to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency’s adaptive reuse program, that’s changing for many neighborhoods.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Hundreds of Western New Yorkers, active in the fight against cancer, joined in a national movement to find a cure for the disease. Doctors, researchers, government officials, cancer survivors and patients took part in the regional Cancer Moonshot Summit hosted at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute on Wednesday morning.


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.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

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.

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