Kyle S. Mackie

Reporter

Kyle S. Mackie is a multimedia journalist with reporting experience in Israel and the Palestinian territories, the Western Balkans and New York City. She joined WBFO to cover education and more in June 2019.

Kyle is originally from Cooperstown, NY, and she lived in Brooklyn for several years before relocating to Buffalo. She holds a B.A. in international affairs and geography from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a M.A. from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York (CUNY).

While working on her master’s at CUNY, Kyle interned for Ian Urbina, an investigative reporter at The New York Times. She also spent a summer writing daily news at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. During her time in the Western Balkans, Kyle reported on the aftermath of the 2015-2016 European migrant crisis, which led to her multimedia capstone project about Afghan refugees stranded in Serbia.

In 2018, Kyle interned at WNYC/New York Public Radio, where she produced live radio interviews for “Midday on WNYC” (now “All of It with Alison Stewart”). She was then selected as a Jerusalem Press Club fellow, through which she went to work at Haaretz, one of the leading publications for Israeli/Palestinian and Middle Eastern news. Kyle reported on politics and culture throughout Israel and the West Bank, contributing writing, photography and video to Haaretz’s news coverage. She also filled in as the interim director of English video for three months, during which she coordinated the team’s coverage of the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.

When she’s not out reporting, Kyle can usually be found on some kind of outdoor or urban adventure: running, hiking, yoga, seeing live music and eating her way through new cities are all favorite activities.

Please follow Kyle on Twitter at @KyleMackieWBFO and Instagram at @kylemackie.buffalo.

Ways to Connect

Protest
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The widespread movement to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day is now playing out in Buffalo Public Schools.


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October marks Italian Heritage Month in New York State, home to the largest population of Italian Americans in the country.


West Hertel Academy
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Buffalo’s community schools were in the spotlight Saturday as the city’s public school district hosted a community schools summit.


Football stadium
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The Niagara Falls City School District is launching a campaign to secure corporate sponsorships for its athletic and performing arts facilities. The first secured sponsorship renames the high school football stadium for the late Arthur “Art” Calandrelli.


New SUNY Buffalo State professors
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Buffalo State is the first SUNY campus to get funding for new hires as part of an initiative to increase faculty diversity, and the first thing the college is doing with those funds is reviving a long-defunct Africana studies major.


Roswell Park
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It’s the time of year when we start to see a lot of pink: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul could win the congressional seat Chris Collins resigned on Monday. Hochul said she agrees—but she’s still not going to run.


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Several area school districts will see child sex abuse lawsuits filed against them during the Child Victims Act’s one-year lookback window. That’s according to attorney Steve Boyd, who said his firm plans to file anywhere from 60 to 90 cases against public school districts in Western New York.

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September is Hunger Action Month, and one place where it’s increasingly important to fight hunger is on college campuses.


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Apple, Amazon and Alphabet, the parent company of Google…. You know some of the big-name companies working on developing autonomous vehicles. However, there also is cutting-edge research being done in this field a lot closer to home. The University at Buffalo unveiled its second autonomous vehicle Tuesday and WBFO’s Kyle Mackie got to climb inside.

School-to-Prison Pipeline
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What is the school-to-prison pipeline? What does it look like in Western New York, and what’s being done about it? A joint series from WBFO’s Education and Racial Equity desks is delving into those questions and more.


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Applying to high school in Buffalo? Students and their parents have an opportuntity to make an informed decision about which high school school to attend at the High School Showcase Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts.

BTF protest
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The Buffalo Teachers Federation held what longtime leader Phil Rumore described as one of its largest demonstrations ever outside a Buffalo school board meeting Wednesday.


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It’s going to take 100 years at the current pace to achieve gender equity among the highest executives in the food industry.

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After decades of debate and a global redesign competition, the Buffalo Skyway Corridor is coming down—at least part of it. That’s according to the winning idea announced Tuesday.


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A special meeting of the Buffalo Board of Education got heated Wednesday night over how individual board members should discuss board business online and during interviews with the press.

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An estimated 100 people representing dozens of churches gathered Tuesday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church on Buffalo’s East Side to proclaim their opposition to abortion.


First day of Buffalo Public Schools
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About 33,500 students headed back to class Friday at Buffalo Public Schools, the state’s largest school district outside of New York City.


Buffalo Collegiate Charter School family night
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As Buffalo students head back to class, WBFO is taking a look at the city’s two newest charter schools. In this series, education reporter Kyle Mackie reports on the first year of Persistence Preparatory Academy and Buffalo Collegiate Charter School.


Persistence Preparatory Academy
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As Buffalo students head back to class, WBFO is taking a look at the city’s two newest charter schools. In this series, Education Reporter Kyle Mackie reports on the first year of Persistence Preparatory Academy and Buffalo Collegiate Charter School.


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The leaders of prominent Western New York private schools like Nardin Academy and St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute are speaking out against a proposed state policy that would give public school districts oversight of their institutions.


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The AAA’s annual back-to-school campaign reminding motorists to drive carefully around schools and school buses kicked off Tuesday in Buffalo.

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Making Buffalo Home is a WNED | WBFO multiyear project looking at the impact immigrants and refugees are making in our community. As WBFO's Kyle Mackie reports, one group of Karen teenagers who came to Buffalo from Thailand are spending their summer working at an urban farm on the city’s West Side.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont went fishing on Lake Ontario Tuesday for their first official meeting. After showing off a pair of steelhead trout, Cuomo also took questions from reporters on a wide range of issues.

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A dedication ceremony and blessing was held Tuesday in Cheektowaga for a new training center that seeks to combat high caregiver turnover.

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A new statewide coalition called Raising New York officially launched in August with the aim of increasing the number of children who are prepared to succeed when they start Kindergarten.


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More than 230 cases are already expected to be filed in Erie County during the statewide one-year window that starts Wednesday and allows survivors of child sex abuse to file charges against their abuser—regardless of when the abuse took place.


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A celebration of Indigenous Peoples and Nuclear-Free Future Day returns Friday to the Buffalo History Museum. Ahead of the event, local Native Americans and environmental activists explained how the issues of indigenous peoples and nuclear power are intertwined.


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A new teacher residency program that aims to boost educational opportunities for all students by preparing and supporting diverse educators officially kicked off this week.


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The local nonprofit International Child Advancement is coordinating a back to school drive to equip the children of refugee families in Buffalo with supplies for the coming academic year. Donations will be accepted now through Aug. 17.

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