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.

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Erie County Legislature Majority Leader April Baskin will hold a special session of the Public Safety Committee on Wednesday to review, line by line, the State Commission of Correction's Medical Review Board report on the death of India Cummings.

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A Buffalo man faces a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s toddler.


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State health officials will visit Buffalo Thursday, seeking answers on what’s making a community in Western New York a cancer hotspot.

Buffalo City Swim Racers

A local swim club working to increase swimming and water safety among Buffalo’s minority populations is continuing to grow, and is now doing it with the help of two foundations.


A new report from the state Department of Health says the potential benefits of legalizing marijuana for use by adults outweighs the potential risks. But there’s concern over public education if legalization goes forward.


The Buffalo Zoo

A longtime resident of the Buffalo Zoo passed away on Tuesday. The Linne’s two-toed sloth named Ethel died at the old age of 32.


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28 year old Kristofer Gregorek is headed to prison, after he killed a UB nursing professor in a June 2017 distracted driving crash on the Thruway.


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Across Western New York, farmers’ markets can be found in just about every community, and each one has its own style. In two Buffalo neighborhoods, markets cater to unique communities – ones without easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables.


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Buffalo's Catholic Diocese has confirmed that Fr. Fabian Maryanski has been named as the subject of a recent investigation by the Erie County District Attorney's office into an allegation of misconduct.

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When Buffalo Police K9 Officer Craig Lehner died in a training accident in the Niagara River last October, the question remained who would become the handler for his four-legged partner, Shield. At a special graduation ceremony for the K9 Unit’s newest teams, that question was answered.


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Just one month after the death of artist Robert Indiana, his set of world-renowned sculptures, “NUMBERS ONE through ZERO,” are making their U.S. debut on the Western New York Waterfront.


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Erie County Medical Center and the Seneca Diabetes Foundation are partnering to improve health both in the Seneca Nation and across Western New York.

WBFO News photo by Avery Schneider

New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul delivered a $10-million state gift to Say Yes Buffalo Friday. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley explains how this funding boost will help Say Yes Scholars. 

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Help and happiness is arriving on an adorable set of wheels at Buffalo's Oishei Children's Hospital.

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With the World Cup kicking off today, it’s a perfect time to talk soccer. In New York’s southern tier, an alternative style of the sport is taking hold.


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The Erie County Medical Center celebrated a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new state-of-the-art trauma center and emergency department. The new facility will replace its now-40-year-old predecessor when it opens in early 2020.

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Second year students in the University at Buffalo’s medical school have a lot to learn, especially about treating individuals in the LGBT community. WBFO’s Avery Schneider takes us on a classroom visit.


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Ending corruption in state government is hot on the mind of Marc Molinaro, who paid a visit to Buffalo on Wednesday morning. The GOP gubernatorial candidate intends to roll out a comprehensive plan for accountability in the capital.


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It’s that time of year again. The sneezing, the runny nose, the itchy, watery eyes. Allergies are picking up. But how do we know just how bad allergy season is? WBFO reporter Avery Schneider takes us to Olean, to explain the science behind the pollen count.


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Oishei Children’s Hospital has welcomed its “newest arrival” on Tuesday – a state-of-the art neonatal transport vehicle expected to make a big difference in the lives of premature babies.


A bill to ban marksmanship and shooting programs in New York State schools is making its way through the state Assembly. But many upstate representatives in athletics, government, and anti-gun violence advocacy see the bill as a poorly thought out.


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New legislation is advancing through Albany to help victims of domestic violence escape unhealthy relationships.


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Each year, Erie County recognizes a resident over the age of 60 whose community involvement makes a difference to others and presents them with the Erie County Senior of the Year Award. WBFO’s Avery Schneider met this year’s recipient, East Aurora resident Susan Brazill.


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A class of new doctors will receive their medical degrees today as they graduate from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. WBFO’s Avery Schneider spoke with one of them about her inspirational story.


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Congressman Brian Higgins is calling for solid plans for more than $90 million in funding that is headed for Buffalo’s waterfront, and he has ideas on what to do with it.


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Some of the largest disparities in health in Erie County are happening in the City of Buffalo. A public conference this weekend aims to start trying to fix them.


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Progress continues in the construction of Jericho Road’s third community health center, expected to open this summer in the heart of Buffalo’s Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood.

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Construction will begin at the end of this month on the $29 million rehabilitation of Buffalo's Route 5 Skyway, leaving the question of how much impact there will be to commuters and those who rely on them.

Credit Karen Brady, The Buffalo Evening News / Buffalo Dortmund Committee

One of Buffalo’s oldest sister city relationships was celebrated this weekend with a visit by special guests. A delegation from the city of Dortmund, Germany toured the town in honor of their 40 years of friendship with the Queen City – a friendship that has deep roots.


The investigation continues into an alleged shooting and the police chase that followed it, ending with one man dead and another injured.

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