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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Chautauqua County Executive / WBFO News

Key players in Chautauqua County gathered on Monday to discuss the area’s drug abuse problem and what is being done to fight it.

Courtesy of Twitter / WBFO News

With a flood warning in effect today for Buffalo Creek, city crews are out making sure waterways continue to flow smoothly.

Fr. Bill Quinlivan / WBFO News

While many celebrations of Saint Patrick’s Day take place along parade routes and in pubs, the holiday has not always had such a festive history.

Evergreen Association / WBFO News

After nearly three decades of providing temporary housing to Buffalo’s HIV and AIDS-infected homeless population, Main Street’s Benedict House will be closing.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing a bill that would effectively end the ban on prescription pot by the federal government.

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Research on a proposal for universal healthcare in New York says the benefits of a single-payer insurance system would reach beyond the economy. Advocates and opponents of the bill agree on that that note, but in very different ways.

www.localrestaurantweek.com/ / WBFO News

Monday marks the start of Western New York’s spring-time Local Restaurant Week, and this season’s theme is ‘Think Social. Eat Local.’

Congressman Higgins Twitter page / WBFO News

Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama that came to be known as “Bloody Sunday.” When the marches were happening, NAACP Buffalo Branch President, Frank Mesiah, was active in civil rights in Buffalo.

http://old1stward.com/ / WBFO News

Buffalo’s Old First Ward welcomed the spring season with the sound of a starting gun, on Saturday.

File Photo / WBFO News

What has turned out to be a long and arduous winter has meant extra time on the road for municipal highway crews, and extra demand for one of the season’s most precious commodities.

File Photo / WBFO News

With temperatures expected to rise into the mid-30s this weekend, and into the 40s next week, highway departments across Western New York are getting ahead of possible flooding from melting snow.

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With the forecast calling for warmer weather, local highway departments have been getting an extra jump on snow removal to avoid any flooding. WBFO’s Avery Schneider spoke to Highway Superintendents and brings us this report.

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Buffalo’s Squaw Island on the city’s west side will soon be renamed with a more positive term.

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While some members of the Lancaster School community want to keep the name “Redskin” for district sports teams, the Seneca Nation is weighing in against it.

Erie County Sheriff / WBFO News

The Erie County Sheriff has reported the arrest of five people in the Village of Springville, on an assortment of narcotics and child endangerment charges.

Buffalo Bills / WBFO News

At the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Buffalo Bills Head Coach, Rex Ryan spoke about the team’s main concern, and defended the choice to add Richie Incognito to the lineup.

Ark Media / WBFO News

 The history of a people who have influenced our nation for over 100 years is brought to life in the new PBS documentary, The Italian Americans.

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The weekend’s harsh winter weather kept many residents off area roads, while county plow trucks rolled non-stop.

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  In his new PBS documentary, The Italian Americans, Buffalo native, John Maggio, looks at the ways Italian immigrants influenced the American melting pot.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office is advising extreme caution for snowmobilers traveling along Chautauqua Lake.

Buffalo Sabres / WBFO News

Former Buffalo Sabres defenseman, Steve Montador, has died at age 35.

NYS Assembly / WBFO News

Friday marked the start of the 44th annual Lawmakers Legislative Weekend for the Association of Black, Puerto Rican, and Asian members of the state assembly.

WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Due to the extreme cold forecasted for Sunday, the Diocese of Buffalo is advising Catholics to exercise caution when attending mass.

The latest winter snowstorm to pound Western New York has taken the life of at two people, including a young girl.

An off-duty New York State Police Officer has been charged with driving while intoxicated in the city of Lockport.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

The State Department of Transportation took opening bids for the re-construction of the Elmwood Avenue Bridge over the Scajaquada Expressway, on February 5.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul says there is no tolerance for anyone who doesn’t follow Governor Andrew Cuomo’s high code of ethics, and that includes officials at the State Thruway Authority.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Hands-on opportunities await future skilled trade workers at a state-of-the-art facility in Cheektowaga.

michiganstreetbuffalo.org / WBFO News

Buffalo’s intersection of Michigan Street and Broadway will soon be a place to welcome people to the city’s African American Heritage Corridor.

Acting chair of the New York State Thruway Authority, Donna Luh, says she was never made aware of an investigation of high-level Thruway officials by the State Inspector General.

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