Michael Mroziak is an experienced, award-winning reporter whose career includes work in broadcast and print media. When he joined the WBFO news staff in April 2015, it was a return to both the radio station and to Horizons Plaza.
A 1988 graduate of Grand Island High School and 1992 graduate of Ithaca College, Michael began his broadcasting career with the former WHLD-AM in Niagara Falls/Grand Island and then joined WBEN-AM (1992-2000), after which he worked for the former WNED-AM (2000-2003) and later as a producer for WIVB-TV (2006-2008).
After spending a brief period of time in public relations and marketing, Michael returned to news media in September 2010, joining WBFO as a part-time reporter in its final year and a half at the University at Buffalo. He also worked as a freelance contributor for the Am-Pol Eagle, Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium (for which he voiced several locally-produced shows), WNY Hockey Report, New York Hockey Journal and the college-prep level hockey programs Buffalo Stars and Buffalo Jr. Sabres.
After working for two years as the sports editor for the Niagara Gazette (2013 to 2015), Michael rejoined WBFO.
He was honored by the Am-Pol Eagle as one of its 2015 Citizens of the Year, recognized for his work producing stories of interest to the Polish-American community over the years. He also received top honors by the New York State Broadcast Association in the category of Outstanding Feature for his story about a Buffalo-based pub which, for many years, enjoyed a role as a semi-official "must stop" on Election Night.
Outside of the newsroom, Michael serves as play-by-play announcer for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres (Ontario Junior Hockey League) for HockeyTV.com. He also sits on the advisory board for the Niagara Power, an amateur club which competes in the New York Collegiate Baseball League. Other hobbies include enjoying British comedies (he owns an extensive collection of vintage Goon Show episodes), listening to "prog rock" music and appreciating local history.
Michael resides in Amherst with his wife, two daughters, two cats and adopted rescue dog.
You can email Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter at @MrozWBFO.