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

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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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Choosing between staying home and going out to watch the Super Bowl can be a tough choice, but Buffalo’s (716) Food and Sport gave fans the best of both worlds on Sunday night.

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On Super Bowl Sunday, most people have already chosen which side they’re rooting for. But one organization is encouraging fans to choose which side they will pick when it comes to drinking or driving.

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220,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield subscribers in Western New York will soon receive a “Blue Box” filled with two-for-one dining cards.


The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the Chautauqua Amphitheater a “National Treasure.” The Trust is now part of a coalition of groups campaigning against the Chautauqua Institution’s proposal to demolish and replace the 122-year-old venue.

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  Just months after gaining a new mission flying the MQ-9 “Reaper,” the 107th Airlift Wing is welcoming a new commander. 

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  For those under the age of 30, cars driving on Main Street in Buffalo’s downtown area is a foreign concept. That is, until now.

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After three decades of rail-only access on Main Street in Buffalo, the first stretch of multi-use roadway is officially open Friday. The stretch between Tupper and Chippewa Streets was made accessible to cars, bikes and pedestrians, months after its expected opening.

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Six area Assembly members have banded together to call for the resignation of Speaker Sheldon Silver, following his arrest on Thursday on corruption charges. They say the business of the people is at stake.

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A jury has found Jeffrey Basil, the former bar manager of Molly's Pub, guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Air National Guardsman William Sager, Jr.

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Thursday is the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Local students celebrated his legacy at a tribute in downtown Buffalo’s Central Library Thursday, where they heard from some of the area’s most influential leaders.

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A former Buffalo Sabre whose excellence on the ice earned him the nickname "The Dominator" will receive the team's highest honor Tuesday night.

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As the flu and similar illnesses spread across the nation, local hospitals are experiencing an additional influx of patients.

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As temperatures hit their coldest so far, this season, WBFO’s Avery Schneider went to the Buffalo General Medical Center to find out what residents need to know about beating one of the more dangerous ailments brought on by the frigid weather.

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Monday Night’s frigid temperatures meant the first Code Blue of the season for the Buffalo City Mission. WBFO’s Avery Schneider tells us more about the program that helps protect some of the city’s homeless on dangerously cold nights…

The family of former three-term New York Governor Mario Cuomo has announced details of his wake and funeral.

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The New York Jets are interviewing Doug Marrone, today.

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Following the passing of Mario Cuomo, many officials in the City of Buffalo are lamenting on the career and life of the three-term New York Governor.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced the newest appointee to the City Court on Friday. WBFO’s Avery Schneider was at City Hall, and brings us this report…

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In a letter to customers last week, Time Warner Cable announced rate hikes of up to $9 a month, attributing some of the increase to higher sports programming costs and local broadcast fees. Residents and elected officials are reacting negatively to the news.

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More than one million workers across New York will be getting raises this New Year’s Eve, as the state minimum wage is set to increase from $8 an hour to $8.75. WBFO’s Avery Schneider talked with some Western New York residents to get their take on the hike.

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The Buffalo Sabres have called up forward Mikhail Grigorenko from the Rochester Americans.

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Development mogul Frank L. Ciminelli has passed away at the age of 80, after a lengthy battle with ALS.

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The holidays are a time to be enjoyed with friends and family, which is why Mothers Against Drunk Driving kicked off its 28th annual Red Ribbon Campaign, today.

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The Buffalo Sabres announced, today, the team has recalled forward Tim Schaller and defenseman Mark Pysyk from the Rochester Americans.

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal house fire in the Town of Byron.

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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is making a big investment towards its future.

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An “Education Action Symposium” began Friday night and ran through noon Saturday at Buffalo’s Waterfront Elementary School.