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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State Assemblyman Sean Ryan said he he's not surprised Sheldon Silver has been found guilty of using the power of his office to earn nearly $5 million illegally. Ryan, an attorney, told WBFO he read the criminal complaint lodged against the former Assembly speaker before the trial began.

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Even though it was barely past 8 a.m., some Black Friday shoppers were already resting tired feet in the McKinley Mall food court.

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Clutching a large forest-green bow and carrying a quiver filled with arrows on his shoulder, the colorful character inspected the huge crowd that gathered on Delaware Avenue in North Buffalo.

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If you're among the throngs of travelers who will be in long lines at airport terminals during the holiday, the NFTA's public affairs director is encouraging you to build in extra time for enhanced security.

If you're planning a road trip over the holiday weekend, you're in good company.

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International students studying in the U.S. grew by 10 percent last year, the largest single-year gain in more than three decades.

Catholic Family News

A well-known Catholic priest says he did not intend to spark controversy when he posted a sign outside his Buffalo parish.

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'Tis the season to be terrified. Many people shell out good money to scream at the top of their lungs at this time of year. WBFO's Brian Meyer takes a closer look at a Halloween ritual.


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The growing popularity of craft beer is having an economic impact in numerous arenas. WBFO's Brian Meyer takes a closer look.


www.bfloparks.org/golf/footgolf / Buffalo Olmstead Parks Conservancy

When organizers debuted Delaware Park’s FootGolf course this spring, they had small expectations for its popularity. With fall underway, those expectations have been long over shot and patrons are still coming out to play.

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The stubborn rain that drenched State College, PA Saturday gave new meaning to the name Beaver Stadium, but neither the soggy weather nor a loss to Penn State seemed to dampen the enthusiasm of many UB Bulls fans.

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The tragic terrorist attacks that occurred 14 years ago today had a profound impact on many people throughout the world. For a Grand Island girl, it triggered her first encounters with blatant prejudice. Sara Ali is the daughter Muslim Arab-American parents. She is a former WBFO intern who is now editor of Karibu News, a multilingual, multicultural newspaper. Ali sat down with WBFO News Director Brian Meyer.


A five-year mission to bring wireless broadband internet service to Allegany County is moving forward. Portions of a new system should be operational by early fall, Legislator Dave Pullen told WBFO News.

Dave DeLuca

From skate parks and dog parks, to swimming pools and splash pads, the heat wave was affecting activities in a big way. Tuesday was another hot one in Buffalo, the fifth straight day of temperatures above 80 degrees.

Summer jobs don't have to be mundane

Jun 22, 2015
Lucas Wanamaker

The phrase “summer job” often conjures up images of young workers flipping burgers, stocking store shelves or cutting lawns. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with these gigs, some summer jobs spawn unique adventures in addition to paychecks.

Prostitution targeted on Grant Street

Jun 12, 2015
Jeffrey Mayne

People who have visited Grant Street on Buffalo's West Side in recent weeks have probably spotted bright yellow signs that read: “Attention Johns, You are being watched.” 

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A children's museum will still be built at Canalside, albeit at a different site and with a slightly longer timeline.

Changes on the farm

Jun 10, 2015
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It's the season for dairy and agriculture festivals in Western New York. Springville staged its annual tribute to farming last weekend. Down in Allegany County, Cuba will kick off its five-day Dairy Week on Tuesday, June 16.

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Dog bites are taking a huge bite out of the pocketbooks of American homeowners. Last year, dog bites and other dog-related injuries cost property owners more than $530 million in insurance claims, according to the Insurance Information Institute.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo Inc.

While many people fret about personal finances, some studies have shown that 60% do not have household budgets.

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If you think you've spotted more people on bikes than usual this week, you're not imagining things. As part of National Bike Month, activists have been promoting Bike to Work Week.

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Tonawanda Coke Corporation will pay $12 million in what state and federal regulators hail as a "historic" environmental settlement that targets problems at the company's River Road plant.

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If you think filling a swimming pool is a big task, trying filling the canals at Canalside. A two-day mission is under way that's pumping nearly a half-million gallons of water into canals that in a more frigid season attracted more than 60,000 ice skaters.

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Call it a test night for the turtles. Crews who are in town to shoot a high-speed chase sequence for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" plan to do prep work along the Kensington Expressway on Friday. 

New York State Senate

The first Earth Day was held in 1970 as a way to boost awareness of global environmental issues. But what does Earth Day mean to the average Western New Yorker?

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If you were up early and anywhere near Tonawanda Island in North Tonawanda Monday morning, you witnessed quite a scene. A massive fire raced through Placid Harbor Marina.


Craig Wirth/Episcopal Diocese of Utah

A Western New York bishop recently got an up-close perspective on the changing relationship between the U.S. and Cuba.

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The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority could face a federal takeover if steps are not taken to address a large number of vacant units in public housing complexes.

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It gives a troubling twist to the cliche "don't let the bed bugs bite." A national pest control company has found that Buffalo is 26th in the nation for the number of treatments provided to battle bed bug infestation.

A holiday for pranksters

Apr 1, 2015
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For pranksters throughout the world, Wednesday is pretty much Christmas in April. As WBFO's Brian Meyer reports, it's no joke. 

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