Nick Lippa

Reporter

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.

Buffalo Jr. Sabres

An on-ice brawl during a 15U Junior Sabres game Saturday allegedly involved former Sabres winger Andrew Peters.

Myquan Pringle was taken into custody Friday night after running from police at a traffic stop.

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The HarborCenter sported the color pink over the weekend.  It highlighted the work conducted by the Susan G. Komen Western New York affiliate.

Stephen Miller

When a volunteer fire company in a small rural town is dire need of funding to replace an aging fire truck, snaring state funding is often essential.

There's a push underway for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft in upstate New York.

Governor Cuomo is calling on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to establish an official drinking water standard for the unregulated contaminant 1,4-dioxane.

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Getting home from a party or a night out can be inconvenient for those who need a ride. That could be changing soon.

Refugees and immigrants in the Buffalo area met with attorneys and other experts Saturday at a question and answer session at Jericho Road on Barton Street.

For the twelfth straight year, the Buffalo Dream Center and Hearts for the Homeless teamed up to feed individuals and families in need.

Drivers this Sunday are being given the gift of toll-free travel.

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The NFTA said an African-American male in his mid 30's appeared to be hit by a train.

Buffalo Bills

Now's your chance to get paid doing one of Buffalo's oldest traditions; shoveling.

Local musicians are coming together to help advance jazz education throughout the Buffalo Public Schools.

New York State lawmakers are expanding the medical marijuana program to allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to certify patients, but will there be enough providers to feel this need?

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Social media isn't always the best place for political conversations, but Sunday afternoon hundreds showed up at Niagara Square in unity because of it.

Things are heating up both figuratively and literally for the Erie County Board of Elections.

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On a night where downtown Buffalo hosted a giant rubber duck, Kanye West, and superheroes at Coca-Cola field, other areas of the city fell victim to violence.

Team USA

As the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero came to a close Sunday, Western New York athletes could be proud of the impact they made.

Katharine Smith

The Rotary Club of Buffalo held its second annual Duck Derby Sunday afternoon at Canalside. Over 500 people adopted ducks, raising over $5,000 for the community.

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Hockey can be a brutal game. The injuries sustained on the ice can be life-altering, even life-ending. More attention than ever is now being paid to the effects of head injuries and concussions, on both the professional and youth levels.


The NHL conducts its annual draft lottery Saturday evening. Last year at this time, Buffalo Sabres fans were eagerly awaiting whether the team would draw the first or second overall pick in a draft that included two consensus "franchise players." That followed months of anticipation in what many observers called a "tank," — setting the team up to fail in the short-term in order to secure a cornerstone player.

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but going green could save homeowners a few bucks. The group PUSH Green is holding an educational event Thursday night to inform residents about the cost efficiency of solar energy.

AAA

The Griswold family of "National Lampoon's Vacation" fame would be proud. A recent AAA survey indicates that more than one-third of all Americans are planning a family vacation over the next 12 months.

New York’s presidential primary is in the political spotlight Tuesday. The Erie County Board of Elections says local voting has run smoothly and voter turnout appears to be its highest in years.

AAA of Western & Central New York

The costs of owning and operating a vehicle in the U.S. has dropped to a six-year low, according to a new study released by AAA.

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The long fight for a higher minimum wage in New York is over. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the state's new minimum wage bill, approved in the recently-passed state budget, this morning.

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Crushing college debt in an era when many view higher education as a must has spurred millennials to become better savers.

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You’ve studied Shakespeare in class, now you can see some of his original works in person. The Bard’s first folio is on display at Buffalo’s Central Library.

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History is a cornerstone of education and visitors to Buffalo's main library can now walk through a gallery that showcases centuries of brilliant minds.

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Just because ice skating season is over, it doesn't mean all is quiet at Canalside. Events for the spring are currently in the works by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation, which includes plans for horse-drawn carriage rides for Easter.

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