Previously, WIVB’s weekend morning newscast was one hour long, airing at 7 a.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m. Sundays. The expanded newscasts, anchored by Nalina Shapiro (pictured) with meteorologist Bryan Shaw, run from 7 to 9 a.m. both days.
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Brill joins WIVB from MSG Variety, a 24-hour high school sports network in New York City, where she is a multimedia journalist. Beginning August 29, she will anchor sports on WIVB’s 6, 10 and 11 p.m. weekend newscasts.
“Lauren will bring an entirely new level of coverage to the Western New York sports scene,” news director Joseph Schlaerth said. “She’ll cover high school, college and professional teams, but she will also look for the everyday athlete – people who may not be professional but who train just as hard. Lauren will make an immediate impact on sports coverage here.”
“Brittni comes to News 4 with a lot of talent and ambition and she will be a terrific fit with our team,” news director Joseph Schlaerth told TVSpy. “She knows how to report hard news and how to tell a great story and we look forward to helping her grow as a journalist.”
WIVB’s has lost both of their sportscasters this year. Sports anchor Paul Peck left the station, and the television business entirely, in March. Sports director John Murphy is leaving next month, reportedly to take a multimedia job with the Buffalo Bills.
“It was an unusual situation,” WIVB news director Joseph Schlaerth told the Buffalo News. “I don’t have an exit date for Murph . . . but we expect that he will be spending time with Steve to help ease the transition.” Read more
“Emily and Lou are both strong journalists who will fit in perfectly with our winning team here,” news director Joseph Schlaerth tells TVSpy via email.