If you’re here, you’re here for a reason. Let’s get into it, shall we?

This is the website for Nate Benson.

I, Nate, your intrepid news cruise director, will be guiding you here with a variety of articles I post on the regular as I cover the news in western New York.

Do you capitalize the Western in western New York? I’ve never gotten a ruling on that.

Regardless, I’ll also post some background thoughts to some stories I’ve produced, original posts in an early oughts blog-style, and share some personal projects I’m working on.

  • My pandemic broadcasting setup
    Reading Time: 5 minutes The pandemic presented a lot of obstacles, but I saw it as an opportunity to refine my workflow and become as efficient as possible as a broadcast journalist. Here are a few things I did…

Since returning to WGRZ in 2019, I’ve focused a lot of reporting on broadband issues in WNY. Here is the story that kicked it all off.

^^^ That story was recognized with an Associated Press award in 2020.^^^

Authory profile of Nathan Benson Journalist in Buffalo, NY.

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    by Nathan Benson on April 2, 2023 at 12:44 am

    I am VERY sports entertained right now in this fatal-four way tag match. #WrestleMania39

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    by Nathan Benson on April 2, 2023 at 12:42 am

    Push Gable to the moon already! #WrestleMania39

  • Funding Next Gen 911 a concern for coordinators
    by Nathan Benson on April 1, 2023 at 3:26 am

    Notice that $1.20 public safety surcharge on your wireless bill? The state takes $.50 of that and puts it in the general fund, to the tune of millions each month. BUFFALO, N.Y. — The NYS Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services…

  • Canisters at chemical building explode in Town of Newfane
    by Nathan Benson on March 31, 2023 at 1:47 am

    The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said “crews will remain on scene until the situation is fully resolved,” adding that there’s no immediate danger to the public. NEWFANE, N.Y. — Canisters used to store Organic Peroxide exploded in a Town of Newfane…

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    by Nathan Benson on March 30, 2023 at 3:59 am

    King Charles III waking up and being told by staff he’s trending: “Jolly good news, wouldn’t you say? Why am I trending?” Staffer who doesn’t know they’re about to be reassigned to Diego Garcia: “Your Majesty, you see there was this clever Walt…