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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Diapers, wipes, sleep sacks, and formula are among more than a dozen items being asked for by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County in this year’s Community Baby Shower. For the ninth year in a row, the organization is encouraging people to host their own collection events at home, at work, or out in the community.


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Five years of work on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has come to fruition with the launch of a new innovation center aimed at bringing life-saving technology to the medical market sooner.


March for Our Lives

Doctors in Western New York are no longer just playing a part after an episode of gun violence. They’re taking a stand before it begins again.


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This year’s County Health Rankings report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are out, and the results are generally poor for Western New York. WBFO’s Avery Schneider talked with a local health advocate about the results in Erie County.


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The final tenant on the former Bryant Street campus of Women and Children’s Hospital closed its doors last week for a move to Buffalo’s West Side where the new Niagara Street Pediatrics opens its doors today.


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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and city officials had a message to residents, as they provided an update on snow clearing efforts: thank you. Honoring winter parking rules, Brown said, was one of the factors that helped streets crews get main and secondary thoroughfares ready for the Friday morning commute, following about a foot of snow that fell in the Queen City overnight.

Erie County is celebrating the first major sign of success in its battle against the opioid epidemic.


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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is challenging a report from the U.S. Senate which claims the Medicaid system is fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic.

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Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns is expanding local services and recognition for veterans of the United States military.

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At least a dozen Erie County Sheriff’s Deputies have been testing out body cameras while on patrol. If the county decides to support broader use, it wouldn’t be mandatory.


National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project

February is American Heart Month, and while there are many topics such as diet, exercise, and smoking that people commonly associate with the heart, one important one is sometimes overlooked.


The following are posts by tweeted or re-tweeted by WBFO's Avery Schneider (@SAvery131) related to the move from Women & Children's Hospital to Oishei Children's Hospital with the intention of engaging audiences with the story.

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A food service worker employed at two Erie County establishments has a confirmed case of Hepatitis A and may have infected others.

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer CEnter

For the third time in its 120-year history, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center aired a commercial during the Super Bowl. This year’s message was focused on hope and reaching a wide audience.

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A group of advocates say a state law that helps ensure employment opportunities for people with disabilities is in need of an overhaul.


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Scores of people gathered in the Buffalo Bills field house on Monday afternoon to celebrate the suddenly-ended career of Center Eric Wood. But after nearly an hour of waiting, there wasn’t much time to celebrate.


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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center received a significant boost in funding for prostate cancer research and awareness from some well-known members of the Buffalo sports community.


The American Lung Association says Albany lawmakers could be doing more to improve how the state controls tobacco use.

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Students on the Daemen College campus now have the opportunity for far more than just classroom training in medicine – they’ve got a chance to have a hand in their own health care.


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In an expanding grassroots health care program, six of Buffalo’s barber and beauty shops are now home to free blood pressure monitoring and health resources.


American Nurses Credentialing Center

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is beginning a long and rigorous process to attain one of the nation’s highest medical accreditations.


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A new documentary airing on WNED-TV and PBS stations across the country looks at the underlying causes and the impacts of America’s opioid problem. WBFO’s Avery Schneider sat down with the show’s writer and producer John Grant, to find out more about the making of the program.


Following an early morning house fire on Manhattan Avenue in the City of Buffalo, one woman is dead, her daughter burned, and the man she lived with – a "person of interest” – is in critical condition.

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Even in harsh winter weather, people are still flocking to Niagara Falls to see one of America’s natural wonders. Before sub-zero temperatures set in, WBFO’s Avery Schneider stopped by the American side to find out who was looking at the not-quite-frozen falls.


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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center dedicated its new Cardiac and Stroke Care Unit Thursday morning, marking a major achievement for the community.


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After more than four decades in radio news, Robert Siegel – host of NPR’s All Things Considered – is stepping back from the mic. He took the time to share some parting thoughts with WBFO about his years on the air and what lies ahead.


With slippery conditions on streets and sidewalks this season, it’s always a good idea to watch where you step. And in the City of Buffalo, you’re not the only one keeping an eye out.


Nearly 10 years after the first NHL Winter Classic was played outdoors on New Era Field, the International Ice Hockey Federation is making similar history with today’s World Juniors Hockey Championship match between Team USA and Team Canada.

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Former Buffalo Common Council member Michael LoCurto has died. LoCurto’s mother, Joan Feroleto LoCurto announced his death in a Facebook post early Friday morning.

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The next step in a Niagara Falls hospital’s plan to improve cardiac care is nearly complete, and it marks a major milestone for patients and staff.


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