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. After working for two years as the sports editor for the Niagara Gazette (2013 to 2015), Michael rejoined WBFO.
He has also served previously in numerous freelance roles, including the Polish-American newspaper Am-Pol Eagle, several hockey publications and as a voice talent for Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium's original productions.
He was honored by the Am-Pol Eagle in 2015 as one of its Citizens of the Year and has earned numerous awards by the New York State Associated Press Association and the New York State Broadcasters Association.
Outside of the newsroom, Michael serves as a play-by-play announcer for the online platforms of the Buffalo Junior Sabres (Ontario Junior Hockey League) and performed a similar role for the Niagara Power (New York Collegiate Baseball League) during its 2019 championship season. When not following the Buffalo Bills or Buffalo Sabres, his favorite "football" (soccer) teams are English club Lincoln City FC and Polish club KS Cracovia.
Michael resides in Amherst with his wife, two daughters, two cats and adopted rescued dog.
You can email Michael at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter at @MrozWBFO.