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Ed Kilgore’s Long Goodbye From WGRZ Cut Short

Last week we reported longtime WGRZ sports director Ed Kilgore was planning to sign off from the Buffalo NBC affiliate in May after accepting a job with a company owned by Terry Pegula, the owner of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres.

But those plans changed Saturday after Kilgore hosted a news conference for the HARBORcenter that veered into conflict of interest territory for the sports director when the Sabres got involved. Jim Toellner WGRZ president and general manager said, “The event became as much a Sabres event as it was a downtown development event.”

So Toellner announced a new plan for Kilgore saying, “Although we have complete faith in Ed’s objectivity we see from Saturday’s events that perceptions might not go that way for all. We will continue to pay Ed through the end of his originally scheduled end date but he will no longer be working at the station after Wednesday.” Read more

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WGRZ Sports Director Ed Kilgore Leaving After 40 Years

Ed Kilgore, sports director for Buffalo NBC affiliate WGRZ, is leaving the station after 40 years.

“Channel 2 has been a huge part of my life,” said Kilgore. “The station is in better shape now than it has ever been. That’s why it’s bittersweet to walk away. But, it’s also okay to walk away now, knowing I was a part of that recent growth.”

According to the station, Kilgore is not retiring, but will go to work for East Resources, a company run by Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula. Read more

At WGRZ, Ed Kilgore Passes Baton to Adam Benigni

Veteran WGRZ sportscaster Ed Kilgore has passed the baton to Adam Benigni, who took over Kilgore’s longtime spot on the NBC-affiliate’s 11 p.m. newscast this week.

“I’ve really had a great and long run at Channel 2, and that will continue a while longer,” Kilgore, 64, told The Buffalo News recently. “But I’m also ready for a change and doing some different things outside the station. I’ll still be sports director, and I’ll still be covering the Sabres and the Bills. In fact, I’ll be able to see more of the Sabres games.” Read more