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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The Buffalo Bills are now 5 and 3, heading into the team’s bye-week.  The Bills grounded the New York Jets this afternoon closing out the game with a 20 point lead, 43 to 23.

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Several pieces of vintage farm equipment were reported stolen in the Town of Sherman, New York.  The Chautauqua County Sheriff is investigating the theft of three tractors and a ride-on mower from a barn on Morris Road during the week of October 20th.

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The Buffalo Police Underwater Recovery Team was called to search the Buffalo River near Cazenovia Creek this morning, in connection with the search for a missing man.

A man has died as a result of a shooting on Woodell Avenue in Cheektowaga, last night.

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Squaw Island State Park on Buffalo’s West side could be the site of some natural recycling.

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Outside of an after-party for his supporters, Governor Cuomo explained that he wanted last night’s gubernatorial debate to take place in Buffalo to show his commitment to Western New York. 

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Some real life perspective on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was brought to light at Daemen College Monday night.


When it comes to the State University of New York at Fredonia, most people think of the arts and education.  But with today’s opening of a new science building, that’s about to change.

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With this week's evidence that the deadly Ebola virus has reached U.S. soil, politicians are calling for better protection against the virus.  New York Senator Charles Schumer says there's no need for panic, but he is urging federal agencies to take joint measures in preventing the spread of Ebola.

With a final score of 17-14, the Buffalo Bills tamed the Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon.

A domestic incident call on the city's East Side turned into a hostage situation just before noon, on Sunday.  Buffalo Police responded to the 200 block of Leroy Avenue, where a woman with a gun was holding a handful of relatives - including young children - captive inside the home.

Lewiston Police arrested two men at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge late Friday night for possession of Ecstasy and Marijuana.

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Lancaster Police have identified the victims of Saturday morning's plane crash in Lancaster.

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More than 1,000 Democratic Committee members gathered in Lackawanna on Saturday to vote on candidates for Chairman of the Erie County Democratic Committee.

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New regulations from the State Department of Environmental Conservation are out this week, aimed at protecting natural resources. The regulations identify more than 100 invasive plant and animal species that have the potential to harm New York’s environment and ways to prevent their release.

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Buffalo, NY – A Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study for a massive cleanup project of the Buffalo River was debuted to the public, Monday night.

The Buffalo River is one of 43 of the most toxic hotspots across the Great Lakes, and has been since 1987.

Jill Jedlicka, director of Ecological Programs for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, said one of the main reasons for the condition of the river is contaminated sediment.

Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron Brown held a public meeting on the East Side Tuesday evening to get residents perspectives and ideas on the development project for the Erie Canal Harbor.

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Buffalo, NY – The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation has decided to hold open houses to gain input from the public on its plans for the canal-side area of Buffalo's inner harbor.

At Thursday night's open house, Corporation President, Thomas Dee, explained that the current phase of the Canal Side project focuses on the area at the foot of Washington street, where the canal used to be.

Cocktails in Character fundraiser at Sheas Performing Arts Center

Buffalo, NY – Cocktails in Character fundraiser at Sheas Performing Arts Center gave folks a chance to rub elbows with their favorite literary characters while benefiting a great cause.

WBFO's Avery Schneider was there, and has more to tell us about the event and its cause.

Buffalo, NY – The Republican candidate in the State Senate's 144th Assembly district said he's still solidly behind Carl Paladino's gubernatorial campaign despite its recent mis-steps.

Brian Biggie took part in a debate Wednesday night's with incumbent Democrat Sam Hoyt and Conservative Joseph Golombek. WBFO's Avery Schneider covered the debate held at UB's Allen Hall.

Buffalo, NY – Canisius College hosted a conversation with the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Roberts Tuesday evening.

It was an enlightening Q & A session in which the Chief Justice answered questions from students and faculty.

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Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo Maritime Center held an open house for it's Fall programs.

In its new home on the West Side, the Buffalo Maritime Center offers boat building courses to anyone with a thirst for creation. Richard Butz is the center's program coordinator, and he said that in ten to twenty-week courses, students can build a variety of wooden boats.

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Buffalo, NY – A partnership of community members and local organizations celebrated their work in the fight against childhood obesity in Buffalo Tuesday night.

The Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities initiative of Buffalo unveiled its work in the battle against childhood obesity and unhealthy living.

HKHC is a national program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Across the country, only 50 cities have been chosen to receive this funding.

Buffalo, NY – At UB's School of Engineering, a state-of-the-art driving simulator is putting a more advanced spin on transportation research.

WBFO News Intern Avery Schneider reports. Click the audio player above to hear his story now or use your podcasting software to download it to your computer or iPod.

The book costs $10 and has more than $2,500 in savings. Buffalo First Director Amy Kedron says it's more than just coupons. She says the book is also an educational resource.

"Every page of the book has tips on on how to be green and build the local economy by making small changes in consumer habits," Kedron said.

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The Mayor says he's heard form many former Aud patrons and wants to make sure that they have a way to hold on to their memories.

The Collins' administration submitted new rules and regulations on the law to the County Legislature two months ago. In that time, the majority Democrats had the opportunity to vote against the change, but failed to do so. So, Collins' rules automatically took effect after 60 days.

Mayor Byron Brown says $700,000 is now earmarked for the restoration. He says it's the culmination of more than 20 years of continuous efforts by Hamlin Park neighbors and elected leaders.

It was the largest building in Hamlin Park at the time of its construction and was once a stop on the Underground Railroad.