Back in fall 2014 I stumbled across a kickstarter campaign for the Buffalo Game Space. Not knowing much about the project I emailed the organizers fo an interview and story to air on WGRZ (see below). Continue reading "Looking Back: Buffalo Game Space Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B, Start."
Depending on the time of day the inbound or outbound Rt 33. can be a nightmare. Recently Heather Ly and I were heading back to the station from a live shot and were stuck in the daily traffic jam. Continue reading "RT 33 Traffic Jam"
Most of the world doesn't get to experience the natural wonder that is lake effect snow. I've experienced it my entire life; I've never experienced a winter without it come to think of it. Continue reading "Driving Through Lake Effect Snow"
Driving down Delaware Ave can be a harrowing affair. Dense traffic at rush hour lends to drivers cruising the avenue with their windows up. If you're driving with the windows rolled up, however, you're missing out on the pleasant sounds of the Westminster Chimes. Continue reading "The Chimes Of Westminster"
One of the points I've stressed to anyone who asks me about my job in broadcasting is that I go to work everyday having little to no clue what I'll be doing. On the rare occasion I have an idea of what's going on a breaking news story will certainly change notion. Take into account the events of Thursday July 24th, 2014. Continue reading "Eighteen Story Climb To Work It's not the fear of heights, it's the fear of landing. "
My path to the newsroom was an unconventional one. I went to the wrong college. I took the wrong internships. I wasn't confident in my ability as a shooter, and so on. After working for little to no money for years with non-profits and the random odd job I finally landed an entry level job at a start up television station. Fast forward to June 2013 when I wound up directing and associate producing five half hour shows per week, a two hour movie show every week, and running much of the production for that station - I was hired by WGRZ to come on board as a news shooter. And as they say, we've only just begun. Continue reading "One Year In What I've learned as a new shooter for the past twelve months"
The weather in Buffalo never ceases to amaze me. Today it will be seventy five degrees and sunny, two weeks ago there was four inches of snow on the ground and by this Friday locust will likely fall from the sky. Ten days ago while driving to work a thick fog ecompassed most of the downtown Buffalo area around twelve thirty in the morning. By sunrise the fog blanketed most of Western New York creating an opportunity to for some unique imagery of our familiar landscape. My morning producer sent me out to shoot a few areas that we knew were foggy and I created a short video for the 6pm news 'closer' segment. Continue reading "Foggy Buffalo The Morning Fog Engulfed Buffalo"
It being the holidays and all I had a moment to actually watch the news last night. Normally I'm in bed for the national news at six thirty because I work the overnight shift. So it goes. I was pleasently surprised that NBC News Channel - the VOD hub for all NBC affiliates used some of my footage of Buffalo weather for a package Christmas Eve
In early December Western New York saw more snow than it had in the last two years. The large amount of snow was great news for ski resorts and winter sports enthusiasts. Continue reading "Late December Flooding in WNY"
On Halloween night 1968 WKBW Radio produced a radio broadcast that has become a staple Buffalo broadcasting history. WKBW Radio Program Director Jeff Kaye wrote and produced a western New York version of H.G. Wells War of the Worlds. At the time WKBW Radio was celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Orson Welles broadcast that terrified listeners in 1938. Continue reading "Buffalo’s War of the Worlds"