Michael Mroziak is an experienced, award-winning reporter whose career includes broadcast and print media experience. 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, where he worked from 1992 to 2000. He next joined the former WNED-AM and also worked as a producer for WIVB-TV.
In between broadcast positions, Michael spent some time in public relations and marketing, but found himself back in media after "becoming one of the casualties of the Great Recession." In September 2010, Michael joined WBFO as a part-time reporter for its final year and a half in the University at Buffalo's Allen Hall. He also worked as a freelance contributor for several outlets, including the Polish-American newspaper 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, Michael accepted the invitation to return to WBFO.
Michael 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, has enjoyed a role as a semi-official "must stop" on Election Night.
His interests include British comedy shows (his collection includes numerous episodes of the 1950s BBC Radio series The Goon Show) and music (he's an admitted "prog rock nerd"). He is also a sports enthusiast who plays hockey and, in addition to the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, casually follows baseball and soccer. His favorite "football" clubs are England's Lincoln City FC and Poland's KS Cracovia.
Michael resides in Amherst with his wife and two daughters, two cats and recently-adopted rescue dog.
You can email Michael at email@example.com, or follow on Twitter at @MrozWBFO.