Brian Meyer

News Director

Brian Meyer became news director at WBFO in September 2014. The award-winning journalist has covered local issues for more than three decades, most recently as a reporter and digital media producer for The Buffalo News. Meyer also teaches college-level communications classes and is chairman of the Greater Buffalo Chapter Society of Professional Journalists’ Scholarship Fund. 

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Catholic Health

A fifth generation Buffalonian with strong community ties and long-time involvement in the region’s healthcare arena will become president and CEO of Catholic Health early next month.

Buffalo Zoo

Even the hardy snow leopards who call the Buffalo Zoo home might be spending a bit more time indoors over the next couple days.

WBFO file photo

Even with the passage of 35 years, Noel Varela has all-too-vivid memories of December 27, 1982. On this day, Bethlehem Steel announced plans to shut down nearly all steelmaking operations at its Lackawanna Plant within six months.

Buffalo Broadcasting Association

Western New York is remembering Irv Weinstein, the iconic newsman who anchored Channel 7 newscasts for more than 30 years. He died Tuesday afternoon at age 87, according to WKBW-TV.

Crisis Services

Many people struggle with the Holiday Blues. They battle loneliness, anxiety, stress and depression.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

One of Western New York's most powerful business and civic leaders has died. Robert G. Wilmers, the CEO and chairman of M&T Bank, died unexpectedly Saturday night in New York City.

WBFO photo by Brian Meyer

Shark Girl sprinted down Delaware Avenue like a fish in water.

Terrance Young

Kitchen connoisseurs know firsthand that it takes considerable effort to develop strong culinary skills.

Michael Mroziak / WBFO News

A Buffalo Police officer who disappeared during a diving training session in the Niagara River is still missing.

Eileen Koteras Elibol

Award-winning journalist John Hockenberry is leaving “The Takeaway.” This is his last week as host of a program that attracts 2.7 million listeners.

WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

Another round of wild weather impacted the Buffalo Niagara region Friday. Severe thunderstorms affected many parts of the Western New York area early Friday afternoon.

The new president of Chautauqua Institution shares his visions and discusses challenges in a show that will air at 10 p.m. Friday on WNED-TV. WBFO's Brian Meyer chats with Michael Hill, who recently became Chautauqua's 18th president, in "Chautauqua Spotlight."


The Takeaway

Award-winning journalist John Hockenberry and his popular radio show The Takeaway are coming to Buffalo on April 25. The program will  begin at 6 p.m.  at WNED|WBFO. It will include a segment that will be recorded before a live audience and aired on The Takeaway on April 26.

Peter Pfordresher/University at Buffalo

If you watched the Grammy Awards Sunday night, perhaps it inspired fantasies that one day you might march on stage and accept an award for your singing. Or maybe not.

New York State Snowmobile Association

Some say there's no better cure for cabin fever than snowmobiling. It's big business in New York State. Marketers in the state capital recently launched a campaign to promote winter tourism.

University at Buffalo

Willie Evans, a star runningback for the University at Buffalo's football team in the late 1950s, has died.

EDnvironmental Advocates of New York

Environmental advocates are prodding state officials to take steps that would give New York residents the “constitutional right" to clean water and healthy air.

The Campaign for Greater Buffalo History, Architecture & Culture

Could downtown’s Canal District become Buffalo's next hot residential community?

Brian Meyer

They sported hand-crocheted bison hats and wore blazoning yellow T-shirts that succinctly explained their reason for attending the Turkey Trot.

Brian Meyer

If you ask many voters in Erie County, the early birds avoid potentially long waits later in the day.

The conventions are over. The political stage has been set for what's expected to be a historic contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  The candidates will spend the next 101 days on the campaign trail.

WBFO was the only radio station in the Buffalo region that assigned a reporter to cover both the Democratic and Republican conventions. Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt interviewed dozens of political operatives. She talked with WBFO News Director Brian Meyer.


Christmas Tree Farmers Association of NY

Consider it Christmas in July for a special breed of tree growers.

American Accordionists Association

Buffalo will soon become the Accordion Capital of the World – at least for several days. Accordion buffs will flock to the region on Wednesday for the annual American Accordionists’ Association Festival. In a report produced by Waverly Colville, WBFO’s Brian Meyer takes a closer look at this unique instrument:

Seneca Iroquois National Musem

Native American culture and history is taking center stage in the first annual Heritage Day at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca.

University at Buffalo

Native Americans have the worst health statistics in the country, according to a researcher at the University at Buffalo, yet few people are aware of the epidemic.

Eileen Koteras Elibol

The polls in Erie County had just opened when Paul Migliore and a fellow volunteer for the Bernie Sanders campaign were pounding signs into lawns outside some polling places in North Buffalo.

Eileen Elibol

The opening act for WBFO’s Buffalo Blues Bash was still a half-hour away from taking the stage Saturday night, but Michael Campbell was already getting in the mood.

WBFO file photo

Is the public agency that operates Metro Bus, Metro Rail and two local airports doing a poor job of managing its assets?

Parkside Community Association

It was a twist-filled week for political wags who are closely watching the race for the 60th State Senate, a seat that could play a pivotal role in shaping Albany's balance of power.

In the span of several days, the following developments occurred:

* Democratic incumbent Marc Panepinto, who has only served in the State Senate for 14 months, stunned observers by announcing he will not seek reelection.

* The state’s primary ethics agency reportedly launched an initial inquiry into complaints surrounding Panepinto’s office.

Thomas O'Neil-White

If it was a movie, it might be titled "Spring Sojourn for Shark Girl."

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