Nick Lippa leads our Arts & Culture Coverage, and is also the lead reporter for the station's Mental Health Initiative, profiling the struggles and triumphs of those who battle mental health issues and the related stigma that can come from it.
He began his broadcasting career as a disc jockey for WBNY, the Buffalo State student-run radio station. He held multiple positions there including GM and Sports Director.
Nick was hired by Classical WNED and WBFO in July of 2016 after completing an internship for each earlier in the year.
Nick won a first place 2016 New York Associated Press Sports Feature Award for his story, "Old School Mentality on Hockey Head Injuries Slow to Change." He also contributed works to WBFO’s first place award for sports coverage for excellent staff reports that were submitted as "Buffalo Has Become a Hockey Heaven." At the beginning of 2017, Nick started working every weekend as an afternoon host.
Nick is 2016 graduate of Buffalo State with a B.A. in Music and Media Production and a minor in Digital Music Production.