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In Buffalo, WIVB Gets a $2.5M Makeover

Buffalo CBS-affiliate WIVB unveiled a new look, the result of a $2.5 million makeover, on the 5 p.m. newscast yesterday.

The station’s upgrade — which took six weeks to complete  — includes high definition broadcasts, an expanded news set, and an “enhanced ‘Warn 4 Weather’ corner,” according to the Buffalo News.

WIVB is the last of the Buffalo stations to make the HD switch. A large part of the new studio is the weather corner (pictured), which is designed to accommodate the station’s entire weather staff at once. Read more

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Working Conditions at Buffalo’s WIVB Are ‘Stressful,’ Station Sources Say

An article in today’s Buffalo News expands on the goings-on at local CBS-affiliate WIVB, where veteran meteorologist Mike Cejka was recently reassigned to a weekend shift after years on the morning newscast. Citing anonymous sources at the station, the News reports Cejka’s new assignment — which has included some reporting duties, such as a voice-over on a feature about the Barbie doll — may indicate what’s coming at the station:

Senior reporter Rich Newberg is also being “pushed” by management to shoot and edit new video, station sources said.

“Over the past year, every one of us has been told to try it,” said one source. “Some of us seem to be asked more than usual, and in the last two months Rich Newberg has been asked repeatedly to take a camera and shoot his own stuff. Occasionally he has been asked to edit his own stuff. Read more

WIVB Moves Meteorologist Mike Cejka to Weekends

WIVB, the CBS-affiliate in Buffalo, has moved veteran meteorologist Mike Cejka from weekday mornings to weekends — at least temporarily.

According to Buffalo media reporter Alan Pergament, Cejka will be the weekend meteorologist “for the forseeable future.” Meteorologist Amelia Segal has replaced him on the morning and noon newscasts.

Cejka has been at WIVB since 1983. Pergament reports he was informed of the shift change when the schedule was posted, and was never spoken to by station management about the switch.